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Cathy Lanigan has several  "No Pipeline" lawn signs in front of her home on Concord Street in Peterborough.

Pipeline: Feeling the ripple effect

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Even though Cathy Lanigan doesn’t live in a town that will be traversed by Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project, she defiantly displays several “Stop the Pipeline” signs on her lawn on Concord Street. “If I don’t want it in my backyard, why somebody else’s?” she said, citing concerns about the pipeline’s impact on the environment, real estate and … 0

Peterborough: Fundraising to train EMTs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Michael Hutchinson, a Peterborough paramedic who served as outreach coordinator for Cheshire Medical Center until December, surveyed about two-dozen ambulance departments in the region in 2014, asking them about their biggest challenges. Their answer: training EMTs. Ambulance departments have a difficult time training EMTs because of the costs — each course costs about … 0

Wilton: New Selectman’s assistant being sought

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The town is seeking a new Selectman’s assistant to fill the shoes of Mary Guild, who will be leaving the town for another position this month. “We’re sorry to see Mary leave. She’s done a lot of heavy lifting, so to speak, in the office for us,” said Select Board Chair Rick Swanson in an interview Wednesday. Guild said she will be leaving … 0

Peterborough: Arrest part of heroin bust

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Marlborough man arrested in Peterborough and charged with trafficking a half-kilogram of heroin is believed to have ties to a major drug distribution network out of Lawrence, Massachusetts, according to Keene police. Ryan Williams, 28, was one … 0

PUC, utility reach deal

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Opponents of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline proposed to run through the state are disappointed with decisions last week from both state and federal entities. Staff at the state Public Utilities Commission have reached a settlement agreement with natural gas distributor Liberty Utilities, regarding its application to contract … 0

The Avid Reader: Shedding some light on manuscript illumination

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This past Saturday I had the good fortune to take a day-long workshop on “Manuscript Illumination: Ancient Art Form, Modern Techniques and Applications.” This was taught by Amy Fagin, a professional manuscript artist, at the Museum of Russian … 0

Achievement:

Monday, June 29, 2015

Jonathan Schultz of Wilton was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Western New England University, Springfield, Massachusetts. To make the list a student must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.30 or higher. Schultz is majoring in mechanical engineering. … 0

Editorial: Pipeline is a state, regional issue

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

While information about the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline continues to inundate us, wading through the rhetoric is an unending battle. Perhaps it’s no surprise then that many of the towns that neighbor those that would be part of the route have held back on joining one side … 1

Viewpoint: My latest trip and words that have meaning

Monday, June 29, 2015

They say travel broadens the mind, and no doubt they’re right. I’ll tell you something else. It wrecks the body. We spent much of June in Japan. I learned a lot about the culture but hardly anything about the language except that they apparently have three alphabets and … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 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