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Peterborough: Well School’s Bobcat bill heads to Senate floor

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thanks to some civic-minded, animal-loving fourth- and fifth-grade students at The Well School, the bobcat is one step closer to becoming the state wildcat. On April 16, the Senate Rules, Enrolled Bills and Internal Affairs Committee unanimously approved HB423, which students from the independent elementary school in Peterborough lobbied their legislators to draft. The Senate plans to address the bill on the floor, although they have yet to schedule a … 0

Mascenic School District: Schools to see new leaders at the top

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Boynton Middle School and Mascenic Regional High School will see a change in leadership for the coming year. Boynton Principal Tom Starratt and Assistant Principal Louis “Chip” Mercurio and Mascenic Regional High School Assistant Principal Marlise Bryant will all retire at the end of the year. The district accepted Bryant’s retirement in early February, according to meeting minutes posted on the district’s website. … 0

Volleyball: Mascenic loses on road at Souhegan

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Vikings boys’ volleyball team lost their first game of the season on Monday, beaten by Souhegan in a 3-1 game on the road. Mascenic pulled out the second game of the match 25-22, but lost the rest 25-17, 25-11 and 25-17. Coach Greg Smith said the game was a result of “just about a complete team collapse,” but had hopes for a … 0

Letters: Be heard, New Ipswich

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

To the editor: I attended the Kinder-Morgan forum on March 24 in New Ipswich out of concern for our environment and other negative impacts this pipeline and compressor station would have on area residents. Roughly 200 New Ipswich residents asked well-researched, specific questions about the impact that this … 0

Health: MCH encourages vaccinations

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

We, the physicians and nurse practitioners of Monadnock Community Hospital, strongly urge parents to vaccinate their children against preventable diseases, including measles. This recommendation follows guidelines established by the Center for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 2000, measles was declared eliminated from the United … 0

PETERBOROUGH: Arsenic tests available to residents

Monday, April 6, 2015

Like many Granite Staters, Jamie Trowbridge of Peterborough assumed water from his home’s artesian well was clean. But after media reports encouraged the Trowbridges to test their drinking water, they discovered it harbored an unhealthy level of arsenic — a carcinogen that is the most common well-water contaminant … 0

Parent Wise: Can you be friends with your child?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Wish I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard “Never be friends with your child.” The thinking behind this, I presume, is that children need a parent’s authority; they do not need to be a confidante. True … 0

Police: Synthetic drug usage is down in the last year or so

Monday, April 6, 2015

A decrease in area usage of synthetic marijuana could be due to steps taken by local police departments, legislators and crime watch members to better educate the public about their dangers. But it is likely also linked to the take-down of a major supplier to the state last … 0

Letters: Tell Fish & Game to save the bobcat

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: At the N.H. Fish and Game Commission’s Feb. 11, 2015, meeting, we learned it is considering opening a season on bobcats that will include hunting, hounding and trapping of this elusive, reclusive and not bothersome creature. Some of us in the room were surprised to … 0

Court Logs - April 7, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Greenfield Daniel Berthiaume, 36, Westmoreland, possession of a marijuana without a license or privilege to do so, $310 fine; DWI, $620 fine, referred to an impaired driver care management program, driver’s license revoked for nine months. Rindge Jennifer McCarthy, 24, Rindge, vandalism, dismissed at the State’s request; simple … 0

Letter: Looking only at the dollar signs

Thursday, April 2, 2015

To the editor: Is the New Ipswich Select Board truly thinking about the whole town? They remain neutral on the Kinder Morgan pipeline, because they are looking only at the dollar signs from the potential tax revenue. Do they realize the $720,000 Kinder Morgan is saying the town … 0

Editorial: Getting beyond what’s in it for me

Monday, April 6, 2015

In the days since the N.H. House passed its budget, the Ledger-Transcript has been talking with representatives of the Monadnock region from both sides of the fence. It’s clear Republicans and Democrats have very different perspectives on what’s best for New Hampshire. It would be easy to take … 0

Viewpoint: House budget is fiscally responsible

Monday, April 6, 2015

The N.H. House has passed a budget for the upcoming 2016-2017 biennium. The bills comprised thousands of numbers on hundreds of spreadsheets, taking many weeks of hard deliberation and negotiation. The result: 1,274 pages with something for everyone to hate. Hundreds turned out at the State House, crowding … 0