Rev. Robert Marrone displays his watercolor of the Union Congregational Church, where he is the new settled pastor.

Peterborough: Marrone brings an artistic touch to UCC community

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Many Americans no longer view church as the heart of a community, says the Rev. Robert Marrone of the United Congregational Church. And that’s something he’s hoping to change. “[But] I actually believe the church is as important or more important because of what it offers in a world that’s fractured, in a world that’s divided,” says Marrone. … 0

Jaffrey: Guilty plea expected in heroin dealing case

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

One of two men allegedly caught dealing heroin in the area is expected to plead guilty, according to court documents. Alan D. Wheeler, 26, of Jaffrey is scheduled to appear at the Cheshire Superior Court, Keene next Wednesday for a plea and sentencing hearing for a special felony controlled drug charge. Wheeler has agreed to enter a guilty plea and serve two to … 0

Peterborough: Larger student body leads to staffing issues

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — With classes like industrial arts and consumer family at South Meadow School too large to be safe, additional arts classes are being proposed. But first the district’s business manager must find the money to pay for a second arts teacher. Katherine Fox is South Meadow’s only art teacher, after district officials … 0

Thank you Note: ‘Uplifting’ one another at festival

Friday, August 28, 2015

To the editor: I recently had the privilege of attending the fourth annual Uplift Music Festival at Oak Park in Greenfield. This volunteer-driven, family event was a testament to what a compassionate and supportive group of people is … 0

LETTERS: Lions a shining example

Monday, August 31, 2015

To the editor: Lions Club International has received worldwide recognition for its work to improve sight and prevent blindness, following Helen Keller’s request for them to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” The Peterborough Lions Club is a shining example of that mantra, thanks … 0

Thank You: Quest program a unique opportunity

Friday, August 28, 2015

To the editor: I would like to thank the Peterborough Rotary, and those involved with Camp Quest at Boston University’s Sargent Camp, for sponsoring an outstanding week long opportunity for the ConVal School District’s middle school age children. The camp, which was of no cost to the student … 0

Letters: Volunteers needed for America Reads

Saturday, August 29, 2015

To the editor: One person, one hour, once a week can make a difference! With the start of fall, school bells will be ringing throughout the Monadnock region. Most children will eagerly begin working with new textbooks, checking out books from the library and delving into new learning … 0

Peterborough/Rindge: Back-to-school shoppers think before spending

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A middle-schooler’s shopping list — two spiral notebooks, colored pencils, two three-ring binders and a backpack — sets a parent back nearly $50. And that’s just the beginning of back-to-school shopping. As the cost of products continues to … 0

Peterborough: Oft-taboo topic of race tackled at Lyceum

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — In intellectual spaces, in areas where the invitation is explicit, we feel comfortable talking about race. But sitting with our neighbors, out in daily life, it becomes a sensitive, even taboo topic. Rev. Keith L. McGee, … 0

ConVal: CV hockey teams could go co-op

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal High School is on track to combine its boys’ and girls’ hockey teams with Monadnock Regional High School for the 2016-2017 season in order to keep the programs alive. But, the school’s athletic director will not move forward without the full support of the community. … 0

None injured as car rolls down embankment in downtown Peterborough

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A sedan veered off Granite Street, rolled over an embankment, and stopped in the bushes on the side of the Contoocook River at the Transcript Dam at about 8:52 p.m. Tuesday. All three of the sedan’s occupants escaped … 0

Peterborough: Shumlin stumps for Hillary

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — With Sen. Bernie Sanders ahead of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, Gov. Peter Shumlin crossed the Connecticut River to stump for Clinton at a Cheney Avenue home Monday. “She’s a pragmatic progressive. She’s the right candidate for the right time,” said Shumlin, as he addressed a … 0

Milford: music makes a difference

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Folk music has often been a force for social change. It’s been used to protest war, address political issues in both a satirical and serious light, and now, concert organizers hope it can help stop a natural gas … 0