Antrim: $12.5M Fred Fuller deal goes through

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Customers of Fred Fuller Oil and Propane Co. will not have to worry about staying warm this snowy weekend. Rymes Propane and Oil’s purchase of the home heating oil company seeking bankruptcy was finalized in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Antrim-based Rymes is now the largest oil company in New Hampshire. Bill Gannon, Fred Fuller’s attorney, said Wednesday that Rymes Propane purchased Fuller Oil for about $12.5 million. Gannon … 0

Power outages plague the region before turkey day

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A blanket of white snow Wednesday morning quickly turned into a winter whiteout for drivers, businesses and residents on the day before Thanksgiving. The weather was brought by Winter Storm Cato, which moved up the Eastern U.S. throughout the day. By about 4 p.m., Cato had already dumped seven inches of wet, heavy … 0

ANTRIM: Sentences in forgery, drug cases

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Two area residents have been sentenced to serve time in the Cheshire County House of Corrections, according to recent dispositions on file at the Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene. Paightlin Bergeron, 21, of Antrim was sentenced on Sept. 10 to a minimum of 18 months to three years in the New Hampshire State Prison; her jail time was suspended for five years … 0

Nelson: Apple Hill raises $16K for cabin

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music’s online campaign to raise the funds needed to replace an aging cabin surpassed its $15,000 goal for a total of $16,063. The newly rebuilt six-person Pleyel cabin, named after Austrian composer … 0

Viewpoint: Showing up, being present

Friday, November 14, 2014

I attended the Community Conversation on poverty at Bass Hall in Peterborough on Nov. 11. All present were interested in getting at the roots of poverty, while we recognize that “Band-Aids,” such as food pantries and emergency and transitional shelters, are necessary. A response to poverty at its … 0

Viewpoint: The time for action is now

Friday, November 14, 2014

What I came away with from the discussion on poverty at The Monadnock Center for History and Culture is that despite living in an affluent region, we have many individuals, couples and families who struggle with meeting the most basic needs. Most of these people are working families. … 0


Friday, November 14, 2014

At the conversation on poverty the evening of Nov. 11, most of the discussion centered on what is already being done to alleviate the results of poverty, hunger, homelessness and drugs by giving crisis support to those hanging on by a thread but unable to save money, establish … 0

Viewpoint: Poverty — Destiny or choice?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The recent Community Conversation on poverty held in Peterborough was a heartwarming and worthwhile event. Many community members in jobs and positions that interface with the poor segment in our community were speaking up, describing the situation and … 0

Editorial: What’s our community New Year’s resolution?

Monday, November 24, 2014

New Hampshire’s youth. Growing our economy. Seeding innovation and creativity. The future of education. The local food movement. Poverty. These are the topics Community Conversations — a monthly forum co-sponsored by the Monadnock Center for History & Culture and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript — has tackled in its very … 0

Editorial: The 2015 ‘In the Spirit of Giving’ campaign is on

Monday, November 24, 2014

Now in its fifth year, the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript’s “In the Spirit of Giving” campaign aims once again to help connect readers with local nonprofits in need. This year, we’re focusing on the people who are helped by their efforts. This holiday season leading up to the New Year, … 0

Letters: School Board has it wrong

Thursday, November 20, 2014

To the editor: The ConVal School Board may have voted against discussing consolidation for three years, but there are plenty of voters in the district who care about the financial impact of keeping underutilized buildings open, maintained, and heated using taxpayer funds. I also don’t agree with declarations … 0

Letter: Snowmobile Club says thanks

Thursday, November 20, 2014

To the editor: The Crotched Mountain Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club of Greenfield had a very successful Turkey Raffle on Nov. 14. Our success was the result of donations from many supporters. Thank you to: Rick & Diane’s Pizzeria, Hillsboro Ford, Laurie MacKeigan of Houghton Farms, S.M. Atherton Auto … 0

Engagement announcement: Erin Pirkey — Brent Williams

Monday, November 24, 2014

John and Cindy Pirkey of Hancock have announced the engagement of their daughter, Erin Pirkey, to Brent Williams, son of Lance Williams of Stoddard and Sandy Williams of Peterborough. The bride and her fiance earned their bachelor’s degrees … 0