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Peterborough: Theater to install service for those who are blind

Monday, April 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The Community Theatre is out to illuminate the world of movies for the visually impaired and hard of hearing. Owner Carol Nelson is fundraising to install Descriptive Video Service, a device which allows audience members can personal headsets to listen to a description of a movie, in the theater. “It’s freedom and independence to be able to be in my own movie theater. ” said Stephen Yerardi of … 0

Hancock: ‘Oh, the places you’ll go’

Monday, April 27, 2015

Two years ago, Mason Ellis was a ConVal senior who played hockey, did his homework, and hung out with friends. Last month, the Hancock native and lance corporal chased elephants away from his drinking water in the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania, an East African country known for its vast savannas and mountainous … 0

Peterborough: Stranded kayakers rescued

Monday, April 27, 2015

Firefighters rescued three ConVal students stranded on an island Thursday after their kayaks capsized in the frigid Contoocook River. Emily Garland, her younger sister, Madeline Garland and Elizabeth O’Rourke’s injuries were minor, and they declined medical treatment, said Fire Deputy Brian Wall. “It was mostly just embarrassing,” said Emily on Friday, laughing. “At … 0

Viewpoint: A tonic for the Earth

Monday, April 20, 2015

Earth Day! The name conjures images of beautiful spring days with clear skies and fluffy clouds, and it has been evoking these images for 45 years. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. For me, Earth Day also brings memories of later events in 1970, … 0

Editorial: Where do you stand, candidates?

Monday, April 20, 2015

We’re now a year and a half away from the 2016 presidential election, but potential candidates are already making their way through New Hampshire. All three of the declared Republican candidates were on hand — along with more than a dozen potentials who’ve yet to declare — at … 0

Letter: Monadnock Community Hospital administration turns win into a big loss

Friday, April 17, 2015

To the editor: Suppose that you are a CEO or board member of a small hospital like Monadnock Community Hospital, where family medicine doctors are both critical to your mission and nearly impossible to recruit. Wouldn’t you pull out all the stops to retain two highly talented family … 0

Bill seeks to decrease drug overdose deaths

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A proposed bill would grant limited immunity to people who call 911 to report a drug-related medical emergency. Reporting a drug- or alcohol-related medical emergency could soon give the caller limited immunity from drug-related charges in New Hampshire — an effort intended to encourage the calling of 911 … 0

Runners ready for Boston Marathon

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

John Singelais’s stomach was full of butterflies at the start of the Boston Marathon last year, on the first Patriot’s Day race since the deadly bombing. But once the starting pistol fired, and Singelais ran the 26.2 miles … 0

Conval: Pie and parenting

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Kate Post’s son, Henry, was not enjoying the first grade. She asked her son what he would change about his school day. More recess. More P.E, he said. From Henry’s answer grew the fledgling parents’ organization … 0

A first look at the area baseball teams

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Conant baseball Coach: Josh Heaphy Last Year’s Record: 6-10 (missed playoffs) First Game: April 15 at Campbell First Home Game: April 17 vs. Brady After missing the playoffs just a year after the Orioles won the DIII state … 0

Boys' tennis: ConVal hosts West, wins first of year

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal ended a short drought Tuesday and beat Manchester West for its first win of the season. The Cougars (1-1) defeated the Blue Knights (0-3) 7-1, with all of its players winning except for No. 3 … 0

Peterborough: Music and poetry come together

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Alice Fogel – New Hampshire’s poet laureate – listened to Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” hundreds of times. She concentrated on the feelings and images the masterpiece evoked. Fogel is sharing the fruits of her labor in “Interval: … 0

ConVal: Students honored for their art

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Students from 12 area high schools participated in Mount Wachusett Community College’s 33rd Annual Regional Exhibition of High School Art. Sponsored by the MWCC Art Department, the competition presented cash prizes to 10 students, and honorable mention awards … 0