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Port Hope resident David Piccini is seeking the Northumberland-Peterborough South riding nomination for Progressive Conservative party. No nomination meeting date has been set yet. VALERIE MACDONALD Northumberland Today

Piccini to run for PCs

David Piccini of Port Hope is the new Progressive Conservative candidate for Northumberland-Peterborough South.

Sexual assault in downtown Cobourg

Cobourg police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a man wanted for sexual assault.Police say a woman was outside her downtown home Thursday when a white van pulled up and a man got out to ask for directions.The man allegedly rubbed up against the woman and made a sexual remark before the woman told him to leave. He drove away.The man

The signs are up notifying anglers of the bylaws along the Ganaraska River on Friday September 22, 2017 in Port Hope, Ont. Pete Fisher/Northumberland Today/Postmedia Network

Cobourg police cracking down on night fishing

COBOURG -- Police began a crackdown on overnight fishing on streets along the north shore of Lake Ontario in Cobourg Friday.In a media release, Cobourg Police Deputy Chief Paul VandeGraaf outlined the strict zero tolerance approach to parking between 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. on both sides of a series of streets. They are identified as Tremaine Terrace, Ta

According to Parkland School Division’s Jill Melnyk, play is needed for healthy child development. - Photo submitted by Metro Creative Graphics

Building a new future for children's programs

NORTHUMBERLAND -- A county social services department plan to further integrate childcare and education goes into effect next year.Where does the impetus for this come from, county councillor and Hamilton Township Mayor Mark Lovshin asked after a presentation by the county's Early Years Services manager, Lesley Patterson, during Wednesday's county

Visitor Eileen Crook checks out pottery on display next to potter Suzanne Woods on day one of the 33rd annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour on Saturday September 23, 2017 in Peterborough, Ont. The Art Gallery of Peterborough and over 40 local artists are inviting art enthusiasts to explore the visual arts and crafts and the beauty of the Peterborough area and an opportunity for the public to visit artists where they live and work. All artists on the tour have been juried. Studios and galleries will be openSunday September 24, from 10 am to 5 pm to display a diversity of arts and crafts, including painting, encaustic, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, jewellery, glass, metal, wood, and ceramics. The tour is self-driven and admission is free to all locations. CLIFFORD SKARSTEDT/PETERBOROUGH EXAMINER/POSTMEDIA NETWORK

Artists open their doors for studio tour

Artists and artisans in Peterborough city and county took part in this weekend's Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour, offering visitors a look at what they do in the spaces where they do it.

Heat warning issued

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Northumberland County, with weekend daytime temperatures expected to hit 40 degrees Celcius with the humidex factor weighed in.