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Eighth-grader Lei-Lani Finch is striving to become a professional ballerina. She hopes to move next year from Peterborough to New York City to study dance.

Peterborough: She’s on point

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Most eighth-grade students at South Meadow can’t wait to move onto high school, and experience their first relationships, learn to drive, and stay out late with friends. Not Lei-Lani Finch. “You can do more than that,” said the 13-year-old ballerina, who hopes to enroll in a dance academy in New York City sophomore year. “20 years from now, I want … 0

Peterborough: Well School’s Bobcat bill heads to Senate floor

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thanks to some civic-minded, animal-loving fourth- and fifth-grade students at The Well School, the bobcat is one step closer to becoming the state wildcat. On April 16, the Senate Rules, Enrolled Bills and Internal Affairs Committee unanimously approved HB423, which students from the independent elementary school in Peterborough lobbied their legislators to draft. The Senate plans to address the bill on the floor, … 0

Antrim: Ledger-Transcript open house coming

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

We’re building a better newspaper and want to hear from you. Over the next several months, the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript publisher and editors will hold a series of meetings throughout the region. The first will be held at Great Brook Middle School in Antrim on April 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is open to all. We want to hear what matters … 0

Finding a home: Family needs a car

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A current guest at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter is the mother of three very well-behaved children. Having lived in this area at one time, the mother knew about MATS. Due to some challenges in the recent past, … 0

Peterborough: Brothers take first place

Monday, April 13, 2015

A panel of three judges sipped 21 varieties of maple syrup, closing their eyes between each taste to immortalize the syrups’ flavors. Meanwhile, several dozen audience members crowded around to sample the same syrups. This was the spectacle … 1

ConVal: Theater group signs MOU

Monday, April 13, 2015

The nonprofit Contoocook Valley Visual and Performing Arts Center is moving forward with a fundraising campaign to bring a bigger and better theater to ConVal High School and the region. The group settled a memorandum of understanding with … 0

conval: ConVal School Board adds student to its ranks

Monday, April 13, 2015

The ConVal School Board will soon have a new member: a high school student. “This is an opportunity to sit at the table with us, and start talking about how [an issue] affects kids,” said Chair Butch Estey Monday. “We can ask them how it affects them, and … 0

ConVal: Teaming up and taking steps for cancer research

Monday, April 13, 2015

Purple blanketed the red-and-white gym at Keene State College on Friday night, as hundreds of feet pounded pavement at the Relay for Life. No team raised more money at the fundraiser for cancer research than Team Carney. Emma … 0

Peterborough: Bank branch to close

Monday, April 13, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The People’s United Bank at the Route 202/101 intersection will close at the end of May, according to a letter the company mailed to customers April 10. “Obviously, this is a decision made by a multi-state business. It goes without saying that I’m disappointed in another … 0

Hancock: Chimney fire spreads to house, none hurt

Monday, April 13, 2015

HANCOCK — When Jill Johnston heard her smoke alarm going off, she was mystified. With no sign of the blaze, she searched the home she and her husband Dan built three years ago, even checking the dishwasher for … 0

Region: Help available for fuel bills

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Although snowbanks are receding and temperatures slowly rising, Southern New Hampshire Services will be taking applications through April 30 to help renters and homeowners in paying past or future energy bills. Fuel assistance will pay for oil, propane, wood, pellets, kerosene, natural gas or electric heat costs. Payments … 0

Jaffrey: ‘Frost Heaves’ star talks, well, frost heaves

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Where are the worst frost heaves in the Monadnock region? According to humorist Fred Marple, they are on Rt. 124 in Jaffrey. “We conducted a rigorous scientific study, which consisted of asking people what they thought,” says Marple. … 0

ConVal: ML

Monday, April 13, 2015

Photography and the U.S. Air Force don’t often appear in the same sentence, but Airman Sean Campbell has managed to combine the two with ease. Campbell, the son of Catherine Conrey of Hancock and Steve Campbell of Antrim, … 0