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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 17 months before the election, and before Hassan has announced whether or not she will run. “We’re trying to get ahead of … 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 the newcomer. The most challenging part, she said, was naming it. Cartmell pondered and pondered … 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 from the trailhead off Mountain Road at about 6 p.m., according to a press release … 0

Letters: Tell Fish & Game, don’t kill bobcats

Friday, June 5, 2015

To the editor: The highly regarded Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock has officially come out against the N.H. Fish and Game Department’s proposed hunting and trapping season of the bobcat. Their resolution can be seen on their website. As more New Hampshire conservationists learn about this … 0

Wilton: Group builds community without any walls

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

There is no building in town with the words “Wilton Community Center” on it. But with picnics in the park, potlucks at the church, nature walks through public land and music events at local venues, the Wilton Community … 0

Wilton: Board considers hiring manager

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

WILTON — The Select Board is weighing the costs and benefits of using a town administrator or town manager, in addition to the administrative assistant the town currently uses. The board met with Barry Brenner, of Brenner Associates … 0

ConVal: Author outlines gap between rich and poor

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The gap between the haves and the have-nots is the country’s greatest problem, declared Robert Putnam, a Harvard University professor who lives in Jaffrey. “This is not a lecture this evening about some distant tribe that’s … 0

Peterborough: The vitality of art

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

PETERBOROUGH —In the basement of the Town Library, a dozen staff, trustees and friends of Monadnock Music sat around an industrial wooden table with Jane Chu, chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts — which has distributed … 0

Peterborough: ‘Sun Runner’ takes gold

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

One-hundred students. Forty solar-powered cars. Five schools. One winner. It happened Wednesday at the seventh annual Solar Sprint competition at Adams Playground in Peterborough. The winner was “Sun Runner” engineered by Hunter Luke and James Coburn, both 13, … 0

Wilton: Education meeting tonight at Roam

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Greater Wilton Republican Committee monthly meeting is hosting Network for Education. Meeting at Roam Cafe at 47 Main Street in Wilton from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. Coffee and tea provided and an assortment of desserts will be available to purchase. All are welcome. Join the … 0

Peterborough Players preview: Words ring true

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The stage of the Peterborough Players has long been a launching pad for young people looking to make a mark in the theater. Every year, the company invites a dozen or more aspiring actors, chosen by audition, who … 0


Monday, June 1, 2015

Madison Chadbourne of Jaffrey and Patrick Martin of Wilton were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Saint Joseph’s College, Standish, Maine. To make the list students must attain a grade point average of 3.5 or better, earn no less than a B-minus in all … 0


Monday, June 1, 2015

The following students were awarded for their outstanding work at Keene State College: Abbie Brown of Dublin received the The Bruce LeVine Mellion ’69 Scholarship for Excellence in Dance. This award was established to provide recognition, advanced study, and research opportunities to an exceptional junior or senior majoring … 0