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

Letters: Bedard is well qualified

Thursday, October 23, 2014

To the editor: This is to urge the voters of Hillsborough District 3 in Bennington, Greenfield and Hancock to vote for Dave Bedard for state representative. He has the background, experience and motivation to fill this office and to work for what is right for the state of … 0

Letters: Vote for Manley, McNamara, Hahn

Monday, October 27, 2014

To the editor: We recently hosted Representatives Jon Manley, Hillsborough District 3, Richard McNamara and Steve Hahn, both from Hillsborough District 38. The discussion was informative and encouraging. Steve Hahn, first-time candidate, will work with fellow legislators to strengthen New Hampshire’s economy, environment, and support educational measures ensuring … 0

Letters: Voters have choices

Monday, October 27, 2014

To the editor: To the voters of Hillsborough, Windsor, Antrim, Bennington, Hancock, Greenfield, Francestown, Lyndeborough, Wilton and Greenville: Lucky you! You all live in two state house districts. One is the “floterial” District 38 including towns in Districts 1 (Hillsborough, Windsor and Antrim), 3 (Bennington, Hancock and Greenfield) … 0

Viewpoint: The marionette theater and my stint with NHPTV

Monday, October 27, 2014

It’s funny how you often sculpt something you hear so it fits with your idea of the desired end or outcome. When Carla Gordon Russell, a producer for New Hampshire Public Television, called me several weeks ago she told me that they were beginning a new series called … 0

Peterborough: Town sued over farm code

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The Planning Board has approved the first permit for a farm in Peterborough to host weddings, farm-to-table meals, and other seasonal and educational events throughout the year, after delaying their decision twice. Neighbors of the farm … 0

Rindge: State Senate candidates square off in FPU debate

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

RINDGE — Candidates for New Hampshire’s 9th and 12th State Senate districts met Tuesday afternoon at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge for a debate sponsored by the university’s Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communications and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript. Present … 0

ConVal: School Board won’t talk consolidation for 3 years

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TEMPLE — The ConVal School Board decided Tuesday to not consider a proposal to close the district’s two middle schools, at least not for the next three years. In arriving at the decision, the board referred to a … 0

Hancock: Talking about pellet stoves Saturday

Monday, October 20, 2014

A talk entitled “Pellet Stoves: Get the Heat on These Heaters” will be held at the Harris Center for Conservation Education on Saturday from 10 to 11:30 p.m. Ken MacDonald, author of “The Pellet Stove Almanack: Home Heating Joins the 21st Century,” and Mark Froling, founder and president … 0

Cross-country: LaBrie leads the way for Boynton at middle school race

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On a dark and overcast day that both threatened rain and breaks of sun, 2900 middle school cross country athletes took to the trails of Londonderry to contest the 41st New Hampshire Middle School cross country championships. The … 0

Backyard Birder: Notes from the (hawk) watch: The daily account is more than numbers

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Last November, as the fall hawkwatch season up on Pack Monadnock came to an end, my Backyard Birder column was mostly excerpts from Hawkwatcher Henry’s daily reports. Each day’s count is submitted to a continent-wide network of hawkwatches, … 0