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Trump shines at polls

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Area voters overwhelmingly supported Trump as the Republican nominee, with most saying that the United States needs someone in the Oval Office who can create jobs. Trump took New Hampshire by storm after placing second to Ted Cruz in the Iowa Caucus, receiving 35 percent of the vote and 10 of 23 delegates. Of the 16 towns in the region, Trump won in 13 of them, with Sharon, Peterborough, and Hancock going to John Kasich. “If Trump wins the general election, I’ll walk up and down Mt. Monadnock and put Trump signs on it,” said Christoper David Mazerall, the Jaffrey chair of Trump’s campaign. Trump …

Huge win for Sanders

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

For the first time in 53 years, David Faatz walked into the voting booth not sure of whom he would vote for. Bernie Sanders’ integrity and idealism resonated with him, but the Peterborough resident trusted Hillary Clinton’s political savvy and experience. While Faatz ended up circling the bubble next to Clinton’s name, his …

Editorial: Voters call for change

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Voters in New Hampshire’s Primary have spoken, and change is the keyword of the day. Rather than choosing candidates who have more experience, or who are accepted by the establishment, Granite Staters — and those in the Monadnock region were no exception — selected relative outsiders Bernie Sanders for the Democratic ticket and Donald Trump for the Republican. By all accounts, people were …

Viewpoints: Bipartisan progress on heroin and opioid crisis

Friday, January 29, 2016

As people across New Hampshire know painfully well, the heroin and opioid crisis is the most pressing public health and safety challenge facing our state. No matter how often we repeat the statistic, the fact that more than …

Viewpoint: On the matter of choice in addiction

Thursday, February 4, 2016

In the matter of choice vs. no choice in addiction, there is one critical element missing from the recent discussion. That element is truth. People don’t choose to take drugs or to drink alcoholically. They choose to be …

Viewpoint: When drug addiction hits home

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I am the mother of an addict. Those seven words are the hardest I have ever said and, hopefully, maybe one day I won’t have to. For years, I have had to deal with being the mother of a substance abuser. I have never denied there was a …

Decision Day

Monday, February 8, 2016

Voters head to the polls Tuesday in the state’s first-in-the-nation primary, and many of them won’t make a final choice until they get there. Forty-one percent of Republicans say they could still change their mind, according to a …

Peterborough: A place for start-ups

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Vose Farm Road Brookstone Business Center in Peterborough is now home to War Room Athletics, a gym focusing on personal training and fitness education. Located in Suite 200, War Room is the business center’s newest tenant, taking …

Greenville: Residents defend joint force

Monday, February 8, 2016

GREENVILLE — Voters here say they wish they had more input in the town’s decision to not recommend the renewal of the joint police force’s contract. The lack of input into the process was a chief concern of …

Greenville: Water pump replacements on warrant

Monday, February 8, 2016

GREENVILLE — With the majority of Wednesday’s public hearing taken up with discussions about the future of the police department, residents had little else to say about this year’s warrant. The operating budget, not including police costs, is set this year at $1.5 million. Taking into account the …

Indoor track: Good show at States

Monday, February 8, 2016

Conant, ConVal and Mascenic competed at the state divisional indoor track and field championships on Saturday at Dartmouth. Tyler Sands of Conant had the finest performances of the day for the local competitors, finishing third in the high …

Community Conversations: Seniors make good neighbors

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Ledger-Transcript and Monadnock Center’s Community Conversations on Turning Neighbors into Neighborhoods is so timely for Monadnock at Home, a nonprofit helping seniors over 62 to age at home. This week, we announce a new initiative we are …

Swimming: Vikings make good at ‘last chance’ meet

Monday, February 8, 2016

On Wednesday at the Last Chance Meet at UNH, two Mascenic swimmers qualified for the Division II State Meet. Britany Boulerice, a freshman, qualified in the 200 Freestyle with a time of 2:18.08 and in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:21.55. Todd Rust, a sophomore, qualified …