Lyndeborough

Roundup: ConVal boys’, girls’ hockey lose a pair

Monday, December 22, 2014

ConVal boys’ hockey ConVal jumped out to early 2-0 lead with goals from freshman Palmer Timmons and Matt Kolk. Erik Leger made it 3-0 halfway through the first. Tristen Bows got Kearsage on the board, but ConVal responded with Leger’s second of the game 30 seconds later. Kearsarge’s Nate Thompson kept ConVal within two with a late goal. Kearsage came out flying in the second period, and got two quick … 0

PSNH plans to raise rates by 7 percent come Jan. 1

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Editor’s note: This story was published in the Concord Monitor on Dec. 16. Public Service of New Hampshire plans to raise electric rates by 7 percent this winter, a moderate increase compared with hikes as high as 40 percent or more from other utilities. In a request filed with the Public Utilities Commission … 0

Business: Protecting against financial abuse

Monday, December 22, 2014

New Hampshire lawmakers are attempting to crack down on a crime that seems to prey heavily on the elderly population: financial abuse. But HB 1555-Fn, a bill recently signed into law, is really meant to strengthen protections against fraud close to home — perpetuated by family or caretakers against an elderly person. Prosecuting the other half of the problem — scams by strangers … 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