Antrim: $12.5M Fred Fuller deal goes through

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Customers of Fred Fuller Oil and Propane Co. will not have to worry about staying warm this snowy weekend. Rymes Propane and Oil’s purchase of the home heating oil company seeking bankruptcy was finalized in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Antrim-based Rymes is now the largest oil company in New Hampshire. Bill Gannon, Fred Fuller’s attorney, said Wednesday that Rymes Propane purchased Fuller Oil for about $12.5 million. Gannon … 0

Power outages plague the region before turkey day

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A blanket of white snow Wednesday morning quickly turned into a winter whiteout for drivers, businesses and residents on the day before Thanksgiving. The weather was brought by Winter Storm Cato, which moved up the Eastern U.S. throughout the day. By about 4 p.m., Cato had already dumped seven inches of wet, heavy … 0

ANTRIM: Sentences in forgery, drug cases

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Two area residents have been sentenced to serve time in the Cheshire County House of Corrections, according to recent dispositions on file at the Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene. Paightlin Bergeron, 21, of Antrim was sentenced on Sept. 10 to a minimum of 18 months to three years in the New Hampshire State Prison; her jail time was suspended for five years … 0

Peterborough: Downtown offers cider event, Dec. 1

Monday, November 24, 2014

Depot Square stores will offer Cider Monday events, including an apple cider tasting, in which participants are invited to vote for their favorite cider and enter to win a $25 gift certificate. Cider contest ballots are available in the Ledger-Transcript newspaper or at each participating shop; leave your … 0

Peterborough: Art fair at Unitarian church

Monday, November 24, 2014

The third annual Living Local Art Fair will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 25 local artists will be selling handmade, quality goods. Items offered include hooked rugs, batik, tie dye, screen printed and wool clothing, wooden … 0

Peterborough: Depot Square art stroll today

Monday, November 24, 2014

An art exhibit stroll and open house event will be held in Depot Square today, from 5 to 7 p.m. Five locations are participating with candlelit luminaries at each gallery’s doorstep. An exhibit of photographs by the late … 0

Peterborough: Mariposa’s ‘Universe Canticle’ exhibiting in New York City

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center will present an exhibit of the Kopanang Community’s “The Universe Canticle” at the Center for Spiritual Life at New York University from Tuesday to Dec. 19. “The Universe Canticle” is a series of tapestries that depict the origin of the cosmos, … 0

Manchester: Local teens dance in ‘The Nutcracker’

Monday, November 24, 2014

Madeline Garland of Peterborough and Nicole Tramack of New Ipswich will perform in the annual production of “The Nutcracker” at the Palace Theatre. There will be six performance from Nov. 28 through 30. Garland, a 15-year old student … 0

Moment of bliss: Time to hunt the kangaroos

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

During the Thanksgivings of my early youth, an old friend of my mother’s came from Baltimore to stay the weekend. She took my room, and I climbed to a favored place in the attic. On Christmas Eve, relatives … 0

Viewpoint: Needed: 2,000 students for ConVal School District

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

In 2003, I proposed building a new ConVal High School in Antrim to handle the exploding enrollment in the high school. We now know the ConVal district enrollment peaked about that time, while now we have lost almost one-third of that enrollment. In 2003, we had 278 teachers … 0

Viewpoint: Talk about long-term care plans during the holidays

Thursday, November 20, 2014

As Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday time approaches, and families gather to celebrate the events of the past year, family discussions about the future are bound to come up. As a member of Monadnock at Home, I was recently reminded that holiday time is also a critical time to … 0

Editorial: Retail store owners mean business

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

This weekend retailers across the country are competing for your dollars, including our downtown merchants and other locally owned stores. The Plaid Friday and Cider Monday campaigns, designed to win over shoppers for the independently owned shops the weekend after Thanksgiving, have been making strides in recent years. … 0

Viewpoint: ConVal Quest is making a difference

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

On behalf of the ConVal Quest Committee of the Peterborough Rotary Club, I’d like to thank the members of the ConVal School Board for their vote last week to join us in sponsoring the program for the coming year. ConVal Quest offers a sleep-away, outdoor educational camp to … 0