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AT MACDOWELL: Medal Day has something for everyone
07-17-2024 12:02 PM

By JAMIE TROWBRIDGE

If you have never been to Medal Day at MacDowell, you really ought to consider joining in the fun on Sunday, July 21. It’s a unique opportunity to speak with artists and see where their art is made before it reaches the museum, movie screen or concert...

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Feral Gals hit the weights in Peterborough
07-15-2024 12:03 PM

By DIANE KOLLER

One definition of feral is “In a wild state, especially after escape from captivity.”Every week, the Peterborough’s Feral Gals powerlifting club meets at Performance Fitness. Each week is devoted to just one lift, when each member strives to surpass...


Dave McMullen’s quest to run between all of New Hampshire’s town halls continues
07-11-2024 12:01 PM

By DAVE MCMULLEN

“Some folks like to get away, take a holiday from the neighborhoodHop a flight to Miami Beach, or to Hollywood” – Billy Joel (“New York State of Mind”).If you are over 50, you should be able to easily keep the song melody in your head. Insert these...


Viewpoint: Rick MacMillan – A flight of honor
07-09-2024 11:58 AM

By RICK MACMILLAN

“Wheels up,” I repeated to my longtime friend Bob as we took off from Baltimore/Washington Airport on Father’s Day.It was 10 p.m. We were returning from a day spent with 60 other veterans in Washington, D.C., courtesy of the Honor Flight New England...


Viewpoint: Dr. Ahmed Kutty – Burnout in the health care workforce
07-09-2024 11:58 AM

By DR. AHMED KUTTY

A recent paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) dated June 25, reporting on a study in 2020, says one in five physicians in the United States intended to quit practice in the next two years, and a follow-up survey in 2021...


Viewpoint: Kathy Manfre – Go plastic-free this July
07-01-2024 11:01 AM

By KATHY MANFRE

Only 5% to 6% of plastic produced in the United States gets recycled, and approximately 50% is used just once and thrown away.Communities around the globe are concerned about plastic in our waste stream, particularly single-use plastics that are...


STATE OF THE DISTRICTS: Tom Ronning – Reflections on a big year at Wilton-Lyndeborough
06-28-2024 12:01 PM

By TOM RONNING

As we conclude our 2023-2024 academic year, we are delighted to share some of the numerous accomplishments and milestones our students and staff have achieved.This year has been marked by remarkable academic progress, enhanced extracurricular...


Viewpoint -- Let's declare peace in the culture wars
06-28-2024 11:17 AM

By STATE REP. MOLLY HOWARD

It is currently popular to equate U.S. politics with “culture wars,” by experience as a New Hampshire state representative is not of war and hardly includes much semblance of culture.If we set aside the shorthand of the press echo chamber and examine...


Towns seek summer employees for recreation departments
06-27-2024 12:03 PM

By ISABELLA MESSA

With summer having just begun, many college students have returned home and high school students on summer vacation are seeking jobs in and around the towns where they live.Along with from local businesses, town recreation departments are looking for...


Bennington Conservation Commission sets Canoe the Contoocook
06-27-2024 12:01 PM

By ISABELLA MESSA

On June 29, Bennington Conservation Commission will hold its seventh annual Canoe the Contoocook event.Talking about the origin of the event, Mike Munhall of the Conservation Commission said, “Why don't we have a celebration for one of our biggest...


Steve Kim – Avoid emotional pitfalls to maximize your investments
06-18-2024 11:01 AM

By STEVE KIM

Let us get the elephant out of the room – money is emotional.How can it not be, when it provides for your children’s education, memorable vacations and so much more? It is only natural to worry when the stock market takes a dive, and you see the value...


ConVal High School hosts voter-registration drive
06-11-2024 12:01 PM

By ISABELLA MESSA

On Thursday, senior Charlie Savage organized what he said was the first voter-registration drive at ConVal High School. The event was paired with the senior breakfast, so students could eat and register for their first presidential election among...


At MacDowell: Jonathan Gourlay –Rivera to share evolving musical perspective
06-05-2024 12:51 PM

By JONATHAN GOURLAY

This Friday, June 7, composer Kyle Rivera will share his ever-evolving musical perspective in the June edition of MacDowell Downtown at The Monadnock Center for History and Culture.Rivera will expound on his musical explorations and process and...


Viewpoint: Mark Beckwith – We must learn how to share the land
05-31-2024 11:28 AM

By MARK BECKWITH

A couple of weeks ago, I came across this passage from my daily reading – “From the wilderness and the Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, to the Great Sea in the west shall be your territory. No one...


Break the Silence 5K is June 1
05-30-2024 11:01 AM

By ISABELLA MESSA

Editor’s note: This story references issues with mental healthFor the fifth year, Callie Boisvert, Abbey Shumway, Liberty Kemp and Laura Phillips are working together to fight the stigma against mental health through the Break the Silence 5K race on...


Andy’s Summer Playhouse takes a different approach
05-29-2024 12:01 PM

By GAIL HOAR

While regional theaters throughout the United States are struggling to win back audiences lost to the pandemic, the seats at Andy’s Summer Playhouse at 582 Isaac Frye Highway in Wilton are filled for shows featuring actors are too young to vote and...


Viewpoint: Nisa Simila – A complicated question
05-24-2024 12:03 PM

By NISA SIMILA

“Where are you from?”I'm of Asian descent and living in rural New Hampshire, so I've been asked this question countless times. People often don't realize how complicated it is for me. My siblings and I were born in different countries, to parents who...


ConVal baseball season ends, but bright future awaits
05-24-2024 12:02 PM

By BEN CONANT

The ConVal baseball team showed resilience in its senior night comeback bid against Milford Wednesday, but the young Cougars couldn't quite get over the hump. "They're a young team and they're learning how to fight," said first-year head coach Chris...


Meg Gourley – Village improvement societies do what needs to be done
05-20-2024 12:01 PM

By MEG GOURLEY

A traveler driving eastbound from, say, Keene or Marlborough and headed to metropolitan New Ipswich would pass through the beautiful and historic town of Jaffrey.They would pass through miles of forest and a bog, and catch some great views of Mount...


Greenfield Elementary first-graders read with seniors
05-16-2024 12:02 PM

By ISABELLA MESSA

The Stephenson Memorial Library has recently started a new program with Greenfield Elementary School to allow students to read and interact with seniors in the Greenfield community.Library Director Ella Cademartori is leading the program, and she...


‘Dork Dancing’ coming to Depot Square in Peterborough
05-10-2024 12:03 PM

By ISABELLA MESSA

A “Dork Dancing” event in Depot Square on May 10 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. is looking to break the stigma about mental health.Founder Ethan Levy is leading the event, with help from Melody Russell.“One night Ethan was making supper in his house in...

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