New Ipswich

Eighth-grader Lei-Lani Finch is striving to become a professional ballerina. She hopes to move next year from Peterborough to New York City to study dance.

Peterborough: She’s on point

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Most eighth-grade students at South Meadow can’t wait to move onto high school, and experience their first relationships, learn to drive, and stay out late with friends. Not Lei-Lani Finch. “You can do more than that,” said the 13-year-old ballerina, who hopes to enroll in a dance academy in New York City sophomore year. “20 years from now, I want … 0

Peterborough: Well School’s Bobcat bill heads to Senate floor

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thanks to some civic-minded, animal-loving fourth- and fifth-grade students at The Well School, the bobcat is one step closer to becoming the state wildcat. On April 16, the Senate Rules, Enrolled Bills and Internal Affairs Committee unanimously approved HB423, which students from the independent elementary school in Peterborough lobbied their legislators to draft. The Senate plans to address the bill on the floor, … 0

Mascenic School District: Schools to see new leaders at the top

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Boynton Middle School and Mascenic Regional High School will see a change in leadership for the coming year. Boynton Principal Tom Starratt and Assistant Principal Louis “Chip” Mercurio and Mascenic Regional High School Assistant Principal Marlise Bryant will all retire at the end of the year. The district accepted Bryant’s retirement in early February, according to meeting minutes posted on the district’s website. … 0

Viewpoint: A liberal viewpoint on big vs. small government

Monday, April 6, 2015

I probably have as many complaints about the federal government as anyone else, but my complaints aren’t all of one type. Sometimes I think government’s too big; sometimes I think it’s too small. Frequently I think it’s inefficient; occasionally I think it’s corrupt. Sometimes I think it’s gotten … 0

Viewpoint: Dangers of big government, how individual liberty is lost

Monday, April 6, 2015

Before the 20th century, a person in the U.S. existed just as a person — no papers, no Social Security number, free to move and work and pursue his happiness. How far we have come. Between 1935 and 1985, in seven incremental stages, we Americans became enumerated. It … 0

Letter: Global cooling? A letter in response

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

To the editor: This letter is in response to Edward Surprenant concerning his letter about global warming. Glacial periods and interglacial periods occur in fairly regular repeated cycles. The timing is governed to a large degree by predictable cyclic changes in Earth’s orbit, which affect the amount of … 0

Letters: Be heard, New Ipswich

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

To the editor: I attended the Kinder-Morgan forum on March 24 in New Ipswich out of concern for our environment and other negative impacts this pipeline and compressor station would have on area residents. Roughly 200 New Ipswich residents asked well-researched, specific questions about the impact that this … 0

Health: MCH encourages vaccinations

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

We, the physicians and nurse practitioners of Monadnock Community Hospital, strongly urge parents to vaccinate their children against preventable diseases, including measles. This recommendation follows guidelines established by the Center for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 2000, measles was declared eliminated from the United … 0

PETERBOROUGH: Arsenic tests available to residents

Monday, April 6, 2015

Like many Granite Staters, Jamie Trowbridge of Peterborough assumed water from his home’s artesian well was clean. But after media reports encouraged the Trowbridges to test their drinking water, they discovered it harbored an unhealthy level of arsenic — a carcinogen that is the most common well-water contaminant … 0

Parent Wise: Can you be friends with your child?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Wish I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard “Never be friends with your child.” The thinking behind this, I presume, is that children need a parent’s authority; they do not need to be a confidante. True … 0

Police: Synthetic drug usage is down in the last year or so

Monday, April 6, 2015

A decrease in area usage of synthetic marijuana could be due to steps taken by local police departments, legislators and crime watch members to better educate the public about their dangers. But it is likely also linked to the take-down of a major supplier to the state last … 0

Letters: Tell Fish & Game to save the bobcat

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: At the N.H. Fish and Game Commission’s Feb. 11, 2015, meeting, we learned it is considering opening a season on bobcats that will include hunting, hounding and trapping of this elusive, reclusive and not bothersome creature. Some of us in the room were surprised to … 0

Court Logs - April 7, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Greenfield Daniel Berthiaume, 36, Westmoreland, possession of a marijuana without a license or privilege to do so, $310 fine; DWI, $620 fine, referred to an impaired driver care management program, driver’s license revoked for nine months. Rindge Jennifer McCarthy, 24, Rindge, vandalism, dismissed at the State’s request; simple … 0