Jaffrey

Voters came out to support their primary candidates on Tuesday.

Primary day: Trump triumphs; Sanders surges

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cars honk and people wave and shout “Bernie!” out their car window at a small group of campaigners boasting tall signs stacked with Bernie Sanders’ name. “We’ve been getting a lot of that,” said Mary Allen of Antrim, as she stood roadside across the street from the Town Hall on voting day. Allen has been a campaign volunteer for the …

Basketball: Hoops for Hope

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The crowd packing the ConVal gym Tuesday night for a basketball doubleheader rose to their feet. Slowly at first, small groups got up; others followed until nearly everybody in the building was standing together, eyes on the court, or closed in concentration. The pink-clad masses rose in solidarity, not to cheer on their …

Trump shines at polls

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Area voters overwhelmingly supported Trump as the Republican nominee, with most saying that the United States needs someone in the Oval Office who can create jobs. Trump took New Hampshire by storm after placing second to Ted Cruz in the Iowa Caucus, receiving 35 percent of the vote and 10 of 23 delegates. …

Viewpoints: Bipartisan progress on heroin and opioid crisis

Friday, January 29, 2016

As people across New Hampshire know painfully well, the heroin and opioid crisis is the most pressing public health and safety challenge facing our state. No matter how often we repeat the statistic, the fact that more than …

Viewpoint: On the matter of choice in addiction

Thursday, February 4, 2016

In the matter of choice vs. no choice in addiction, there is one critical element missing from the recent discussion. That element is truth. People don’t choose to take drugs or to drink alcoholically. They choose to be …

Viewpoint: When drug addiction hits home

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I am the mother of an addict. Those seven words are the hardest I have ever said and, hopefully, maybe one day I won’t have to. For years, I have had to deal with being the mother of a substance abuser. I have never denied there was a …

Peterborough/Jaffrey: DWI charge is driver’s third

Monday, February 8, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — A town plow truck driver is facing his third DWI charge in 11 years after he sideswiped an SUV and collided head-on with another vehicle on Route 202 Jan. 30, according to police documents. Leonard Gonthier, …

Peterborough: A place for start-ups

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Vose Farm Road Brookstone Business Center in Peterborough is now home to War Room Athletics, a gym focusing on personal training and fitness education. Located in Suite 200, War Room is the business center’s newest tenant, taking …

Jaffrey-Rindge School District: Residents push school budget cuts

Monday, February 8, 2016

RINDGE — By the end of the district’s deliberative session the proposed operating budget had increased $45,000, despite an attempt to cut as much as $1 million. A faction of voters attempted to cut $400,000 from the district’s …

Jaffrey: Town office still an issue

Monday, February 8, 2016

JAFFREY — Mixed opinions continue to plague the town office project, with residents unsure if a new building represents the best financial interest of the town. Once again, the town will bring forth a warrant article to appropriate …

Indoor track: Good show at States

Monday, February 8, 2016

Conant, ConVal and Mascenic competed at the state divisional indoor track and field championships on Saturday at Dartmouth. Tyler Sands of Conant had the finest performances of the day for the local competitors, finishing third in the high …

Community Conversations: Seniors make good neighbors

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Ledger-Transcript and Monadnock Center’s Community Conversations on Turning Neighbors into Neighborhoods is so timely for Monadnock at Home, a nonprofit helping seniors over 62 to age at home. This week, we announce a new initiative we are …

Jaffrey: Drop in at library for valentine-making

Saturday, January 30, 2016

People of all ages are invited to come to the Children’s Room of the Jaffrey Public Library Thursday, any time from 1 to 5 p.m., for drop-in valentine-making. Materials for making valentines — doilies, foam shapes, colored paper, markers, glue, - you name it — will be available …