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Fairpoint employees in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine are on strike after the telecommunications provider declared an impasse during contract renegotiations.

Peterborough: Fairpoint workers picketing over contract negotiations

Monday, October 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A handful of local Fairpoint technicians picketing on Concord Street outside the Fairpoint facility on Monday and Friday are some of the 1,700 employees on strike in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, after a failed attempt by two unions to renegotiate the unionized workforces’s contract. These employees — part of the Communications Workers of America and the International … 0

Roundup: Sturges scores two for ConVal

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ConVal boys soccer ConVal beat Manchester West 4-1 on Tuesday Max Sturges scored two goals in the first ten minutes of game, assisted by Aiden Hall on the first and Noah Cail on second. Nate Sullivan scored the third goal off a pass from Ian Szep. Manchester West then scored to make it a 3-1 game in the second half. Micah Black netted … 0

Editorial: Food and farming go hand in hand

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

If you were lost in the woods, would you want a handful of dollars or a handful of food? That question, posed by farmer Ruth Holmes at Tuesday’s Community Conversation in Peterborough’s Bass Hall, is a pithy and profound way to get to the core of both the fundamental problems and fantastic possibilities facing the Monadnock region — and the world — today. … 0

Letter: Media is no longer a service

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

To the editor: I participated with my family at the NYC People’s Climate March on Sept. 21. Despite the massive turnout and visible participation of key politicians and world leaders, there was very little media coverage. The main topics in the media of that day were the “NFL … 0

Editorial: A call to action on the heroin problem

Monday, October 6, 2014

“Heroin — ‘This problem is here’” was a headline on last Thursday’s front page. For some of us, that was news. For others, it wasn’t. Ron Smith lost his son to a heroin overdose more than two years ago. Today, he tells his story. We know others in … 0

Market Basket: An extraordinary story of employee support

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

First, some background: DeMoulas Super Markets, Inc., under the trade name Market Basket, is a chain of 71 supermarkets in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, with headquarters in Tewksbury, Mass. From 1990 through late August 2014, the company was the center of controversy as the families of cousins … 0

Wilton: Vintage railroad films screening Sunday

Monday, September 22, 2014

Two vintage silent railroad melodramas will be screened at the Town Hall Theatre on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. The films, rarely seen, are “The West-Bound Limited,” 1923, and “Transcontinental Limited,” 1926. In “The West-Bound Limited” a fired employee takes revenge on the railroad by setting a trap for … 0

Wilton: Cabin permit dispute settled

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WILTON — A controversial cabin on Isaac Frye Highway has been ruled exempt from a building permit, and Monday, the Zoning Board approved a new motion in hopes of avoiding similar disputes in the future. The cabin became … 0

Achievement: Achievement

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The following students have entered Colby-Sawyer College, New London, this fall as freshmen: Theresa Edick of Dublin, majoring in environmental studies, and Hannah Putnam of Wilton, majoring in environmental science — aquatics. … 0

Jaffrey: Lyons wins Gilmore triathlon

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cool conditions and sunny weather greeted the triathletes Sunday morning for the first annual Gilmore Pond Triathlon. The cooler conditions and hilly course did not deter some strong performances however. The first athlete to arrive at the finish … 0

Wilton: Sharp intersection to be improved

Monday, September 15, 2014

WILTON — Safety concerns that had the town looking at a Dale Street intersection will soon be coming to fruition, with changes expected to be put in place this fall. The town first began discussing making a change to the intersection last August, after Police Chief Brent Hautanen … 0

Wilton: Meal with local food

Monday, September 15, 2014

If there’s anything that brings people together, it’s food. And this month the Wilton Community Center has a great event for everyone who appreciates a high-quality meal and who wants to support the Community Center as well as local agriculture. In a departure from its regular schedule of … 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