Hi 28° | Lo 24°


Peterborough: Vigil prays for the Foleys, injured in a Florida crash

Monday, March 2, 2015

As Patrick and Lisa Foley, both 47, and residents of Peterborough, recover in Florida from a three-car crash that seriously injured them on Feb. 7, several dozen of their friends congregated at Divine Mercy Parish in Peterborough to pray for them on Wednesday evening. “The buzz and vibration — my understanding is a miracle has taken place,” Patrice Hampson of … 0

Greenfield: Rock injury gives man whole new outlook

Monday, March 2, 2015

Could you look at a football-sized rock flying through your windshield, smashing you in the head, and nearly ending your life as a “bizarre gift?” Adam Lecomte can. The Peterborough resident and Greenville native said Thursday the December accident turned his outlook right side up. Lecomte is much more optimistic, and is no … 0

Sustainable Steps: Overcoming weight loss resistance

Thursday, February 26, 2015

I can’t tell you how often I sit across the desk from people, women especially, who are very clear that they are doing everything they need to lose weight, including counting calories and regular exercise, but who are not losing weight. It’s no wonder they are frustrated and anxious about their lack of … 0

Viewpoint: The good, the bad, and maybe not so ugly

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Children and adolescents spend more time with media than in school. It is their number one activity except for (sometimes) sleep. The average child spends more than seven hours a day with media. When texting and multitasking with multiple devices are added in, older teens spend more than … 0

Viewpoint: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Facebook: Whatever Happened to ‘Good Night Moon’ and ‘Green Eggs and Ham’, ‘Twinkle, Twinkle’ and ‘Hush Little Baby’?

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Most of us have heard some rendition on the work of Jean Piaget, the Swiss psychologist whose interest was child development and the idea that “play is the work of children.” Remember “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood?” He said, “Play gives children the chance to practice what they are learning.” … 0

Viewpoint: Millenials and education in digital age

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Every fall since 1998, Ron Nief and Tom McBride, two professors at Beloit College in Wisconsin, have compiled the “Mindset List.” The list typically catalogs five to six dozen insights into the mindset of freshmen entering college with aphoristic comments on the events and experiences that have shaped … 0

Lyndeborough: Third-alarm fire at Feel Good Farm

Monday, February 2, 2015

A chimney fire broke out at a Lyndeborough farm Monday evening, requiring multiple fire departments to battle the blaze. According to Lyndeborough Police Chief Rance DeWare, the fire started in the chimney of a building at 52 Johnson’s … 0

Lyndeborough / Mont Vernon: Trail remains closed after death

Monday, February 2, 2015

Dorie Goldman and her bright green pedal car were a staple of Amherst markets and co-ops for years, selling her freshly baked bread throughout the town. Goldman died on Jan. 25, falling to her death while hiking the Upper Purgatory Falls in Mont Vernon, after entering the trail … 0

Peterborough: Community Conversation on children and digital media set

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture, in partnership with the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, presents a Community Conversation on Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. As our world becomes more engaged and dependent on digital media, this presents great opportunities, but also some disturbing effects on young people and their … 0

WLC: School traffic, a growing concern, being reviewed

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School Board has been working to come up with a new traffic plan to control traffic at Lyndeborough Central School, which is soon to become the district’s SAU offices, kindergarten and preschool facilities. The Lyndeborough Select Board has expressed concerns previously this year about what … 0

Roundup: Conant girls still can’t be beat; now 13-0

Monday, February 2, 2015

Conant girls’ basketball The Orioles dominated an outmatched Hillsboro-Deering team on Wednesday night, winning 35-8. Conant jumped out to an 18-0 lead after the first quarter and led 21-1 at the half. With coach Dave Springfield opting to provide minutes for all his players, Madison Springfield was held … 0

Coping with rising costs

Monday, February 2, 2015

The rising cost of health insurance premiums is impacting small business owners like Kelly Bergeron, who says if not for that her employees might see higher raises. But the Affordable Care Act may provide an avenue for lower … 0

Region: Planning Commission studies future trends

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Southwest Region Planning Commission has recently completed and adopted, “Monadnock Region Future: A Plan for Southwest New Hampshire.” The document, which is advisory in nature, is intended to serve as a resource for the region’s 34 communities as well as organizations, institutions, and other entities with an … 0