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Primary results are in, as region readies for General Election

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Democrats Peter Leishman, the incumbent, and Ivy Vann of Peterborough have won the primary for two state representative seats in Hillsborough District 24, which includes Peterborough, edging out fellow Democratic candidate Kath Allen. Gary Carpenter of Peterborough has said he is seeking election as an Independent candidate, and will be on the ballot with Leishman and Vann in November. Republican Franklin Sterling Jr. of Jaffrey has secured the Republican ticket in Cheshire district 14, which includes Jaffrey, Dublin and Rindge, defeating Republican Derek Melanson. Sterling will face Democratic candidate Patricia Martin of Rindge in the Nov. 4 General Election. State Senate And, voters will see … 0

Peterborough: MDS recognizes care workers

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Monadnock Developmental Services has announced Teresa Aldrich and Dylan Ballantine are the recipients of the 2014 Direct Support Professional and Home Provider of the Year awards, respectively, for the Monadnock region. Ballantine and Aldrich were selected from a group of 17 caregivers nominated by coworkers and families throughout the region. “Every year, the … 0

Peterborough: In hopes of new theater

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A committee of arts enthusiasts from all walks of life have been meticulously putting together plans to build a new performing arts center at ConVal High School. After two years of planning, the committee is opening themselves up to the public. They are hosting an event at the high school on Sept. 20, … 0

Peterborough: Hearth cooking demo program, Sept. 13

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Monadnock Center will launch its annual Hearth Cooking Saturdays program series on Sept. 13. This first of four Saturdays will feature authentic 18th-century recipes cooked over the open hearth in the Center’s Phoenix Mill House. The September … 0

Peterborough: Spitzfaden to read from “Untold” at Toadstool

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Amy Spitzfaden will be at The Toadstool Bookshop to sign and discuss her newly published novel “Untold,” on Saturday at 11 a.m. When 21-year old Katie Winters begins to feel as though she misses someone she can’t remember, … 0

Peterborough: Lister on Open Stage Sept. 12

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Parish Hall Open Stage will be celebrating its sixth season with feature artist David Lister of Rindge. As singer and songwriter, Lister writes songs about family and friends or yarns and ballads about everything including sidewalks in Rindge. … 0

ConVal: Principal, unplugged

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Last Friday, ConVal Regional High School Principal Brian Pickering kicked off the school year by bringing all the students together. This school year, Pickering said, “We are emphasizing preparation, practice and perseverance with our students to achieve their … 0

Peterborough: Guest preacher at Methodist Church

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

On Sunday at 10 a.m., Bishop Sudarhana Devadhar will be preaching at the Peterborough United Methodist Church, 43 Concord St. in Peterborough. Open communion will be held. All are welcome. … 0

Peterborough: Volunteers sought for 275th celebrations

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Town of Peterborough is celebrating its 275th anniversary on Oct. 11. Volunteers for a variety of duties are being sought. Local companies are encouraged to organize teams of employees to join in. If you’re interested in volunteering, please go to www.peterborough275.org/content/join and complete the “Join In” form. … 0

Garcia has passion and compassion

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

There’s no such thing as a sure thing in politics. No matter how the polls are reading or for whom the pundits are guaranteeing victory, there’s nothing set in stone until Election Day. In New Hampshire this election cycle, we think the best example of a race where … 0

Letter: Jim Rubens is the way to go

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To the editor: The recent Granny D Memorial Walk from Dublin to Hancock reminded us of the need to place principle above party and big money politics. We have an opportunity right now to follow Granny D’s lead. Jim Rubens, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, was a … 0

Letter: I support school choice law

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To the editor: The New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld the school choice law, which provides all parents with schooling options. This law provides scholarship opportunities for children who might not have been able to attend a private school without this opportunity. It affords parents educational choices that had … 0

Viewpoint: Recycling Center practices should be for the good of all

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Editor’s note: The Select Board meeting referred to in this piece was held Tuesday night. The recent policy change made by the town of Peterborough’s administration to stop having staff put aside items at the request of townspeople seems unwarranted, precipitously made, and decided without input from the … 0