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Francestown: Town seeks attorney fees

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The town is asking that five residents who brought a lawsuit against it be required to pay the town’s attorney fees, arguing that the suit was frivolous. Lisa Bourbeau, Dennis Orsi, Elizabeth Behrsing, James Gann and Prescott Tolman filed a petition in June seeking “injunctive relief” and asking the court to overturn a Select Board agreement with a Meredith-based consulting agency hired to review the town’s Police Department and decisions … 0

Peterborough/Rindge: Back-to-school shoppers think before spending

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A middle-schooler’s shopping list — two spiral notebooks, colored pencils, two three-ring binders and a backpack — sets a parent back nearly $50. And that’s just the beginning of back-to-school shopping. As the cost of products continues to rise post-recession, retailers here have found customers are walking into stores knowing more than they … 0

ConVal: CV hockey teams could go co-op

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal High School is on track to combine its boys’ and girls’ hockey teams with Monadnock Regional High School for the 2016-2017 season in order to keep the programs alive. But, the school’s athletic director will not move forward without the full support of the community. “I wouldn’t want to co-op if it was anything but a numbers question,” Athletic Director … 0

Keep funding for Planned Parenthood

Monday, August 17, 2015

Planned Parenthood is a vital and necessary service for the people of New Hampshire, and the all-male Executive Council’s decision to defund state contracts with the agency was a critical mistake based on unfounded speculation. Ever since the deceptively edited video by the disreputable “nonprofit” Center For Medical … 1

Francestown: Right-to-Know suit enters final stages

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

FRANCESTOWN — After hearing three hours of testimony Monday, Judge Philip Mangones gave five residents suing the town ten days to file additional paperwork with their arguments. Mangones said he would then hand down a ruling within 60 … 0

Peterborough: Town Hall attendees urge Kasich to keep it local

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Martin Connolly of Temple didn’t want to hear Gov. John Kasich talk about U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations, his accomplishments in Ohio or his clash with Donald Trump. Connolly wanted to hear what the Republican candidate had to … 1

ConVal: Three awarded Edes Foundation scholarship

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Three students in the ConVal School District have been awarded scholarships to pursue educational opportunities. Dominque Tarr, Julianna Stone and Victoria Marchand will all receive a scholarship in order to pay for Scouting activities, community service related programs, or programs that demonstrate a desire for self-improvement. The scholarships … 0

Applicants sought for land conservation grants

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Quabbin-to-Cardigan Partnership is looking for grant proposals for its eighth round of land conservation grants, which fund transaction-related expenses on land conservation projects in the Quabbin-to-Cardigan region of western New Hampshire and north central Massachusetts. The grant program is privately funded, and administered by the Society for … 0

Peterborough: Paul makes obligatory Diner stop

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Republican presidential candidate and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul wants to create jobs in New Hampshire by repealing the entire IRS tax code. “I would get rid of all 70,000 pages,” Paul told the Ledger-Transcript, while he … 0

Viewpoint: Veto fallout: Time for an override

Thursday, July 30, 2015

On July 29 the Joint Fiscal Committee met for the first time since Gov. Hassan vetoed the 2016-2017 budget. The committee was established under RSA 14:30-a to, among other things, approve agency budget transfers or financial issues outside of the budget that arise during the biennium. The six-month … 0

Achievement:

Monday, August 10, 2015

Francesca DeIeso-Frechette of Temple and Burton Owen of Wilton, both class of 2016, were named to the highest honors list for the spring term at The Derryfield School, Manchester. To make the list students must maintain at least an A-minus average with no grade below a B. Maryelisabeth … 0

Jaffrey: What’s at risk in ‘big data’ debate?

Monday, August 10, 2015

JAFFREY — When Philipp Krüger asked his audience at the Amos Fortune Forum Friday whether they had used or been affected by “big data,” only a few raised their hands. “I think most of you probably have,” he … 0

Mascenic / Jaffrey-RIndge: What I did on my summer vacation

Monday, August 10, 2015

It’s a line most teachers have heard before: “It must be great to have summers off!” For teachers like Mascenic’s Susan Rolke, or Jaffrey Grade School’s Trisha Layfield and Eliot Pelletier, the old cliche can’t help but make … 0