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Greenfield

Letter: Ski resort makes it all possible

Thursday, April 10, 2014

To the editor: It’s safe to say that this winter and ski season is behind us, but not without first acknowledging another successful accessible ski and ride season in the Monadnock region. Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center’s Accessible Recreation and Sports (CMARS) program has partnered with Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride for the past nine years. We become more grateful and appreciative for our partnership every year. It takes our licensed … 0

Letter: ‘Eat Out’ was a success

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the editor: Our heartfelt thanks to Rick and Diane’s Restaurant, Fiddlehead’s Café and Catering, The Common Place Eatery and The Hancock Inn for supporting The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center by participating in our “Eat Out For The Grapevine” event in March. By all measures, this fundraiser was a great success and resulted in a $1,215 contribution from the restaurants to … 0

Conval: School Board hopes for smoother sailing this year

Monday, April 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — At the first meeting of the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee to the ConVal School Board in the wake of voters’ rejection of the board’s 2014 budget proposal, School Board member Myron Steere of Greenfield promised that things will be done differently in the coming year. Steere, who will be serving as chair of the Budget and Property Committee this year, said he … 0

Kindergarten enrollment is low

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal School District officials are urging parents whose children will be entering kindergarten in the fall to get in touch, because so far just 76 potential students have been identified. Last year at this time the district had 102 students enrolled, Human Resources Director Tim Markley … 0

ConVal: Estey to chair School Board

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal School Board members elected Butch Estey of Peterborough as board chair on Tuesday, resolving a situation that had left the board without a leader after the March election. When they voted for a chair on March 20, the board deadlocked 5-5 between Estey, the incumbent … 0

ConVal School District: Surprise thank you

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

During a Francestown Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization breakfast in March, parents gave a thank you to former School Board member Stewart Brock, who served nine years on the board. … 0

Viewpoint: Do you trust your state government officials?

Friday, March 28, 2014

This often is the question: Do you trust state government officials? At a recent special meeting of the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee, after intense questioning by one senator, Commissioner of the Department of Insurance Roger Sevigny, with frustration, simply said you either could trust him or not. The … 0

Viewpoint: About Heritage District ‘oversight’

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Congratulations to the residents of Greenfield for exercising common sense and good judgment at Town Meeting. Over 79 percent of voters there rejected the Heritage District proposed by the Greenfield Planning Board (see Ledger-Transcript articles “Heritage district overwhelmingly defeated at polls” published March 13 and “Hope remains for … 0

Letter: Place to Go event was a success

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

To the editor: There are so many people I’d like to thank for helping make The Place to Go’s 21st Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament such a big success. The tournament is one of our major fundraisers and helps keep our after school program, Kids Together, free. … 0

Letter: Greenfield voters said no to district

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

To the editor: Some members of the Greenfield Planning Board seem to think that a lack of communication on their part and a lack of understanding by townspeople led to the defeat of the proposed heritage district. The townspeople showed neither lack of communication nor understanding when they … 0

Editorial: Enrollment issues aren’t going away

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Declining enrollment is the issue public school districts throughout our region are facing. In the Jaffrey-Rindge School District, it’s led to a decision to shrink the music program for the coming school year; in the ConVal District, it has Bennington Select Board members talking and wondering if a … 0

greenfield: Fire chief seeks volunteers

Monday, March 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — Fire Chief Loren White is seeking to form a volunteer study committee with the purpose of furthering community involvement and raising the number of volunteer firefighters readily available to the town. The Greenfield Fire Department currently … 0

Antrim/PEterborough: Indictments handed down for burglary, drug possession

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hillsborough County Superior Court grand juries indicted several area residents in March on a variety of charges. Garrett Lobacki, 29, of Fitzwilliam was charged with possession of a controlled drug with the intent to dispense, which is designated a “special felony” on court documents. Lobacki was arrested by … 0