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Meg Peterson, director of the National Writing Project in New Hampshire, speaks at the Monadnock Summer Lyceum.

Peterborough: Teachers, students need to explore more in classroom

Monday, August 3, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Second-graders explore the forest behind Antrim Elementary School to learn, hands on, about wildlife. Fourth-graders at Hancock Elementary School visit Vicuna Chocolate on Main Street to learn about the history of chocolate and to read “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” It’s these classrooms, where students learn locally and through discovery, that we need more of, said Meg Peterson, … 0

Parent Wise: Fear — it’s what anger is all about

Thursday, July 30, 2015

“If only I didn’t get so angry!” Parents know their anger causes all sorts of problems—but what do you do about it? Fear is what provokes anger. And fear is where parents live a great deal of the time. “He’s so mean to his sister, how’s he going to treat his wife?” “She … 0

Health: Balancing your hormones naturally

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Simply put, hormones are chemical messengers. They travel in your bloodstream to tissues and organs. The release of hormones is one way that parts of the body communicate with one another. Hormones affect many processes in the body, including growth and development, metabolism, sexual function/reproduction and mood. If your hormones are off it … 0

Sharon: Town administrator takes over clerk, collector duties

Monday, July 27, 2015

SHARON — After the town clerk and tax collector resigned, the Select Board turned her responsibilities over to the deputy town clerk, who, in May, stepped away from her duties to focus on being town administrator. The board decided July 21 that Town Administrator Juliana Kazanovicz would take … 0

Local family fights poverty in Rwanda

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — When Brandon Walsh moved to Rwanda a year ago with his wife, Emily, and infant daughter, Elsa, he expected to haggle over groceries and be plagued by frequent electricity and water outages. However, the Anglican priest … 0

ConVal: Wilson to replace Ferenc on board

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The ConVal School Board replaced a Peterborough representative who stepped down because he is moving to Hancock. To replace Tom Ferenc, the board elected Jerry Wilson, who brings with him four decades of experience as a teacher and administrator. When Chairman Butch Estey introduced Wilson to the rest … 0

Jaffrey: ‘Downton Abbey’ producer to speak at forum

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

JAFFREY — The executive producer of PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre and its award-winning TV series “Downton Abbey” is the speaker at the Amos Fortune Forum Friday at 8 p.m. at the Meetinghouse. The forum’s marketing and publicity chair Steve … 0

Dublin: Carrying on

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Walden School resembles any other summer camp. The 59 campers, hailing from all over the world, play outside, eat second helpings of Reuben sandwiches and ice cream, and apply layers of sunscreen and bug spray. Yet, these … 0

Baseball: Umpire certification clinic runs in August

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The New Hampshire Baseball Umpires Association will be putting on a three-day umpire clinic to certify umpires to work high school, Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman and Prep school games during the 2016 season. The clinic will start on Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. at Keene State. To register … 0

Letters: Thank you to ConVal community

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

To the editor: Friends of ConVal Athletics (FCVA), the multi-sport booster club for ConVal High School, would like to thank all of the community members who made our first year such a success. This includes the local businesses who made donations to fundraisers such as our October “31 … 0

Sharon: Rindge man collapses, dies on Wapack Trail

Monday, July 20, 2015

SHARON — A 66-year-old man hiking the Wapack Trail with his son suffered an apparent heart attack and died late Thursday afternoon, according to Paul Thibault, assistant fire chief in Peterborough. John Lasorsa of Rindge collapsed along the … 0

Sharon: Alleged rapist back in jail

Monday, July 20, 2015

An alleged rapist ordered to stay in his hometown of Sharon while he awaits trial is now in jail, after he was unable to post bail July 13. Steven Lent, 27, could not post the $250,000 bail a Suffolk County Superior Court clerk magistrate imposed at his arraignment. … 0

Food: Summer celebrations — secrets to a healthier barbecue

Friday, July 17, 2015

Summer has finally come to the Monadnock region. The solstice has passed and the 4th of July weekend has come and gone. This is a great time to enjoy the long summer days and fabulous warm evenings. It’s … 0