ConVal: Eye on the ball

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Last Saturday, ConVal High School senior Jake Hollander finished second at the NHIAA Division II state golf tournament. On the surface, his success may look like a typical tale of high school athletic success — in reality, it was anything but. By the time Hollander, a Peterborough resident, finished second in the tournament’s individual portion last Saturday, he had overcome all but one competitor, as well as the absence of a golf program at ConVal High School and an untimely case of Lyme disease with which he had been diagnosed in August 2013. The illness, spread by deer ticks, has a variety of symptoms — … 0

ConVal/Conant/Mascenic: Students get a taste of manufacturing during site tours

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Two groups of students visited local companies on Sept. 30, as part of National Manufacturing Day 2014 events. These events were sponsored statewide by the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership. More than 30 students from ConVal and Conant High Schools participated in a tour of local facilities during Manufacturing Week. Students learned about … 0

Amherst: Souhegan to honor Brandon Garabrant

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Souhegan High School will host a special celebration at the Oct. 24 home Football game to honor local Veterans for their service to our nation. All Veterans and active-duty service members and families are encouraged to attend. The communities of Amherst and Mont Vernon will also be honoring the lives of two local heroes, Medal of Honor recipient and Souhegan High School graduate, … 0

Swanzey: Humane Society staff: Board should step aside

Monday, October 6, 2014

An overwhelming majority of the Monadnock Humane Society’s staff is calling for the Board of Directors to step aside and for Michelle Thevenin, the animal shelter’s executive director the board fired in August, to be rehired. This comes after a group of donating members petitioned the Humane Society … 0

Peterborough: Health officials prepare for virus

Monday, October 6, 2014

Although there is worry across the country about an Ebola virus outbreak erupting in the U.S., State Deputy Epidemiologist Elizabeth Talbot says it’s enterovirus D68 that should be more of a concern for New Hampshire. “Enterovirus D68 is circulating widely in our region,” Talbot said Monday, referring to … 0

ParentWise: The things we carry from the past

Friday, October 3, 2014

When I heard about Adrian Peterson’s switch-beating of his 4-year-old son, with all the gruesome details, I was filled with disgust. Then he claimed that he was brought up that way and he did it to teach his … 0

Letter: Tennis tournament was a success

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: On behalf of the ConVal Community Dollars for Scholars, I would like to thank so many people and local businesses who sponsored, donated prizes, gave of there time and money to the Dollars for Scholars Tennis tournament that was held the weekend of Sept. 5 … 0

Letter: On filling the theater void

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

To the editor: How many people does it take to fill a void? Last Saturday, 250 or more people came to the slope behind the entrance to ConVal Regional High School, the space now called “The Void,” to take an enthusiastic, giant step toward doing just that. They … 0

Letter: Thanks to all you concertgoers

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

To the editor: Thank you to all the wonderful regional performers, students and ConVal alumni who participated and donated their time for the “Fill The Void” concert this past Saturday. You showed everyone how talented and creative our region is, and why we need a true Visual and … 0

Editorial: Our Town is 275 years in the making

Monday, October 6, 2014

For the past 75 years or so, since the success of Thornton Wilder’s great play, Peterborough has been popularly known as “Our Town.” The town’s history, however, goes back much further — some 200 years earlier to when the first white settler, Thomas Morison, arrived from Massachusetts. Although … 0

Country living: Cleaning out the corners of our lives

Friday, October 3, 2014

How long have you been living in your present abode? Have you been there long enough to have the roof re-shingled a few times? How about the attic? Been up there lately to get things sorted out — you know, all those photos that never got put into … 0

Viewpoint: Keeping the door open for common ground

Monday, October 6, 2014

Many thanks to the Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse for bringing Gov. Dukakis to Peterborough. Franklin Pierce University professor and State Representative for Cheshire District 9 Doug Ley introduced Gov. Dukakis and shared with us the most important idea he absorbed from his conversation with the governor: … 0

Editorial: A call to action on the heroin problem

Monday, October 6, 2014

“Heroin — ‘This problem is here’” was a headline on last Thursday’s front page. For some of us, that was news. For others, it wasn’t. Ron Smith lost his son to a heroin overdose more than two years ago. Today, he tells his story. We know others in … 0