Peterborough's planning board delayed ruling Monday night on an application to host weddings, farm-to-table dinners, and other agritourism on a local farm. The Planning Board will visit the site at the end of September, and hold a public meeting later that evening.

Peterborough: Heated debate on farm permit

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — After neighbors of the farm voiced concerns at a public meeting Monday, the Planning Board elected to put off ruling on a permit that, if granted, would allow Four Winds Farm to host weddings, farm-to-table dinners, and other events throughout the year . The board will tour Four Winds Farm in the late afternoon on Sept. 29, and … 0

Peterborough: New venue for wellness fest

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

To promote healthy living, the Monadnock Rotary Club will be holding their 9th Annual Wellness Festival with a rock climbing wall, fitness demonstrations, and their renowned soup festival. The festival will be at the Peterborough Community Center at 25 Elm St., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. A change from last … 0

ConVal: Spreading out $750K purchase

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — To soften the blow of a $750,000 invoice for science equipment for K-12, the ConVal School Board’s Education Committee is exploring the possibility of spending this amount incrementally over a number of years. Crista Salamy, speaking for the Education Committee, told the rest of the board at a meeting Tuesday evening that the committee is looking into whether or not it’s … 0

Viewpoint: ConVal music — the search for a place to call their own

Friday, September 5, 2014

In the following interview, Martha Eichler talks with Dick Sanders, who served as the ConVal Band director for 19 years. Sanders gives an historical perspective on operating a music program at ConVal, without an actual musical performance facility. … 0

Editorial: Learning — it’s a lifelong endeavor

Monday, September 8, 2014

Usually, when we think of learning, we think of school. And when we think of school, we think of school-aged children. But learning is so much more than that, and can’t be defined by the four walls of a school or the age of the learner. Recently, Diane … 0

Column: On talking less and listening more

Monday, September 8, 2014

“Everything I need to know, I have yet to learn; but even as I age, maybe if I begin to listen more often than I speak, I might actually continue to learn more than I have forgotten.” -Deb McGrath After decades of being a student, a parent, and … 0

Letter: Budget approach is right on

Monday, September 8, 2014

To the editor: It is refreshing to read the article titled “ConVal board rethinks budget plans” in the Ledger-Transcript, dated Sept. 4, explaining the hard work facing the Budget and Property Committee under the capable direction of Mr. Myron Steere. This work will clear up some of the … 0

ConVal: ConVal board rethinks budget plans

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board is changing how they piece together their yearly budget, after voters rejected the school district’s $45.8 million budget last March. Meanwhile, the school district plans to return $680,000 unspent funds from the previous school year to taxpayers. A Budget and Property Subcommittee … 0

Peterborough: Hassan, Nyquist hold fundraiser

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Editor: A previous edition of the article stated that Saturday's event with Gov. Maggie Hassan in Peterborough is open to the public. The event is private and will benefit Lee Nyquist's State Senate campaign. It is not open to the public. Governor Maggie Hassan will be in Peterborough … 0

ConVal: Principal, unplugged

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Last Friday, ConVal Regional High School Principal Brian Pickering kicked off the school year by bringing all the students together. This school year, Pickering said, “We are emphasizing preparation, practice and perseverance with our students to achieve their … 0

Garcia has passion and compassion

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

There’s no such thing as a sure thing in politics. No matter how the polls are reading or for whom the pundits are guaranteeing victory, there’s nothing set in stone until Election Day. In New Hampshire this election cycle, we think the best example of a race where … 0

Letter: Jim Rubens is the way to go

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To the editor: The recent Granny D Memorial Walk from Dublin to Hancock reminded us of the need to place principle above party and big money politics. We have an opportunity right now to follow Granny D’s lead. Jim Rubens, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, was a … 0

Letter: I support school choice law

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To the editor: The New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld the school choice law, which provides all parents with schooling options. This law provides scholarship opportunities for children who might not have been able to attend a private school without this opportunity. It affords parents educational choices that had … 0