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Residents have been working to clean up their own roadways in their local neighborhoods and down the state highways in anticipation of Earth Day today.

Region: Pitching in for Earth Day

Monday, April 21, 2014

The snowbanks are melting, receding from the roadsides and revealing the newly-budding grass. And a whole lot of trash that has been hidden under the snow all winter. But those driving along the local roads may be noticing this week that there are also a lot of the iconic blue bags that are associated with roadside litter pickup, as residents tackle the problem in honor of Earth Day, which is today. Bonnie and Baxter Harris were out on the roads on Saturday in Peterborough, cleaning a section of their own neighborhood. They, along with several of their neighbors, do an organized pickup every year around … 0

Roundup: Clough throws complete game

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The ConVal varsity baseball team beat Milford 3-2 in the 2014 opener. Senior hurler Ivon Clough threw a complete game, striking out 12 while walking one and giving up six hits. ConVal’s offense was led by Mathias Fressilli, senior, with two hits and two runs scored. Danny Allen, freshmen, had two hits and one run scored. Matt Davis, sophomore, had two hits and … 0

Peterborough/Lyndeborough: Annual roadside trash pickups

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Peterborough’s annual Earth Day roadside litter pick-up is April 18-22 this year. Families, neighbors, school, church and company teams typically adopt a section of road. About 80 of Peterborough’s 90 miles of roads have been officially adopted by volunteers committed to the annual spring pick-up. For a few non-neighborhood stretches along Routes 202 and 136, additional teams are needed. Contact Francie Von Mertens … 0

2014 BASEBALL PREVIEW: Baseball is back in the Monadnock region

Monday, April 14, 2014

The crack of the bat has already begun to ring out around the Monadnock region, as the high school baseball season kicked off last night. With Conant seeking to go back to back after a big title win … 0

Roundup: ConVal’s Hardwick takes first in girls discus

Monday, April 14, 2014

On Friday, the ConVal track team participated in their season opener at Souhegan High School. Four schools participated in the meet, Hollis-Brookline, Souhegan, Pelham and ConVal. ConVal had several top three finishes in a number of events. Leading … 0

Letter: Missing the point about corporations

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

To the editor: In the March 25 Ledger-Transcript Viewpoint about Citizens United, Bob DeMaura makes a good pitch regarding the rights of corporations. However he misses the critical point that Average Joe Citizens’ rights to fair representation have been trashed by all the big money, and thus big … 0

Lyndeborough: A friend in need

Monday, March 31, 2014

For Dan Taylor, it was a waiting game. His kidneys had been failing for more than a year. He was on the list for a kidney transplant, but was looking at a waiting list of three to five … 0

Region: Unemployment rate down in N.H.

Friday, March 28, 2014

The New England Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS, has released New England and state unemployment numbers for January 2014.  These data are supplied by the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program, which produces monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and labor force data for … 0

Editorial: Helping friends and strangers

Monday, March 31, 2014

As various types of transplant surgery have become more widespread in recent years, we’ve all heard of heartwarming cases where someone has donated a kidney or a lung in order to make life better for a close relative or a dear friend. But this week, we learned of … 0

Lyndeborough: Lyndeborough awards Post Cane

Monday, March 24, 2014

Lyndeborough selectmen awarded Lucy K. Schmidt, who will be 94 in June, with the town’s Boston Post Cane during Saturday’s town meeting. The Boston Post Cane is traditionally awarded to the town’s oldest citizen. … 0

Lyndeborough: Budget upped by $141K at meeting

Monday, March 17, 2014

LYNDEBOROUGH — All proposed warrant articles in Lyndeborough sailed through Town Meeting on Saturday, including an amended budget of $1,806,333. Select Board member Kevin Boette put forth an amendment to the budget to increase it by $141,494. The … 0

Lyndeborough: Tapping into maple season

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

LYNDEBOROUGH — Gov. Maggie Hassan tapped the Maple Guys’ first tree of the season at their sugar shack in Lyndeborough on Tuesday. … 0

Letter: WLC school bond isn’t that much

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

To the editor: I attended the Wilton school bond issue meeting Friday night. The issue passed by a razor thin margin, despite the fact that there was overwhelming evidence for its value for our community. I did a quick analysis of the numbers: $8 million over 30 years … 0