Roundup: ConVal boys’, girls’ hockey lose a pair

Monday, December 22, 2014

ConVal boys’ hockey ConVal jumped out to early 2-0 lead with goals from freshman Palmer Timmons and Matt Kolk. Erik Leger made it 3-0 halfway through the first. Tristen Bows got Kearsage on the board, but ConVal responded with Leger’s second of the game 30 seconds later. Kearsarge’s Nate Thompson kept ConVal within two with a late goal. Kearsage came out flying in the second period, and got two quick … 0

PSNH plans to raise rates by 7 percent come Jan. 1

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Editor’s note: This story was published in the Concord Monitor on Dec. 16. Public Service of New Hampshire plans to raise electric rates by 7 percent this winter, a moderate increase compared with hikes as high as 40 percent or more from other utilities. In a request filed with the Public Utilities Commission … 0

Alpine skiing: Tamok, Tyler take home top-five spots

Monday, December 22, 2014

The ConVal alpine ski team hosted a multi-team race on Thursday at Crotched Mountain. The Cougar girls placed third of seven, behind Portsmouth and Souhegan, and the boys took fourth, behind Portsmouth, Hollis-Brookline and Souhegan. Individually for the boys, ConVal’s Eli Tamok was fourth overall, behind Lars Hamilton, Casey Segal and Sam Segal, all of Portsmouth. Tamok’s runs totalled 1:27:35. The rest of … 0

Hancock police logs: Dec. 9, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

HANCOCK Wednesday, Nov. 12: Unauthorized sign: At 12:30 p.m., an officer found a craft sign poking into the grass at the fountain of Main Street. The sign was subsequently removed. Thursday, Nov. 13: Motor vehicle accident: At 7:50 a.m., police received reports of a motor vehicle accident. Joan … 0

Editorial: Nonprofits chosen for ‘Spirit of Giving’

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript is happy to announce the nonprofits in our region that have been selected for our 5th Annual Spirit of Giving Series: Jaffrey-based Shelter From the Storm; School Kids in Peterborough, or SKIP, the Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center located in Antrim; and The River … 0

Viewpoint: Energy policies and projects are the way forward

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A recent editorial by Marc Brown, the executive director of the New England Ratepayers Association, had a very one-sided approach to improving electric rates in New Hampshire: Promote Northern Pass and attack all the energy policies that are helping our state become less reliant on oil and gas. … 0

Letter: South Meadow thanks you

Thursday, December 4, 2014

To the editor: South Meadow School students and staff would like to thank you very much for your generous donation of water and gift certificates for turkeys for our annual Turkey Trot. Sincerely, South Meadow School. Anne O’Bryant South Meadow School Principal … 0

Letters: Who’s running the town of Antrim?

Monday, December 8, 2014

To the editor: This letter is in response to the Antrim Select Board conducting the equivalent of a “closed-door” meeting, out of sight and out of mind, by only posting an agenda item four hours before the Select Board meeting on Nov. 24, and prior to a critical … 0

Letter: Gas pipelines are not the enemy

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

To the editor: The town in Hampden, Massachusetts, where I used to live for 20-plus years has one of those 36-inch — or perhaps bigger, I’m not sure — natural gas pipelines going through the southern edge of the entire town and has been there for many, many … 0

Letter: Thanks to those who care

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

To the editor: This is the time of the year where, more than ever, goodwill seems to abound. Here at Peterborough Elementary School this is especially true. Many people have reached out to ask how they can help families who have financial issues. But this year, something a … 0

Jaffrey/Peterborough: Bracing for winter

Monday, December 8, 2014

Joshua Levesque put his foot down on Edward MacDowell Lake to test the ice — before he had put his full weight down, it had already cracked. Levesque, who serves as a natural resources specialist for the U.S. … 0

Student Voices: ConVal students call for a change — silently

Monday, December 8, 2014

If you walked into the Budget Work session for the ConVal School District on Nov. 19, you would have been witness to what many students are now calling “something big.” What started as a small dispute over paying … 0

Football: Pair of Cougars make DII All-Conference team

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Two ConVal football players have been named to the Division II West All-Conference team. On the defensive side, freshman defensive end Dan Curran was selected. Curran had 74 total tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, and six … 0