Francestown

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

Editorial: Let’s start talking about ConVal

Monday, October 20, 2014

Thank you, Barbara Miller. We applaud Peterborough Select Board Chair Barbara Miller for starting the discussion about the sustainability of the ConVal School District with her plan to close and sell Great Brook and South Meadow middle schools. While the plan may not be palatable to all, and … 0

Viewpoint: I’m neither right, nor left

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I like to describe myself as a meat-eating, gun-toting, ecologically aware, fiscally conservative, pro-free trade, capitalist, social libertarian who doesn’t believe Adam and Eve were frolicking with dinosaurs 8,000 years ago. This makes me a political pariah for partisans on both sides of the current political divide. Please … 0

Viewpoint: Samuel Smith, ‘founder’ of Peterborough

Friday, October 17, 2014

It is fitting that on the occasion of the 275th anniversary of the founding of Peterborough, recognition be given to those who laid the foundations of the town’s civic life, economy and architecture. Prime among the early citizens … 0

ConVal: Eye on the ball

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Last Saturday, ConVal High School senior Jake Hollander finished second at the NHIAA Division II state golf tournament. On the surface, his success may look like a typical tale of high school athletic success — in reality, it … 0

ConVal/Conant/Mascenic: Students get a taste of manufacturing during site tours

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Two groups of students visited local companies on Sept. 30, as part of National Manufacturing Day 2014 events. These events were sponsored statewide by the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership. More than 30 students from ConVal and Conant … 0

Amherst: Souhegan to honor Brandon Garabrant

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Souhegan High School will host a special celebration at the Oct. 24 home Football game to honor local Veterans for their service to our nation. All Veterans and active-duty service members and families are encouraged to attend. The communities of Amherst and Mont Vernon will also be honoring … 0

ConVal: School district uses rebate for energy efficiencies

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

In addition to the money ConVal School District is saving installing more energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, Public Service of New Hampshire awarded the district a rebate of $23,616 for installing them. The district has used that … 0

Francestown: Police advise town of home burglaries

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Three burglaries took place in Francestown in the past month, but information about suspects and timing is unclear. The burglaries hit the town’s Dennison Pond Road area, with two of them occurring at homes — one each on Candlewood and Dennison Pond roads — and the third at … 0

Roundup: Sturges scores two for ConVal

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ConVal boys soccer ConVal beat Manchester West 4-1 on Tuesday Max Sturges scored two goals in the first ten minutes of game, assisted by Aiden Hall on the first and Noah Cail on second. Nate Sullivan scored the third goal off a pass from Ian Szep. Manchester West … 0

Francestown: State recommends closing bridge

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — A Francestown bridge previously the state’s Red List has been closed and will soon be replaced. The N.H. Department of Transportation has recommended the town close the Scoby Bridge to traffic, because of concerns about the bridge’s stability, according to a press release issued Wednesday by … 0