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Eighth-grader Lei-Lani Finch is striving to become a professional ballerina. She hopes to move next year from Peterborough to New York City to study dance.

Peterborough: She’s on point

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Most eighth-grade students at South Meadow can’t wait to move onto high school, and experience their first relationships, learn to drive, and stay out late with friends. Not Lei-Lani Finch. “You can do more than that,” said the 13-year-old ballerina, who hopes to enroll in a dance academy in New York City sophomore year. “20 years from now, I want … 0

Peterborough: Well School’s Bobcat bill heads to Senate floor

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thanks to some civic-minded, animal-loving fourth- and fifth-grade students at The Well School, the bobcat is one step closer to becoming the state wildcat. On April 16, the Senate Rules, Enrolled Bills and Internal Affairs Committee unanimously approved HB423, which students from the independent elementary school in Peterborough lobbied their legislators to draft. The Senate plans to address the bill on the floor, … 0

WLC: A wonderful world of music

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WILTON — Students from Lyndeborough Central School performed in a concert for parents on Tuesday night, to a theme of “What a Wonderful World.” Students sang, used American Sign Language, played recorders and drums to perform songs celebrating the United States and the larger world, including the titular Louis Armstrong hit, “I Love … 0

Region: Help available for fuel bills

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Although snowbanks are receding and temperatures slowly rising, Southern New Hampshire Services will be taking applications through April 30 to help renters and homeowners in paying past or future energy bills. Fuel assistance will pay for oil, propane, wood, pellets, kerosene, natural gas or electric heat costs. Payments … 0

Girls’ tennis: WLC kicks off season with split

Monday, April 13, 2015

Their challenges? Only one previous indoor practice and a small roster. Their advantage? A strong core of five returning players including a No. 1 player undefeated last year. That’s the situation Wilton Tennis, which won its first match … 0

ML: Looking for tourist dollars

Monday, April 13, 2015

Last year, state officials expected 14.9 million tourists to visit New Hampshire and spend billions of dollars in the Granite State on anything from maple syrup to craft beer. And this May, for the first time ever, the Monadnock region will be hosting the state Governor’s Conference on … 0

Wilton: Fiddle and songs presented at library

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sarah Jane Nelson will give a concert at the Wilton & Gregg Free Library on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Nelson is a multi-instrumentalist who regularly performs for festivals, contra dances and other special events across New England. She … 0

Bridging the political divide: Political correctness: Appomattox at 150

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Today marks the 150th anniversary of Lee’s surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the country’s four devastating years of Civil War. There were other Union and Confederate armies still in the field and more … 0

Viewpoint: A liberal viewpoint on big vs. small government

Monday, April 6, 2015

I probably have as many complaints about the federal government as anyone else, but my complaints aren’t all of one type. Sometimes I think government’s too big; sometimes I think it’s too small. Frequently I think it’s inefficient; occasionally I think it’s corrupt. Sometimes I think it’s gotten … 0

Viewpoint: Dangers of big government, how individual liberty is lost

Monday, April 6, 2015

Before the 20th century, a person in the U.S. existed just as a person — no papers, no Social Security number, free to move and work and pursue his happiness. How far we have come. Between 1935 and 1985, in seven incremental stages, we Americans became enumerated. It … 0

Health: MCH encourages vaccinations

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

We, the physicians and nurse practitioners of Monadnock Community Hospital, strongly urge parents to vaccinate their children against preventable diseases, including measles. This recommendation follows guidelines established by the Center for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 2000, measles was declared eliminated from the United … 0

PETERBOROUGH: Arsenic tests available to residents

Monday, April 6, 2015

Like many Granite Staters, Jamie Trowbridge of Peterborough assumed water from his home’s artesian well was clean. But after media reports encouraged the Trowbridges to test their drinking water, they discovered it harbored an unhealthy level of arsenic — a carcinogen that is the most common well-water contaminant … 0

Parent Wise: Can you be friends with your child?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Wish I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard “Never be friends with your child.” The thinking behind this, I presume, is that children need a parent’s authority; they do not need to be a confidante. True … 0