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Peterborough: Library announces leadership

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Peterborough resident Audrey White has agreed to chair the capital campaign to raise the funds required for the long-planned renovation and expansion of the Peterborough Town Library. The announcement was made by Ron McIntire, president of Board of Directors of the nonprofit 1833 Society, founded in 2011 with the specific mission of raising funds for and aiding in the design of the library’s expansion. McIntire said, “Audrey White’s extensive community …

Rindge: Pipeline open house is Wednesday

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

In anticipation of Tennessee Gas Pipeline applying for a Certificate of Site and Facility at the state’s Site Evaluation Committee, the company and state regulatory committee are holding a joint information session next Wednesday in Rindge. Tennessee Gas Pipeline is proposing to build a 71-mile, 30-inch diameter natural gas pipeline through the southern portion of the state, as part of a multi-state transmission …

Business: Shopping campaign is on

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

It’s often the personal care and touches that keep shoppers local, and this holiday season, beginning with Plaid Friday the day after Thanksgiving, Monadnock region stores are laying it on thick with discounts and other special enticements. It’s the one day of the year that wearing plaid is synonymous with supporting your local …

Bennington / Jaffrey: Task force on drugs formed

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Reps. Jon Manley (D-Bennington) and Frank Sterling (R-Jaffrey) may disagree about the timing of the special legislative session to address comprehensive substance abuse legislation, but both agree the joint resolution passed by the House and Senate Wednesday to establish a task force to vet such legislation is a …

Peterborough: ML

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — At least 30 percent of businesses would pay more for faster Internet, according to a month-long survey Peterborough held in October. According to a presentation Jeanne Dietsch prepared for the Economic Development Authority, 30 percent of survey participants responding from work would pay more for high-speed …

ConVal: Recording policy approved, goes beyond law

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — In response to a new state law limiting when schools can record in the classroom, the ConVal School Board unanimously approved of a policy Tuesday that defends video recordings for educational purposes. Rich Cahoon of the Policy Committee said at the public hearing that the policy …

Roller Derby: Watch out for ‘Dora the Destroyer’

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

At not quite 5 feet, and weighing just 120 pounds, Ally Fife is not the most imposing roller derby player on the rink. But, what the 17-year-old lacks in bulk, she makes up for in grit, skills and …

College athletes to watch

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The following local athletes have made the cut at their colleges and will compete in the upcoming winter season. ∎ Kat Fogarty of Peterborough is a junior at the University of New Hampshire, where she’s a forward on the …

Peterborough: Breathe NH’s plan helps those with COPD

Friday, November 13, 2015

Put a straw in your mouth, pinch your nose, and breathe in and out only through the straw for one minute. This is how it feels to have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, and permanently damages the airways and air sacs in the lungs. …

ConVal: ‘Crazy For You’ production

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Madeline Ciocci, Joshua Curran and Eve Pierce performing in the Gershwin musical “Crazy For You” at ConVal High School last week. Eve Pierce with the “Cowboy Trio” Becket Gourlay, Cameron Ibach and Riley Bemont singing “The Real American …

Literacy group seeks donation applications

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Children’s Literacy Foundation seeks applications from Vermont and New Hampshire organizations that serve children from birth to age 12 for its At-Risk Children grant program. The grant offers a professional storytelling presentation, a donated onsite library, and free books for young readers at risk of growing up …

Peterborough: After hours at Bellows-Nichols

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce November Business After Hours will be held at Bellows-Nichols Insurance today, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., for an evening of networking. Bellows-Nichols is at 10 Main St. in Peterborough. Since 1836, the firm has been serving residents in the Monadnock region with …

Concord: Wreath laying at Pierce grave

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The 211th birthday of the nation’s 14th President, Franklin Pierce, will be celebrated with a graveside wreath laying Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Old North Cemetery in Concord. The wreath is sent annually from the White House and commemorates the president’s date of birth and contributions serving in …