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Francestown architect on mission to educate over the air waves in Africa

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Before Cameron Leandri, who is originally from Francestown, traveled to Tanzania and Burundi in the spring, the 24-year-old had never dreamed of being a humanitarian architect. That all changed when he gave his half-empty soda to an African child in a Tanzanian village. Leandri, Paul Peterzo — Leandri’s architecture professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston — … 0

Peterborough: ZBA approves Stone Barn condos

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The iconic yet dilapidated Stone Barn may have collapsed this winter if its new owners — Stan Fry of Peterborough and Bradford Malt of Boston, Massachusetts — hadn’t pour hundreds of thousands of dollars in to saving it. Now, Fry, Malt, and Cy Gregg, who has now joined the partnership, plan … 0

Peterborough: Man buried alive in snow

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — In a scene more reminiscent of a mountain avalanche than a Peterborough neighborhood, a local man was buried alive in 2 feet of snow in his own yard on Old Street Road for several hours Sunday afternoon, after the snow slid off his metal roof and fell on top of him.  “There's no other way … 0

Roundup: Warriors lose battle of two top-four teams

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WLC boys’ basketball The Warriors lost a battle with Epping on Tuesday night, 57-53. “It was nip and tuck all the way,” said Warriors coach Ken Garnham after the game. DIV Player of the Year candidate Jordan Litts dropped 21 points in the loss, outscored only by Epping … 0

Running: Traffie, McGurk tops in fourth Chiller

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Here are the results of the fourth Monadnock Milers Winter Chiller road race. Held on Saturday, the race started and finished at the BeFit Fitness Center in New Ipswich. The below zero weather didn’t keep the runners away. … 0

Viewpoint: Don’t gamble with their education

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A clan of private petitioners have proposed two warrant articles that will appear on the ConVal ballot. One would close Great Brook School. The other would potentially close elementary schools in the district. These petitioners, who desire to wreak havoc on the ConVal School District, have little regard … 0

Viewpoints: Actions to address climate change

Friday, February 20, 2015

Weather related disaster costs have risen from an average of $50 billion per year in the 1980s to over $200 billion per year in the last decade, according to the World Bank. We are playing warming roulette, putting … 0


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Peterborough Tuesday, Feb. 17 Smoke: At 2:10 a.m., Officer Martin Kolb responded to a report of smoke coming from a boiler in a basement on Old Jaffrey Road. The homeowner turned off the boiler, and the Fire Department cleared the smoke from the basement. Vehicle complaint: At 4:30 … 0

Letters: Remembering Paul Hobbs

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: I will never forget the first time a customer came into Hobbs Jewelers and asked me “How’s your dad?” Unfortunately I think I stuttered and stared at the man for minute, trying to figure out how this perfect stranger knew my father. And then it … 0

Letters: Leishman showed courage, judgment

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: Sen. Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford) criticized Rep. Peter Leishman (D-Peterborough) for voting with the majority of the Finance Committee “not to pass legislation to pay the towns $542,672 that Massachusetts owes them for its portion of flood control payments it didn’t pay in 2012,” according to … 0

Letters: Fish and Game supports torture

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: In this trapper’s paradise, the medieval method of cruelly ending an animal’s life by the method of trapping is encouraged by N.H. Fish and Game. Animals can’t grease politician’s hands. Too bad no action has been taken by our representatives, Peter Leishman and Ivy Vann, … 0

Moments of Bliss: I’m building bridges over angst

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A friend of mine is fond of saying there are things worse than death. I often sight institutional care as one of them. Unfairly I suppose, but I find myself not a creature of community. I resonate with … 0

Viewpoint: Money is not the problem, management is

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

In a recent piece in the Ledger-Transcript, a ConVal student suggested it’s time to make our school be judged superior to other comparable schools and we should no longer be labeled as mediocre. Or something to that effect. When my kids and my grandsons attended ConVal several years … 0