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Mitchell at the 2014 Open Water National Championships at Castiac Lake, Calif., where she swam the 5k in 1:00.36.

Hancock: Israel unrest moves meet for swim star

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Kylie Mitchell of Hancock repeated and repeated and repeated her routine to prepare for the 2014 Federation Internationale De Natation World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships scheduled for Aug. 28-30 in Eilat, Israel. The 16 year old would wake up at 4:45 a.m., drive to Keene, swim for two hours, strength-train for another hour, and drive home. She would nap, and dive back in the water in the afternoon, swimming in Dublin Lake for another two hours. She would eat dinner and fall asleep, starting this routine over the next morning. Nothing would get in the way of he best-laid plans. Then, a war broke … 0

Parent Wise: A new school year means new expectations

Thursday, August 28, 2014

As much as I hate to think of summer ending, it’s time to wrap our heads around the beginning of a new school year. To begin is to start or start again. A new start should not be marred by old expectations. Whether your kids are going to school for the first time … 0

Roundup: ConVal boys top Goffstown

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ConVal boys soccer ConVal held off a tough Goffstown team with an overall strong team effort. Noah Bell made some huge saves in the first half to keep ConVal in the game. Score was 0-0 at the half. During the second half, the Cougars began to get some chances offensively. With approximately 8 … 0

Viewpoint: Shopping without Market Basket

Friday, August 22, 2014

For many years now, Market Basket has been my grocery store of choice for several reasons. First, their prices are always low, second the stores are always clean neat and orderly, and finally the employees become friends and are always friendly and exceptionally helpful. Alas, I think the … 0

Viewpoint: There were two who stood out, in civility

Monday, August 25, 2014

Elections are opportunities where the outcomes often transcend the issues. These outcomes are a declaration of the values of a community and the candidates are a direct representation of those values. It is with this perspective that I offer the voters an insight after the Monadnock Debate series. … 0

Peterborough: Farmer takes trip down memory lane

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Paul Chabot sat in his wheelchair as his hospice nurse rolled it through the Pheasant Wood Center parking lot Wednesday morning, taking in a little sunshine as they headed for the grassy area at the edge of the … 0

Peterborough: Heated agritourism debate at Planning Board

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Farmers may soon be able to host wedding receptions, farm-to-table dinners, bed and breakfasts and other types of agritourism, if the Planning Board OKs a new permit process for farms. But town officials say this is … 0

DUBLIN/HANCOCK: Walk to honor Granny D

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

When the late Doris “Granny D” Haddock of Dublin was 88 years old, she began her more than 3,200-mile walk across the continental United States in protest of money’s influence on politics and elections. With another election cycle in full swing and the 2016 presidential election right around … 0

Peterborough: Lowry speaks at Lyceum

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lois Lowry’s children’s books, such as “The Giver” and “Number The Stars,” are famous in many elementary and middle schools, and infamous in others, for subtly addressing grown up subjects like racism, anti-authoritarianism, murder and the Holocaust. The … 0

Conval: Committee looks for cost savings

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A suggestion that the ConVal School District’s new District Study Committee could look for cost-saving opportunities by reviewing the district’s Special Education program drew fire from two School Board members at Tuesday’s board meeting. The District Study Committee, which was formed last year, is made up … 0

Editorial: Freedom of the press isn’t free

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

At home and overseas, American journalists are engaged in a bitter battle for the truth. In some cases, these reporters’ rights are infringed upon, and their Constitutionally granted access to public information is denied. In others, they’re forced away from the locations where news is being made, unable … 0

Viewpoint: The rise of poverty

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Over the past four years, just under half of the people who have been our guests at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter have been children. But in 2013 alone, 17 of the 27 guests were children. And the … 0

Viewpoint: Employment services available

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Job hunting. Somehow this phrase strikes fear in the hearts of most of us. Finding work is hard work. There are many reasons to be looking for work. Some have just graduated from high school or college. Others have been part of company downsizing. Some have lost their … 0