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Dover: Arson case heats up

Monday, September 29, 2014

An attorney for former Peterborough firefighter and alleged arsonist Gregory Potter contended in court on Friday that a detective for the Durham Police Department violated Potter’s constitutional rights. Potter, 23, is accused of setting a series of fires at five residential buildings in Durham in the early morning of Feb. 2, 2013, while people were inside the apartments. While Potter’s … 0

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Michael Dukakis, the former governor of Massachusetts and the 1988 Democratic-nominee for president, repeated and repeated one of his foundational principles to a Peterborough audience last Wednesday. Speaking at the Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse, the 80-year-old Dukakis reiterated that in politics, you can disagree with someone. But, he said, you should … 0

Dublin: Yankee’s Pierce honored by women’s media group

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sherin Pierce, vice president of Dublin-based Yankee Publishing and publisher of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, North America’s oldest continuously-published periodical, was honored Thursday by Exceptional Women in Publishing, an international association of women in media, at EWIP’s first Monadnock area meetup in Peterborough. Two dozen area women attended. EWIP board member Linda Ruth, … 0

Letter: Is it really anti- Semitism here?

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: Two weeks ago, Jane Kronheim wrote about fears of anti-Semitism prompted by pro-Palestinian protests in England. The protesters were lashing out in response to Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, but to Ms. Kronheim, they were simply anti-Semites. The fact that over 2,100 Gazans were killed, including … 0

Viewpoint: Opportunity seemed to good to be true

Monday, September 15, 2014

To see this incredibly talented group of young people showcase their abilities in front of an international audience was simply amazing. It was lost on none that the lines they were performing so eloquently were written steps away from The Dell stage. It speaks volumes about Project Shakespeare … 0

Primary results are in, as region readies for General Election

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Democrats Peter Leishman, the incumbent, and Ivy Vann of Peterborough have won the primary for two state representative seats in Hillsborough District 24, which includes Peterborough, edging out fellow Democratic candidate Kath Allen. Gary Carpenter of Peterborough has … 0

Peterborough: MDS recognizes care workers

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Monadnock Developmental Services has announced Teresa Aldrich and Dylan Ballantine are the recipients of the 2014 Direct Support Professional and Home Provider of the Year awards, respectively, for the Monadnock region. Ballantine and Aldrich were selected from a … 0

Peterborough: In hopes of new theater

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A committee of arts enthusiasts from all walks of life have been meticulously putting together plans to build a new performing arts center at ConVal High School. After two years of planning, the committee is opening themselves up … 0

Roundup: ConVal boys stay undefeated after home win

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

ConVal boys soccer The Cougars faced Monadnock in ConVal’s first home game of the season on Tuesday afternoon. The game was 0-0 at half; 4:12 into the second half, Nate Sullivan scored on a feed from Ian Szep … 0

Bridging the political divide: Common Core: Common Core conundrum

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Common Core State Standards is a system of standardized tests that our schools use. We are told it is intended to lead to improvements in learning for U.S. students. However, we are finding out that it is not all good — there are pros and cons; enough … 0

Bridging the political divide: Common Core: Common Core — what is it?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Standards in education are a good thing. In fact, they are necessary. So, why did they disappear in the first place? They were still firmly in place when I graduated from high school in 1961! Back then, we in the U.S. of A. were near the top in … 0

Viewpoint: What we can learn from dogs, this 9/11

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is a piece Deb McGrath of Francestown wrote about her experience at this summer’s dog party at Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury, Vt., as it pertains to the sign in front of the chapel … 0

Rindge: No yields in search for ‘spice’

Friday, September 5, 2014

Editor’s note: This article appears in the Sept. 6 edition of the Concord Monitor. In recent weeks, Rep. Susan Emerson of Rindge has trekked around to dozens of stores in her community and nearby towns in search of “spice,” or the synthetic marijuana substance that prompted Gov. Maggie … 0