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This Friday, June 7, composer Kyle Rivera will share his ever-evolving musical perspective in the June edition of MacDow...
06/05/2024

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...

Poetry at the Root began with a quest for vegetables.“My wife stopped by The Root Cafe to get some vegetables, and she c...
06/05/2024

Poetry at the Root began with a quest for vegetables.“My wife stopped by The Root Cafe to get some vegetables, and she came home and said, ‘That would be a wonderful place to have a poetry night,” said Brian Evans-Jones, founder of the monthly open...

Poetry at the Root began with a quest for vegetables.“My wife stopped by The Root Cafe to get some vegetables, and she came home and said, ‘That would be a wonderful place to have a poetry night,” said Brian Evans-Jones, founder of the monthly open...

Peterborough Folk Music presents Kenny White with Marty Ballou and Kevin Barry Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at Bass Hall ...
06/05/2024

Peterborough Folk Music presents Kenny White with Marty Ballou and Kevin Barry Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at Bass Hall at Monadnock Center.White is a pianist, who also performs on guitar. “Long List of Priors,” his current album, is his latest...

PeterboroughLibrary presents ‘Two Artists & Four Hands’The next exhibition in the Peterborough Town Library Community Ar...
06/05/2024

PeterboroughLibrary presents ‘Two Artists & Four Hands’The next exhibition in the Peterborough Town Library Community Art Gallery will be “Two Artists & Four Hands: Robert Hauser & Jane E. Simpson.”The show will be on display Friday, June 7, through...

Dublin Consolidated School third-graders recently culminated their study of birds by building birdhouses.Community volun...
06/05/2024

Dublin Consolidated School third-graders recently culminated their study of birds by building birdhouses.Community volunteers Dale Gable, Jerry Branch, Harry Wolhandler and Bill Gurney. prepped the pieces for the houses, and students assembled them...

A Mason resident died in a car accident on Savage Road in Milford Monday evening.According to the Milford Police Departm...
06/04/2024

A Mason resident died in a car accident on Savage Road in Milford Monday evening.According to the Milford Police Department, Walter Knights, 50, was the only occupant of the vehicle, a 2008 Toyota Tacoma. Knights was traveling west on Savage Road,...

The Dublin Community Center is hosting a spring pop-up fine arts and crafts sale June 8, featuring the work of 15 local ...
06/04/2024

The Dublin Community Center is hosting a spring pop-up fine arts and crafts sale June 8, featuring the work of 15 local artisans from around the Monadnock region.The event will feature wares ranging from fused and hand-blown glass, naturally dyed...

On Thursday, in honor of the 80th anniversary of D-Day – the invasion of Normandy – the Cathedral of the Pines hosted a ...
06/04/2024

On Thursday, in honor of the 80th anniversary of D-Day – the invasion of Normandy – the Cathedral of the Pines hosted a Memorial Day observance and presentation on the events leading up to the historic event.Paul Vincent, a former professor of Keene...

Michele Brezovec of South Meadow Middle School in Peterborough has been selected as one of 15 semifinalists for the 2025...
06/04/2024

Michele Brezovec of South Meadow Middle School in Peterborough has been selected as one of 15 semifinalists for the 2025 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year Award, presented by the New Hampshire Department of Education. Brezovec, who has been an...

The Antrim Select Board denied a resident petition to hold a special Town Meeting seeking to abate a tax lien on the tow...
06/04/2024

The Antrim Select Board denied a resident petition to hold a special Town Meeting seeking to abate a tax lien on the town’s “Brown Church,” formerly the Antrim Church of Christ, at the May 28 meeting, stating that a special Town Meeting was not the...

The 11th annual Bennington Rhubarb Festival took place Saturday at Sawyer Park. The event is a fundraiser for Bennington...
06/04/2024

The 11th annual Bennington Rhubarb Festival took place Saturday at Sawyer Park. The event is a fundraiser for Bennington’s GEP Dodge Library.

Antrim’s Cub Scout Pack 2 visited the Antrim Fire and Rescue Station.The Scouts toured the building,  learned about fire...
06/04/2024

Antrim’s Cub Scout Pack 2 visited the Antrim Fire and Rescue Station.The Scouts toured the building, learned about fire safety and EMS response, and practiced their aim, using a water fire extinguisher to hit a target. The visit concluded with snacks...

Antrim’s Cub Scout Pack 2 visited the Antrim Fire and Rescue Station.The Scouts toured the building, learned about fire safety and EMS response, and practiced their aim, using a water fire extinguisher to hit a target. The visit concluded with snacks...

A Massachusetts hiker was rescued Monday after experiencing heat-related complications in the area known as Paradise Sla...
06/04/2024

A Massachusetts hiker was rescued Monday after experiencing heat-related complications in the area known as Paradise Slabs at Monadnock State Park.According to a release from New Hampshire Fish and Game, a Department of Natural and Cultural Resources...

