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Eighth-grader Lei-Lani Finch is striving to become a professional ballerina. She hopes to move next year from Peterborough to New York City to study dance.

Peterborough: She’s on point

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Most eighth-grade students at South Meadow can’t wait to move onto high school, and experience their first relationships, learn to drive, and stay out late with friends. Not Lei-Lani Finch. “You can do more than that,” said the 13-year-old ballerina, who hopes to enroll in a dance academy in New York City sophomore year. “20 years from now, I want … 0

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, … 0

Antrim: Ledger-Transcript open house coming

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

We’re building a better newspaper and want to hear from you. Over the next several months, the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript publisher and editors will hold a series of meetings throughout the region. The first will be held at Great Brook Middle School in Antrim on April 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is open to all. We want to hear what matters … 0

Peterborough: Parking plan questioned

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — With Town Meeting less than a month away, a business owner is urging residents to reconsider a proposal on the warrant to construct a 60-space parking lot near the GAR Hall. Peter Mazzone’s main complaint: It’s too expensive, he said. “It’s not necessary,” he said about … 0

Hancock: Police Department floor upgrade pitched

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hancock will upgrade its police station’s floor to ceramic tile, Chief Andrew Wood said Wednesday. The Select Board hopes to have the project complete within the year and without using taxpayer funds, Select Board Chair Erik Spitzbarth told the Ledger-Transcript. However, the board does not yet have a … 0

Concord: Online event on special education

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Parent Information Center of Concord will hold a free brown-bag lunch webinar on the basics of special education on Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m.. The online event will provide participants with an introduction to the New Hampshire special education process. It includes a brief overview of … 0

Keene: United Way gives awards to donors

Friday, April 3, 2015

Monadnock United Way announced several award winners at its annual campaign recognition event at the Keene Country Club on March 26. John Round, the 2014-2015 general campaign chair, thanked the hundreds of volunteers, businesses, organizations, and donors who were involved this year’s campaign. Through individual and corporate contributions, … 0

Hancock: Baseball coaching books available

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Just in time for baseball season, “Coach to Coach” books author Kary Shumway has released a five-book series on coaching youth baseball. The guides are age-specific, and cover drills and baseball philosophies for coaching Tee Ball through Majors … 0

Hancock: Cellar holes, poetry at the inn

Monday, April 20, 2015

Cellar holes and poetry are the themes of two history events being held at the Hancock Inn on Saturday. At 10 a.m. Eric Aldrich in a presentation entitled “No More a House, The Cellar Holes of Hancock” will explore the lives of early residents through the holes their … 0

Peterborough: DAR chapter honors students

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mascenic senior Kailey Allen, Conant senior Nathan Wheeler and ConVal senior William MacPhee have been selected as the DAR Good Citizens by the Mary Varnum-Platts Peterborough Chapter. Allen is Class Treasurer which she has been for four years, … 0

Letter: Bear sighting in Peterborough

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

To the editor: A heads-up to walkers and residents living just west of the traffic lights in Peterborough: We spotted a mother bear and two cubs walking on lower Old Dublin Road, then heading up the hill towards Goyette Drive early Tuesday morning. Bill Chatfield Peterborough … 0

Viewpoint: So you want to join a board?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

There are approximately 1,400 nonprofit organizations in the Monadnock region — yes, you read that right, 1,400. That’s a lot of boards scouting for board members. Nonprofit boards work via a set of established bylaws that establish their … 0

Viewpoint: Spring is in the air — and so is poetry

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Don’t look now, but April is National Poetry Month. I know, your eyes are starting to glaze over and you are thinking this would be a good time to go and walk the dog, but hear me out. Poetry is not only alive and well these days, but … 0