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Peterborough: Theater to install service for those who are blind

Monday, April 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The Community Theatre is out to illuminate the world of movies for the visually impaired and hard of hearing. Owner Carol Nelson is fundraising to install Descriptive Video Service, a device which allows audience members can personal headsets to listen to a description of a movie, in the theater. “It’s freedom and independence to be able to be in my own movie theater. ” said Stephen Yerardi of … 0

Hancock: ‘Oh, the places you’ll go’

Monday, April 27, 2015

Two years ago, Mason Ellis was a ConVal senior who played hockey, did his homework, and hung out with friends. Last month, the Hancock native and lance corporal chased elephants away from his drinking water in the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania, an East African country known for its vast savannas and mountainous … 0

Peterborough: Stranded kayakers rescued

Monday, April 27, 2015

Firefighters rescued three ConVal students stranded on an island Thursday after their kayaks capsized in the frigid Contoocook River. Emily Garland, her younger sister, Madeline Garland and Elizabeth O’Rourke’s injuries were minor, and they declined medical treatment, said Fire Deputy Brian Wall. “It was mostly just embarrassing,” said Emily on Friday, laughing. “At … 0

Peterborough: Parking plan questioned

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — With Town Meeting less than a month away, a business owner is urging residents to reconsider a proposal on the warrant to construct a 60-space parking lot near the GAR Hall. Peter Mazzone’s main complaint: It’s too expensive, he said. “It’s not necessary,” he said about … 0

Concord: Online event on special education

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Parent Information Center of Concord will hold a free brown-bag lunch webinar on the basics of special education on Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m.. The online event will provide participants with an introduction to the New Hampshire special education process. It includes a brief overview of … 0

Keene: United Way gives awards to donors

Friday, April 3, 2015

Monadnock United Way announced several award winners at its annual campaign recognition event at the Keene Country Club on March 26. John Round, the 2014-2015 general campaign chair, thanked the hundreds of volunteers, businesses, organizations, and donors who were involved this year’s campaign. Through individual and corporate contributions, … 0

Hancock: Baseball coaching books available

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Just in time for baseball season, “Coach to Coach” books author Kary Shumway has released a five-book series on coaching youth baseball. The guides are age-specific, and cover drills and baseball philosophies for coaching Tee Ball through Majors … 0

Peterborough: DAR chapter honors students

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mascenic senior Kailey Allen, Conant senior Nathan Wheeler and ConVal senior William MacPhee have been selected as the DAR Good Citizens by the Mary Varnum-Platts Peterborough Chapter. Allen is Class Treasurer which she has been for four years, … 0

Letter: Bear sighting in Peterborough

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

To the editor: A heads-up to walkers and residents living just west of the traffic lights in Peterborough: We spotted a mother bear and two cubs walking on lower Old Dublin Road, then heading up the hill towards Goyette Drive early Tuesday morning. Bill Chatfield Peterborough … 0

Viewpoint: So you want to join a board?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

There are approximately 1,400 nonprofit organizations in the Monadnock region — yes, you read that right, 1,400. That’s a lot of boards scouting for board members. Nonprofit boards work via a set of established bylaws that establish their … 0

Viewpoint: Spring is in the air — and so is poetry

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Don’t look now, but April is National Poetry Month. I know, your eyes are starting to glaze over and you are thinking this would be a good time to go and walk the dog, but hear me out. Poetry is not only alive and well these days, but … 0

Police arrest fugitive wanted on charges of theft, money laundering

Monday, April 20, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A Pennsylvania fugitive wanted on warrants issued by the state of Virginia was arrested Thursday near the rotary on Dublin Road. Harrisonburg police has 11 warrants for Kristiana R. Kufuor, 24, of Pennsylvania, charging her with … 0

Peterborough: Suspect in antique store theft identified

Monday, April 20, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — After releasing video surveillance Wednesday, police say they have identified a suspect wanted for the theft of doilies, pillows, hand towels and other products from Twin Elm Farm in February. Police are not identifying the suspect at this time, pending an arrest, said Chief Scott Guinard. … 0