Hancock

Halloween: Scary stories from local students

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Monadnock madness by Wolfgang Morlock of Rindge age 11 Applewild School Fitchburg, Mass. One day there were three kids.They were 11,12 and 13 year olds. When they were climbing up Mount Monadnock suddenly there was a crazy wind and the wind was howling. Then they looked and saw why - a helicopter was above them it was loud and it made them cold. Then the helicopter dropped something it landed … 0

Peterborough: Sanborn: ‘We need a culture shift’

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — On Tuesday, N.H. Senator Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford) faces Democratic challenger Lee Nyquist of New Boston for the District 9 seat. Sanborn has been a state senator since 2010 and in 2012 he narrowly defeated Nyquist in the race for the Dist. 9 seat, with just 213 more votes. The Ledger-Transcript editorial … 0

Peterborough: Burglary suspect nabbed

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Peterborough man has been charged in connection with a string of daytime burglaries that started in late September. Joshua Laprise, 25, was arrested on Oct. 22 by Peterborough police and charged with three counts of burglary and two counts of false reports to law enforcement. According to a press release police issued Wednesday, LaPrise reported his Union Street residence had been burglarized, … 0

letters: Political signs — invasive species

Monday, October 27, 2014

To the editor: Francie Von Mertens was the guest speaker at the recent annual meeting of The Friends of the Wapack, and her topic was the identification and control of invasive plant species. It occurred to me after her presentation that we are being invaded by yet another … 0

Letters: Unfair shots at Supt. Minnihan

Monday, October 27, 2014

To the editor: The Ledger-Transcript took two unfair shots in consecutive editorials last week. First, in an editorial that lends legitimacy to short-sightedness, you call out ConVal School Superintendent Brendan Minnihan and claim there’s no “strong voice from the district,” holding up Barbara Miller up as your champion. … 0

Letters: Character and intelligence

Monday, October 27, 2014

To the editor: David Bedard is running for the N.H. State House in District 3 (Bennington, Hancock, Greenfield). We have known David and his family since they moved to Hancock more than 10 years ago. David is a very intelligent, practical, dedicated person and those attributes have served … 0

Letters: Manley has a balanced approach

Monday, October 27, 2014

To the editor: I am writing to encourage voters in Bennington, Hancock and Greenfield to vote for Jon Manley, who is running for a second term as N.H. state representative. As a lifelong New Hampshire resident, Jon has witnessed the historical precedents shaping who we are as a … 0

Letters: Don’t fall for the no-shows

Monday, October 27, 2014

To the editor: What’s with the Republican House candidates for Districts 3 & 38? Last Wednesday night, the Antrim-Bennington Lions Club sponsored a forum in Antrim for all the candidates running in these two districts. It promised to be a rare opportunity for the districts’ voters to hear … 0

Letters: Why? I’m glad that you asked

Monday, October 27, 2014

To the editor: With all the political mail lately, there seems to be a theme of asking incumbent Democrats why they voted for certain issues, primarily the bipartisan budget. Those who are asking these questions, by mail, missed an excellent opportunity to do so in person. This last … 0

Viewpoint: Let’s set facts straight

Monday, October 27, 2014

During the past few weeks, you have heard a lot about the race for State Senate in District 9. Unfortunately, while it should have been about the state’s challenges and how we, as policy makers, see the path of solutions, my opponent has resorted to spending the past … 0

Viewpoint: Who really speaks for small businesses?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Too often, politicians start the conversation about helping small businesses with “cut taxes” and end it with “gut regulations” — with nothing in between. These sound bites may score some political points, but they don’t constitute a real agenda for supporting local, independent small businesses and building strong … 0

Letters: Why I, Nyquist, am running

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: Dear District 9 voters: Shortly before our wonderful 15-year old son, Cliff, died in a tragic drowning accident on Nov. 7, 2004, he had told me that he saw me as a man of action. I will never forget that. For several years thereafter, grief … 0

Letters: We need a rep. who will show up

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: I live in N.H. House District 3, which has been represented for the last two years by Jon Manley. Rep. Manley’s opponent in this year’s election is David Bedard, a first-time candidate from Hancock (and Wellesley, Mass., where his wife and children live). I had … 0