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Although many orchards throughout New Hampshire suffered an average season at best, Norway Hill Orchard experienced an almost perfect season, owner Peg McLeod said Friday.

Hancock/Mason: Orchards fare better here

Monday, October 20, 2014

It wasn’t just last winter’s record snowfall and cold that affected apple production in New Hampshire, according to a state agricultural expert. George Hamilton, a University of New Hampshire field specialist, recently explained it was also the severe snaps of warm weather and cold weather and vice versa from the fall through the spring. “I don’t want to say there’s … 0

Peterborough: Fairpoint workers picketing over contract negotiations

Monday, October 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A handful of local Fairpoint technicians picketing on Concord Street outside the Fairpoint facility on Monday and Friday are some of the 1,700 employees on strike in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, after a failed attempt by two unions to renegotiate the unionized workforces’s contract. These employees — part of the … 0

Bennington: Man charged in sex assault

Monday, October 20, 2014

Police arrested a man, charging him with sexual assault, in Bennington on Friday, but are revealing few details because the victim is a minor. Bennington Police Chief Steve Campbell said Monday that Thomas Belcher, 26, of Greenfield was charged with felonious sexual assault on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Campbell said that Belcher was released on $10,000 personal recognizance and is scheduled to appear … 0

Peterborough: SKIP now offering preschool

Monday, October 13, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Peterborough parents now have a new preschool option for their kids. School Kids in Peterborough, known by the acronym SKIP, has served families with elementary school and middle school age children since 1994. Now, the child … 0

Peterborough: Driver in antique car crash recovering

Monday, October 13, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A Peterborough man airlifted to a Massachusetts hospital Saturday after he was thrown from his antique car is recovering, according to family and emergency personnel. Following Peterborough’s 275th parade, in which Arthur Eldredge, 60, drove a … 0

Peterborough: Town celebrates 275th anniversary in style

Monday, October 13, 2014

Saturday morning’s brisk, wet weather didn’t stop the “bang” of musket shots, the “crack” and “boom” of fireworks, or the smell of popcorn, barbecue and other fare from filling downtown for Peterborough’s 275th anniversary celebration of the first … 0

ConVal: Selectman proposes closing middle schools to save

Monday, October 13, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A committee of School Board members and selectmen is recommending the Conval School Board consider eliminating the district’s middle schools, having each elementary school serve kindergarten through eighth grade, and that the district sell the buildings of Great Brook and South Meadow middle schools. Barbara Miller, … 0

Peterborough: Charlie Bass on why he supports Garcia

Monday, October 13, 2014

Two years after losing his Congressional seat, former Congressman Charles Bass (R-Peterborough) is supporting another for New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District — the more conservative Marilinda Garcia. The lifelong Peterborough resident who represented the New Hampshire 2nd — … 0

Business: Building our broadband future

Monday, October 13, 2014

Broadband is the super highway of the 21st century. In earlier times the intersection of waterways, railroads and highways were the industrial centers. Today, locations with widely deployed affordable high-speed Internet access are the economic hubs of this century. Companies are seeking out areas of affordable, ubiquitous access. … 0

Roundup: Cougars fall in OT vs. Hollis-Brookline

Monday, October 13, 2014

ConVal boys soccer ConVal lost once again to rival Hollis-Brookline on Thursday. The Cavaliers came out and scored in the first two minutes of the game. The ConVal boys fought back and scored with a bit over 29 minutes remaining in the first half. Max Sturges scored the … 0

Business: A look at trends

Monday, October 13, 2014

Waistlines from Thanksgiving and Christmas feasting will not be the only thing growing this holiday season. Major U.S. retail companies announced expanding their workforce in the buildup to the holidays, according to published reports. And New Hampshire and the state’s southwest corner are experiencing similar growth in seasonal … 0

REal estate: Q&A retrospective

Thursday, October 9, 2014

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Money Matters: Have you begun preparing for tax time 2014?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Clearly, it is difficult for working people, especially those with families, to start thinking about their 2014 tax return in October, but it is a good idea to do so. My advice to taxpayers must fall into two … 0