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Peterborough: Flood stories sought for documentary

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A documentary film project on flooding in the Monadnock region is underway and the film’s producers are looking for personal testimony. An event this weekend in Peterborough offers those with stories or photographs a chance to share their experiences about local flooding. “We are hoping to get 15 to 25 people who have memories about local flooding,” said John Harris, … 0

Peterborough: She’s on point

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Most eighth-grade students at South Meadow can’t wait to move onto high school, and experience their first relationships, learn to drive, and stay out late with friends. Not Lei-Lani Finch. “You can do more than that,” said the 13-year-old ballerina, who hopes to enroll in a dance academy in New York City sophomore … 0

Peterborough: Well School’s Bobcat bill heads to Senate floor

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thanks to some civic-minded, animal-loving fourth- and fifth-grade students at The Well School, the bobcat is one step closer to becoming the state wildcat. On April 16, the Senate Rules, Enrolled Bills and Internal Affairs Committee unanimously approved HB423, which students from the independent elementary school in Peterborough lobbied their legislators to draft. The Senate plans to address the bill on the floor, … 0

Peterborough: Music and poetry come together

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Alice Fogel – New Hampshire’s poet laureate – listened to Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” hundreds of times. She concentrated on the feelings and images the masterpiece evoked. Fogel is sharing the fruits of her labor in “Interval: … 0

Girls' tennis: Bennett beats Bacon, O’s win

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wilton-Lyndeborough couldn’t survive the Oriole swoop Tuesday. The Oriole girls beat the Warriors (1-3) 9-0 at Franklin Pierce University and even handed WLC’s No. 1 Madison Bacon her first loss in over a year, 8-2. Conant coach Jody … 0

Rindge: Over 1,000 expected for FPU open house

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

More than 1,000 people will visit Franklin Pierce University this Saturday for an Admissions Open House on the Rindge campus. Prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to talk with faculty, explore student clubs, sample recreational activities, and learn about admission requirements and majors, such as … 0

Viewpoint: State budget a shell game

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Recently, the N.H. House of Representatives majority leadership was poised to offer a gas tax to cover an $88 million shortfall in their transportation budget. They did not have the support of their own members. The hole was filled by raiding funds for education. When it became clear … 0

View from the river: ‘A fun evening of lively competition’

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I called my 91-year-old aunt this week. We chatted about many things, one of which was her recent interest in March Madness. I don’t really understand this, but I do know it involves basketball teams. It seems that … 0

Finding a home: Family needs a car

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A current guest at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter is the mother of three very well-behaved children. Having lived in this area at one time, the mother knew about MATS. Due to some challenges in the recent past, … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: District pursuing lighting upgrades

Monday, April 13, 2015

RINDGE — After receiving a donation of 65 used light fixtures for the district’s gymnasiums, the Jaffrey-Rindge School District is soliciting bids for their installation. Installation costs are estimated at $17,000, but the cost of the installation would be paid off in roughly eight years because of the … 0

Peterborough: Brothers take first place

Monday, April 13, 2015

A panel of three judges sipped 21 varieties of maple syrup, closing their eyes between each taste to immortalize the syrups’ flavors. Meanwhile, several dozen audience members crowded around to sample the same syrups. This was the spectacle … 1

Rindge: Attempted car theft hits dead end as car hits snowbank

Monday, April 13, 2015

An attempt to steal a car from its owner’s driveway didn’t get very far, after the would-be thief apparently drove the van into a snow bank almost immediately. The car’s owner watched the attempted theft of the Honda … 0

Region: Help available for fuel bills

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Although snowbanks are receding and temperatures slowly rising, Southern New Hampshire Services will be taking applications through April 30 to help renters and homeowners in paying past or future energy bills. Fuel assistance will pay for oil, propane, wood, pellets, kerosene, natural gas or electric heat costs. Payments … 0