Campaigners are urging the public to vote  "no," against petition articles on the ConVal warrant to close Great Brook School or allow the School Board to close any of the elementary schools in the future.

ConVal: Petitions 8, 9 by the numbers

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

If the public votes to approve a warrant petition article to close Great Brook School, the ConVal School District would save at least $1,682,880 each year from closing the middle school in Antrim, according to a report the District Model Study Committee published in 2012. Another petition article — to lift from Article 5 of the Articles Agreement the requirement … 0

Peterborough: Scott-Farrar closes, temporarily

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Scott-Farrar Home — a nursing home that has served the Peterborough area for more than 100 years — is closing in 40 days for financial reasons. Trustees say the home has been losing as much as $30,000 a month over the last two years. But trustees hope the closure is just temporary, as … 0

Sharon: Write-in candidate ready to serve

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ted O’Brien never expected Carl Newton, the opponent who edged him out last year for a spot on the Sharon Select Board, to ask him to serve alongside him the year after. Well, Newton did just that. Now, O’Brien hopes to apply his four decades in television and radio broadcasting to help the … 0

Peterborough: Man recounts ordeal buried under 2 ft. of snow

Monday, March 2, 2015

Drew Mullins, 48, was almost finished removing ice dams from the metal roof of his home on Old Street Road, when he heard a snap. He looked up, and saw a wall of snow rushing at him. The … 0

Sustainable Steps: Overcoming weight loss resistance

Thursday, February 26, 2015

I can’t tell you how often I sit across the desk from people, women especially, who are very clear that they are doing everything they need to lose weight, including counting calories and regular exercise, but who are … 0

Parent Wise: The many faces of peer pressure

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Peer pressure. It’s a term that provokes fear in every parent-fear that children will succumb to the negative influence of classmates and friends to behave in dangerous ways. Parents worry that being liked and a part of the … 0

Youth Hockey: Henniker is training ground for ConVal skaters

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Henniker Huskies Youth Hockey Association is looking for kids who love to skate and would like to give ice hockey a try. Henniker Youth Hockey has openings at all levels, from Learn to Skate for the youngest children through Bantams (eighth and ninth graders). All kids with … 0

Boys’ hockey: ConVal finishes season strong

Monday, March 2, 2015

The ConVal boys’ hockey team wrapped up their string of make-up games over the break with a win and a loss against Laconia, ending their season on a strong note. In the final make-up game of the season, … 0

Boys’ basketball: ConVal needs a win after losing to Lebanon

Monday, March 2, 2015

The fourth-seeded Lebanon Raiders came to ConVal Friday and defeated the Cougars 68-35. The game plan for ConVal was to slow down the high-paced, high-octane Raiders offense — led by guard KJ Matte — by limiting their possessions. … 0

Editorial: A community that loves its neighbors

Monday, March 2, 2015

In our region, we live in small, tight-knit communities. The hustle and bustle of the big city with its faceless passersby and crowds of strangers is nowhere to be found in the Ledger-Transcript’s coverage area, and it’s safe to say that most of us like it that way. … 0

Hancock police log: March 3, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

HANCOCK Wednesday, Feb. 4: Lost/recovered property: At 2:00 p.m., a Fairfield Road resident turned in a PRIMOS game cam that was located on their property to Hancock Police Thursday, Feb. 5: Suspicious vehicle: At 9 :15 a.m., police received reports from a Forest Road resident of a man … 0

Hancock: Two workshops at Harris Center

Monday, March 2, 2015

There will be two workshops held at the Harris Center on Thursday, March 5. An ESI course entitled “Nature Journals as Models and Inspiration,” a four-session course, will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. and continue on March 12, 19 and 26. Instructor and naturalist Polly Pattison … 0

Viewpoint: Time to talk about cutting teachers

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Many of you will not like what I have to say now, but that will not prevent me from presenting it to you. I continue to examine primary sources as I review the ConVal budget and warrant articles. … 0