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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

Viewpoint: Who really speaks for small businesses?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Too often, politicians start the conversation about helping small businesses with “cut taxes” and end it with “gut regulations” — with nothing in between. These sound bites may score some political points, but they don’t constitute a real agenda for supporting local, independent small businesses and building strong … 0

Letters: Why I, Nyquist, am running

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: Dear District 9 voters: Shortly before our wonderful 15-year old son, Cliff, died in a tragic drowning accident on Nov. 7, 2004, he had told me that he saw me as a man of action. I will never forget that. For several years thereafter, grief … 0

Letter: Board’s actions equal default

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: Sorry to hear that our ConVal School Board members can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. How ridiculous is it to focus on reducing expenses, yet not address consolidation for the next three years? Certainly some form of consolidation would provide the most … 0

Letters: Proud to stand with Pat Martin

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: Mr. Cleveland’s narrative regarding the fake website that was set up to attack Pat Martin has been inconsistent, to say the least. When the story of the fake website first appeared, Mr. Cleveland commented online on another newspaper’s website and included the following statement: “Until … 0

Letters: Police chiefs back LaFrance

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: The Hillsborough County Chiefs of Police Association has voted unanimously to endorse County Attorney Patricia LaFrance for re-election. We have had the opportunity to work with both her and her current opponent, the former county attorney, whom she defeated in 2012. We can say, without … 0

Letters: It really is quite simple

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

To the editor: Pat Martin is the best candidate running for state representative in Cheshire District 14. She is the one who will stand for the real values and needs of our communities, and she has repeatedly demonstrated this by the volunteer work she has done over the … 0

Letters: Nelson a man of integrity

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

To the editor: We, the residents of Cheshire County, have a great opportunity to get out and vote on Nov. 4 for Earl Nelson for sheriff. As a resident of Cheshire County and former law enforcement officer for more than 26 years, I have known Earl for close … 0

Families file suit against Crotched Mountain Foundation, alleging their children were abused

Monday, October 27, 2014

Two families have alleged that staff at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center abused their children, and are suing them and the institution in a federal court. Felony charges are pending against a Hillsborough resident who used to work at the center, and two others were charged with misdemeanors. Three … 0

Hillsborough County Attorney: Reining in costs, improving technology are key

Monday, October 27, 2014

Patricia M. LaFrance Occupation: Hillsborough County Attorney Time living in town: Hillsborough County, 19 years Previously elected offices: Hillsborough County Attorney Other qualifications: 13-plus years as a felony prosecutor, hundreds of convictions, named 2014 N.H. County Attorney of the Year, endorsed by Hillsborough County Chiefs of Police Association … 0

N.H. Senate District 9: Expanded gambling is not the answer

Monday, October 27, 2014

Andy Sanborn, R-Bedford Occupation: Small business owner Time living in town: New Hampshire resident for my whole life! Previously elected offices: State Senate 2010-2014 Other qualifications: Background in business and finance, business owner for 24 years, State Senator for four years, traditional New Hampshire Yankee common sense. Answer … 0