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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

Farmers Dinner at Mayfair

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Farmers Dinner is proud to partner with Mayfair Farm for its inaugural brunch event on Aug. 30. The meal will showcase local meat and produce from Mayfair Farm and its neighbors. Prepared right on site in its own state licensed commercial kitchen, this will be as fresh … 0

Harrisville: Farm-to-table dinner for Monadnock Farm

Friday, August 14, 2015

Join the Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition for its first fundraiser farm-to-table dinner on Aug. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy an al fresco dinner on the grounds of Mayfair Farm in picturesque Harrisville, featuring locally sourced, sustainably grown and ethically harvested cuisine. Live performance by Blackjack … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Rescuing’ homes, finding grants

Monday, August 17, 2015

I closed the door to my work van, after putting in my last tools, and headed south to Mississippi hoping to volunteer my carpentry skill as a result of Hurricane Katrina. After two days of driving I arrived at an abandoned high school in Pascagoula, which was the … 0

Viewpoint: In Pascagoula: Helping Mr. Houston Banks, in more ways than one

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Jeff, a good friend of mine, and I, both with years of experience in carpentry, plumbing and electrical work, volunteered with a locally organized nonprofit to help Katrina victims in Pascagoula, Mississippi, a number of months after the storm. Sure, I have visual memories of Katrina’s impact on … 0

Viewpoint: A community rallied for those whose lives were torn apart

Friday, August 14, 2015

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina made a direct hit on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, I am reminded of how we rallied as a community to help those who had lost so much. Individuals gave, and organizations donated proceeds from spaghetti suppers, raffles, and bake sales. Tens of thousands … 0

Keep funding for Planned Parenthood

Monday, August 17, 2015

Planned Parenthood is a vital and necessary service for the people of New Hampshire, and the all-male Executive Council’s decision to defund state contracts with the agency was a critical mistake based on unfounded speculation. Ever since the deceptively edited video by the disreputable “nonprofit” Center For Medical … 1

Peterborough: Town Hall attendees urge Kasich to keep it local

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Martin Connolly of Temple didn’t want to hear Gov. John Kasich talk about U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations, his accomplishments in Ohio or his clash with Donald Trump. Connolly wanted to hear what the Republican candidate had to … 1

ConVal: Three awarded Edes Foundation scholarship

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Three students in the ConVal School District have been awarded scholarships to pursue educational opportunities. Dominque Tarr, Julianna Stone and Victoria Marchand will all receive a scholarship in order to pay for Scouting activities, community service related programs, or programs that demonstrate a desire for self-improvement. The scholarships … 0

Applicants sought for land conservation grants

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Quabbin-to-Cardigan Partnership is looking for grant proposals for its eighth round of land conservation grants, which fund transaction-related expenses on land conservation projects in the Quabbin-to-Cardigan region of western New Hampshire and north central Massachusetts. The grant program is privately funded, and administered by the Society for … 0

Peterborough: Paul makes obligatory Diner stop

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Republican presidential candidate and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul wants to create jobs in New Hampshire by repealing the entire IRS tax code. “I would get rid of all 70,000 pages,” Paul told the Ledger-Transcript, while he … 0