Lyndeborough

Trump shines at polls

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Area voters overwhelmingly supported Trump as the Republican nominee, with most saying that the United States needs someone in the Oval Office who can create jobs. Trump took New Hampshire by storm after placing second to Ted Cruz in the Iowa Caucus, receiving 35 percent of the vote and 10 of 23 delegates. Of the 16 towns in the region, Trump won in 13 of them, with Sharon, Peterborough, and Hancock going to John Kasich. “If Trump wins the general election, I’ll walk up and down Mt. Monadnock and put Trump signs on it,” said Christoper David Mazerall, the Jaffrey chair of Trump’s campaign. Trump …

Huge win for Sanders

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

For the first time in 53 years, David Faatz walked into the voting booth not sure of whom he would vote for. Bernie Sanders’ integrity and idealism resonated with him, but the Peterborough resident trusted Hillary Clinton’s political savvy and experience. While Faatz ended up circling the bubble next to Clinton’s name, his …

Alpine skiing: Van Ham is WLC’s lone winter Warrior

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A high school ski race postponed due to snow. Not only does that sound like a contradiction in terms, but up until last week, it seemed like a downright impossibility this winter. But with the snowfall earlier in the week making travel difficult, the Alpine skiing state championships were postponed until today and …

Interfaith Soul Food: ‘When there is peace among religions, there will be peace in the world’

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Ever since I moved to this country from where I grew up in Australia, I’ve looked forward to the winter solstice on Dec. 21 to 22, as it signifies the days will begin to lengthen again, slowly providing …

Viewpoint: Season proposal conservative approach to harvest management

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

As stewards of the public’s wildlife resources, it’s the N.H. Fish and Game Department’s responsibility to facilitate informed decision-making about the use of our state’s wildlife. With that in mind, I’ve chosen to use this opportunity to share …

Viewpoint: Bobcat population has increased significantly

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

I was recently asked by an editor at the Ledger-Transcript if I was in favor of the bobcat season being proposed by the N.H. Fish and Game Department and, if so, would I write an opinion piece on …

Bobcat’s Tail: 10 bits about bobcats

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

One of our most secretive mammals — the bobcat — is getting a lot of attention these days. Pushed on by the 11-member, governor-appointed N.H. Fish and Game Commission, the Fish and Game Department has proposed ending the …

Spirituality: How Jubilee Year came into my life

Thursday, January 21, 2016

We Jews read, study, or chant the weekly Torah Portion, or “Parsha,” on Shabbat (Friday evening and Saturday morning) to keep our sanity. The Torah is divided into 64 sequential Parashat, from creation to the death of Moses. …

Reimers Reason: On selling food that you make in your kitchen

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Over the holidays, a friend gave us nicely jarred strawberry jam that she made at home. Another friend spent a Sunday in our kitchen pickling various vegetables, including cauliflower, golden beets, candy cane beets (that was the first …

basketball: WLC can’t get past Sunapee

Monday, January 25, 2016

Wilton-Lyndeborough sent their basketball teams over to Sunapee Friday night, but were forced to return empty-handed, as the Laker girls and boys were able to pull of the doubleheader sweep. In the girls’ game, DIV’s dangerous, dominant duo of Faith Larpenter and Katie Frederick combined to equal the …

Alpine skiing: Van Ham rockets into top 10 as ConVal’s best take spills

Monday, January 25, 2016

Some of the top ski racers in the area took spills during Thursday’s slalom race, opening the door for some new blood in the top 10. ConVal’s Eli Tamok and Aiden Hall both suffered falls during their first …

Hancock: Winter vacation programs for kids planned at Harris Center

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Registration is under way for the Harris Center’s winter vacation programs in February. A three-day Winter Adventures vacation camp for children in grades K through 4 will take place on Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harris Center, with a Feb. …

Keene: Film on grassland birds on Jan. 28

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The film “Plight of the Grassland Birds” will be shown Jan. 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Putnam Theater at Keene State College. From the fields of New England to the deserts of Mexico and the …