Lyndeborough

Peterborough/Wilton: Founding farmers

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WILTON — Nowadays, community supported agriculture is everywhere. It’s a basic concept. Members pay for their goods upfront, so that farmers have some capital to start their growing season. And in return, members of the community supported agriculture, or CSA, are guaranteed a portion of what’s grown, fresh from the farm to their table, at various intervals throughout the season. For nearly 30 years, it’s the concept that has supported the Temple-Wilton Community Farm, located in Wilton — the oldest Community Supported Agriculture model in the United States. On Sunday, the Peterborough Grange will be honoring the three original farmers that made it happen: Lincoln … 0

Lyndeborough: Former officers to be paid 82K

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The town of Lyndeborough has reached an out-of-court cash settlement with former police officers Paul Roy and Thomas Burke, agreeing to pay them each $82,500 in back pay, lawyer fees and for emotional damages. According to the settlement agreement, which is on file at the town offices, the town agreed to pay Roy and Burke each $82,500 — $27,500 for attorney’s fees and … 0

Editorial: Rep. O’Brien isn’t right for the job

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

State Rep. Bill O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) is not the right person to serve as speaker of the House. And there are numerous examples that serve to illustrate this point. What we know of O’Brien in the role of House speaker — he previously held the position from 2011 to 2012 — shows he is ill-equipped to deal fairly and equitably with people, that … 0

Lyndeborough: Tax rate up over $1 from 2013 rate

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Lyndeborough tax rate has been set at $25.33 per $1,000 of valuation this year, a $1.33 increase over last year’s rate of $24. Homeowners with homes valued at $200,000 can expect to pay $5,066 in property taxes this year. The majority of the increase is attributed to … 0

Cross-country: Wet conditions slow Meet of Champs

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Mascenic men’s cross-country team was holding onto the hope that it might squeak its way into the New England championships with a top six finish this past Saturday at the Meet of Champions held at Nashua South … 0

Peterborough: Chamber forum on ACA, Wednesday

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Peterborough, Jaffrey and Rindge Chambers of Commere have banded together to present “Affordable Care Act Options in the Monadnock Region” with speakers Laura Gingras and Molly Lockwood from Monadnock Community Hospital. The presentation is Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Monadnock Country Club in Peterborough. … 0

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 … 0

Wilton-Lyndeborough: Board mulls staff dress code

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WILTON — The Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School Board is considering a revision to its dress-code policy for its teachers. The first draft of the new dress code calls for “business casual” dress, defined as “looking well put together, crisp … 0

Letters: Why I, Nyquist, am running

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: Dear District 9 voters: Shortly before our wonderful 15-year old son, Cliff, died in a tragic drowning accident on Nov. 7, 2004, he had told me that he saw me as a man of action. I will never forget that. For several years thereafter, grief … 0

Letters: Police chiefs back LaFrance

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: The Hillsborough County Chiefs of Police Association has voted unanimously to endorse County Attorney Patricia LaFrance for re-election. We have had the opportunity to work with both her and her current opponent, the former county attorney, whom she defeated in 2012. We can say, without … 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

Viewpoint: Disenchanted with the Republican Party

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

As an independent voter, I’ve become increasingly disenchanted with the direction of the Republican agenda. Scapegoating government — now especially Obamacare — dismantling regulations, and cutting taxes for the rich are failed policies. I’ve been a lifelong business owner and general fan of our free enterprise system. However, … 0