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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

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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

Dublin: Towns eye farm rules

Monday, September 22, 2014

DUBLIN — The Dublin Planning Board has turned its eye to a possible agritourism ordinance, after a similar ordinance was approved by Peterborough voters in March. Meanwhile, other towns are keeping an eye on how the ordinance works … 0

ConVal: Voices in the Void

Monday, September 22, 2014

On Saturday afternoon, the lawn in the back of ConVal Regional High School was filled with chatting people in lawn chairs, or sitting on blankets or the grass itself. Below them sat a stage. It was a casual … 0

Peterborough: Library celebrating ‘Banned Book Week’

Monday, September 22, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — What do the comic book series “Captain Underpants” and the novels “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “The Hunger Games” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” all have in common? They were the 10 most “challenged” books … 0

Stonlea revival subject of book

Monday, September 22, 2014

How many octogenarian widows from New York could transform a 19th-century colonial summer mansion in Dublin into a model of sustainability? Polly Guth could. Guth turned the derelict Stonlea overlooking Dublin Lake into a net-zero energy house. Stonlea … 0

Peterborough: golden anniversary

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Almost 50 years ago, during his first morning in Peterborough, Paul Hobbs interviewed to manage Simon’s Jewelers, a chain in Peterborough, Keene and Brattleboro, Vt. Hobbs was on his way to buy a cup of coffee that morning … 0

Peterborough: Living well

Monday, September 22, 2014

Rock climbing, potato picking, yoga and Zumba classes and a soup festival were just some of the activities enjoyed by those who attended the Monadnock Rotary Club’s Ninth Annual Wellness Festival last Saturday. The Rotary Club moved the … 0

Viewpoint: Her work helped save NH history

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Editor’s note: Catherine Warner Gregg, the wife of the late New Hampshire Governor Hugh Gregg and former first lady of New Hampshire, died on Aug. 1, 2014. Cy Gregg, a son, lives in Peterborough; another son, Judd Gregg is a former New Hampshire Governor. When Hugh and Cay … 0

letter: I’m behind the theater project

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: Yes, I do want to see a visual and performing arts center at Con Val. Arts spark the brain into activity. Every cerebral function is enhanced by the arts, be it science, math, language, logic, technology and more. Many performance-related organizations are discussing use of … 0

Editorial: Challenges ahead for theater group

Monday, September 22, 2014

Saturday’s “Fill the Void” concert on the grassy slope behind ConVal High School was a great way to kick off a campaign to raise money for a performance arts center at the high school. The event showcased the talents of local musicians and singers, including the high school … 0

Peterborough: Heated debate on farm permit

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — After neighbors of the farm voiced concerns at a public meeting Monday, the Planning Board elected to put off ruling on a permit that, if granted, would allow Four Winds Farm to host weddings, farm-to-table dinners, … 0