New Ipswich: Fire chief on unpaid leave

Monday, April 20, 2015

Longtime Fire Chief David Leel has been on administrative leave for more than two weeks, pending investigation of what Select Board Chair George Lawrence is calling alleged improprieties. The Select Board was first made aware of an issue on April 3, Lawrence said in an interview Monday. They held an emergency meeting that day, and decided to place Leel on leave without pay. Leel receives a yearly stipend of $10,000 … 0

Peterborough: Suspect in antique store theft identified

Monday, April 20, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — After releasing video surveillance Wednesday, police say they have identified a suspect wanted for the theft of doilies, pillows, hand towels and other products from Twin Elm Farm in February. Police are not identifying the suspect at this time, pending an arrest, said Chief Scott Guinard. The woman allegedly stole about $100 worth of merchandise from the antique store. The investigation … 0

Clinton visits Keene on first New Hampshire tour as candidate

Monday, April 20, 2015

KEENE — Hillary Rodham Clinton started off the New Hampshire campaign of her second presidential bid as the everywoman, hugging former mayor Patricia Russell inside a furniture factory, after Clinton lunched at Kristin’s Bistro & Bakery downtown. While the former Secretary of State attempted to shed criticism about her ties to Wall Street, … 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

The sky is the limit

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A meatball that eats spaghetti, spins around and cries, a prehistoric elephant that skateboards and blows bubbles, a human jack-in-the-box that explores sound and light waves and a hybrid dance competition/rap battle in an automotive repair shop were … 0

Peterborough: Kuster: I’ll fight for solar, biomass energy legislation

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article erroneously reported Peterborough hopes to expand the solary array by one acre. The town hopes expand by one megawatt. The article also misreported the number of construction workers from Mathewson … 1

Mascenic: Lawyer: Test opt-outs are legal

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Two New Ipswich parents, who recently voiced their objections to Smarter Balanced testing, have obtained legal counsel to back up their position. They say parents in the district can opt-out by removing their children from the testing. Several Mascenic School District parents have said they don’t want their … 0

Running: Movesessian wins cold Possum

Monday, March 30, 2015

On a gorgeous March Sunday afternoon, the 8th running of the Dead Possum Half Marathon, which runs through the towns of Mason, New Ipswich and Greenville, went off under great early spring conditions. Considering the 3 inches of snow on Saturday and overnight freezing temperatures, the course was … 0

PETERBOROUGH: Our town through her eyes

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH—The late actress Bette Davis was known for her forceful acting and perfectionism. Davis, after all, was raised by a single mother during the U.S. woman’s suffrage movement. Yet, the summer Davis and her family lived in Peteborough … 1

Temple: Lions Club shares donations locally

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Souhegan Lions Club has made numerous donations to both local and state charities and people over the last few months. Recipients are Fund for New Ipswich’s Linda Swenson, $100; two area eye assistance requests, $500; Touchstone Farm, Temple, $100; Peterborough’s Dollars For Scholars, $100; N.H. Girl Scouts … 0

Revocations: April 2, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Revocations The state has revoked the driver’s licenses of the following residents because they were convicted of driving while intoxicated: Kathy Lou Chapman, 54, Antrim Melinda R. Powers, 37, Jaffrey Brian P. Fenton, 32, New Ipswich Jay Frederic Parker, 50, Peterborough … 0