Hancock: Local man leads super-PAC backing Ayotte

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Hancock man is taking the lead to help U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) win re-election in 2016, possibly against Gov. Maggie Hassan. David Carney is the chief consultant for Commitment Kept N.H., a project of Ending Spending Action Fund, the conservative super-PAC. The project launched Wednesday, over 17 months before the election, and before Hassan has announced whether or not she will run. “We’re trying to get ahead of … 0

Peterborough/Hancock: Morgan’s Way says goodbye

Monday, June 29, 2015

When 53-year-old Jane Cartmell decided on a whim to open her first retail store ever in downtown Peterborough, outfitting it with women’s clothing from across the world, learning the industry and decorating the window display weren’t difficult for the newcomer. The most challenging part, she said, was naming it. Cartmell pondered and pondered … 0

Peterborough: Two rescued from summit

Monday, June 29, 2015

Two Amherst hikers and their dog were rescued near the summit of Pack Monadnock, after the 17-year-olds got lost at night on the Wapack Trail. Peterborough and Temple Police found Elizabeth Silvis-Chandley and Elizabeth Maloney uninjured at about 10 p.m. Friday. The teenagers started hiking the Wapack Trail from the trailhead off Mountain Road at about 6 p.m., according to a press release … 0

Wilton: Summerfest celebrates the season

Monday, June 29, 2015

Summer enthusiasts from the Monadnock region and beyond converged for food, music, and fun at Summerfest 2015. Hoping to bring in summer on a high note, the town closed off Main Street Saturday afternoon to allow local vendors … 0

Letters: Win-win on statewide testing

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

To the editor: There is a win-win solution to the Smarter Balanced mandatory testing issue. Maggie will get her “95 percent participation” and “federal dollars” while parents can simultaneously protest “federal over-reach and undue influence on local education.” Simply send your children to school; have them log into … 0

Editorial: Deep respect for same-sex ruling

Monday, June 29, 2015

In a long-overdue decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled last week that same-sex marriages are legal in all 50 states. The historic Obergefell v. Hodges decision will likely go down as one of the court’s most memorable, uniting our progressive nation by affording every couple the same … 0

Wilton: Dog waste containers sited

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The town will be putting in receptacles at town parks, in hopes of cutting down on dog waste. Signs will be posted, and pick-up bags will be available at the containers. The town is looking at the cost of the containers now, said Select Board Chair Rick Swanson, … 0

Wilton: Some town tax bills incorrect

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Due to an error in the town’s computer billing system, about 63 residents received incorrect tax bills, according to town officials. These bills do not take into consideration a recent revaluation of homes, according to Select Board Chair Rick Swanson in an interview Tuesday. “So in some cases … 0

Peterborough: Medal to celebrate lifetime of music

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

In an unprecedented move, the MacDowell Colony will posthumously award the 56th Edward MacDowell Medal to Gunther Schuller, celebrating his life in addition to his achievements. The 89-year-old Schuller, a composer, conductor, educator, author and historian who was … 0

Rindge / Wilton: DWI cases put in jeopardy

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dozens of DWI cases across the state, including one in Wilton and six in Rindge, have been called into question because of a technical glitch in the recertification process for police officers who administer Breathalyzer tests, according to the Attorney General’s Office. The anomaly, effective since January 2013, … 0

Peterborough: Continuing the fight

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The murders of two civil rights activists were the driving force of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a major step in the fight against racial discrimination. But, after a Supreme Court decision in 2013 reversed parts of … 0

Wilton: Railroads theme of silent film series

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A series of vintage big screen railroad dramas highlights this summer’s silent film schedule at the Wilton Town Hall Theatre. The train-themed movies, all accompanied by live music, are fast paced, silent-era melodramas set in the world of … 0

Antrim/New Ipswich: Project Search opens up a world of possibilities

Monday, June 22, 2015

Cynthia Vaillancourt wanted Laurie, her 32-year-old daughter, to come out of her shell. Laurie, who has a developmental disability, spent much of the last 11 years inside in their ranch-style house in New Ipswich, listening as her father … 0