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Francestown architect on mission to educate over the air waves in Africa

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Before Cameron Leandri, who is originally from Francestown, traveled to Tanzania and Burundi in the spring, the 24-year-old had never dreamed of being a humanitarian architect. That all changed when he gave his half-empty soda to an African child in a Tanzanian village. Leandri, Paul Peterzo — Leandri’s architecture professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston — … 0

Peterborough: ZBA approves Stone Barn condos

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The iconic yet dilapidated Stone Barn may have collapsed this winter if its new owners — Stan Fry of Peterborough and Bradford Malt of Boston, Massachusetts — hadn’t pour hundreds of thousands of dollars in to saving it. Now, Fry, Malt, and Cy Gregg, who has now joined the partnership, plan … 0

Peterborough: Man buried alive in snow

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — In a scene more reminiscent of a mountain avalanche than a Peterborough neighborhood, a local man was buried alive in 2 feet of snow in his own yard on Old Street Road for several hours Sunday afternoon, after the snow slid off his metal roof and fell on top of him.  “There's no other way … 0

ConVal: Fireworks display is back for July 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — After the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce was forced two years ago to cancel the Fourth of July fireworks display at the high school, the ConVal School Board is allowing the chamber to bring back this tradition. Except now, the crowd will have to watch the … 0

THe Place to Go: 3-On-3 tourney returns March 20-22

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Place to Go’s twenty-second annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will take place this year on March 20-22 at the Conval High School Gym. Current and former school players, recreational players, community members and businesses often enter the competition. … 0

SNOWMOBILING: Dubliners engage in epic trek

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

All winter, Kim Bergeron, Jaimie Kierstead, and Thomas Knight roused themselves out of bed at 4 a.m., and raced their snowmobiles at least 100 miles over snow, ice, rocks, tree stumps and asphalt, from Dublin to Bennington, and … 0

Roundup: Oriole girls thump Huskies, still undefeated on season

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Conant girls’ basketball Monadnock gave Conant a good game last time they played, with Conant winning 46-36 on Feb. 3. The rematch on Tuesday night, however, was a different matter altogether. Monadnock scored off the opening tip, and that was it for a while, as Conant reeled off … 0

Viewpoint: Future geopolitical impacts of U.S. in world economy

Friday, January 16, 2015

It is the consensus of leading political figures that the United States will exercise less power in the coming years in nearly every region of the globe. According to Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, globalization will promote neither American values nor best practices. Although the U.S. is … 0

Finding a home: All good news at MATS

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

“The good news is that we have a Susan Howard locally to help us,” a member of an extended family told me recently,referring to the case manager at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter in Peterborough. Another member of … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Silence is not leadership’

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The ConVal School Board has voted not to discuss consolidation of schools for three years. This is a mistake. Our student population peaked over a decade ago. The number of students is now down by one-third. The school district expects continuing declines over the next eight years. By … 0

Letters: Think of the money we’ll save

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

To the editor: Hooray! Conval’s Budget and Property Committee voted to outsource the school district’s program to a vendor in Londonderry. Sure, the current food service program has received numerous awards for the fresh and healthy choices it offers our kids. But think of the money we’ll save! … 0

Peterborough: Sanborn calls out Leishman

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Tweet posted by Sen. Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford) blasting Rep. Peter Leishman (D-Peterborough) exposes a debate festering among legislators: Should New Hampshire continue to pay 18 towns, including Peterborough and Dublin, for giving up land decades ago to protect communities downstream? “Leishman leads the charge to break the … 0

Peterborough: Lisa Foley in ‘serious’ condition

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Peterborough woman’s condition has worsened while her husband’s remains critical, after the couple was in a three-car crash in Florida in the early morning of Feb. 7. The condition of Lisa Foley, 47, was “serious” Monday morning, according to Daniel Leveton, a spokesperson for the University of … 0