New Ipswich

NEw Ipswich: Two will vie for Lawrence’s seat

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NEW IPSWICH — George Lawrence remembers the early days of his Select Board tenure. Before the town had a zoning code. Before computers were part of the everyday business of the town and everything was written by hand. When residents would bring dead porcupines to Select Board meetings to collect the town’s bounty on them. Lawrence has been a staple …

Primary day: Trump triumphs; Sanders surges

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cars honk and people wave and shout “Bernie!” out their car window at a small group of campaigners boasting tall signs stacked with Bernie Sanders’ name. “We’ve been getting a lot of that,” said Mary Allen of Antrim, as she stood roadside across the street from the Town Hall on voting day. Allen …

New Ipswich: Fire Department rescues dogs from icy water

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NEW IPSWICH — The fire department saved two Labradors after they went through the ice on Water Loom Pond yesterday. Lora DePlante of New Ipswich was walking her two yellow labs, Maddie and Hunter, on the backside of her property on Tuesday, just after 4 p.m. It only took a second of inattention …

Boys’ basketball: Pelham smothers Mascenic at home

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Mascenic Vikings fell victim to the Pelham Pythons on Friday night thanks to the two-headed attack of Keith Brown and Cam DeLoreto. Mascenic was able to jump out to an early lead, but once Brown started scoring, …

Peterborough: Makerspace adds a laser cutter to list of equipment

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

MAXT makerspace recently announced the latest addition to their tool collection: a commercial-quality laser cutter. Members can now use vector or raster files to etch and cut designs on nearly any material — wood, paper, glass, rubber, leather, fabrics, plastics, aluminum, stone and more. The applications are vast …

Swimming: Senior meet for Vikes and O’s

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mascenic and Conant had a meet on Jan. 23 with Conant, Laconia, Monadnock, Pelham, and Winnisquam. The Mascenic girls had a great meet coming in 2nd, just three points behind Conant. The boys and girls combined score placed …

PARENT WISE: Prevention starts at home

Thursday, January 28, 2016

I am all for drug and alcohol prevention being taught in our schools and taught early. The article in the Ledger-Transcript on Jan. 11 forces us to take a cold, hard look at the problem we are facing-and, …

Indoor track: Movsessian makes it to state meet

Monday, February 1, 2016

Jake Movsessian of Mascenic has qualified for the Division II State Championships next Sunday at Dartmouth College in Hanover. Movsessian qualified in the three events he ran on the season — the 1000 meters, 1500 meters, and 300 meters — but has elected to concentrate on the 3000 …

Viewpoint: Tennessee Gas Pipeline puts forth deceptive figures

Friday, January 22, 2016

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, is trying to fool the federal regulators and the rest of us into thinking that the Northeast Direct gas pipeline will run underneath the existing Eversource powerline easement across …

Letters: A suggestion for New Ipswich

Monday, January 25, 2016

To the editor: My grandmother is 84 years old and she owns a small portion land on the southern part of the Souhegan River in New Ipswich. She has lived there for over 35 years. Her husband passed in 2012; he was in the Army. I feel that …

Letters: MCH gets even healthier

Monday, January 25, 2016

To the editor: I was excited to learn that Monadnock Community Hospital signed a letter of intent to explore an affiliation with Catholic Medical Center. MCH has enjoyed a long association with CMC as the referral source for many specialty procedures. I was grateful to take a ride …

Letters: The chain of socialist abuse

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

To the editor: It amazes me that so many intelligent folks can’t read into the socialist playbook of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. On the surface they appear to be helpers of the poor and downtrodden with a heartfelt desire to lift them up by leveling the playing …

Letters: Is Bernie biting off too much?

Thursday, January 28, 2016

To the editor: In a perfect world, a lot of what Bernie Sanders says is appealing — free higher education, one-payer healthcare, break up the banks — but it’s time a get down to the nuts and bolts of this election. The devil is in the details. When …