Francestown

Letter: About Bass’ support of Brown

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

To the editor: So Charlie Bass has endorsed Scott Brown. No surprise there. What is surprising, as quoted in the Keene Sentinel, is this: “Bass also cited Brown’s efforts to limit the scope of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. ‘We would have single-payer, European-style health care right now if it weren’t for [Brown].’” Charlie pretends not to know any Europeans, who love their European-style health care. Americans, on … 0

Moments of Bliss: Reflections on the views of my many homes over the years

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

This morning my view from a corner chair is focused on a willow tree. Susan planted it at least five years ago, at which time it was too small to be seen from where I am writing. Its branches move in the wind in concert with two larger neighbors, unrelated except for being trees. This is home for all of us. Watching them … 0

Dublin/Keene: Crowd-funding campaigns popular way to raise cash

Thursday, July 24, 2014

So Zack Danger Brown started one to fund some experiments in the kitchen with potato salad. Others have raised money, including the Peterborough Community Theatre, to switch over to digital projection equipment in their historic theaters. And the method is arguably reaching more people, with very little effort on the part of fundraisers, … 0

Region: Back in business?

Monday, July 7, 2014

Handwritten or printed, taped to windows or on the front of cash registers, a certain type of sign has been springing up around Peterborough this summer, all carrying the same promise: a job. Are these signs tangible indicators … 0

francestown: Village store to celebrate 200 years

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Francestown Village Store, the third oldest continuously running general store in the country, will hold a bicentennial celebration July 12. The store opened in 1814 and was originally dubbed “The long store” because of the building’s sprawling … 0

Money Matters: ‘Be as honest as you can without blowing the interview’

Thursday, July 3, 2014

I want to say up front that when it comes to job search and acquisition advice, there is no such thing as one size fits all. But I will attempt to offer some general guidelines that should be … 0

Unemployment dropping, slowly

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau of New Hampshire reports that the unemployment rate in the Peterborough Labor Market, an area made up of 10 towns, including Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Hancock, Jaffrey, New Ipswich, Peterborough, Rindge, Sharon and Temple, rose overall between 2002 and 2012, from … 0

Court Log: July 3, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

Greenfield Police Thomas Belcher, 26, of Greenfield, false imprisonment, $310; possession of marijuana, $310. Heather McCormack, 33, of Greenfield, operating without a valid license, $124. Hancock Police Dennis Gautreau, 49, of Leominster, Mass., operating without a valid license, $124; speeding, $77.50. Jaffrey Police Joshua Lane, 24, of Jaffrey, … 0

Viewpoint: Brandon Garabrant was a fine student

Monday, June 30, 2014

I first knew Brandon as a student in ConVal’s internship program. He was such a genuinely nice guy — personable, polite and very respectful. That counts a lot with me, and it served him well in his internship … 0

Viewpoint: My experience accompanying Brandon home

Monday, July 7, 2014

I must say when I heard of the passing of Brandon, I was deeply saddened. Here was a young man who was so proud to serve his country that he wanted to wear his blues to his graduation from high school. Then to hear he was from Greenfield … 0

Letter: Another win for our ‘Granny D’

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig is calling a mayday on our democracy, a stress signal to all Americans to join him in the fight for campaign finance reform with his “Mayday PAC to end all Pacs.” Started in May and June of 2014 as an … 0

Letter: A look at the new education delivery

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: Wanted: 1,000 students to enroll at Franklin Pierce University and Conval Regional School District. In last week’s Ledger-Transcript, the editor addressed the need for FPU to make some budget changes due to lack of enrollments, increasing costs and need to adjust staff. The editor signaled … 0

Peterborough: Garabrant to be honored, laid to rest on Saturday

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Large crowds are expected to gather at ConVal High School today and Saturday, for calling hours and a funeral service to honor one of the high school’s graduates, U.S. Marine Corporal Brandon Garabrant of Greenfield. Garabrant, 19, was killed in action by a roadside bomb, along … 0