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A Jaffrey man pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to the possession of machine guns and silencers that were not regis...
06/03/2024

A Jaffrey man pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to the possession of machine guns and silencers that were not registered to him under the National Fi****ms ActAccording to the announcement from U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young’s office, Luke...

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Efforts to renovate and restore the historic Greenfield Meetinghouse just received a $1 million boost, as the Town of Gr...
06/03/2024

Efforts to renovate and restore the historic Greenfield Meetinghouse just received a $1 million boost, as the Town of Greenfield received a forgivable loan in that amount from the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority.The CDFA...

Conant’s commanding baseball season continued to come up all black-and-orange Saturday afternoon, as the undefeated Orio...
06/03/2024

Conant’s commanding baseball season continued to come up all black-and-orange Saturday afternoon, as the undefeated Orioles kept up their win streak with a 3-1 victory over visiting Gilford in the NHIAA Division III quarterfinals. Conant (17-0)...

In a typical day at the Antrim police station, officers respond to anywhere from 25 to 40 or 50 incidents in a day, rang...
06/03/2024

In a typical day at the Antrim police station, officers respond to anywhere from 25 to 40 or 50 incidents in a day, ranging from false alarm calls to car accidents on Route 9, and from assisting EMS first-responders to animal complaints.But they’re...

Greenville residents took up their poles for a day of fishing in the Souhegan River, during the Greenville Fire Departme...
06/03/2024

Greenville residents took up their poles for a day of fishing in the Souhegan River, during the Greenville Fire Department’s annual Children’s Fishing Derby.Derby winnersAges 11 to 15First Place: Addy Guy Second Place: Mathew Hebert Third Place:...

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ConVal School District has named current Peterborough Elementary School Principal Larry Pimental as the new director of ...
05/31/2024

ConVal School District has named current Peterborough Elementary School Principal Larry Pimental as the new director of athletics and co-curriculars.Pimental, who has served as PES principal for six years, will begin in the position on July 1. He...

Christian McEwen, a multiple-time MacDowell fellow, will read from her new book, “In Praise of Listening” at Toadstool B...
05/31/2024

Christian McEwen, a multiple-time MacDowell fellow, will read from her new book, “In Praise of Listening” at Toadstool Bookshop at 12 Depot St. in Peterborough Saturday, June 1, at 11 a.m. She will be joined by her publisher, Sarah Bauhan, who will...

I am very proud to be the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District superintendent. In Jaffrey-Rindge, we have wonderfu...
05/31/2024

I am very proud to be the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District superintendent. In Jaffrey-Rindge, we have wonderful children and families, dedicated and passionate educators and staff, supportive communities and a future-focused school board....

With the bases loaded and one out in the top of the seventh inning, Bishop Brady relief pitcher Payton Bryson had little...
05/31/2024

With the bases loaded and one out in the top of the seventh inning, Bishop Brady relief pitcher Payton Bryson had little margin for error. The No. 5 Giants (13-4) led their first-round playoff matchup with No. 12 Conant (7-10) on Wednesday, 6-4, but...

Stories about the Wilton Town Hall Theatre reached me in Durham long before I became a resident of Wilton. One of my Dur...
05/31/2024

Stories about the Wilton Town Hall Theatre reached me in Durham long before I became a resident of Wilton. One of my Durham neighbors had grown up in Wilton. She took great pride in comparing what she was able to see at the Town Hall Theatre with what...

I am something of a content ju**ie. It borders on hoarding. It may be out-and-out hoarding, who knows?It is some sort of...
05/31/2024

I am something of a content ju**ie. It borders on hoarding. It may be out-and-out hoarding, who knows?It is some sort of condition, for sure, because I am faced with clearing out the piles of subscriptions, online and print, that are stacked up around...

The Mascenic softball team won 5-1 game against Lin-Wood Wednesday evening in their preliminary-round game of the state ...
05/31/2024

The Mascenic softball team won 5-1 game against Lin-Wood Wednesday evening in their preliminary-round game of the state Division IV playoffs. After Lin-Wood scored in the top of the first inning, the fourth-seeded Vikings started out strong, thanks to...

The Hancock Historic District Commission approved several proposed alterations to the Hancock Inn at a public forum Tues...
05/30/2024

The Hancock Historic District Commission approved several proposed alterations to the Hancock Inn at a public forum Tuesday night – potentially paving the way for the inn to reopen this summer.Craig Hastings, the inn’s director of hospitality, said...

A hot real estate market in the Monadnock region is causing the Town of Peterborough to undergo another property reasses...
05/30/2024

A hot real estate market in the Monadnock region is causing the Town of Peterborough to undergo another property reassessment for the whole town – three years after a reassessment increased many residential property values by 30% to 40% and stoked...

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