ConVal: District proposes new digital device policy

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The multitude of digital devices now in the hands of young people has school officials and students split over whether the educational benefits outweigh the distractions. “It’s really tricky. I’m guilty. I use my phone in class pretty often,” said ConVal junior Beecher Clifton-Waite, who said it’s normal for students to use digital devices while in the classroom. Clifton-Waite, however, disagrees with controlling students’ use of phones. “It’s really the … 0

ConVal: Spanish Club team wins Iron Chef

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

South Meadow School hosted an Iron Chef competition last week, in which students competed to cook the best meals using surprise secret ingredients. The winning team was from the ConVal Spanish Club, featuring Morgain O’Connor, Astrid Kipka, Michelle Jarest and Eli Ladd. ConVal German Club and Great Brook Spanish Club also put in … 0

Rindge: Young fills his soul with history

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A love for travel, education and his country has fueled Vernon Young’s 40-year adventure as a volunteer. After returning from Battleship Cove in Fall River, Massachusetts, on May 6, Young officially completed his 40th New England Heritage Tour, a four-day, three-night adventure program that he helped create and has volunteered with ever since. … 0

Peterborough: Preparing for the big day

Monday, May 25, 2015

Dick and Wendy Dunning lay crosses on the lawn of the GAR Hall. They laid 45 crosses on the lawn Thursday for the soldiers from Peterborough who died in the Civil War. The 150th anniversary of the Civil … 0

Parading tradition

Monday, May 25, 2015

Jason Bergeron, 12, recently learned at South Meadow School that a soldier’s greatest fear is not dying. It is dying and not being remembered. His grandmother and chair of the Peterborough Select Board, Barbara Miller, repeated that message … 0

Peterborough: Two taken to MCH after crash

Monday, May 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Two people were taken to Monadnock Community Hospital on Saturday, following a two-car accident on Route 101 near Old Street Road. Fire Chief Ed Walker said Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team was called for a woman who initially appeared to have life-threatening injuries. “But DHART was called … 0

Running: Statewide Girls on the Run 5K June 7

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

One thousand girls, 240 volunteer coaches and approximately 1,000 other runners will descend upon Concord’s Memorial Field for the Girls on the Run New Hampshire Spring 5K Celebration on June 7. Event activities begin at 8:00 am and the non-competitive run will start at 9:30 am. More than … 0

New Wapack Trail Guide available

Monday, May 25, 2015

Want to hike a ridgeline that is so alluring Henry David Thoreau wrote about its beauty two centuries ago, yet so close and accessible that it’s an easy day trip? That would be the Wapack Trail, a 21-mile footpath that goes over 2,000-foot peaks, past bogs and streams, … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: Game cameras: a tool for research, conservation

Friday, May 22, 2015

Game cameras are one of the coolest gadgets to reach the wildlife—lovers’ market. These handy motion—activated cameras have come a long way in the past 15 years, evolving from clunky film relics to high—tech tools with apps that … 0

Little League: Rangers win behind Gutwein home run

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Peterborough Orioles and Peterborough Rangers renewed their rivalry Thursday night on Picard Field. The Rangers came out on top, 9-5. Michael Gutwein led the way for the Rangers with a towering three-run home run over the fence in the bottom of the first and played stellar defense … 0

Thank you notes: Buzzing with gratitude

Thursday, May 7, 2015

To the editor: Thanks to everyone who helped make the 10th annual Community Spelling Bee, benefiting The River Center, a huge success. We would like to thank the many sponsors, donors, volunteers, and participants who supported The River Center through this event. Because of you we meet a … 0

Thank You Notes: A successful food drive

Friday, May 15, 2015

To the editor: From all of us at the Peterborough Food Pantry, we send big thanks to the Peterborough Post Office and the Dublin Post Office, for conducting a community food drive in early May. Over 400 pounds of food was collected at each Post Office and then … 0

Thank you notes: Successful arts fest once again

Monday, May 18, 2015

To the editor: It is because of the support and care of our community that Children and the Arts was once again a “soaring” success. So many people took the theme of “Up, Up and Away” and did incredible work to bring it to life. Thank you to … 0