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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 …

Candidates file for open positions

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The deadline to file for town offices has passed, and voters are getting their first looks at who their choices for local government are. If you missed the deadline, it’s too late to get your name on the ballot, but candidates can run write-in campaigns. Here is a …

Skiing / snowboarding: Get stoked

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Crotched Mountain is well-known for its extensive series of terrain parks, breeding scores of skiers and snowboarders who can hit the wildest tricks imaginable off the mountain’s plethora of ramps, pipes and other installations. But what does it …

Boys’ basketball: Vikings win WLC rematch

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tuesday’s Mascenic/WLC boys’ basketball game was a controlled affair unlike the run-and-gun shootout earlier this season, but the end result was the same: a Vikings win. Initially, the Warriors looked to have an advantage down low, with forward …

Nominations sought for preservation awards

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance is seeking nominations for its annual Preservation Achievement Awards. The awards recognize individuals, organizations, or businesses in the categories of restoration and stewardship, rehabilitation and adaptive use, compatible new construction, public policy, and educational and planning initiatives. The deadline for submissions is March …

Scholarships for those in nursing, medicine, social work

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

After a lifetime of hard work, successful farming in the blueberry fields of New Jersey, and sound financial investments, New Hampshire native Samuel Yarnold and his wife, Alice, bequeathed more than $800,000 in scholarship funds for New Hampshire residents. Annual scholarships in the range of $1,000 to $5,000 …

Running: Traffies come in 1-2 in second Winter Chiller of the season

Monday, February 1, 2016

Here are the results of the second Winter Chiller held on Jan. 23 in Wilton at the High Mowing School. The next race (3.5 miles) is in Hancock at the Meetinghouse in the center of town on Saturday …

Looking Back: My love of tennis and a valentine for Bud

Monday, January 25, 2016

When my parents bought our house in Claremont in 1943, a clay tennis court came along with it. This was the last thing they needed, but apparently the previous owners, the Fry family, played tennis, so we inherited the court along with an arrangement with a group of …

Letters: Time for a Plan B in the Middle East

Monday, January 25, 2016

To the editor: The Middle East is a tinder box and a random spark could ignite World War III. Our latest strategy is to defeat ISIS by carpet bombing. So far, we have used drones to kill Al Qaeda leaders. It took some time, but we tracked down …

Letter: Here’s my take on the Republicans

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

To the editor: After placing third with 23 percent of the vote, Marco Rubio is declared a winner by political pundits. Here, we have a candidate who wants to take back our country. Back to what? Another war? Another recession? Another unpopular administration? Continued accumulating deficits? Ex-governors Jeb …

Mascenic: Revenues down, spending down

Monday, February 1, 2016

NEW IPSWICH — The Mascenic School District warrant passed through deliberative session with little fanfare or public comment. The proposed $18.6 million budget was presented to voters Saturday morning. The proposal is lower than the previous year’s budget …