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Football: ConVal middle school team seeks players

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ConVal is proud to announce its inaugural season in the Granite State Football League for Middle School Football. The team is open to select 6th-graders and all 7th- and 8th-graders. The team will be coached by John Reitnauer (former head ConVal Varsity football coach and most recently an assistant football coach at Franklin Pierce University) and assisted by Kevin Carne. Practices are Aug. 20, 21, 22 and 23 from 8-10 … 0

Softball: ConVal rolls in summer action Monday at Swanzey Center

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Cougars arrived at Swanzey Center with an array of players ranging from incoming freshman to seniors with the idea of getting an inside look at what has allowed the team to celebrate a state championship sandwiched between a pair of semifinal game appearances. The mixed bag of Cougars proved to much for … 0

Players Review: ‘The Granite State’ — a writer’s dilemma

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

He draws you in with his wit and intellect. He’s loquacious, dramatic, entertaining. He’s self-absorbed, hedonistic, moody, with a penchant for falling in love. He’s a writer named George in Charles Morey’s brand new play, “The Granite State.” For a writer, Morey’s play about a writer is somewhat like a window into one’s … 0

ConVal: Scholarship winners honored at dinner

Thursday, July 17, 2014

An unusual dinner celebration for two 2014 ConVal Community Scholarship Foundation award winners happened at The Village at RiverMead last week. Meghan Close of Peterborough won her scholarship award to earn a certificate or degree in Environmental Science at the University of Vermont. Dakota Jones of Antrim will … 0

Editorial: How does the past shape the future?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Everyone agrees there’s something special about the Monadnock region that draws so many here for the summer, fall foliage season and beyond. Mount Monadnock and other scenic features are popular among outdoor enthusiasts, and the Peterborough Players, MacDowell Colony and the various live music opportunities, among many others, … 0

ConVal: Interim head sought for ATC

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School District will be looking for someone to head the Region 14 Applied Technology Center, following the recent resignation of ATC Director Don Jalbert. At Tuesday’s School Board meeting, ConVal High School Principal Brian Pickering recommended that the district look for an interim director, … 0

Court log: July 17, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Greenfield police Thomas V. Norton, 51, Peterborough, open container violation, charge not carried forward; DWI, $500 fine, license revoked for nine months, mandatory attendance driver care management program. Hancock police department Derek W. Choate, 26, Hancock, missing driver’s headlight assembly, $44.64 fine; failure to stop, $103.33 fine. Jaffrey … 0

Letter: North Meadow will be missed

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

To the editor: It was a great sadness to see a for sale sign in front of the North Meadow Family Health building and then to read, in the Ledger-Transcript, that the practice was moving to the hospital. No doubt, this is for financial (the hospital’s) reasons. I … 0

Viewpoint: ‘We need a drastic change in our Middle East policy’

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Last Thursday, Bill Chevalier, in his piece “A look at driving factors in Middle East Muslim extremism,” presented a picture of a benevolent “West” trying to understand incomprehensible Muslim societies prone to irrational violence in the form of terrorism. While expressing earnest concern over violence in the region, … 0

Hancock: A quest for knowledge in the great outdoors

Monday, July 14, 2014

As they arrived at their forestry research station in the woods at Sargent Center on Thursday, the first thing to grab the attention of a dozen or so middle-school-age campers was a large brown toad. “It’s Morgan Freeman … 1

What local business owners are saying about this year’s tourism track

Friday, July 11, 2014

What local business owners say about this year’s tourism track In a recent tourism survey we conducted, we asked the owners of inns, B&Bs and campgrounds (see photo caption above), “How is business so far compared with last … 0

Editorial: ConVal Quest a rousing success

Monday, July 14, 2014

From what we saw and heard last week, the ConVal Quest summer camp program in Hancock was everything it was promised to be when Peterborough Rotary Club members pitched the idea to the School Board last November. Seventy-four students from the ConVal district’s two middle schools spent a … 0

Peterborough: Lions Club names Melvin Jones Award recipient

Monday, July 14, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — John “Jack” Nieskens, received the highest award of recognition possible in Lionism, the Melvin Jones Award, at the annual awards night of the Peterborough Lions Club. The award is usually given to a club member who … 0