Peterborough: Theater to install service for those who are blind

Monday, April 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The Community Theatre is out to illuminate the world of movies for the visually impaired and hard of hearing. Owner Carol Nelson is fundraising to install Descriptive Video Service, a device which allows audience members can personal headsets to listen to a description of a movie, in the theater. “It’s freedom and independence to be able to be in my own movie theater. ” said Stephen Yerardi of … 0

Hancock: ‘Oh, the places you’ll go’

Monday, April 27, 2015

Two years ago, Mason Ellis was a ConVal senior who played hockey, did his homework, and hung out with friends. Last month, the Hancock native and lance corporal chased elephants away from his drinking water in the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania, an East African country known for its vast savannas and mountainous … 0

Peterborough: Stranded kayakers rescued

Monday, April 27, 2015

Firefighters rescued three ConVal students stranded on an island Thursday after their kayaks capsized in the frigid Contoocook River. Emily Garland, her younger sister, Madeline Garland and Elizabeth O’Rourke’s injuries were minor, and they declined medical treatment, said Fire Deputy Brian Wall. “It was mostly just embarrassing,” said Emily on Friday, laughing. “At … 0

Letters: Setting things straight

Friday, March 20, 2015

To the editor: Yes, let’s set things straight. I don’t know how Mr. Doreski thinks my letter was a personal attack on him, but if you can’t take a rebuttal to your statements, then don’t write them in the newspaper. My letter was an attack on all the … 0

Viewpoint: Spring is in the air — and so is poetry

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Don’t look now, but April is National Poetry Month. I know, your eyes are starting to glaze over and you are thinking this would be a good time to go and walk the dog, but hear me out. Poetry is not only alive and well these days, but … 0

Letter: Not worthy of our community

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

To the editor: Our community has been violated. The display of hate graffiti recently discovered in Rindge does not represent me or anyone I know. I have written to the Rindge Police Department, and have offered my time and efforts to do everything I can to help. I … 0

Letter: ‘We stand with our Jewish friends’

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

To the editor: On behalf of all of us at the United Church of Jaffrey, I want to express our solidarity with our Jewish friends here in the Monadnock area. We are saddened by the news of the anti-Semitic graffiti found on the properties near Lake Contoocook. As … 0

Rindge: Interim official looks to future

Monday, April 20, 2015

RINDGE — Interim Town Administrator Jane Pitt hopes to lose one of the words in her title: interim. Pitt, whose contract runs out at the end of the year, approached the Select Board Wednesday, asking for a consensus as to whether she will remain in the post. “I’ve … 0

Rindge: Town: No to KM surveying

Monday, April 20, 2015

RINDGE — Town officials agreed to deny Kinder Morgan and its affiliates permission to survey any town-owned land. The Select Board Wednesday voted to send letters to Kinder Morgan, the Houston-based energy company proposing the Northeast Energy Direct … 0

Rindge: Trust fund restrictions targeted

Monday, April 20, 2015

RINDGE — The Select Board testified at a Senate hearing April 14, hoping to loosen restrictions on the town’s Electric Trust Fund, a fund that has more than $1 million that could go toward capital improvement projects. The fund now requires more than half of the town’s voting … 0

Peterborough: Suspect in antique store theft identified

Monday, April 20, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — After releasing video surveillance Wednesday, police say they have identified a suspect wanted for the theft of doilies, pillows, hand towels and other products from Twin Elm Farm in February. Police are not identifying the suspect at this time, pending an arrest, said Chief Scott Guinard. … 0

Clinton visits Keene on first New Hampshire tour as candidate

Monday, April 20, 2015

KEENE — Hillary Rodham Clinton started off the New Hampshire campaign of her second presidential bid as the everywoman, hugging former mayor Patricia Russell inside a furniture factory, after Clinton lunched at Kristin’s Bistro & Bakery downtown. While … 0

Rindge: PD investigates hate crimes

Monday, April 20, 2015

RINDGE — Police are investigating anti-Semitic graffiti at two properties on Lake Contoocook, one a home up for sale, and the other an unoccupied summer property. Properties on Blakeville Road and Hemlock Avenue were vandalized, and Rindge police … 4