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

Peterborough/conVal/Sharon: 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

Greenfield: My inside look at beekeeping

Monday, June 15, 2015

GREENFIELD – I was never afraid of bees or wasps. One of my first memories was slapping a yellow jacket with my bare hand. And yet, their buzzing has always unnerved me. When beekeepers Jodi Turner and Melissa … 0

Wilton: Church opens thrift shop on Burns Road

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Second Congregational Church in Wilton is taking its monthly rummage sale to the next level by opening a thrift shop, aptly named Second Glances, in the Wilton Falls Building across from the police station at 6 Burns Hill Rd., unit No. 3. The shop will be offering … 0

Viewpoint: Unemployed in a small town

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

My mother did not work outside of the home. She worked in the home, raising five children. My father went to work at 7 a.m. and came home at 4:30 p.m. Supper was on the table at 5 o’clock sharp. My father drove the only car we owned … 0

Viewpoint: Children of the compressor station

Monday, June 15, 2015

I attended the Temple meeting about the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline and compressor station Thursday. Though the pipeline will not be going through Temple, about 200 houses in Temple, including mine, will be within a two-mile radius of the compressor station on the SKAT land in New Ipswich. … 1

Editorial: A magical weekend of creative culture

Monday, June 15, 2015

Where were you when the bell tolled 9 Saturday night? For those lucky ones who were at the Thing in the Spring, that mystical confluence of art and music and friendly folk, of creativity and comfort, it was the magic hour. Myriam Gendron was on stage at the … 0

Peterborough: Lynch: Trust is key in business, politics

Thursday, June 11, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Former Governor John Lynch often turned to his predecessor, Walter Peterson, for advice. “He never said, ‘You should do this,” recalled Lynch about Peterson. “You should do what you want to do. But if I were … 0

Hancock: Harris Center: No cat trapping

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Harris Center has taken a stand against bobcat trapping, challenging N.H. Fish and Game Department’s rationale for considering reinstating a season. Meanwhile, the department’s commission has tabled the proposal because it recognizes the subject is controversial, said Fish and Game Wildlife Division Chief Mark Ellingwood. “We do … 0

Peterborough: Flag retirement set for Sunday morning

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The American Legion Cheney-Armstrong Post 5 is asking the public to bring tattered U.S. flags to the gazebo near the Toadstool Bookshop Sunday morning. Legionnaires will retire flags at 10 a.m. Why? “Respect for the flag,” said Dee Thomas, with her husband, Post Commander Wayne Thomas, next to … 0

Wilton police log: June 11, 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Wilton Sunday, May 26 Trespassing: At 11:48 a.m., police responded to a Chabot Way residence for report of suspicious activity or trespassing. The caller reported a man had been lying on her grass for 45 minutes. Police located a man sleeping near the tree line, a Swanzey resident … 0

Kindergarten: The push for all-day

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The popularity of all-day kindergarten has snowballed across the U.S. over the last two decades. In just New Hampshire, 96 school districts have begun offering all-day kindergarten since 1999. While some consider the extra half-day a plus for … 0