Bill seeks to decrease drug overdose deaths

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A proposed bill would grant limited immunity to people who call 911 to report a drug-related medical emergency. Reporting a drug- or alcohol-related medical emergency could soon give the caller limited immunity from drug-related charges in New Hampshire — an effort intended to encourage the calling of 911 and the potential preservation of life. The bill’s intent is to try to put the brakes on hundreds of overdose deaths a … 0

Runners ready for Boston Marathon

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

John Singelais’s stomach was full of butterflies at the start of the Boston Marathon last year, on the first Patriot’s Day race since the deadly bombing. But once the starting pistol fired, and Singelais ran the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to Boylston Street, he was more than relaxed. He was invigorated by … 0

Conval: Pie and parenting

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Kate Post’s son, Henry, was not enjoying the first grade. She asked her son what he would change about his school day. More recess. More P.E, he said. From Henry’s answer grew the fledgling parents’ organization Parents for Inspiring Education — PIE, for short. Nine parents met at Post’s farmhouse Monday, … 0

Peterborough: Music and poetry come together

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Alice Fogel – New Hampshire’s poet laureate – listened to Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” hundreds of times. She concentrated on the feelings and images the masterpiece evoked. Fogel is sharing the fruits of her labor in “Interval: … 0

ConVal: Students honored for their art

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Students from 12 area high schools participated in Mount Wachusett Community College’s 33rd Annual Regional Exhibition of High School Art. Sponsored by the MWCC Art Department, the competition presented cash prizes to 10 students, and honorable mention awards … 0

Girls' tennis: CV wins first match of year

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Conval Girls’ Tennis got its season off to a strong start with a win over Manchester West yesterday. The Cougars defeated the Blue Knights (0-2) with strong performances across the board in singles, Coach Greg Morris said. No. 2 Junior Lizzie O’Rourke won 8-1, No. 3 Junior Colleen … 0


Monday, April 13, 2015

Joanne Chow Rhodes and Megan Rhodes were recently awarded Second Prize, Intercultural Essay at the Keats Soul Making Literary Competition in San Francisco sponsored by the National League of American Pen Women. Megan has a master’s degree in international public policy from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced … 0

Peterborough police log: April 16, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Peterborough Monday, March 30 Vehicle complaint: At 7:17 a.m., a caller complained a driver, Nicholas Patnode, 32, of Swanzey, was following his car too closely on Wilton Road. The caller said Patnode rear-ended him twice. Office Martin Kolb issues a summons to Patnode, charging him with following too … 0

Thank You Notes: Thank you for the honor

Monday, April 6, 2015

To the editor: The Monadnock Center for History and Culture would like to thank the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce and the community for recognizing us with the 2015 Nonprofit of the Year award. We were honored to be included with the River Center, ConVal Dollars for Scholars … 0

Viewpoint: State budget a shell game

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Recently, the N.H. House of Representatives majority leadership was poised to offer a gas tax to cover an $88 million shortfall in their transportation budget. They did not have the support of their own members. The hole was filled by raiding funds for education. When it became clear … 0

Letters: Reconsider your approach

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

To the editor: I have been a faithful reader of the Monadnock Ledger for several decades. I enjoy following the news of our rich community. However, it has been increasingly disappointing to read your editorials that sharply criticize people who hold views different from yours, particularly on same-sex … 0

Letters: Wonderful people, wonderful town

Thursday, April 9, 2015

To the editor: I greatly appreciated the article about me in Tuesday’s paper! I would like to add only two things to the report, one of which is that I don’t think I said that Peterborough, while wonderful, was “quirky.” We are not quirky. We are so nonquirky … 0

Letters: Fast Track is bad trade policy

Thursday, April 9, 2015

To the editor: Fast Track is like a “Fast Train” to take more away from America’s workers. Our Congressional representatives need to oppose Fast Track. This is bad trade policy that ships jobs overseas, ties the hands of Congress and gives laws of other countries power over the … 0