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Francestown architect on mission to educate over the air waves in Africa

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Before Cameron Leandri, who is originally from Francestown, traveled to Tanzania and Burundi in the spring, the 24-year-old had never dreamed of being a humanitarian architect. That all changed when he gave his half-empty soda to an African child in a Tanzanian village. Leandri, Paul Peterzo — Leandri’s architecture professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston — … 0

Peterborough: ZBA approves Stone Barn condos

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The iconic yet dilapidated Stone Barn may have collapsed this winter if its new owners — Stan Fry of Peterborough and Bradford Malt of Boston, Massachusetts — hadn’t pour hundreds of thousands of dollars in to saving it. Now, Fry, Malt, and Cy Gregg, who has now joined the partnership, plan … 0

Peterborough: Man buried alive in snow

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — In a scene more reminiscent of a mountain avalanche than a Peterborough neighborhood, a local man was buried alive in 2 feet of snow in his own yard on Old Street Road for several hours Sunday afternoon, after the snow slid off his metal roof and fell on top of him.  “There's no other way … 0

ConVal: Big wins for Team Voorhees and CV wrestlers at states

Monday, February 23, 2015

As ConVal senior John Voorhees wrestled with his opponent in the semifinals of the 220-pound weight class during Saturday’s state championship meet, his family gathered around the ring. His mother, brother, sister, uncle, cousins, nephews, and nieces all … 0

Concord: Workshop on environmental, safety rules at DES March 9

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The N.H. Department of Environmental Services and WorkWISE NH are offering the New Hampshire small business community a free, half-day educational workshop on March 9. The workshop will provide presentations on hazardous waste management for small quantity generators, air emissions for minor sources, and health and safety topics … 0

Peterborough: New trustees elected at MCH

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bob Boyd, Tom Ward, Mike Shea, Bill James and Dr. Terrence McNamara have been elected to the Board of Trustees of Monadnock Community Hospital. Boyd is the founder and former president of IPC Automation in New Jersey, a … 0

Hancock: Ash borer workshop at Harris Center

Monday, February 23, 2015

Forest Health officials need the help of outdoor enthusiasts, including birders, in detecting emerald ash borer, the most destructive forest pest in North America. Its larvae tunnel just under the bark of ash trees, killing them quickly. Residents can help the Harris Center for Conservation Education locate this … 0

Snowmobiling: Annual Trail Breakers fundraiser Saturday

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Monadnock Trail Breakers Snowmobile Club members are second annual Trail Breaker Challenge takes take place Saturday at the Engine Meet Field off Route 101 in Dublin. The event features professional snowmobile stunt shows by the freestyle riders … 0

Viewpoint: Where are the neighborhood natives?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I have begun to notice something. Something that I feel concerned about. Perhaps, you have noticed it too. Where are the children in our communities? I rarely see them outside, riding bikes, climbing trees, running and playing tag. I drive through our small neighborhoods and everyone seems neatly … 0

Viewpoint: Some have forgotten the vision

Thursday, February 19, 2015

There has been a lot of talk recently about closing down Great Brook School and possibly a number of elementary schools as well. The savings associated with closing Great Brook is modest at best, potentially $154 per taxpayer, per year on average, according to Model Study No. 3 … 0

Viewpoint: Not to be feared, nor all-consuming

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hi. My name’s Daniel Frehner. I’m a ConVal student and I was the primary teen-representative at the Community Conversation that took place on the 10th. The Conversation — focused on the impact of digital media — was compelling, with a wide range of opinions and people. However, specifically … 0

Editorial: Talking about our carbon footprint

Monday, February 23, 2015

In June of 2014, the Ledger-Transcript began reporting on the accomplishments of the Conant High School Environmental Club. It was less than a year before that, that the Jaffrey-Rindge School District had begun to recycle. But in just that short time, we learned, a 4-cubic-yard recycling container had … 0

ConVal: Petition would allow closing

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Over the past five years, residents of the ConVal School community have attempted a handful of times to close or combine schools to address the district’s declining student population. But, Matt Craig of Sharon — who … 0