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Antrim: A mother’s voice is heard in drug war

Monday, November 30, 2015

One of the most difficult pieces of the battle against addiction is when the fight is lost, and those left behind must deal with the aftermath. The ConVal Substance Abuse Task Force is holding their December addiction program, “When Addiction Leads to Death,” on Dec. 8 at 6 p.m., at Great Brook School in Antrim. As part of the program, …

ConVal: Need money? FAFSA meeting tomorrow

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The ConVal School Counseling Department will be hosting a representative from the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation to review the college financial aid process with all seniors and their parents on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. This program will review the financial aid process, including step by step instructions for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid as well as information about loans, …

Sheriff deputies to carry Narcan

Friday, November 27, 2015

Sheriff deputies from the Cheshire County Sheriff’s Office will now carry Narcan, according to Sheriff Eliezer “Eli” Rivera. Deputies have met the requirements set by the New Hampshire Department of Safety, Division of Fire Standards and Emergency Medical Services, Bureau of EMS for licensing as Law Enforcement Providers. Deputies travel throughout the county in the performance of their duties and could find themselves …

Letters: Leaders turn tail on refugee issue

Monday, November 23, 2015

To the editor: Ms. Kuster’s vote to refuse entry to Syrian refugees is an act of political cowardice. I voted for Annie, twice. I campaigned for her, knocking on doors in Peterborough. I sent her campaign money. Now, I am ashamed that I did so. Little did I …

Viewpoint: ‘Vote for a just and responsible government’

Friday, November 27, 2015

What on earth is the primary campaign about? Is this: “It’s the economy, stupid” all over again, or is it something different? The United States is coming out of an economic downturn that has been global in its …

Editorial: Join us for Vital Signs on Friday

Monday, November 30, 2015

There is a lot to prepare for when it comes to caring for our loved ones and ourselves as we age, and it’s not an easy subject to talk about. Avoiding it, though, only delays the decisions that need to be made until a time of crisis. The …

Letter: Thanks to the Ledger-Transcript

Monday, November 30, 2015

To the editor: I have been reading the Ledger-Transcript for over 40 years of living in this delightful Monadnock area, and must include your staff in my thanks for promoting the spirit of our communities. What a joy to read the “good news” and creative optimism in #FRESH, …

Business: Shopping campaign is on

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

It’s often the personal care and touches that keep shoppers local, and this holiday season, beginning with Plaid Friday the day after Thanksgiving, Monadnock region stores are laying it on thick with discounts and other special enticements. It’s …

Cross-country skiing: Love cross-country skiing? You’re not alone — join the club!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

It started with a simple, optimistic email on a snowy Thursday night. Cross-country ski race this Tuesday — who’s in? Bring your headlamps. The results were astounding. Over 50 skiers came out of the woods for the race. …

Football: ConVal middle school players make All-State

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Four players from ConVal’s middle school football team were recognized as All-State by the Granite State Football League. Michael Gutwein and Andrew Skillings were selected to the All-State First Team. Robert Amundson and Rommel Somero were selected to the All-State Honorable Mention team. …

Hancock: A warbler wanderer

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A palm warbler passed through Hancock in October, en route to its wintering grounds in the Caribbean and southeastern U.S. Unlike hawks, songbirds migrate mostly at night — in part to avoid encounters with hungry, day-active raptors. …

Francestown: Dinsmore Brook Conservation Area

Friday, November 20, 2015

“While hiking with the dogs, we discovered a beautiful granite gorge within the Dinsmore Brook Conservation Area, and there was a skim coating of ice on the brook itself. Very cool indeed!” said Deb McGrath of Francestown. …

The Bobcat’s tail: Stepping into our land’s time machine

Friday, November 20, 2015

If you want to see how our forests have changed over the past 300 years, just drive down to Petersham, Massachusetts, 30 minutes south of Rindge. The Fisher Museum looks like a small, simple academic building, just off …