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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 New Hampshire. Daniel Weeks, a Temple native and Executive Director of Open Democracy, wasn’t merely proud that New Hampshire’s 24 state senators reached across party lines to unanimously approve this legislation — he praised the people of New Hampshire as well. “I believe this has a lot to do with the thousands … 0

Mascenic School District: Superintendent proposes $120K more in budget cuts

Monday, March 30, 2015

GREENVILLE — Superintendent Ruthann Goguen made a commitment at the most recent School Board meeting, to not only meet the district’s default budget, but to strive to operate well under what the default allows, in response to what she called a “loud and clear” message from voters at the polls. Some of those … 0

Food: Syrup a-boiling

Monday, March 30, 2015

Local sugar houses gave demonstrations and showed off the bounty of the season Saturday and Sunday … 0

New Ipswich: Collins gets firm’s top award

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fidelity Bank’s 2015 Mission Accomplished Award, the bank’s top annual employee honor, has been bestowed on Tracey Collins, retail project and reporting coordinator at the bank’s Leominster headquarters. She resides in New Ipswich. Collins lives her commitment to … 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

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

Editorial: Mascenic voters should have a say

Monday, March 30, 2015

It’s not been an easy budget season for the Mascenic School District, having faced a contentious budget hearing, deep cuts during the Deliberative Session, and a long process of lobbying by the various sides of the issue, which ultimately led to the default budget. Now, Supt. Ruthann Goguen … 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

Letter: Notes on Select Board

Friday, March 27, 2015

To the editor: About the New Ipswich Kinder Morgan pipeline meeting on March 25: The meeting allowed both objectors to the proposal and Kinder Morgan to present their points. Both sections were then thrown open to questions. The most exciting part of the evening was when Select Board … 0

Mascenic: ‘Opt out’ option for state testing?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Multiple Mascenic School District parents are up in arms about the prospect of statewide assessment testing happening at the district’s three schools this month and next, with some seeking ways to exempt their children from the process. They’re … 0

Mascenic recount yields same result

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

GREENVILLE — Following a recount of votes on the issue of the Mascenic School District budget, District Moderator Robert Romeril announced Monday night that, while there were some number adjustments, the ultimate result was the same: Voters turned … 0