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‘Astonishing Moments in Nearby Nature’ opens at Peterborough Town Library March 1
02-29-2024 9:04 AM

The Peterborough Town Library, 2 Concord St., announced they will host Craig Altobello’s exhibit of marquetry.“Astonishing Moments in Nearby Nature: Marquetry by Craig Altobello” will be on view in the library’s Community Art Gallery from Friday,...

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Peterborough Planning Board passes zoning change
02-29-2024 8:16 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

After a lengthy debate on Monday night and two previous public hearings on the issue, the Peterborough Planning Board passed a motion to rezone all properties in the Family District to the General Residence District.Planning Board members Stephanie...


Gene Jonas of Hungry Bear Farm to speak at Peterborough Town Library
02-29-2024 8:04 AM

Peterborough Town Library, 2 Concord St., will host a lecture from Gene Jonas of Hungry Bear Farm in Mason Saturday, March 2, at 1 p.m.Jonas will be discussing industrialized food production systems and the benefits of buying from local farmers. Jonas...


Peterborough First Friday returns March 1
02-29-2024 8:00 AM

First Friday returns to downtown Peterborough March 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. and later.Activities will include a Firelight Theater workshop on Main Street in the Guernsey Building. Participants will explore the power of the hat to invite play,...


‘Smoky Quartz’ anniversary reading is March 3
02-29-2024 8:00 AM

The editors of “Smoky Quartz,” a journal of literature and art, are hosting a reading of poetry and prose from the “Smoky Quartz Tenth Anniversary Anthology” Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free online event. Those...


Peterborough Players present ‘Hamlet’
02-28-2024 9:02 AM

The Peterborough Players’ next National Theatre Live screening will be William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 2.While “Hamlet” showcases the struggles of Danish royals, it illuminates...


At MacDowell – Allison Akootchook Warden kicks off MacDowell Downtown season
02-28-2024 9:01 AM

By JONATHAN GOURLAY

MacDowell Downtown’s 21st season opener will be Friday, March 1, at The Monadnock Center for History and Culture with performance artist Allison Akootchook Warden.An Inuit tribal member of the Native village of Kaktovik off Alaska’s north slope,...


Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church adds accessible seating
02-28-2024 8:54 AM

The Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church, built in 1825 and on the National Register of Historic Places, has created seating accessible for wheelchairs in its sanctuary.Working with Dublin carpenter/craftsman Sterling Abram, the church removed...


Gunner Currier, Erin O'Shea tops in Peterborough Winter Chiller race
02-28-2024 8:08 AM

The fourth of five Winter Chiller series races kicked off in Peterborough Saturday with its largest field of 48 runners to date.Division III all-star Gunner Currier from Enfield dominated the hilly 3.5-mile race, winning by 19 seconds with a time of...


Letter: Going nowhere on education funding
02-27-2024 11:36 AM

Funding state education almost entirely on the back of property taxes is moronically myopic, yet for decades Republican-dominated New Hampshire legislatures have continued to adhere to it.In the 1990s, the state Supreme Court concluded that funding...


Viewpoint: Robert Beck – Two years and counting
02-24-2024 9:01 AM

Two years ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched the largest military conflict in Europe since the end of World War II. Unleashing the Red Army from three directions -- the north (Belarus), south (Crimea) and east (Russia proper), Russia...


PREP Talks: Bob Haring-Smith – Go green with fewer greenbacks
02-23-2024 3:30 PM

There’s nothing like cold weather to make us acutely aware of energy costs.Weatherizing our homes and replacing old appliances, boilers or furnaces with Energy Star devices or modern, cold-climate heat pumps are proven ways to save energy and money,...


Well School students perform ‘Our Town’ for the first time
02-22-2024 9:06 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

When Well School Theater Director Bronwyn Sims realized that in nearly 60 years of theater, the school had never performed Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” she knew she had the next seventh- and eighth-grade play.  “I’m not sure at what point ‘Our Town’...


Viewpoint: Tina Kriebel – Reconfiguration plan is a middle-ground proposal
02-21-2024 8:21 AM

By TINA KRIEBEL

I am writing this viewpoint as an almost 20-year resident of the ConVal district. I have two students who graduated from ConVal High School after attending 13 years in the district. I volunteered in Peterborough Elementary School and South Meadow...


Peterborough Town Library to host second ‘Naturally NH’ talk
02-20-2024 9:01 AM

Peterborough Town Library, 2 Concord St., will host the second in its winter lecture series titled “Naturally NH, Conversations about Wildlife and Landscape” Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m.Each lecture features an expert working in the New Hampshire...


Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Congregation schedules Ukraine vigil
02-19-2024 1:58 PM

On Friday, Feb. 23, from 4:30 to 5 p.m., the Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Congregation (PUUC) will hold a vigil to acknowledge the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022. The vigil will be held in front of the...


Archer offers hypnotherapy at Integrated Soul in Peterborough
02-16-2024 3:17 PM

By ISABELLA MESSA

After getting her certification in hypnotherapy from the HypnoRegression Institute of Blankinship Communications in Wilmington, N.C., in 2023, Jeni Archer now operates her own hypnotherapy practice, Integrated Soul, at 20 Grove St., Suite 310, in...


Arts Alive offers field trip to Healing Arts Gallery at MCH
02-16-2024 9:01 AM

On Sunday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m., Arts Alive invites artists, creatives and art-lovers to join a field trip at the Monadnock Community Hospital's Healing Arts Gallery in Peterborough.Attendees will meet other artists and learn about each other as well...


View From the River:  Johanna Arnone – A trusted, local and free tax resource
02-15-2024 1:53 PM

Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an early spring this year. I don’t know about trusting groundhogs with meteorology, but Phil was right about one omen of spring. Like it or not, tax season is here, and April 15 is just around the corner. The River...


Letter: Can't we do better?
02-15-2024 12:42 PM

Every year about this time and beyond, when the weather warms up and the snow begins to melt, the roadways in the Monadnock region are exposed.What we see as we drive, walk, run and bike are mounds of trash, mostly recyclables such as bottles, cans...


Letter: Consolidation will be best for children
02-15-2024 12:41 PM

I moved my family to Peterborough over 10 years ago.When we moved here, our intention was to join the ConVal School District. We didn't care what school or if the town that we moved to had its own school.  We strongly considered moving to Sharon, a...

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