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Peterborough: 15 jobs cut at MCH

Monday, October 12, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Monadnock Community Hospital laid off six employees and cut 15 positions to offset a $3 million shortfall, the hospital announced last week. This loss results from MCH, the town’s largest employer, receiving fewer reimbursements this year while projecting its operating cost will increase. “Decisions of this nature that impact our employees are always very difficult and we do not take them lightly,” said CEO Cynthia McGuire in an …

Business: Job growth in 2016?

Monday, October 12, 2015

The New Hampshire economy is very much tied to what’s happening nationally and globally, but the faster-growing areas are typically Nashua, Manchester and the Seacoast. Still, there are reasons to be optimistic for job growth in the Monadnock region. Medical device manufacturing jobs are growing here, as are jobs in high-tech manufacturing. And …

Lyndeborough: Chief hangs up helmet, briefly

Monday, October 12, 2015

After 15 years as chief and 27 years on the department, Fire Chief Rick McQuade will be stepping down at the end of the year. But folks around town will still see plenty of him, as he is now the owner of the Lyndeborough Village Store. McQuade and his wife, Brenda, took ownership …

Lyndeborough: Radio tests underway

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

LYNDEBOROUGH — The town will be testing radio coverage using a Milford dispatcher as its considers whether to switch its radio dispatching services. Several of the town departments use radio communications, including the police, fire and highway departments. …

Peterborough: One shared offering

Monday, September 21, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Before a tithe was a portion of one’s earnings to be given to a religious organization, it was 1/10 of an ancient Israelite’s harvest or herd, which would be given to the Temple in Jerusalem or …

Peterborough: Walkable, shoppable and green

Monday, September 21, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Planning Board Chair and Rep. Ivy Vann (D-Peterborough) envisions a downtown where you can walk to the corner market when you’re 5 to buy a popsicle and when you’re 85 to buy a quart of milk. …

Volleyball: Mascenic beats WLC, Belmont

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Vikings took down the Warriors Friday night 3-0 and then turned around and beat Belmont 3-1 on Saturday. …

Lyndeborough: ML

Monday, September 21, 2015

LYNDEBOROUGH — On Wednesday, the town showed its appreciation for its employees and board and committee members with a barbecue luncheon held at the Center Hall. …

Lyndeborough police log: Sept. 22, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

Lyndeborough Thursday, Sept. 3 Motor vehicle accident: At 6:10 p.m., Richard Ayres, 49, of Lyndeborough was driving on Maiers Road when his vehicle struck a fawn. There was no damage to the vehicle. Assist: At 8 p.m., police assisted the Temple-Greenville Police Department with an incident on North …

Viewpoint: KM’s compressor plan: At what cost?

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

In the process of responding to Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s 6,751-page resource reports, I did some research on the impact that compressor stations, mainline valves and pipeline leaks have on air quality. What I found out was both horrifying and fascinating; I’ll let you decide which is which. What …

Letters: Regurgitating a falsehood

Thursday, September 17, 2015

To the editor: I don’t have a horse in the race to build or not build the natural gas pipeline. I don’t own property in the path of the pipeline, so I can be somewhat objective. It needs to be pointed out that the Tennessee Gas/Kinder Morgan folks …

Viewpoint: New Hampshire doesn’t need natural gas

Friday, September 18, 2015

A recent online article (“Hungry for Change at FERC”) reports that a small group of activists has been gathered before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission headquarters in Washington on an 18-day hunger strike to protest the expansion of oil and gas pipelines nationwide. The strike is set to …

Viewpoint: Budget compromise not perfect, but fiscally responsible

Friday, September 18, 2015

From the start of the budget process, I was always focused on finding a way to work across party lines to pass a fiscally responsible, balanced budget — without a sales or income tax — that lives within …