Lyndeborough

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. Of the 16 towns in the region, Trump won in 13 of them, with Sharon, Peterborough, and Hancock going to John Kasich. “If Trump wins the general election, I’ll walk up and down Mt. Monadnock and put Trump signs on it,” said Christoper David Mazerall, the Jaffrey chair of Trump’s campaign. Trump …

Huge win for Sanders

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

For the first time in 53 years, David Faatz walked into the voting booth not sure of whom he would vote for. Bernie Sanders’ integrity and idealism resonated with him, but the Peterborough resident trusted Hillary Clinton’s political savvy and experience. While Faatz ended up circling the bubble next to Clinton’s name, his …

Alpine skiing: Van Ham is WLC’s lone winter Warrior

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A high school ski race postponed due to snow. Not only does that sound like a contradiction in terms, but up until last week, it seemed like a downright impossibility this winter. But with the snowfall earlier in the week making travel difficult, the Alpine skiing state championships were postponed until today and …

Local scholars on UNH dean’s list

Monday, February 1, 2016

The following student has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of New Hampshire, Durham: Highest honors: from Francestown: Jamie Ammon, Daniel Taylor; Jaffrey: Rebecca Migotsky; Lyndeborough: Samantha Blais, Victoria Lorvig; Mason: Alexander Tamulonis; New Ipswich: Michael Bara, Caitlin Demmons; Peterborough: Lillian …

Viewpoint: N.H. executives urge reauthorization of Medicaid

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

We write in support of House Bill 1696, which will reauthorize the state’s unique version of Medicaid expansion, the New Hampshire Health Protection Plan. A healthy workforce is a productive workforce. The health of New Hampshire’s residents is …

Wilton-Lyndeborough School District: Would-be superintendents to tour schools

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Two finalists for the superintendent position will be touring the schools and meeting parents next week. The district has spent the last few months advertising for and interviewing potential candidates to replace Dr. Christine Tyree as the district’s superintendent. Tyree’s contract is ending this year, and she was …

Skiing / snowboarding: Get stoked

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Crotched Mountain is well-known for its extensive series of terrain parks, breeding scores of skiers and snowboarders who can hit the wildest tricks imaginable off the mountain’s plethora of ramps, pipes and other installations. But what does it …

Boys’ basketball: Vikings win WLC rematch

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tuesday’s Mascenic/WLC boys’ basketball game was a controlled affair unlike the run-and-gun shootout earlier this season, but the end result was the same: a Vikings win. Initially, the Warriors looked to have an advantage down low, with forward …

Nominations sought for preservation awards

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance is seeking nominations for its annual Preservation Achievement Awards. The awards recognize individuals, organizations, or businesses in the categories of restoration and stewardship, rehabilitation and adaptive use, compatible new construction, public policy, and educational and planning initiatives. The deadline for submissions is March …

Scholarships for those in nursing, medicine, social work

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

After a lifetime of hard work, successful farming in the blueberry fields of New Jersey, and sound financial investments, New Hampshire native Samuel Yarnold and his wife, Alice, bequeathed more than $800,000 in scholarship funds for New Hampshire residents. Annual scholarships in the range of $1,000 to $5,000 …

Running: Traffies come in 1-2 in second Winter Chiller of the season

Monday, February 1, 2016

Here are the results of the second Winter Chiller held on Jan. 23 in Wilton at the High Mowing School. The next race (3.5 miles) is in Hancock at the Meetinghouse in the center of town on Saturday …

Looking Back: My love of tennis and a valentine for Bud

Monday, January 25, 2016

When my parents bought our house in Claremont in 1943, a clay tennis court came along with it. This was the last thing they needed, but apparently the previous owners, the Fry family, played tennis, so we inherited the court along with an arrangement with a group of …

Viewpoint: Freedom of expression on college campuses

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The frenzied pace of the “First in the Nation” presidential primary is almost at its peak. Whether it is the crowded Republican field or the more moderate Democratic field, the citizens of New Hampshire are being treated to …