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Dublin: Dublin School pursues solar

Monday, March 30, 2015

DUBLIN — Currently seeking a state grant and approval from the town, Dublin School hopes to move forward with a 370-kilowatt solar array project this year that could cost up to $1.2 million. A sustainability effort to reduce the school’s electricity costs and carbon footprint, Head of School Brad Bates said that the array will help educate students, too. “We also want our students to be able to learn from … 0

PETERBOROUGH: Chamber honors dedication, leadership

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce’s gala didn’t just celebrate six award-winners. The dinner Thursday in the upper hall of the Town House celebrated those who have dedicated their lives to the region, as well as those who are just beginning to. Sean Ryan, the Chamber of Commerce’s director, reminded the crowd to … 0

DUBLIN: ‘Granny D’ fight heads to D.C.

Monday, March 30, 2015

New Hampshire legislators are bringing the late Doris “Granny D” Haddock of Dublin’s fight for campaign finance reform to Washington, D.C. The N.H. Senate approved Senate Bill 136 Thursday. The bill demands Congress form a committee to address how the Citizens United decision by the U.S. Supreme Court affects campaign spending, particularly in … 0

Viewpoint: Wild swing on gas tax, up in Concord

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Strange things happen in Concord! Last month, I stopped in at the Hancock Library to talk about the last increase in the gasoline tax. Things have taken a wild swing since that time. With the news of the huge (and unacceptable) cuts in the Department of Transportation, the … 0

Viewpoint: Addressing obstacles to civil discourse

Friday, March 27, 2015

Civil discourse in its most pure and natural form is a language of dispassionate objectivity that lends itself as a tool to society to promote understanding through the communication of thoughts and ideas that are subject to change and growth as new information is uncovered and absorbed. Such … 0

Viewpoint: Proposed budget bad for towns, businesses, taxpayers, vulnerable

Friday, March 27, 2015

A recent Ledger-Transcript article, published March 19, described a meeting of Peterborough town officers with Sen. Andy Sanborn that included concerns about reduction of state revenues to local municipalities (downshifting of costs). Unfortunately, there is every reason to believe that this downshifting will continue, putting upward pressure on … 0

Viewpoints: Fallacies of state socialism

Friday, March 27, 2015

Contemporary American society is based upon state socialism. The late 19th-century German Social Democratic party and the 20th-century British Labor party provide an ideological basis for the relationship of Americans to their government. The goals of state socialism are to equalize wealth, income and economic opportunity. This is … 0

Viewpoint: Understanding comes with compassion

Friday, March 27, 2015

As a wise tea bag once said, “True understanding is found through compassion.” A major problem in our country is the way in which we solve problems. We need to consider the quality of our political discussion, or civil discourse. We are lacking in understanding. One way we … 0

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 … 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 … 0

Bennington man charged with bank robbery

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Bennington man has been charged with unarmed robbery and falsifying physical evidence, after allegedly absconding with an undisclosed amount of cash from a Milford bank. On Monday shortly after 3 p.m., Jason B. Haney, 32, of Bennington … 0

Aid cuts to schools could be costly

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

If the N.H. House Finance Committee’s proposed two-year budget is passed, the ConVal and Jaffrey-Rindge School Districts could each lose more than $1 million in aid. School officials say the consequences would be devastating. “I’m just very discouraged with the Legislature right now,” Butch Estey of Peterborough, chair … 0

Peterborough: Turning the tables at Aesop’s

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A new face is in the kitchen at Aesop’s Tables, serving pastries and quiches, and becoming more comfortable at the register. Jon Dunn of Peterborough is the new owner of the cafe inside the Toadstool Bookshop. Dunn is … 0