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Back-to-school shoppers rushed department and retail stores in the region.

Peterborough/Rindge: Back-to-school shoppers think before spending

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A middle-schooler’s shopping list — two spiral notebooks, colored pencils, two three-ring binders and a backpack — sets a parent back nearly $50. And that’s just the beginning of back-to-school shopping. As the cost of products continues to rise post-recession, retailers here have found customers are walking into stores knowing more than they used to. They’ve already researched products and … 0

ConVal: CV hockey teams could go co-op

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal High School is on track to combine its boys’ and girls’ hockey teams with Monadnock Regional High School for the 2016-2017 season in order to keep the programs alive. But, the school’s athletic director will not move forward without the full support of the community. “I wouldn’t want to co-op if it was anything but a numbers question,” Athletic Director … 0

New Ipswich: Groups raise funds to fight KM pipeline

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Several benefit events will be held this weekend to raise funds for anti-pipeline campaigns, including a motorcycle rally, and a barbecue and music festival at Winter’s Summer Home Farm in New Ipswich. N.H. Spirit, a nonprofit formed to raise funds for pipeline awareness campaigns, will be holding a benefit Saturday in New Ipswich. The group has been organizing with the community and participating … 0

Letters: Farmers market needs support

Thursday, August 6, 2015

To the editor: I have been shopping regularly at the Wednesday Peterborough Farmers Market for 7 or 8 years. It is sad to see how it has dwindled. Today there were five vendors. And two or three customers. Such a fall-off from what this market was 4 or … 0

ConVal: Sprint to the Summit is Aug. 22

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Dozens of runners and hikers will dash up Crotched Mountain to raise money for underprivileged children to ski or snowboard. The one-mile Sprint to the Summit race is on August 22 at 9 a.m., and starts at the base of the ski area. “This is an unorthodox type … 0

Jaffrey: How does data define us?

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

JAFFREY — Posts to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Credit card purchases. Cellphone GPS signals. These are just three of the sources of the 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created every day. And yet, how does all of this data affect us? Philipp Krüger will explore this and more … 0

Viewpoints: Time to face the facts about democracy in N.H.

Friday, July 31, 2015

I was raised with the unshakable belief that my vote counts. Growing up in the small town of Temple, I would tag along to town meeting, sit in on community discussions and watch the grow-ups debate issues large and small. As a student at ConVal High School in … 0

Editorial: ML

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

We’re all Cecil the Lion. In the aftermath of the tragic death of Cecil the Lion at the hands of Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer … 0

Peterborough: Teachers, students need to explore more in classroom

Monday, August 3, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Second-graders explore the forest behind Antrim Elementary School to learn, hands on, about wildlife. Fourth-graders at Hancock Elementary School visit Vicuna Chocolate on Main Street to learn about the history of chocolate and to read “Charlie … 0

Parent Wise: Fear — it’s what anger is all about

Thursday, July 30, 2015

“If only I didn’t get so angry!” Parents know their anger causes all sorts of problems—but what do you do about it? Fear is what provokes anger. And fear is where parents live a great deal of the … 0

Health: Balancing your hormones naturally

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Simply put, hormones are chemical messengers. They travel in your bloodstream to tissues and organs. The release of hormones is one way that parts of the body communicate with one another. Hormones affect many processes in the body, … 0

Softball: N.E. Ravens tryouts start tomorrow

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tryouts for the New England Ravens fastpitch softball teams will be held this month at Franklin Pierce University’s softball field. The teams will play in six to eight travel tournaments next summer in the northeast region. The New … 0

Peterborough: New advice: ‘Exercise and call me in the morning’

Monday, August 3, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Exercise. It’s vital to staying healthy. But, nearly 80 percent of adult Americans don’t exercise enough, according to a 2013 Center for Disease Control survey. This study was enough to move Monadnock Community Hospital to try … 0