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Touchstone Farm in Temple is readying to begin theraputic veterans programs this fall.

Getting in touch with what’s inside

Monday, July 21, 2014

TEMPLE — In one of the paddocks of Touchstone Farm in Temple, two black horses trot, free of bridle or saddle. Some volunteers approach them. Sometimes, the horses allow them to come close for a pat. Other times, they wander off in a new direction. Without leads, there is no way to make the animals do anything that they don’t want to do. Among the volunteers is Ret. Col. Rich Duncan of Nashua, who is assisting the farm with some of its program building. Occasionally, one of the two horses in the ring will approach him, or allow him to approach them, to give them … 0

Conval: Bass fishing club takes steps towards team status

Monday, July 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Last October, ConVal’s bass fishing team concluded its first season on the water by finishing fifth overall and first in the smallmouth bass category at the NHIAA championship on Lake Winnisquam. Now the team, which competed as a club last year, wants to start the process toward becoming an official team … 0

ConVal: Paraprofessional job, iPads and Chromebooks restored

Monday, July 21, 2014

ConVal High School students will be getting additional iPad computers next year after all, following a recent School Board decision to restore funding that had been cut after voters rejected the district’s budget proposal in March. Because of larger than anticipated savings in the School District’s health insurance costs, board members at their June 17 meeting agreed to spend $129,000 for both iPad … 0

Hancock: A quest for knowledge in the great outdoors

Monday, July 14, 2014

As they arrived at their forestry research station in the woods at Sargent Center on Thursday, the first thing to grab the attention of a dozen or so middle-school-age campers was a large brown toad. “It’s Morgan Freeman … 1

What local business owners are saying about this year’s tourism track

Friday, July 11, 2014

What local business owners say about this year’s tourism track In a recent tourism survey we conducted, we asked the owners of inns, B&Bs and campgrounds (see photo caption above), “How is business so far compared with last … 0

Editorial: ConVal Quest a rousing success

Monday, July 14, 2014

From what we saw and heard last week, the ConVal Quest summer camp program in Hancock was everything it was promised to be when Peterborough Rotary Club members pitched the idea to the School Board last November. Seventy-four students from the ConVal district’s two middle schools spent a … 0

Peterborough: Lions Club names Melvin Jones Award recipient

Monday, July 14, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — John “Jack” Nieskens, received the highest award of recognition possible in Lionism, the Melvin Jones Award, at the annual awards night of the Peterborough Lions Club. The award is usually given to a club member who … 0

running: Traffie’s winning streak continues

Monday, July 14, 2014

Peterborough’s weekly Thursday Night Fun Run welcomed long-awaited dry air at its July 10 running. After weeks of running in muggy conditions, the change was a relief for the runners who showed up in droves for the event … 0

Viewpoint: Poetry, poetry, everywhere in the Monadnocks

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A couple of headlines in The New York Times caught my attention recently: “Statisticians 10, Poets, 0” read the first with a subhead, “Words take a backseat to spreadsheets and metrics as more aspects of life become quantifiable … 0

Letter: Gas tax makes sense to me

Friday, July 11, 2014

To the editor: The recently enacted gas tax is an example of good common-sense legislation. New Hampshire roads and bridges need attention, whether it is I-93 to attract business and tourism or smaller roads to save on wear and tear on our cars. The 4-cent tax increase in … 0

Letter: It’s time for action in our schools

Friday, July 11, 2014

To the editor: In a recent issue of our New Hampshire state newspaper, it was reported that Mount Washington College has made the business decision to close two of its campuses because of declining enrollment. The closing of the two campuses, and the layoff of approximately 50 employees … 0

Monday, July 14, 2014

Antrim Thursday, July 10 Motor vehicle stop: Antrim Police were performing stationary radar on Keene Road, when police say a black 2013 GMC pickup truck pulled out and passed a car traveling east. The car that the pickup passed was traveling 51 mph, according to police. The truck … 0

Temple: Town turns off boiler to save

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

TEMPLE — Those using the Town Hall during the summer months will have to notify the town ahead of time if they want to use hot water, the Select Board decided Tuesday. In a cost-saving measure, the town … 0