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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

Letter: Board’s actions equal default

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: Sorry to hear that our ConVal School Board members can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. How ridiculous is it to focus on reducing expenses, yet not address consolidation for the next three years? Certainly some form of consolidation would provide the most … 0

Letters: Police chiefs back LaFrance

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: The Hillsborough County Chiefs of Police Association has voted unanimously to endorse County Attorney Patricia LaFrance for re-election. We have had the opportunity to work with both her and her current opponent, the former county attorney, whom she defeated in 2012. We can say, without … 0

Letters: A shining star

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: In Senate District 9, we are fortunate to be represented by State Senator Andy Sanborn. He has fought long and hard for businesses and taxpayers in New Hampshire. Andy always stands on principle and fights for his beliefs. From working to repeal the LLC tax … 0

Families file suit against Crotched Mountain Foundation, alleging their children were abused

Monday, October 27, 2014

Two families have alleged that staff at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center abused their children, and are suing them and the institution in a federal court. Felony charges are pending against a Hillsborough resident who used to work at the center, and two others were charged with misdemeanors. Three … 0

Hillsborough County Attorney: Reining in costs, improving technology are key

Monday, October 27, 2014

Patricia M. LaFrance Occupation: Hillsborough County Attorney Time living in town: Hillsborough County, 19 years Previously elected offices: Hillsborough County Attorney Other qualifications: 13-plus years as a felony prosecutor, hundreds of convictions, named 2014 N.H. County Attorney of the Year, endorsed by Hillsborough County Chiefs of Police Association … 0

N.H. Senate District 9: Expanded gambling is not the answer

Monday, October 27, 2014

Andy Sanborn, R-Bedford Occupation: Small business owner Time living in town: New Hampshire resident for my whole life! Previously elected offices: State Senate 2010-2014 Other qualifications: Background in business and finance, business owner for 24 years, State Senator for four years, traditional New Hampshire Yankee common sense. Answer … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: Why would you take a child hunting?

Monday, October 27, 2014

Why on earth would you do it, a few folks have asked me. “Why on earth would you let a child carry a loaded firearm? Why would you encourage a child to shoot and kill wildlife? Why would … 0

Keene: Kendall takes over staffing job at TPI

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Susan V. Kendall, CPC has been named director of administrative staffing and recruiting at TPI Staffing Group, headquartered in Keene. Kendall is a certified personnel consultant with more than 25 years of administrative personnel experience. Kendall was the founder and president of GFI Professional Staffing Services — originally … 0

Letters: Please, vote thoughtfully

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

To the editor: I am a psychologist and I see the effect stress has on families and individuals on a daily basis. Stress and chaos in our neighborhood, town, in our kids’ school affects us all. None of us is an island. Eventually we will be touched by … 0

Letters: Let’s support Steve Hahn

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

To the editor: Civility, cooperation, and creative thinking will be necessary in the state legislature if New Hampshire is to move forward to meet the challenges it faces. I write to support a candidate who will work collaboratively and creatively with other legislators to build a better future … 0