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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

Nature’s call

Monday, October 13, 2014

A West Peterborough logger who runs a firewood business that has his phone ringing off the hook. A Hancock landscaper who has taken to doing part-time home maintenance before the cold weather hits. Two migrant workers from Jamaica … 0

Peterborough: Operation visit Monadnock: Designing the Welcome Mat

Friday, October 10, 2014

How do you get people to come to your party, event, production? You create the event to be something your guests will want to do or see. You prepare the venue to make it attractive and welcoming. You arrange for their comforts in refreshments, entertainment. And you send … 0

Real estate: Q&A retrospective

Friday, October 10, 2014

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DUBLIN: Elementary principal is retiring end of the year

Monday, October 13, 2014

When May Clark’s now-adult children attended Dublin Consolidated School, Clark said the elementary school lacked much of a science program. Clark, who loves science and teaching it to young students, volunteered. She said Friday this experience of becoming … 0

Cross-country: Local teams race at the Tri-County meet

Monday, October 13, 2014

Local middle school cross-country teams competed in the Tri-County Championships at Mines Falls Park at Nashua South High School on Saturday and turned in some strong performances. South Meadow School and Boynton Middle School competed in the day’s … 0

Business of health care: Large employers continue navigation of ACA

Monday, October 13, 2014

After a one year delay, large employers are faced with the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility Requirement, more commonly referred to as “pay or play.” Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, employers with more than 100 full-time employees must offer affordable health care coverage to 95 percent of their … 0

Antrim: ConVal grad to give travel talk

Thursday, October 9, 2014

On Wednesday, the Antrim Grange will open its doors at 7 p.m. to host a unique program by Daviana “Davi” Penny, youth member of the Grange and 2014 graduate of Conval High School. She will be presenting a travelogue of two trips taken earlier this year. The first … 0

ConVal:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Photo 1 Class at ConVal High School is partnering with the Fill the Void non-profit group to create a promotional and educational video. The hope is that this video will generate interest in and funding for the … 0

Antrim: Mary Kay rep. named ‘Miss Go Give’

Friday, October 10, 2014

Debra Solito of Antrim, was recognized for Miss Go Give of her unit at the Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant annual seminar last month in Dallas. Miss Go Give is one of the highest honors in Mary Kay. Those awarded have been nominated by a fellow Mary Kay … 0

Editorial: Let’s keep our community strong

Monday, October 13, 2014

What makes Peterborough a good town to live in? What makes the Monadnock region a great place to live? Sure, it’s the good schools and healthy business community, it’s the arts, music and cultural events that we enjoy. But more than that, we think, it is our community … 0