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Pipeline: What’s to be done?

Monday, October 5, 2015

Some people may be asking, “What can I do to have my voice heard on the pipeline?” Whether you are for or against the plan, here are some ways to get involved. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission — the final authority on interstate natural gas pipelines — will be accepting written comment on the Northeast Energy Direct project through Oct. 16. Here’s what to do: Go to elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/docket_search.asp online and …

Pipeline: Voices from the pipeline path

Monday, October 5, 2015

Darren Coppel and his partner Patricia Canaday had big plans for their property when they moved to New Ipswich in April of 2014. Their sprawling home seemed perfect to transform into a bed and breakfast, and the surrounding land was ideal to bring back to glory and fill with farm animals and gardens. …

Volleyball: CV falls to WIndham, wins at homecoming

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The ConVal volleyball team lost to Windham last week 3-0. The set scores were 25-8, 25-22 and 25-13. The Cougars were led offensively by Abby Cail with 3 kills and 2 blocks. Defensively, captain Caroline Magee had 10 digs, while Joanna Adams and captain Aidan Dissinger each had 7 digs. On Friday, ConVal captured a victory at its homecoming match against Pelham, 3-0. …


Monday, September 14, 2015

Damiel Faxon of Temple has joined the class of 2019 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, for the 2015-2016 school year. …


Monday, September 21, 2015

Kelsey Torphy of Temple is enrolled at St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, as a member of the class of 2019. She is a graduate of ConVal High School. …

Viewpoint: Honesty in business ethics

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Much of what is believed about the Old Testament is historically inaccurate. Centuries of stereotyping and hostile religious teachings have obscured past reality. My research into ancient business ethics is based upon medieval commentaries on the Talmud, the Prophets, and the Torah (the Five Books of Moses) and …

Thank you: Bach concert a ‘rousing success’

Friday, September 18, 2015

To the editor: On behalf of the Contoocook Valley Visual and Performing Arts Center board, I would like to thank the many people who made the recent “Bach thru the Blues” concert a rousing success. First and foremost, many thanks to the Union Congregational Church for warmly and …

Viewpoint: School plan: A focus on excellence

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Last spring, the ConVal School Board completed a public group process to solicit input for the district’s next strategic plan. A survey questionnaire was mailed to all the houses in the district and made available electronically. Nearly 1,000 people participated in the survey and focus groups, and their …

Thank You: Thanks to ‘Sprint’ sponsors

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

To the editor: The officers of Live Free and Ski Inc. would like to thank GFA Federal Credit Union and Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride for their sponsorship of last month’s Sprint to the Summit 1-mile race up Crotched Mountain in Bennington. Without their assistance, the race would …

Peterborough: Promoting healthy living

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Start Saturday off with a 5K walk or a Zumba session. Have your cholesterol checked, then finish off the morning by sampling different soups, from low-calorie options to the more indulgent variety. These are just some …

ConVal: School board pens letter to FERC

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The ConVal School Board, which opposes the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline due to its proximity to Temple Elementary School, will send a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asking the agency to deny the application for the project. “[Compressor station] emissions will affect all areas of the …

Peterborough: One shared offering

Monday, September 21, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Before a tithe was a portion of one’s earnings to be given to a religious organization, it was 1/10 of an ancient Israelite’s harvest or herd, which would be given to the Temple in Jerusalem or …

Peterborough: Walkable, shoppable and green

Monday, September 21, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Planning Board Chair and Rep. Ivy Vann (D-Peterborough) envisions a downtown where you can walk to the corner market when you’re 5 to buy a popsicle and when you’re 85 to buy a quart of milk. …