Francestown

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

Viewpoint: Spring is in the air — and so is poetry

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Don’t look now, but April is National Poetry Month. I know, your eyes are starting to glaze over and you are thinking this would be a good time to go and walk the dog, but hear me out. Poetry is not only alive and well these days, but … 0

Police arrest fugitive wanted on charges of theft, money laundering

Monday, April 20, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A Pennsylvania fugitive wanted on warrants issued by the state of Virginia was arrested Thursday near the rotary on Dublin Road. Harrisonburg police has 11 warrants for Kristiana R. Kufuor, 24, of Pennsylvania, charging her with … 0

Peterborough: Suspect in antique store theft identified

Monday, April 20, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — After releasing video surveillance Wednesday, police say they have identified a suspect wanted for the theft of doilies, pillows, hand towels and other products from Twin Elm Farm in February. Police are not identifying the suspect at this time, pending an arrest, said Chief Scott Guinard. … 0

Clinton visits Keene on first New Hampshire tour as candidate

Monday, April 20, 2015

KEENE — Hillary Rodham Clinton started off the New Hampshire campaign of her second presidential bid as the everywoman, hugging former mayor Patricia Russell inside a furniture factory, after Clinton lunched at Kristin’s Bistro & Bakery downtown. While … 0

Business: Municipal building projects see spring upswing

Monday, April 20, 2015

Spring is the season for sunshine, flowers and, by the looks of things, commercial construction. Monadnock Community Hospital has begun a $1.5 million project, and completed a $1 million renovation. Divine Mercy Parish is steamrolling a $2.3 million … 0

Francestown: Town pursues pilot solar program

Monday, April 20, 2015

Francestown is in contention to participate in a state pilot solar program designed to help property owners — as well as the town at large — build sun-powered facilities. The town has a spot reserved to be considered for the Solar Up New Hampshire program, according to Select … 0

Spice Cupboard: Treat yourself with sweet, smoky spice this spring

Friday, April 17, 2015

Well it is safe to say that spring has finally sprung. Windows are down, lawns are being cleared and the hens are busily laying eggs. It is that time of the year when the garden is ever so … 0

Sustainable steps: Weather takes its toll

Friday, April 17, 2015

Do you remember my February column and the definition of sustainable? In case you didn’t see it or forgot, here it is again: 1. Capable of being sustained. 2. Of, relating to, or being related to harvesting or … 0

Liberty Farm: Woodsy Momma and her band of roosters

Friday, April 17, 2015

With friends like that? As the old saying goes... We got a call asking us if we wanted some free, cute bantam chicks! Once you hear the cute part you know you’re a goner, so home they came … 0

Peterborough: Proposed business tax cuts debated in Concord

Monday, April 20, 2015

A Peterborough businessman traveled to Concord to urge the N.H. Senate to shuck two Republican-sponsored bills that would reduce the business profits tax and business expenses tax in the Granite State. Meanwhile, a Republican legislator is championing lower state business taxes as the way to attract and retain … 0