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Back-to-school shoppers rushed department and retail stores in the region.

Peterborough/Rindge: Back-to-school shoppers think before spending

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A middle-schooler’s shopping list — two spiral notebooks, colored pencils, two three-ring binders and a backpack — sets a parent back nearly $50. And that’s just the beginning of back-to-school shopping. As the cost of products continues to rise post-recession, retailers here have found customers are walking into stores knowing more than they used to. They’ve already researched products and … 0

ConVal: CV hockey teams could go co-op

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal High School is on track to combine its boys’ and girls’ hockey teams with Monadnock Regional High School for the 2016-2017 season in order to keep the programs alive. But, the school’s athletic director will not move forward without the full support of the community. “I wouldn’t want to co-op if it was anything but a numbers question,” Athletic Director … 0

New Ipswich: Groups raise funds to fight KM pipeline

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Several benefit events will be held this weekend to raise funds for anti-pipeline campaigns, including a motorcycle rally, and a barbecue and music festival at Winter’s Summer Home Farm in New Ipswich. N.H. Spirit, a nonprofit formed to raise funds for pipeline awareness campaigns, will be holding a benefit Saturday in New Ipswich. The group has been organizing with the community and participating … 0

Sharon pipeline meeting draws ire from residents

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SHARON — A meeting held by the Southwest Region Planning Commission meant to gather town-specific concerns regarding a proposed natural gas pipeline drew several critical comments from residents. Only a small number of people attended the meeting, with … 1

Peterborough: Doctors talk MMJ pros and cons

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — As the state readies its medical marijuana facilities, physicians are divided over recommending it to patients once it becomes available to them next year. Some welcome the new treatment option, while others plan to tread lightly. “It’s a frontier in healthcare,” said Dr. Terrance McNamara, a … 0

Sharon: Alleged rapist makes bail

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A local man is out of a Boston jail while he awaits trial for charges of rape and sexual assault. Steven Lent, 27, was being held at Nashua Street Jail in Boston until he posted bail on July 30. Authorities say the 2006 ConVal graduate raped a woman … 0

Peterborough: Let’s see a movie

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fists fly between Ant-Man and his nemesis, Yellowjacket. The unspoken tension between two characters staring at each other across a table. Spoiler alert — a kiss. These are silent moments a visually impaired moviegoer might miss watching the … 0

Viewpoint: Lessons learned from Elsa

Friday, August 14, 2015

Elsa came to visit this summer and left me with some things to ponder. Her approach to life is enviable. She begins every day with determination. A hearty breakfast is a must. Physical activity — lots of it — is essential for her well-being, and if you are … 0

Peterborough: Medical pot plan will be heard tonight

Monday, August 17, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A company blazing ahead with plans to open a medical marijuana facility in the business park across the street from ConVal High School will seek support for the project from the Select Board today. ConVal School Board Chair Butch Estey said he had concerns about the … 0

The Spice Cupboard: Make nutmeg part of your morning

Friday, August 14, 2015

Breakfast. It happens every morning. I find I am usually good at making sure that my kiddos have a hearty and healthy start to the day, and yet I don’t hold myself to those same expectations. I kid … 0

Special Olympics: Vayens wins two medals at Olympics

Friday, August 14, 2015

After nine days of courage, competition and personal best moments, the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games Closing Ceremony ended at Los Angeles Coliseum with dancing, joy and bittersweet goodbyes for more than 6,500 athletes from 165 countries. … 0

ConVal: Middle school football practice starts today

Friday, August 14, 2015

The ConVal Athletic Department announces that middle school football numbers are up from last year and it is only a few players away from being able to field a JV and a Varsity Middle School team. It is not too late for 6th, 7th and 8th graders to … 0

ConVal: Cougars’ track repair will wait for next year

Monday, August 17, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Runners will have to wait almost another year for a new track at ConVal High School. But the school district hopes to use the extra ten or eleven months to fundraise for the $287,000 purchase. “Milford raised all the money for their track,” said Business Manager … 0