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Doctors Scott Jaynes and Annika Brown are leaving Monadnock Community Hospital in June. Jaynes and Brown, who are married, will join Dartmouth-Hitchock Medical Center.

Peterborough: Doctors at North Meadow leaving MCH

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Patients of doctors Scott Jaynes and Annika Brown want to know why the couple is leaving Monadnock Community Hospital for Dartmouth­-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, and why MCH hasn’t fought to keep them. Hospital administrators and trustees say the hospital has done everything possible to encourage the physicians to stay. Jaynes and Brown said MCH offered them inadequate space at … 0

Snow budgets fall short

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Overtime and snow removal costs associated with the historic snowfall this winter forced some area towns to rework their 2015 budgets, town officials say. “January, February, every weekend there was a snowstorm, and if you look at the budget — that’s overtime,” said Peterborough DPW Director Rodney Bartlett. The department will need an … 0

Francestown: Officer-in-charge is hired

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

FRANCESTOWN — The town has named two new officers to its Police Department — an officer-in-charge and an administrative officer — to steady the department after the sudden departure of its chief and two other officers. The Select Board announced at Monday night’s meeting that it has hired Steve Campbell — currently the … 0

Viewpoint: Drive 55, and make a big difference

Friday, March 20, 2015

Reduce, reuse, recycle was a theme that ran through the Ledger-Transcript and Monadnock Center-sponsored forum on energy earlier this month. Since we have no choice but to reuse and recycle all our planetary air, reducing atmospheric contaminants is urgent. Here are some facts I’d like to share that … 0

Viewpoint: How the conversation inspired me

Friday, March 20, 2015

As Gordon Peery, the highly competent facilitator, introduced the March 10 Community Conversation, he warned us that climate change is such an overwhelming crisis, we need to focus on the small steps that we can take as individuals. A perfectly reasonable and understandable framework for a meeting, and … 1

Viewpoint: Payback for making a commitment

Friday, March 20, 2015

Some of the actions to reduce our personal carbon footprint require simple lifestyle changes; some require relatively low-cost attention to detail with a short-term payback in energy savings; and some require taking a long-term view with a larger up-front investment that has a longer return on investment. It … 0

Letter: Red-tailed hawk comment wrong

Friday, March 20, 2015

To the editor: I was very disappointed to read about a member of our Legislature abusing the enthusiasm of a group of young students in order to score cheap political points. The fourth grade class from Hampton Falls that proposed Bill 373 to establish the red-tailed hawk as … 0

Letter: Response to views on business taxes

Friday, March 20, 2015

To the editor: Thank you for your Viewpoints section in the March 17 edition regarding “New Business Environment.” I loved State Senator Sanborn’s declaration that Democrats are just looking for ways to raise your taxes. We all know that “they” just want to do that, with no good … 0

Editorial: 3 steps forward, 3 steps back

Monday, March 23, 2015

Question: Why are we back to talking about Medicaid expansion again? Sometimes it seems as if our state Legislature never really gets anywhere. Once a decision has been made, our representatives are forever finding ways to reopen the issue. Be that as it may, we’d like to share … 0

Francestown: MRI: Procedures are lacking

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

FRANCESTOWN — The Francestown Police Department lacks basic standard operating procedures, according to a review of the department by an outside management company. The report comes in the wake of former police chief Stephen Bell’s resignation. Al Gould, … 0

ConVal: MacDowell Glass Artist Presents Work to Chem and Art Students

Thursday, March 12, 2015

MacDowell Colony Fellow Alexander Rosenberg met with approximately 50 ConVal Regional High School students from Moira Milne’s honors chemistry class, Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne’s ceramics class, and Ben Putnam’s art classes in the Lucy Hurlin Theater on March 11. Rosenberg, … 0

ConVal: ML

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Heather Whipple-Simard sent us this photo of first-time voters Tucker Lamb, senior at ConVal and Ethan Cross, graduate of ConVal with Whipple-Simard. “Both went to Great Brook School and were proud to have had a voice in this … 0

Peterborough: Cornucopia seeks volunteers

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Cornucopia Project is seeking skilled, creative garden teachers and volunteers. Volunteers who are knowledgeable about small-scale organic food growing or home gardening, and experienced in educating children are desired to engage children in hands-on growing experiences so they can connect to the local landscape and their food source. … 0