Peterborough: Carbon footprint Conversation March 10

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture, in partnership with the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, presents a Community Conversation about Personal Options for Lowering Our Carbon Footprint, on March 10 at 7 p.m., in the Monadnock Center’s Bass Hall, in Peterborough. Energy is always in the news, and there is lots of information about big scale stuff: wind, solar, natural gas, etc. This conversation looks at our energy challenges on a more … 0

Peterborough: Gents bow, ladies know how

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The late Bob McQuillen of Peterborough was a longtime teacher at ConVal, as well as a larger-than-life figure in the contra dance world. He is known for his music, and for passing on his love of it to younger musicians. Yet, McQuillen also succeeded a line of contra dance legends in the Monadnock … 0

Roundup: Warriors lose battle of two top-four teams

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WLC boys’ basketball The Warriors lost a battle with Epping on Tuesday night, 57-53. “It was nip and tuck all the way,” said Warriors coach Ken Garnham after the game. DIV Player of the Year candidate Jordan Litts dropped 21 points in the loss, outscored only by Epping Colby Wilson, who put in 24. The Epping win vaulted the Blue Devils up over … 0

Editorial: Sports create drive, opportunity for kids

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The importance of sports is both oft-debated and oft-underestimated. Some are quick to dismiss athletics as simply a mindless physical pursuit or a numbing diversion for the masses who tune in to the major televised sporting events every Sunday — nothing that a truly creative or intelligent person … 0

Mascenic School District: District braces for cuts

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The district got the first taste of what $1.6 million in cuts could look like during a Mascenic School Board meeting Thursday: 8.6 teacher positions, as well as a number of other jobs, foreign language studies and sports … 0

Roundup: Oriole girls beat Vikes, WLC boys lose again

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Conant/Mascenic girls’ basketball The Orioles dominated the Vikings on Thursday night, winning 57-9 at home. Conant led 16-0 after one and 30-2 at the half. Conant’s Eva Hodgson led all scorers with 15 points; Megan Wheeler scored 11 … 0

Sustainable Steps: ML

Monday, February 16, 2015

The definition of sustainable: 1. Capable of being sustained. 2. Of, relating to, or being related to harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged. For time eternal, small farmers have been doing whatever is needed to be sustainable. Considering that … 0

Viewpoint: Remus defeats Romulus at Deliberative

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A long time ago there were two famous brothers named Romulus and Remus and they started a town somewhere in Italy. They had a disagreement over how to run things and got into a big argument. Romulus defeated Remus, named himself the founder of the new town and … 0

Viewpoint: Students feel they are not heard

Thursday, February 12, 2015

When word started to spread that a nearly $2 million budget cut had been passed at the recent deliberative session, the tension at Mascenic could be cut with a knife. All of a sudden, the fear that had been spread along in whispers, or had been mentioned casually … 0

Editorial: Right to Know is under attack

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The term “muckraker” is thought to date back to the turn of the 20th century, when rough-riding President Theodore Roosevelt hailed investigative journalists for using their platform to right social injustices and out evil practices. Back then, it was journalists and writers like Lincoln Steffens, Ida Tarbell and … 0

Viewpoint: ‘A student’s future should never be given limits’

Friday, February 13, 2015

From the perspective of a student, the proposed cut to the Mascenic budget does not make much sense. The majority of us are confused as to what it means and what impact it will have on the schools. Some of us may choose to ignore it, because it … 0

Letter: In answer to Somero

Friday, February 13, 2015

I first met Brian Somero in my driveway my first year at Mascenic. He handed me a “vote no” flyer, saying that the schools were raising taxes. His song never changes, except now it is “vote yes” to cut $1.6-plus million from our school budget. He says the … 0