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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

Temple: Souhegan Lions offer Citizenship Award

Friday, April 3, 2015

The Souhegan Lions Club is offering at least one $500 Citizenship Award to a 2015 graduating high school senior from Temple, New Ipswich, Greenville or Mason. Students do not need to attend a public high school to be eligible. Applications for the Citizenship Award will be reviewed on … 0

Boys’ Tennis: ConVal uses team play to top Windham

Monday, April 20, 2015

The ConVal boys’ tennis squad defeated Windham on Wednesday — and a doubles sweep was crucial to the victory. The Cougars (2-1) beat Windham despite a tough outing in singles, with only No. 1 Stephen Twitchell, No. 2 Malik Tabbara and No. 3 Tejas Moses winning. The team … 0

Girls’ Tennis: Green Giants too much for Cougars

Monday, April 20, 2015

The ConVal girls’ tennis team suffered a tough loss Wednesday. The Cougars (1-1) fell to Bishop Brady (4-0) 0-9. No. 6 Izzy Sylvian fell to Brady’s Beatrice Riva 2-8 in the most competitive singles’ match. Coach Gregg Morris said in an email that his team played better than … 0

Viewpoint: In response to questions about two departures

Friday, March 20, 2015

While it’s unusual for me to speak publicly about internal operations at Monadnock Community Hospital, I want to dispel misconceptions about an issue that has become quite public: the departure of Drs. Scott Jaynes and Annika Brown. Dr. Jaynes and Dr. Brown of North Meadow Family Health have … 0

Letter: Your kindness helps at this time

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

To the editor: To everyone who has supported us following the death of Donald H. Clough, Sr., we would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation. Your many acts of kindness and sympathy continue to be a great comfort to us in our time of sorrow. We … 0

Viewpoint: A tonic for the Earth

Monday, April 20, 2015

Earth Day! The name conjures images of beautiful spring days with clear skies and fluffy clouds, and it has been evoking these images for 45 years. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. For me, Earth Day also brings memories of later events in 1970, … 0

Editorial: Where do you stand, candidates?

Monday, April 20, 2015

We’re now a year and a half away from the 2016 presidential election, but potential candidates are already making their way through New Hampshire. All three of the declared Republican candidates were on hand — along with more than a dozen potentials who’ve yet to declare — at … 0

Letter: Monadnock Community Hospital administration turns win into a big loss

Friday, April 17, 2015

To the editor: Suppose that you are a CEO or board member of a small hospital like Monadnock Community Hospital, where family medicine doctors are both critical to your mission and nearly impossible to recruit. Wouldn’t you pull out all the stops to retain two highly talented family … 0

Bill seeks to decrease drug overdose deaths

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A proposed bill would grant limited immunity to people who call 911 to report a drug-related medical emergency. Reporting a drug- or alcohol-related medical emergency could soon give the caller limited immunity from drug-related charges in New Hampshire — an effort intended to encourage the calling of 911 … 0

Runners ready for Boston Marathon

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

John Singelais’s stomach was full of butterflies at the start of the Boston Marathon last year, on the first Patriot’s Day race since the deadly bombing. But once the starting pistol fired, and Singelais ran the 26.2 miles … 0