Lyndeborough

Reimers Reason: Just passing through: the story of fracked gas, the Northern Pass, and tar sands in New Hampshire

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

With no east-west interstate and a wild northern section, New Hampshire has long been more of a destination than a pass-through state for human travelers. However, fossil fuels are passing through all the time. Several existing pipelines already carry natural gas and oil through New Hampshire, and many companies want to increase and diversify the fuels and electricity flowing through New Hampshire, most of which would be passing through on its way to somewhere else. These projects include the Northern Pass, a pipeline carrying Pennsylvanian natural gas, and pipelines carrying Canadian natural gas and tar sands oil. Northern Pass gets all the press. The Northern … 0

Editorial: What’s our community New Year’s resolution?

Monday, November 24, 2014

New Hampshire’s youth. Growing our economy. Seeding innovation and creativity. The future of education. The local food movement. Poverty. These are the topics Community Conversations — a monthly forum co-sponsored by the Monadnock Center for History & Culture and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript — has tackled in its very first year. Now, it’s time to think ahead to the coming year. To that end, … 0

Editorial: The 2015 ‘In the Spirit of Giving’ campaign is on

Monday, November 24, 2014

Now in its fifth year, the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript’s “In the Spirit of Giving” campaign aims once again to help connect readers with local nonprofits in need. This year, we’re focusing on the people who are helped by their efforts. This holiday season leading up to the New Year, we’ll highlight select area nonprofits and the people whose lives have been transformed by their … 0

Kuster holds off Garcia

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Rep. Annie Kuster, a first-term congresswoman from Hopkinton who rode to Congress in 2012 by defeating incumbent Charlie Bass, scored a decisive victory over her Republican challenger, Marilinda Garcia on Tuesday. Kuster’s showing in the bellwether Monadnock region … 0

Wilton: Whiting Hill School students work with Open Cupboard Pantry

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Whiting Hill School is an one-room elementary school in Wilton with a multi-age group of students in grades 1 - 6. In November, these students will contribute their time and energy filling 100 Thanksgiving boxes for the Open Cupboard Pantry, a food source for those families in need … 0

Editorial: Granite Staters vote free, too

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Once again, New Hampshire voters proved their independence on Tuesday. On the national level, the election results were clearly bad news for President Obama and the Democratic party, as Republicans captured enough seats to take control of the U.S. Senate, regardless of how a couple of close races … 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