Editorial: Enough hot air — time to play ball

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl are always a time for media hype, overblown issues and millions of words dedicated to discussing things most NFL fans already know. This year is no exception to that rule. In fact, it’s the best example in recent memory of the media beating a story into the ground as we head toward the big game. The big story, of course, is … 0

Lyndeborough: Hiker falls to her death

Monday, January 26, 2015

A 50-year-old Massachusetts woman died following a hiking accident in the area of Purgatory Falls on Sunday afternoon. Dorie Goldman, 50, of Amherst, Massachusetts, was hiking with a companion at the town line of Mont Vernon and Lyndeborough, when she slipped from the edge of a steep embankment, falling 15 feet into the … 0

Region readies for big storm

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Monadnock region, like much of the Northeast, was bracing Monday for a winter storm forecasted to bring blizzard conditions to parts of Hillsborough and Cheshire counties. Yet the attitude throughout the region seemed calmer than in New York City and Boston, which were predicted to receive record levels of snowfall. Chief David Chamberlain of the Jaffrey Fire Department summarized this attitude Monday … 0

Viewpoint: Let’s govern from the middle

Monday, December 29, 2014

Two years ago, this newspaper’s headline after the election was “State Shifts Left.” A few weeks later, I wrote in an op-ed for the paper that, while swinging left and right was an apt description of what had happened in the last several New Hampshire state elections, it … 0

Editorial: Our region’s schools: The year in review

Monday, December 29, 2014

2014 proved to be a tumultuous year for our area’s school districts, with financial struggles at the heart of many of the issues. ConVal and Jaffrey-Rindge voters alike turned down their districts’ proposed budgets, leaving teachers and administrators without raises, and needed improvements going unfunded and incomplete. Mascenic … 0

Peterborough: The art of journalism still alive

Friday, December 26, 2014

Before she was a resident at the MacDowell Colony, Petra Bartosiewicz didn’t consider herself an artist. The journalist from New York City was at the art colony in Peterborough in 2012 compiling her reporting on the domestic front … 0

Lyndeborough: Bookkeeper’s duties expand

Friday, December 26, 2014

LYNDEBOROUGH — The Select Board has voted to increase the hours of the town’s bookkeeper to allow her to take on some payroll and human resources responsibilities currently handled by an outside contractor. Louise Dwyer, the town’s bookkeeper and office assistant, will be taking on the additional role. … 0

Editorial: Lessons, blessings of the year 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

As the year 2014 winds down, we begin to reflect on the happenings that made up our collective lives in the last 12 months. There were many reasons to celebrate this past year, as well as mourn and say goodbye to those we lost; there were some tragedies … 0

Lyndeborough police log: Dec. 26, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

Lyndeborough Sunday, Dec. 21 Arrest: At 11:12 a.m., police received a report of a silver Toyota RAV4 driving recklessly on Route 31. Police were able to locate the vehicle near the Lyndeborough Fire Station. The driver, Micella Statuto, 24 of Peterborough, was arrested and charged with DWI. Statuto … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0

Hancock/Lyndeborough: Abandoned animal finds new home

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A group of volunteers recently banded together to round up an abandoned guanaco — a close llama relation — that was left on an Elmwood Road property in Hancock, after the animal’s owner, Daniel Ramage, was evicted from … 0