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

Letter: Volunteers needed for Red Cross

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

To the editor: Residents of Cheshire and western Hillsborough Counties have utilized the trusted services of the American Red Cross for the past 90 years. In addition to the well-known blood, disaster and educational services, we also provide a free transportation service for those who have no other … 0

Viewpoint: Operation VETS connect

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Operation VETS Connect is a 100-day challenge concluding Dec. 10 for New Hampshire’s business community to demonstrate support for our veterans and returning service members and to find great employees to fill their vacant positions at the same time. Under the leadership of Governor Hassan, the New Hampshire … 0

Viewpoint: Containing health care costs

Monday, October 13, 2014

I am excited and looking forward to the 2015-2016 legislative session in the N.H. House of Representatives. When re-elected, I will bring to the floor of the House a bill to help lower the cost of health insurance. As I meet with business owner’s throughout my district, a … 0

Viewpoint: Retirees may come before young people can stay

Monday, October 13, 2014

Back in the 1970’s to 1980 the town of Peterborough grew by 28 percent, it was a happening place, with businesses moving in and new people coming to town. This decade led to the “Peterborough Renaissance” taking a sleepy little town into the cutting edge of the new … 0

Viewpoint: Our community hospitals, in transition

Monday, October 13, 2014

In March, North Adams Regional Hospital in Massachusetts closed with little advance warning to the public or its employees — a casualty of what some refer to as the “right-sizing” of the U.S. health care system. Up to one third of U.S. hospitals are expected to close or … 0

Peterborough: Memorial run/walk set to honor Brandon Garabrant

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The Walls of Peterborough were sitting around the dinner table one night, wondering how they could honor their friend, Brandon Garabrant, who was killed in Afghanistan in June by a roadside bomb. The Walls’ answer: A 5-kilometer run and walk. Eric Wall, who is currently a … 0

Peterborough: Executive Council candidate visits town

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

PETERBOROUGH —One of the largest problems facing Peterborough is the estimated $600,000 the town is losing annually because the state is reducing its contribution to the town, Town Administrator Pamela Brenner said at Tuesday’s Select Board meeting. Brenner … 0

CONVAL: District to hire a planning consultant

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School District is hiring a consultant to assist them in writing a new five-year strategic plan. This decision comes after a majority of the School Board approved appropriating up to $14,990 for that purpose at their Tuesday meeting. Pierce Rigrod, the board’s vice chair, … 0

Roundup: Holding scores two in ConVal win

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ConVal girls soccer The ConVal girls soccer team beat Manchester West on Tuesday in a game that the Cougars “dominated from start to finish,” according to coach David Springfield. Sylvie Holding had a pair of goals in the … 0

Peterborough: Shaheen takes a jab at challenger Scott Brown

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) drew a line in the sand between herself and her Republican opponent, Scott Brown, during her appearance Wednesday at Aesop’s Tables in Peterborough. In distinguishing herself from Brown on everything from women’s reproductive … 1