Halloween: Scary stories from local students

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Monadnock madness by Wolfgang Morlock of Rindge age 11 Applewild School Fitchburg, Mass. One day there were three kids.They were 11,12 and 13 year olds. When they were climbing up Mount Monadnock suddenly there was a crazy wind and the wind was howling. Then they looked and saw why - a helicopter was above them it was loud and it made them cold. Then the helicopter dropped something it landed … 0

Peterborough: Sanborn: ‘We need a culture shift’

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — On Tuesday, N.H. Senator Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford) faces Democratic challenger Lee Nyquist of New Boston for the District 9 seat. Sanborn has been a state senator since 2010 and in 2012 he narrowly defeated Nyquist in the race for the Dist. 9 seat, with just 213 more votes. The Ledger-Transcript editorial … 0

Peterborough: Burglary suspect nabbed

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Peterborough man has been charged in connection with a string of daytime burglaries that started in late September. Joshua Laprise, 25, was arrested on Oct. 22 by Peterborough police and charged with three counts of burglary and two counts of false reports to law enforcement. According to a press release police issued Wednesday, LaPrise reported his Union Street residence had been burglarized, … 0

Greater Peterborough area loses power

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The greater Peterborough area lost power this afternoon (Tuesday) after a transformer malfunctioned on Old Dublin Road. Much of Peterborough, including the downtown area, lost electricity for almost an hour. The power outage occurred just before 1 p.m. to about 1:45 p.m. Capt. Ernest Belletete of the Peterborough … 0

Peterborough: Author speaks on bullying, empowerment

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

When author Jay Asher wrote his young-adult novel, “Thirteen Reasons Why,” he didn’t think he was writing about bullying. Asher said the novel about a teenager who records her motives for committing suicide on 13 cassette tapes was … 0

Hillsborough County Sheriff: We need to curb narcotics

Friday, October 24, 2014

James A. Hardy, R-Pelham Occupation: Hillsborough County Sheriff Time living in town: Life-long resident of Pelham Previously elected offices: Former state Representative; Former Pelham Selectman Other qualifications: 35 years of service in N.H. Law enforcement, Former President N.H. … 0

Cheshire County Sheriff: Improving communications key

Monday, October 27, 2014

Eli Rivera, D-Keene Occupation: Incumbent Cheshire County Sheriff Time living in town: Keene since 1989 Previously elected offices: Keene School Board/Chair, Keene School Moderator Other qualifications: Sheriff, retired Keene Police Lieutenant, National Sheriff’s Institute graduate, Roger Williams Leadership … 0

Peterborough: pursuing Her dream

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Montana Schultz, a 2014 ConVal graduate, is following in the footsteps of famed composer and playwright of the rock musical “Rent,” Jonathan Larson, in more ways than one. Schultz is studying at Adelphi University, outside of New York … 0

Antrim Cop Logs: Oct. 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Antrim Monday, Oct. 13 Motor vehicle stop: At 10:40 p.m., Officer John Giffin stopped a motor vehicle on Keene Road for speed; the driver was allegedly going 90 mph in a 50 mph zone. The vehicle was stopped just over the Hillsborough town line. The driver, Russell Card, … 0

Editorial: Here’s who has our votes in General Election 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tired of the endless wave over-sized post cards filling your mailbox, sent by politicians casting aspersions on their rivals, leaving us wondering what to believe? The end is near so get ready to make your decisions and vote on Tuesday. After much debate, we’ve made ours. Two of … 0

letters: Political signs — invasive species

Monday, October 27, 2014

To the editor: Francie Von Mertens was the guest speaker at the recent annual meeting of The Friends of the Wapack, and her topic was the identification and control of invasive plant species. It occurred to me after her presentation that we are being invaded by yet another … 0

Letters: Unfair shots at Supt. Minnihan

Monday, October 27, 2014

To the editor: The Ledger-Transcript took two unfair shots in consecutive editorials last week. First, in an editorial that lends legitimacy to short-sightedness, you call out ConVal School Superintendent Brendan Minnihan and claim there’s no “strong voice from the district,” holding up Barbara Miller up as your champion. … 0

Viewpoint: Let’s set facts straight

Monday, October 27, 2014

During the past few weeks, you have heard a lot about the race for State Senate in District 9. Unfortunately, while it should have been about the state’s challenges and how we, as policy makers, see the path of solutions, my opponent has resorted to spending the past … 0