Doctors Scott Jaynes and Annika Brown are leaving Monadnock Community Hospital in June. Jaynes and Brown, who are married, will join Dartmouth-Hitchock Medical Center.

Peterborough: Doctors at North Meadow leaving MCH

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Patients of doctors Scott Jaynes and Annika Brown want to know why the couple is leaving Monadnock Community Hospital for Dartmouth­-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, and why MCH hasn’t fought to keep them. Hospital administrators and trustees say the hospital has done everything possible to encourage the physicians to stay. Jaynes and Brown said MCH offered them inadequate space at … 0

Bennington man charged with bank robbery

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Bennington man has been charged with unarmed robbery and falsifying physical evidence, after allegedly absconding with an undisclosed amount of cash from a Milford bank. On Monday shortly after 3 p.m., Jason B. Haney, 32, of Bennington allegedly entered Citizen’s Bank in the Granite Town plaza in Milford, and handed the teller … 0

Aid cuts to schools could be costly

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

If the N.H. House Finance Committee’s proposed two-year budget is passed, the ConVal and Jaffrey-Rindge School Districts could each lose more than $1 million in aid. School officials say the consequences would be devastating. “I’m just very discouraged with the Legislature right now,” Butch Estey of Peterborough, chair of the Conval School Board, said Wednesday. “To have them make those cuts — they … 0

Peterborough: Town airs concerns with Sen. Sanborn

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Town Administrator Pamela Brenner and the Select Board vented to Sen. Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford) that Peterborough could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars, in connection with the state’s two-year budget and state legislation. “Senator, I’ve been … 0

Peterborough: Board to lease Armory garage to makerspace group

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

PETERBOROUGH—The Select Board gave the go-ahead Tuesday to lease the former Armory garage on Elm Street to Monadnock Art X Tech — Peterborough’s makerspace movement — whose goal is to bring hobbyists, artists and entrepreneurs together to provide … 0

Sharon: Bowles steps down, Kazanovicz takes over

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SHARON — When former town administrator and selectman Will Fenno hung up his hat in 2011, he didn’t say he was retiring. He said he was promoting himself to “private citizen.” “I’m blatantly stealing from [Fenno],” Chet Bowles, … 0

Viewpoint: Hate isn’t the answer

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

General Smedley Darlington Butler, a highly decorated Marine, wrote a treatise after serving in the military for 33 years titled “War is a Racket.” He understood that at the heart of every war were people who were profiting, while others paid the price: warmongers. His insight resonates today. … 0

Letter: Issues confused in recent column

Friday, February 27, 2015

To the editor: I note with interest Ruth Holmes’ column in the Feb. 17 edition of the Ledger-Transcript. While I agree with some of Ms. Holmes’ points, she is confusing two separate and distinct issues. I agree that chemical herbicides can be potentially harmful. However, glyphosate and Roundup … 0

Letter: Reporter off on town’s position

Thursday, March 12, 2015

To the editor: We are writing to refute a statement made in David Blumenthal’s Feb. 12, 2015, article titled “Move to Make Treasurer Appointed.” In the article, Mr. Blumenthal misrepresented Deputy Administrator Kristie LaPlante’s brief history of staffing changes within the treasurer’s position. While Mr. Blumenthal’s choice of … 0

Letter: My car made the paper

Thursday, March 12, 2015

To the editor: My car made the paper. My car was the vehicle that went up in flames in the story “Vehicle fire closes Route 202; driver not hurt.” I am so thankful that my son, Brian, the driver, was not hurt physically and only shaken up. Anyone … 0

Letter: Let’s get down to business

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

To the editor: The juxtaposition of Mr. Kolk’s and Mr. Williams’s viewpoint articles on page 9 of the March 10 paper was enlightening and validated some of my previous observations on how one’s “opinions” can be based on emotions, assumptions and/or facts. Mr. Kolk made some erroneous assumptions … 0

Viewpoint: Help for the homeless

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

As those involved with the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter in Peterborough know, rentals in our general area are costly. An article by Scott Carrier in the March issue of Mother Jones Magazine tells how homelessness in America is … 0

Viewpoint: Here’s what’s happening this spring

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

In a few days it will officially be spring. The days are getting longer. We dare to think about our gardens, flowers and green grass. We have hope. At the core of what we do here at The … 0