Current Affairs

Mixed with Concord’s classical art, it creates an open-air gallery that is free to enjoy, and on view every day. And, all of the artwork is for sale. Installations may last from one to two years, typically remaining on view from 12 to 18 months. The artworks are leased from their owners. Read more →


This week, bipartisan legislation to delay impending cuts to the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program – essential to providing support for hospitals that serve vulnerable populations – was approved in the House Energy and Commerce Committee. H.R. 2328, co-authored by Rep. O’Halleran (D-AZ) and Rep. Stefanik (R-NY), delays more than $7 billion in cuts to DSH program, as well as reduces the cut to DSH in 2022 by $4 billion. The bill also secures and extends funding for the Community Health Center Fund, which provides support to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Read more →


Five Rivers Conservation Trust and the Hopkinton Conservation Commission have collaborated to permanently protect a 55-acre farm field in the center of Contoocook Village from future development. The Houston family owns the field, located behind Dimitri’s restaurant and Colonial Plaza, as part of its Pine Lane Farm.  The family has a long history of farming in Contoocook. Rich Houston, the third-generation of the family to manage Pine Lane Farm, has seen many acres of farmland lost to non-farm uses, so he wanted to permanently protect this prime agricultural land along the Contoocook and Warner Rivers. Houston says, “The viability of the farm depends on having enough good farmland to grow the corn silage and hay needed to feed our 450 milking cows”. Read more →


As a constantly evolving regional network, the Central NH Chamber of Commerce (CNHCC) values coming together to celebrate with members and supporters. This year’s annual Chamber event, “Feel the Beat,” was held on Monday, June 17, 2019, at Waterville Valley Resort’s Town Square. The event was generously sponsored by Service Credit Union and food was provided by the Waterville Valley Conference Center. The sunshine was a welcomed guest after a long, chilly spring, and the nearly 100 attendees were in high spirits. The delicious appetizers, drinks, and upbeat tunes in the Resort’s Brookside Room set the tone for celebrating the end of a successful fiscal year for the Chamber. Read more →


The rally is in coordination with a nationwide effort to protest the inhumane conditions faced by migrants, especially children, held at government-funded, privately run detention centers in the United States. At least seven other events are being held across New Hampshire, along with upwards of 500 across the country.   Read more →


Saturday August 3, 2019 at Waterville Valley Town Square 9:30-11:00a.m. Boat Building class with free supplies provided for the onsite boat-building workshop at the Corcoran Pond beach. All boats must be made of tape and cardboard. 11:30 a.m. Boat “Oughtta... Read more →


Waterville Valley, NH - One of Waterville Valley’s most exciting summer traditions, the Kirby Youth Fishing Derby, is marking 10 years on Corcoran Pond. On Saturday June 15th, the annual Fishing Derby is back and there are fun activities- from... Read more →


This year, the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation presented The Honorable Martha Fuller Clark and Dr. Geoffrey Clark of Portsmouth, NH, with the AmplifiHER Award for their dedication, passion, and commitment to women and girls in New Hampshire, and for more than 40 years of dedicating their personal and professional lives to strengthening New Hampshire communities. Read more →


On Friday and Saturday, June 14-5, 2019, the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education (“NHICE”) will screen To Kill a Mockingbird as part of a multi-year statewide program designed to foster conversations with the public on law, justice, and civics.  The screening will take place Friday, June 14 at 7 pm and the Antrim Town Hall. Then on Saturday, June 15  there will be a  discussion open the film at 10 am at the Peterborough Town Library. A  light snack will be provided.  The program was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Read more →