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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 …

Boys’ basketball: Pelham smothers Mascenic at home

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Mascenic Vikings fell victim to the Pelham Pythons on Friday night thanks to the two-headed attack of Keith Brown and Cam DeLoreto. Mascenic was able to jump out to an early lead, but once Brown started scoring, …

Peterborough: Makerspace adds a laser cutter to list of equipment

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

MAXT makerspace recently announced the latest addition to their tool collection: a commercial-quality laser cutter. Members can now use vector or raster files to etch and cut designs on nearly any material — wood, paper, glass, rubber, leather, fabrics, plastics, aluminum, stone and more. The applications are vast …

Swimming: Senior meet for Vikes and O’s

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mascenic and Conant had a meet on Jan. 23 with Conant, Laconia, Monadnock, Pelham, and Winnisquam. The Mascenic girls had a great meet coming in 2nd, just three points behind Conant. The boys and girls combined score placed …

PARENT WISE: Prevention starts at home

Thursday, January 28, 2016

I am all for drug and alcohol prevention being taught in our schools and taught early. The article in the Ledger-Transcript on Jan. 11 forces us to take a cold, hard look at the problem we are facing-and, …

Indoor track: Movsessian makes it to state meet

Monday, February 1, 2016

Jake Movsessian of Mascenic has qualified for the Division II State Championships next Sunday at Dartmouth College in Hanover. Movsessian qualified in the three events he ran on the season — the 1000 meters, 1500 meters, and 300 meters — but has elected to concentrate on the 3000 …

Viewpoint: Tennessee Gas Pipeline puts forth deceptive figures

Friday, January 22, 2016

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, is trying to fool the federal regulators and the rest of us into thinking that the Northeast Direct gas pipeline will run underneath the existing Eversource powerline easement across …

Letters: MCH gets even healthier

Monday, January 25, 2016

To the editor: I was excited to learn that Monadnock Community Hospital signed a letter of intent to explore an affiliation with Catholic Medical Center. MCH has enjoyed a long association with CMC as the referral source for many specialty procedures. I was grateful to take a ride …

Letters: Is Bernie biting off too much?

Thursday, January 28, 2016

To the editor: In a perfect world, a lot of what Bernie Sanders says is appealing — free higher education, one-payer healthcare, break up the banks — but it’s time a get down to the nuts and bolts of this election. The devil is in the details. When …

New Ipswich: ConCom eyes mitigation

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Select Board has asked the Conservation Commission to present a list of projects to offset wetland impacts that would be caused by the building of a pipeline through town. During a Select Board meeting Tuesday, ConCom Chair Bob Boynton told the board that the town doesn’t have …

Pipeline Mayhem

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

An inept detective, a corrupt police force, a seductive femme fatale — all the makings of a classic film noire. Throw in a controversial pipeline, some audience participation and a lot of laughs and you’ve got Holy Smokes …