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Rindge / Jaffrey / Wilton: More tests questioned in online certifications

Monday, July 6, 2015

Three more Monadnock region police officers’ Breathalyzer certifications have come into question after the state found a second glitch in the state-mandated online recertification test. Officer Thomas Bishop of Jaffrey and officers Todd Moriarty and William Hickerson III of Wilton were three of nearly 150 officers named in the latest list of officers released by the state; Rindge police officer Thomas Horne — whose certification was already in question from … 0

Peterborough/Hancock: Weather a boon for ticks

Monday, July 6, 2015

Ticks — the moisture-loving, sometimes Lyme-disease-carrying insect — thrived in the Monadnock region in the wetter-than-normal June. “What’s good for them may not be quite so good for us,” said Alan Eaton, an entomologist at the University of New Hampshire entomologist and its integrated pest management coordinator. “It appears the two most common … 0

Peterborough: Man facing heroin charge fails to appear

Monday, July 6, 2015

JAFFREY — A Swanzey man, who was arrested in Peterborough on April 29 and charged with trafficking a half-kilogram of heroin, failed to appear at his arraignment at the 8th Circuit, District Division, Jaffrey, yesterday. Ryan Williams, 28, had been released on $75,000 personal recognizance after his arrest. Judge Phillip Runyon III, who … 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

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