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

To honor, or to hunt? Bobcat resurgence prompts multiple movements

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

After bobcats nearly disappeared from New Hampshire several decades ago, their population is flourishing, according to a recently published study by the University of New Hampshire and the N.H. Dept. of Fish and Game. Because of this discovery, … 0

MASON / TEMPLE: Pipeline worries local land lovers

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pickety Place in Mason is known for its idyllic, peaceful setting, and for being the model for the cover of the Golden Books version of “Little Red Riding Hood.” Carol Iodice of Mason, who tends the gardens that Pickety Place is known for, said in an interview Tuesday … 0

Swimming: Orioles, Viking heading to state meet

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A weather-shortened swim season has paid off for two girls from Conant and one from Mascenic as they’ll take a trip to Swazey Pool at UNH this weekend for this year’s NHIAA Swimming and Diving State Championships. For Conant, senior Katie L’Ecuyer will be swimming in the 100 … 0

Viewpoint: Next door to the Barkers

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The letter arrived just a week or two before our move. My husband had accepted a pastorate at a church in a neighboring state and we were looking forward to our new life there. But then the letter from the new church came — and not for reasons … 0

Viewpoint: Kinder Morgan pipeline is not the answer

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Like many effective propaganda campaigns, the Kinder Morgan effort to “sell” its behemoth pipeline project planned for southern New Hampshire relies on lies that are repeated often enough to persuade people they must be true. Lie No. 1: “The pipeline will be “co-located” with the existing PSNH power … 0

Letter: High taxes are what’s insane

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

To the editor: In her letter on Feb. 5, Corinne Joly came up with some real bloopers. She begins with, “On January 31st I witnessed absolute insanity at our budget meeting.” I must remind you, Corinne, that your salary and benefits are paid by many of these “insane … 0

Letter: Vote No on the Mascenic budget

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

To the editor: Joe Fionda is no friend to our children, so his letter doesn’t surprise me. Wasn’t it Mr. Fionda who illegally cut down trees on town property to block the bridge, because he did not want children who use the town field coming across the bridge? … 0

Letter: Pickity Place is on the line

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

To the editor: Dear Cheryl LaFleur of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Do you remember the story of “Little Red Riding Hood”? Deep in the woods of Mason, New Hampshire, grandmother’s house still exists. If you enter this old house built in 1786, you will see the wolf … 0

New Hampshire: Anthem data breach unfolds

Monday, February 9, 2015

With Anthem — the largest insurance provider in New Hampshire — experiencing a data breach last week, it’s unclear how many Granite Staters might have had their information stolen in the cyber attack. “At this time we do not have specific numbers regarding how many New Hampshire members … 0

Peterborough /Sharon: Charitable Foundation names advisory team

Friday, February 6, 2015

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has appointed Gina Goff of Sharon and Audrey White of Peterborough to its Monadnock region advisory board. The foundation’s eight regional advisory boards are comprised of local residents who provide guidance and counsel to staff and the board of directors on local and … 0