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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

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: 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: Proud of Democratic agenda

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: Having spent most of my 78 years as a loyal Republican, believing firmly in “pick yourself up by your bootstraps,” I am delighted to report that a few years back I awakened to the realization that the Republican Party did not represent my values. The … 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

Keene: Kendall takes over staffing job at TPI

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Susan V. Kendall, CPC has been named director of administrative staffing and recruiting at TPI Staffing Group, headquartered in Keene. Kendall is a certified personnel consultant with more than 25 years of administrative personnel experience. Kendall was the founder and president of GFI Professional Staffing Services — originally … 0

Viewpoint: The marionette theater and my stint with NHPTV

Monday, October 27, 2014

It’s funny how you often sculpt something you hear so it fits with your idea of the desired end or outcome. When Carla Gordon Russell, a producer for New Hampshire Public Television, called me several weeks ago she told me that they were beginning a new series called … 0

Francestown: Mushroom talk at garden club meeting

Monday, October 27, 2014

David Wichland of Wichland Woods in Keene will give a presentation on “Mushrooms to Love” at a meeting of the Francestown Garden Club tonight at 7 p.m. Wichland has been teaching educational workshops on mushrooms throughout New England since 1999, and he grows those which he’s found to … 0