Dover: Arson case heats up

Monday, September 29, 2014

An attorney for former Peterborough firefighter and alleged arsonist Gregory Potter contended in court on Friday that a detective for the Durham Police Department violated Potter’s constitutional rights. Potter, 23, is accused of setting a series of fires at five residential buildings in Durham in the early morning of Feb. 2, 2013, while people were inside the apartments. While Potter’s … 0


Monday, September 29, 2014

Michael Dukakis, the former governor of Massachusetts and the 1988 Democratic-nominee for president, repeated and repeated one of his foundational principles to a Peterborough audience last Wednesday. Speaking at the Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse, the 80-year-old Dukakis reiterated that in politics, you can disagree with someone. But, he said, you should … 0

Dublin: Yankee’s Pierce honored by women’s media group

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sherin Pierce, vice president of Dublin-based Yankee Publishing and publisher of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, North America’s oldest continuously-published periodical, was honored Thursday by Exceptional Women in Publishing, an international association of women in media, at EWIP’s first Monadnock area meetup in Peterborough. Two dozen area women attended. EWIP board member Linda Ruth, … 0

Letter: My viewpoint was misread

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: In response to Tricia Saenger’s comments on my most recent article titled “A box of matzos on the grocery shelf,” she totally missed the point of what I had to say. And she not only twisted up the intent of that heartfelt article, she went … 0

Letter: Seeking your vote in November

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: To the people of Bennington, Greenfield, and Hancock, I want to thank all the voters who voted in the primary. It has been my privilege to serve you in the House of Representatives since 2012. As your representative, I was able to work toward accomplishing … 0

Swanzey: Locals petition area nonprofit

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A group of donating members have petitioned the Monadnock Humane Society to hold a public meeting after the Humane Society’s Board of Directors fired their executive director, Michelle Thevenin, about a month ago. This ad-hoc group is referring to themselves on Facebook as the Friends of Monadnock Humane … 0

Peterborough: An effort to beautify roundabout

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The roundabout on Route 101 next to Shaw’s and CVS Pharmacy could be sprouting with springtime flowers after Audrey Cass is through with it. The Peterborough resident is pushing for volunteers to “beautify” the traffic circle. Cass said … 1

Letter: The Monahons supported farming

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: Next Monday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m. there will be a public meeting of the Planning Board at the Town House in relation to a Conditional Use Permit being sought by local farmers to enhance and support their plans to carry on the work of … 0

Moments of Bliss: ‘I am an artist after all’

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I am in the middle of a two-week vacation. We scheduled going away for parts of it, and we have done that. I planned to read many books and I have done that, too. I planned to eat … 0

Viewpoint: Issue goes well beyond simply supporting farmers

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The following is in response to the editorial published on Sept. 18, 2014, regarding the Conditional Use Permit Application filed by Dancing Grounds Farm, LLC to allow permission for 16 large events, including weddings, to be held on … 0

Letter: You don’t know about the road

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

To the editor: We certainly hope that you will give more thought and actual research to the editorials you write than you did to the high-sounding sermon in the paper of Sept. 25, regarding the deserving family hoping to farm the land on Four Winds Farm Road and … 0

Editorial: Applaud younger folks who care

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Here’s what we say to the two 30-something Peterborough residents who have just announced the start of a new Political Action Committee: Good on you. No matter what your politics are, or whether you agree with Molly Cowan and Sam Blair’s approach to grading our state Senators voting … 0

Cross-country: ‘I’d push her any distance’

Monday, September 22, 2014

The ConVal cross-country team traveled to Pelham High School on Oct. 13, 2012, to compete at Pelham’s annual invitational. Andrew Hunt and Daria Wozmak were sophomores, who had been dating for four months, enjoying both young love and … 0