PES nurse Pam Murphy checks Nick Long's vision Wednesday morning. Murphy was recently awarded Nurse of the Year by The N.H. School Nurses' Association.

ConVal: Making a difference

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

To Pam Murphy, Peterborough Elementary School’s nurse, her job isn’t just about sticking Band-Aids on boo-boos. “It’s about supporting students, their family, and staff in many different ways,” she said Tuesday, “so we can really make a difference in students’ educational lives and keep them healthy.” Murphy, who has been the PES nurse for 17 years, later said, “It’s important … 0

Showing of solidarity at State House

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It was a crisp, chilly morning Wednesday, but that didn’t stop hundreds of people from turning out in front of the State House to protest proposed cuts in the state budget that could impact New Hampshire resources for substance abuse and alcohol treatment, as well as services for people with developmental disabilities. Lisa … 0

Peterborough: Kuster: I’ll fight for solar, biomass energy legislation

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster said Wednesday she can’t do much to stop Kinder Morgan from building a natural gas pipeline through southwest New Hampshire. But the congresswoman assured about a dozen Peterborough officials and renewable energy experts that she will fight for legislation that subsidizes projects for solar and biomass … 0

Antrim: Discussion of state budget

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Antrim Bennington Lions Club will be hosting an informational meeting on the state budget April 14 at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church on Main Street. Jeff McLynch of the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute will give the audience an overview of the state budget process … 0

Running: Brown wins final Chiller

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Monadnock Regional Milers held the sixth and final race of the season last weekend. The race was based at Eastern Mountain Sports. The course was longer than usual heading from Con Val High School down to Main … 0

ML: Is sustainability worth the cost?

Monday, March 30, 2015

The N.H. House voted last month to return all proceeds from the regional cap-and-trade auction to utility customers, rebating the average customer about 16 cents each month. Yet, local and state officials say these savings are pennies compared … 0

Court Logs - March 26, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

Jaffrey Corey Lyons, 29, Rindge, reckless driving, $620 fine, driver’s license revoked for 60 days, completion of a LDAC evaluation; DWI, not guilty; failure to use a directional signal, complaint placed on file without finding. Thomas Ledoux, 26, Jaffrey, possession of prescription drugs, possession of controlled drug, $350 … 0

Letters: Guns R Us, a poem

Thursday, March 12, 2015

To the editor: My response to a letter by June Sailor-O’Day that appeared in the Feb. 17 issue of the Ledger-Transcript: To pack, or not to pack; that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The sneers and arrogance of outrageous government. Or to … 0

Viewpoint: Another great SB2 success

Friday, March 20, 2015

But before I start, let me take a moment and tell you about the ConVal musical program I attended recently: 149 ConVal students — 149 of them — put on the show of shows. It was a masterful program that was very professional and very entertaining. The program … 0

Viewpoint: Better accountability needed

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The back and forth between Ms. Cadorette and Mr. Kolk regarding teacher staffing levels has been entertaining, as only small-town, local papers can be. It also inspired me to do my own research into teacher staffing levels, among other things. Some of the results surprised me. In a … 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