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Miriah Greenwood, of Dublin, sits at the Jaffrey Public Library, utilizing their free Wi-Fi so that she can search for jobs.

Business: Job growth in 2016?

Monday, October 12, 2015

The New Hampshire economy is very much tied to what’s happening nationally and globally, but the faster-growing areas are typically Nashua, Manchester and the Seacoast. Still, there are reasons to be optimistic for job growth in the Monadnock region. Medical device manufacturing jobs are growing here, as are jobs in high-tech manufacturing. And machining work, though it’s seen some highs …

Money Matters: Time for end-of-year planning

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

This may seem a bit surprising, but October has become one of my favorite months of the year — and not just for the glorious fall colors, the clean, crisp air, or the pumpkin doughnuts. No, I think October is cool because it feels like a lull after the storm of summer activities …

Peterborough: Job hunting in today’s market

Monday, October 12, 2015

Finding a job has changed dramatically in recent years. Just ask Stacey Norton of Peterborough. She’s currently holding down three part-time jobs, trying to support herself and two children, and the Peterborough Library was the hub that helped. Norton began a part-time job at the Peterborough Library a year ago; she recently took …

Viewpoint: Last call for constitutional freedom

Monday, September 21, 2015

A final scoping session about the NED Pipeline was held recently at Franklin Pierce University. To anyone sickened from coercion all summer, I offer that, this was most probably the good news! The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will …

Letter: Where there’s fire, there’s water

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

To the editor: During Fire Prevention Week (October 4 through October 10) I would like to remind residents of New Hampshire about the critical but often overlooked role that local water supplies — and the systems that deliver them — play in fighting fires and protecting public safety. …

Editorial: Weekend to share the region’s assets

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The region’s fall foliage is the gift that keeps on giving, and Columbus Day weekend promises to be fruitful for New Hampshire, with conditions ripe for a colorful display and sunny weather. It’s the time of year when the Monadnock region opens its arms wide to visitors, sharing …

Pipeline: What’s to be done?

Monday, October 5, 2015

Some people may be asking, “What can I do to have my voice heard on the pipeline?” Whether you are for or against the plan, here are some ways to get involved. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission — the final authority on interstate natural gas pipelines — will …

Pipeline: Voices from the pipeline path

Monday, October 5, 2015

Darren Coppel and his partner Patricia Canaday had big plans for their property when they moved to New Ipswich in April of 2014. Their sprawling home seemed perfect to transform into a bed and breakfast, and the surrounding …

Volleyball: CV falls to WIndham, wins at homecoming

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The ConVal volleyball team lost to Windham last week 3-0. The set scores were 25-8, 25-22 and 25-13. The Cougars were led offensively by Abby Cail with 3 kills and 2 blocks. Defensively, captain Caroline Magee had 10 digs, while Joanna Adams and captain Aidan Dissinger each had …

Field hockey: Zanga goals help CV beat Hollis-Brookline

Monday, October 5, 2015

ConVal snagged a homecoming win over Hollis-Brookline Friday night. The first goal came in the first half with sophomore Hannah Zanga finding the net 15 minutes in. Zanga would had another goal off an assist from senior Karlee Sell in the second half. The defense was able to …

PUC OKs utilities contract

Monday, October 5, 2015

The N.H. Public Utilities Commission Friday approved an agreement that allows Liberty Utilities to source gas from a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through the Monadnock region. The PUC announced that it approved a 20-year contract between the two companies that would allow 115,000 dekatherms per …

Boys’ soccer: ConVal loses close one to Souhegan

Monday, October 5, 2015

On a blustery homecoming Saturday, ConVal boys’ soccer battled their competitive rival Souhegan, but ended up falling 3-2 on a last minute goal. With members of both rosters familiar with one another from various year-round leagues, and ConVal …

Cross-country: Good display by CV at homecoming

Monday, October 5, 2015

The ConVal boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams hosted Hollis-Brookline, Sanborn and John Stark this Saturday as part of the Conval homecoming weekend. The girls team defeated John Stark and Sanborn and continued to close the gap on rival Hollis-Brookline, placing second by a single point, 35 to 36. …