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Keene: Conservation District to hold annual meeting

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Cheshire County Conservation District and partners at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will honor Windy Hill Farm of Marlow as the Cooperator of the Year and Michael and Kathy Nerrie of Distant Hill Gardens as the 2014 Educators of the Year at the district’s upcoming annual meeting. The meeting will be held on Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Keene Country Club. Keynote speaker Tom Wessels, a … 0

Jaffrey/Peterborough: A one-of-a-kind experience

Monday, November 24, 2014

On Black Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving, big box stores put on a show nationwide, hoping customers will flood their stores and fight over heavily discounted products. But local store owners say they have something better to offer. The grassroots movement that started in Oakland, California, and spread nationwide, Plaid Friday, is trying … 0

Hillsborough: Belliveau promoted at local bank

Friday, November 21, 2014

TD Bank has promoted Tia Belliveau to store manager of its office in Hillsborough. She will be responsible for new business development, consumer and business lending, managing personnel and overseeing the day-to-day operations. Belliveau has 27 years of banking experience. She joined TD Bank in 2007 as a head teller and later served … 0

Nelson: Apple Hill raises $16K for cabin

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music’s online campaign to raise the funds needed to replace an aging cabin surpassed its $15,000 goal for a total of $16,063. The newly rebuilt six-person Pleyel cabin, named after Austrian composer … 0

Viewpoint: Showing up, being present

Friday, November 14, 2014

I attended the Community Conversation on poverty at Bass Hall in Peterborough on Nov. 11. All present were interested in getting at the roots of poverty, while we recognize that “Band-Aids,” such as food pantries and emergency and transitional shelters, are necessary. A response to poverty at its … 0

Viewpoint: The time for action is now

Friday, November 14, 2014

What I came away with from the discussion on poverty at The Monadnock Center for History and Culture is that despite living in an affluent region, we have many individuals, couples and families who struggle with meeting the most basic needs. Most of these people are working families. … 0


Friday, November 14, 2014

At the conversation on poverty the evening of Nov. 11, most of the discussion centered on what is already being done to alleviate the results of poverty, hunger, homelessness and drugs by giving crisis support to those hanging on by a thread but unable to save money, establish … 0

Viewpoint: Poverty — Destiny or choice?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The recent Community Conversation on poverty held in Peterborough was a heartwarming and worthwhile event. Many community members in jobs and positions that interface with the poor segment in our community were speaking up, describing the situation and … 0

Editorial: What’s our community New Year’s resolution?

Monday, November 24, 2014

New Hampshire’s youth. Growing our economy. Seeding innovation and creativity. The future of education. The local food movement. Poverty. These are the topics Community Conversations — a monthly forum co-sponsored by the Monadnock Center for History & Culture and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript — has tackled in its very … 0

Editorial: The 2015 ‘In the Spirit of Giving’ campaign is on

Monday, November 24, 2014

Now in its fifth year, the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript’s “In the Spirit of Giving” campaign aims once again to help connect readers with local nonprofits in need. This year, we’re focusing on the people who are helped by their efforts. This holiday season leading up to the New Year, … 0

Letters: School Board has it wrong

Thursday, November 20, 2014

To the editor: The ConVal School Board may have voted against discussing consolidation for three years, but there are plenty of voters in the district who care about the financial impact of keeping underutilized buildings open, maintained, and heated using taxpayer funds. I also don’t agree with declarations … 0

Letter: Snowmobile Club says thanks

Thursday, November 20, 2014

To the editor: The Crotched Mountain Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club of Greenfield had a very successful Turkey Raffle on Nov. 14. Our success was the result of donations from many supporters. Thank you to: Rick & Diane’s Pizzeria, Hillsboro Ford, Laurie MacKeigan of Houghton Farms, S.M. Atherton Auto … 0

Peterborough/Wilton: Founding farmers

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WILTON — Nowadays, community supported agriculture is everywhere. It’s a basic concept. Members pay for their goods upfront, so that farmers have some capital to start their growing season. And in return, members of the community supported agriculture, … 0