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Eighth-grader Lei-Lani Finch is striving to become a professional ballerina. She hopes to move next year from Peterborough to New York City to study dance.

Peterborough: She’s on point

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Most eighth-grade students at South Meadow can’t wait to move onto high school, and experience their first relationships, learn to drive, and stay out late with friends. Not Lei-Lani Finch. “You can do more than that,” said the 13-year-old ballerina, who hopes to enroll in a dance academy in New York City sophomore year. “20 years from now, I want … 0

Peterborough: Well School’s Bobcat bill heads to Senate floor

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thanks to some civic-minded, animal-loving fourth- and fifth-grade students at The Well School, the bobcat is one step closer to becoming the state wildcat. On April 16, the Senate Rules, Enrolled Bills and Internal Affairs Committee unanimously approved HB423, which students from the independent elementary school in Peterborough lobbied their legislators to draft. The Senate plans to address the bill on the floor, … 0

Antrim: Ledger-Transcript open house coming

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

We’re building a better newspaper and want to hear from you. Over the next several months, the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript publisher and editors will hold a series of meetings throughout the region. The first will be held at Great Brook Middle School in Antrim on April 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is open to all. We want to hear what matters … 0

Francestown: Fish, environment would benefit from culvert replacement

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

FRANCESTOWN — Trout in Bixby Brook will have an easier time migrating if the town moves ahead on a project to replace the culvert under Poor Farm Road. The project offers two unique opportunities: to improve the culvert’s … 0

Peterborough: Parking plan questioned

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — With Town Meeting less than a month away, a business owner is urging residents to reconsider a proposal on the warrant to construct a 60-space parking lot near the GAR Hall. Peter Mazzone’s main complaint: It’s too expensive, he said. “It’s not necessary,” he said about … 0

Francestown: Town wins spot in Go Solar program

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Francestown has won a spot in a state pilot solar program that the town hopes will double its solar users. The town will be one of seven municipalities that will participate in NH Solar Up, Southern N.H. Regional Planning Commission Chief Planner Jack Munn said Wednesday. The program … 0

Concord: Online event on special education

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Parent Information Center of Concord will hold a free brown-bag lunch webinar on the basics of special education on Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m.. The online event will provide participants with an introduction to the New Hampshire special education process. It includes a brief overview of … 0

Keene: United Way gives awards to donors

Friday, April 3, 2015

Monadnock United Way announced several award winners at its annual campaign recognition event at the Keene Country Club on March 26. John Round, the 2014-2015 general campaign chair, thanked the hundreds of volunteers, businesses, organizations, and donors who were involved this year’s campaign. Through individual and corporate contributions, … 0

Hancock: Baseball coaching books available

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Just in time for baseball season, “Coach to Coach” books author Kary Shumway has released a five-book series on coaching youth baseball. The guides are age-specific, and cover drills and baseball philosophies for coaching Tee Ball through Majors … 0

Peterborough: DAR chapter honors students

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mascenic senior Kailey Allen, Conant senior Nathan Wheeler and ConVal senior William MacPhee have been selected as the DAR Good Citizens by the Mary Varnum-Platts Peterborough Chapter. Allen is Class Treasurer which she has been for four years, … 0

Francestown police log: April 23, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

FRANCESTOWN Tuesday, April 14 Alarms: At 8:08 a.m., police received reports of alarms being activated at the Francestown Town Offices. State Police responded to the scene. Suspicious activity: At 9:23 a.m., police received reports from a resident of tire tracks going in and out of several driveways and … 0

Letter: Bear sighting in Peterborough

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

To the editor: A heads-up to walkers and residents living just west of the traffic lights in Peterborough: We spotted a mother bear and two cubs walking on lower Old Dublin Road, then heading up the hill towards Goyette Drive early Tuesday morning. Bill Chatfield Peterborough … 0

Viewpoint: So you want to join a board?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

There are approximately 1,400 nonprofit organizations in the Monadnock region — yes, you read that right, 1,400. That’s a lot of boards scouting for board members. Nonprofit boards work via a set of established bylaws that establish their … 0