Peterborough

Dover: Arson case heats up

Monday, September 29, 2014

An attorney for former Peterborough firefighter and alleged arsonist Gregory Potter contended in court on Friday that a detective for the Durham Police Department violated Potter’s constitutional rights. Potter, 23, is accused of setting a series of fires at five residential buildings in Durham in the early morning of Feb. 2, 2013, while people were inside the apartments. While Potter’s … 0

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Michael Dukakis, the former governor of Massachusetts and the 1988 Democratic-nominee for president, repeated and repeated one of his foundational principles to a Peterborough audience last Wednesday. Speaking at the Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse, the 80-year-old Dukakis reiterated that in politics, you can disagree with someone. But, he said, you should … 0

Peterborough: Police urge caution after break-ins

Monday, September 29, 2014

While Peterborough police are continuing to seek information about a string of daytime burglaries that occurred on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of last week, Police Chief Scott Guinard said Monday that his department is making progress in the search for a culprit. Guinard said he couldn’t release any more information about the status of the investigation at this time. According to Guinard, all … 0

letter: I’m behind the theater project

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: Yes, I do want to see a visual and performing arts center at Con Val. Arts spark the brain into activity. Every cerebral function is enhanced by the arts, be it science, math, language, logic, technology and more. Many performance-related organizations are discussing use of … 0

Editorial: Challenges ahead for theater group

Monday, September 22, 2014

Saturday’s “Fill the Void” concert on the grassy slope behind ConVal High School was a great way to kick off a campaign to raise money for a performance arts center at the high school. The event showcased the talents of local musicians and singers, including the high school … 0

Viewpoint: Voter apathy kills democracy

Monday, September 22, 2014

One of the consistent themes underlying U.S. politics has been voter apathy, where large numbers of eligible American voters boycott participating in elections. Candidates running for local, state and national elections provide a lot of appealing rhetoric during the campaign, but when elected tend to forget who the … 0

Peterborough: Heated debate on farm permit

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — After neighbors of the farm voiced concerns at a public meeting Monday, the Planning Board elected to put off ruling on a permit that, if granted, would allow Four Winds Farm to host weddings, farm-to-table dinners, … 0

Peterborough: 100 years at the movies

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

It is the woman in her 80s that refuses to pay the discounted seniors’ price, because she’s not old yet. It’s the woman that marched into the theater one Superbowl Sunday, when the theater was empty, and declared … 0

Peterborough: ‘All in Good Fun’ tackles tough topics at Players

Monday, September 8, 2014

The voice of one crying out in the wilderness. That, the Dartmouth College motto, is embodied by “All In Good Fun” creator, writer and star Talene Monahon, as she brings her original play to the stage to close … 0

Peterborough: New venue for wellness fest

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

To promote healthy living, the Monadnock Rotary Club will be holding their 9th Annual Wellness Festival with a rock climbing wall, fitness demonstrations, and their renowned soup festival. The festival will be at the Peterborough Community Center at … 0

ConVal: Spreading out $750K purchase

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — To soften the blow of a $750,000 invoice for science equipment for K-12, the ConVal School Board’s Education Committee is exploring the possibility of spending this amount incrementally over a number of years. Crista Salamy, speaking for the Education Committee, told the rest of the board … 0

Temple: Unveiling General Miller

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

If you live in the Monadnock region, you’ve probably driven on General Miller Highway, or visited Miller State Park. Perhaps you have seen General Miller Road in Peterborough, or the General Miller House in Temple. But you probably … 0

Peterborough: Crash into utility pole slows traffic

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A Brookline, N.H. man ran his van into a utility pole on Concord Street on Monday morning, snapping the pole in half, and slowing traffic until that night. Capt. Ernest Belletete of the Peterborough Police Department said Sean Marquette, 27, crashed into the utility pole next … 0