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Sports Awards: What a winter

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

If only every sports season could be as exhilarating as this winter’s was! After a fall that saw every local team out of the playoffs after only one round, the winter promised more postseason possibilities. And with the area’s most popular sport — basketball — loaded up with talent this year, there was plenty to look forward to as the … 0

Dublin: Dublin School pursues solar

Monday, March 30, 2015

DUBLIN — Currently seeking a state grant and approval from the town, Dublin School hopes to move forward with a 370-kilowatt solar array project this year that could cost up to $1.2 million. A sustainability effort to reduce the school’s electricity costs and carbon footprint, Head of School Brad Bates said that the array will help educate students, too. “We also want our … 0

PETERBOROUGH: Chamber honors dedication, leadership

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce’s gala didn’t just celebrate six award-winners. The dinner Thursday in the upper hall of the Town House celebrated those who have dedicated their lives to the region, as well as those who are just beginning to. Sean Ryan, the Chamber of Commerce’s director, reminded the crowd to … 0

Achievement:

Monday, February 9, 2015

The following students have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Vermont, Burlington: Amber Davis of Jaffrey, first-year animal sciences major; Alec Buzzell, sophomore film and television studies major, and Meghan Close, first-year environmental sciences major, both of Peterborough. To make … 0

Viewpoint: No loose ends

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Our friend Liz was one of a kind. I use the past tense because she is no longer with us. This would have come as no surprise to her, however, because she’d been expecting it for some time. When she reached her last birthday, in a decade which … 0

Letter: Thankful to many for help

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

To the editor: Peterborough is a good place to live. I want to thank the police for helping my husband. Thank you, Chief Scott Guinard, for all your help. Thank you, town of Peterborough, as we were out of water for three weeks. And a special thanks to … 0

Letters: Let’s hope MCH will get smart

Friday, March 20, 2015

To the editor: Please let me add my name and consternation to the many people who will be left without the finest medical family practice in the area. Yes, that is the practice of Drs. Annika Brown and Scott Jaynes. I hope the hospital doesn’t continue to withhold … 0

Peterborough police log: March 26, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Peterborough Monday, March 16 Assist fire: At 1:08 p.m., police received a report of two dogs on the ice at the Contoocook River by the Jack Daniels Motor Inn. The Fire Department responded to the call. Fire Chief Ed Walker said the dogs were simply playing. Missing person: … 0

Letters: Helping wealthy, hurting the middle

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

To the editor: Cut, cut, cut seems to be all the GOP wants to do, using smoke and mirrors for cover. All this without a thought of those who would be badly hurt. To “balance the budget,” they help the wealthy and hurt the middle class. They fight … 0

Moments of Bliss: Facing my mortality

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Our region offers multiple places for good coffee. The variety can make coffee more like lunch. Calorie-free if I stay away from the milk and pastry. As with lunch, coffee sipping is a time of communion. A time … 0

Viewpoint: State budget could hurt students, taxpayers

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

House Bill 1 — the biennial state budget bill — is currently going through the House, where the budget is being cut dramatically. The cuts being considered now could make the tax burden on our local districts be seen in our towns. With the declining enrollment in ConVal … 0

Peterborough: A generation’s struggle with technology

Monday, March 23, 2015

Slow down. Be wary of it. Embrace it. Put it away. This was the advice five Conant and ConVal high school students offered about social media and cell phones Wednesday, when they were asked how to prevent technology … 0

ConVal: Youth sports plan pitched

Monday, March 23, 2015

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story wrongly reported it cost $121 to play soccer in Peterborough. It cost $121 to play lacrosse. ConVal Principal Brian Pickering is convinced youth sports can unite the school district’s nine … 0