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Cathy Lanigan has several  "No Pipeline" lawn signs in front of her home on Concord Street in Peterborough.

Pipeline: Feeling the ripple effect

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Even though Cathy Lanigan doesn’t live in a town that will be traversed by Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project, she defiantly displays several “Stop the Pipeline” signs on her lawn on Concord Street. “If I don’t want it in my backyard, why somebody else’s?” she said, citing concerns about the pipeline’s impact on the environment, real estate and … 0

Peterborough: From New Zealand to Peterborough

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Malcolm Cooper of Peterborough finished shearing the last alpaca of the year late Sunday afternoon. This spring, like the last 12, he started shearing in early April and finished in late June. Ten weeks. Ten-thousand miles. One hundred twenty-five farms. More than 2,000 alpacas. It’s over. Until next year. Except it’s not exactly … 0

ConVal: New track to be built for fall

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The track at ConVal High School, which was built to last 20 years, started falling apart eight years after it was built. And as Director of Facilities Timothy Grossi and Athletic Director Mark Swasey prepare to rebuild the track this fall, they are leaving no stone unturned. “[We] rolled over a … 0

Police Logs: Antrim - June 23, 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015

Antrim Monday, June 8 Car vs. deer: At 4:21 a.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a deer on Concord Street near Old Concord Road. The driver, Ritchie G. Bates, 50, of Hillsborough, was uninjured, according to police reports. His 2012 Chevrolet Colorado was driven from … 0

Viewpoint: Need for trust between public, private sectors

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

It was a great pleasure to hear former Governor John Lynch deliver the talk at the Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse at the Bass Hall earlier this month. His homey, conversational and witty style was captivating, and drawing upon his rich trove of experiences in the public … 0

Viewpoint: Why I will veto budget

Friday, June 19, 2015

In recent days, Republicans on the budget Committee of Conference finalized a budget proposal that is unbalanced and dishonest about what it funds. It also includes unpaid-for corporate tax cuts, creating a hole in this budget and in future budgets at the expense of critical economic priorities. For … 0

Editorial: A focused driver is a safe driver

Monday, June 22, 2015

How many of us have picked up a phone and checked the time, a text, or other alert when stopped at a red light or stop sign? Beginning July 1, you’ll be breaking the law if you do. New Hampshire’s Hands-Free Electronic Device Law will be in effect … 0

Viewpoint: Republican for responsible budget, while Hassan plays politics

Monday, June 22, 2015

As a State Senator, one of the most important things we do is to write the state budget. The two-year plan controls all the money New Hampshire government will need over the next two years, in addition to … 0

Letter: Create unity, not discord

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

To the editor: And round and round we go — another fiery local presentation of the case against Israel is challenged by questions of anti-Jewish language and/or perspective, followed by a categorical dismissal of anti-Semitism. Our community has seen this divisive cycle for decades, with little or no … 0

Letter: What do you think of the budget?

Monday, June 22, 2015

To the editor: Two weeks ago I joined a vigil at the N.H. State House. Forty people from around the state stood silently in the Hall of Flags and then at the entrance to the Senate chamber, as the Senate voted on the budget proposal. We held signs … 0

Hassan vetoes testing opt-out

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a bill last week that would have allowed parents to withdraw children from statewide assessment testing, saying it undercuts the evaluation process, puts federal funding for schools in jeopardy, and sets a dangerous precedent. The bill, HB 603, was spurred by opposition to the … 0

ConVal: Board: No to hiring more teachers

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board was faced with confronting declining enrollment Tuesday, debating whether it should hire more teachers for elementary schools with declining numbers or combine grades. At least one board member, however, was critical of … 0

Rowing: Michalak named to All-Freshman team

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sydney Michalak of Peterborough was named to the American Collegiate Rowing Association’s All-Freshman team. Michalak, a 2014 ConVal graduate, is a freshman at the University of New Hampshire studying Mechanical Engineering. Criteria used were: 2,000 meter testing scores, performance of their crew, career racing results, accomplishments and leadership within their team, individual performances and coach recommendation. Selections were made by the ACRA Board of Directors. To be considered for this award, each individual’s team must be an ACRA member and the coach must have submitted the candidate’s name. … 0