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Antrim: A mother’s voice is heard in drug war

Monday, November 30, 2015

One of the most difficult pieces of the battle against addiction is when the fight is lost, and those left behind must deal with the aftermath. The ConVal Substance Abuse Task Force is holding their December addiction program, “When Addiction Leads to Death,” on Dec. 8 at 6 p.m., at Great Brook School in Antrim. As part of the program, …

ConVal: Need money? FAFSA meeting tomorrow

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The ConVal School Counseling Department will be hosting a representative from the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation to review the college financial aid process with all seniors and their parents on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. This program will review the financial aid process, including step by step instructions for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid as well as information about loans, …

Sheriff deputies to carry Narcan

Friday, November 27, 2015

Sheriff deputies from the Cheshire County Sheriff’s Office will now carry Narcan, according to Sheriff Eliezer “Eli” Rivera. Deputies have met the requirements set by the New Hampshire Department of Safety, Division of Fire Standards and Emergency Medical Services, Bureau of EMS for licensing as Law Enforcement Providers. Deputies travel throughout the county in the performance of their duties and could find themselves …

Basketball: Conant, Mascenic alumni games Friday

Friday, November 20, 2015

Conant and Mascenic will both hold alumni basketball games on Friday night. At Conant, the girls’ varsity tips off against the girls’ alumni team at 5:30 p.m. with the boys to follow at 7. Mascenic is on the …

Spiritual exploration expands our horizons

Monday, November 23, 2015

I grew up on a cattle ranch in Florida my great-grandfather started in the 1920s. We went to church every Sunday and, when I wasn’t in school, spent long days in the sun, climbing trees, picking pecans and …

Peterborough: Time capsule goes in altar

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Peterborough United Methodist Church congregation is planning to “bury” a time capsule, in celebration of the 175th anniversary of their building on Concord Street. The time capsule will placed in the church altar, said The Rev. Lourey …

InterfaitH Soul Food: Opportunities at Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thanksgiving is not only an opportunity to celebrate the practice of gratitude. It’s also an opportunity for personal growth and learning about projection, all of which are food for nourishing our spiritual natures. When my husband and I …

Spirituality: Bringing pope’s encyclical on the environment home

Thursday, November 19, 2015

In October, Pope Francis released an encyclical addressed, unlike early historical encyclicals which were addressed to the bishops of the Church, to the world. If it is effective in alerting the peoples of this planet to the emerging …

In support of Plaid Friday

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Black Friday, or Plaid Friday as local businesses now celebrate, is just around the corner, and the Ledger-Transcript is asking local store owners what special things they’re doing to attract customers to their shops and to keep shopping local. Whether it’s cider and cookies, special holiday discounts or …

Basketball: Monadnock at Home teams with hoops

Friday, November 20, 2015

Monadnock at Home has launched a new inter-generational program for its members in cooperation with the ConVal girls and boys basketball teams. Lead by girls’ varsity head coach Deb Riley, the student volunteers along with their coaches and …

United Way’s $5K challenge Dec. 1

Friday, November 20, 2015

On Thanksgiving we give thanks. On Black Friday we get deals. On Cyber Monday we go online. On #GivingTuesday Dec. 1 we give back. Monadnock United Way has a lofty goal: to raise $5,000 in just one day. This challenge runs for 24-hours, from 12:01 a.m. until midnight …

Viewpoint: ‘Addiction deserves all the same life-saving measures any other disease demands’

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Maia Szalavitz, a proponent of the use of Naloxone, the medication used to reverse drug overdose, recently wrote that opioid overdoses kill around 17,000 Americans each year, and stressed the need to have Naloxone available over the counter …

The feel-good gift of gratitude

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving is so much more than a meal. While the opportunity to spend time with family and friends on the holiday is a wonderful thing, it is also a time to look past the turkey and trimmings and appreciate the true feast — the life we have today. …