Peterborough: Children’s magazine closing office

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Cricket Media employee confirmed Wednesday that Cobblestone’s Peterborough office will be closed sometime this summer. Cricket Media will be consolidating Cobblestone into Cricket Media’s location in Chicago, Illinois, according to Maggie Hatfield, a senior vice president of marketing for Cricket Media. Almost two years ago, Lou Waryncia, an editorial director for Cobblestone Publishing, told the Ledger-Transcript the children’s magazine publisher wasn’t leaving Peterborough, where it’s been since it was … 0

Conval: Number of administrators questioned

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Numerous residents are speaking up about the number of administrators the ConVal Regional School District employs and how much they are paid. These residents say the number of salaries and administrators are out of sync with the district’s waning student population. But Supt. Brendan Minnihan says the number of administrators are in line with other school districts throughout New Hampshire, and that number … 0

ConVal: Board rejects petition articles

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The number of students in the ConVal Regional School District has been declining for about a decade. Over the last several years, there has been conversation among the public and School Board about whether to close a middle or elementary school in response to the declining student population. And in the … 0

Sustainable health: Many different names for sugar

Friday, January 16, 2015

Sugar is in the news again. I think by now we all understand that high fructose corn syrup has inundated our manufactured food supply, and is a big factor in many modern-day health issues: obesity, type 2 diabetes, … 0

Spice cupboard: Bone broth the perfect tonic

Friday, January 16, 2015

At some point in late December is when I usually begin to feel it. Somewhere between the last bite of decadent fudge the neighbors kindly shared with us and after the fifth type of cookie I’ve sampled from … 0

Life on liberty Farm: Why free-range doesn’t work

Friday, January 16, 2015

It all began so innocently. Chickens, that’s what we need! We will have fresh eggs anytime we want. It can’t be hard to have a few chickens running about the yard. We have real jobs. I teach third grade in Jaffrey and my husband, Bill, works for N.H. … 0

Nordic skiing: Cougars host home meet — on the road

Monday, January 19, 2015

This past Saturday ConVal hosted its Nordic home meet, relocated to Plainfield due to low snow cover on the ConVal fields. Braving temperatures rising only into the low teens, the team organized a two-event meet for over 100 … 0

Concord: Residents urged to bring cancer stories to State House

Monday, January 19, 2015

The 2015 American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Legislative Breakfast will take place on Wednesday at the State House in Concord. Cancer advocates, survivors, and members of the legislature are invited to attend from 8 to 10 a.m. This is an important day for those living with cancer … 0

Letters: Mr. Leach’s anti-gun position

Thursday, January 8, 2015

To the editor: This letter is in direct response to Mr. Ted Leach’s opinion on the state Legislature’s decision to allow concealed carry within the State House and the legislature rooms. Mr. Leach, your portrayal of events unfolding are so laughable they are imbecilic. Your description of our … 0

Letters: Short memory on school district

Thursday, January 15, 2015

To the editor: Regarding Benji Rosen’s story in the Ledger-Transcipt that appeared in print Jan. 15. The article stated, “Abby Meyer of Peterborough, author of the petition article to close Great Brook School, said Tuesday she was expressing public sentiment...” Apparently Abby Meyer has a short memory, as … 0

Jaffrey: Hearse House project gives concern for mountain view

Thursday, January 15, 2015

JAFFREY — Some Jaffrey residents are up in arms over the Historical Society blocking a view of Mount Monadnock from the Meetinghouse, by building a replica of the Hearse House, in order to display two hearses from 1868. … 0

ConVal: Administrator salaries probed

Thursday, January 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Following a brief public hearing, where ConVal administrators presented their $44,746,514 proposed operating budget and $426,596 collective bargaining agreements for 2015-16, several audience members blasted the school district ‘s spending. Al Burtt of Greenfield said that … 0

ConVal: Petition articles call for closings

Thursday, January 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH—Two petition warrant articles submitted to ConVal’s SAU Tuesday afternoon continue to pose the question: Should any of the middle or elementary schools be closed? One petition article calls for closing Great Brook School in Antrim by August. South Meadow School would become ConVal Middle School. Fifth-graders would … 0