Greenville

Adam Lecomte of Peterborough is recovering at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, after a football-sized rock struck him in December.

Greenfield: Rock injury gives man whole new outlook

Monday, March 2, 2015

Could you look at a football-sized rock flying through your windshield, smashing you in the head, and nearly ending your life as a “bizarre gift?” Adam Lecomte can. The Peterborough resident and Greenville native said Thursday the December accident turned his outlook right side up. Lecomte is much more optimistic, and is no longer afraid to ask for help, especially … 0

Mascenic School District: Candidates both against cuts

Monday, March 2, 2015

There is a very large shake-up for the district potentially coming down the pipe, as voters will be going to the polls on March 10 to decide on the district’s budget, which was cut by $1.63 million at the deliberative session, or to implement the district’s default budget. Voters will also be making the decision on which of two candidates will be filling … 0

Mascenic School District: ML

Monday, March 2, 2015

MASCENIC SCHOOL DISTRICT Proposed Operating Budget: $17,665,000 Default Budget: $19,048,560 ∎ Budget: The budget was cut by $1.63 million at the district’s Deliberative Session. The School Board is not recommending the new proposed budget. The district has discussed possible cuts to accommodate the proposed budget if it passes, including a reduction of $400,000 in materials, 8.6 classroom teachers, two librarians, implementing pay-to-play sports, … 0

Greenville: ML

Monday, March 2, 2015

GREENVILLE Proposed operating budget: $2,071,331 Article 11 seeks permission to accept $37,660 in highway block grant funds from the state for the purpose of rebuilding Greenville roads. Article 12 seeks $25,000 for 30 new Self Contained Breathing Apparatus bottles and necessary fittings for the Fire Department to replace … 0

Sustainable Steps: Overcoming weight loss resistance

Thursday, February 26, 2015

I can’t tell you how often I sit across the desk from people, women especially, who are very clear that they are doing everything they need to lose weight, including counting calories and regular exercise, but who are … 0

Parent Wise: The many faces of peer pressure

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Peer pressure. It’s a term that provokes fear in every parent-fear that children will succumb to the negative influence of classmates and friends to behave in dangerous ways. Parents worry that being liked and a part of the … 0

Editorial: A community that loves its neighbors

Monday, March 2, 2015

In our region, we live in small, tight-knit communities. The hustle and bustle of the big city with its faceless passersby and crowds of strangers is nowhere to be found in the Ledger-Transcript’s coverage area, and it’s safe to say that most of us like it that way. … 0

Letters: Stay realistic on Mascenic budget

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: If Ms. Joly researched my incident, instead of excerpting, she’d have found differently. Snipers resort to odd tactics like attacking the person, thereby dodging the issue. Are not their classroom charges being presented the whole story to allow them to draw their own conclusions? Just … 0

Letters:

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Once again the taxpayers of New Ipswich find themselves under a vicious attack for trying to keep life affordable. With our faithful local paper leading the charge, we’re made to look like an uncivilized, child-hating group. Nothing could be further from the truth. New Ipswich has one of … 0

Viewpoint: Cuts to the budget, curriculum are off

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

At the deliberative session for the Mascenic school budget, I was appalled by the callousness (and ignorance) expressed by the budget cutters. First, Bentii Hoiska (who proposed the $1.6 million cut) told us that the school mission statement, which puts students at the center, was just a rhetorical … 0

Viewpoint: School costs outpacing salaries

Friday, February 27, 2015

There are some folks who still believe that the amended school budget for New Ipswich is too big a reduction. Well here are some facts that should be considered before March 10. Forty years ago the school budget was $1,113,068 in year 1975. Let’s say that inflation averaged … 0

Viewpoint: Use school dollars wisely

Friday, February 27, 2015

I support the reduced Mascenic school budget of $17,665,000 for two reasons that will seem opposed to each other. First, as a selectman in New Ipswich, I have seen the pain the tax increase last year’s school budget increase has caused our citizens. If the original proposed school … 0

Concord: Anthem speaks on data security breach in N.H.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Editor’s note: this story is adapted from an article which appeared in Wednesday’s Concord Monitor. Almost four weeks after the insurer disclosed a massive nationwide data breach, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield released an initial estimate on the number of New Hampshire customers “impacted” by the cyberattack: 667,866. … 0