Peterborough

Halloween: Scary stories from local students

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Monadnock madness by Wolfgang Morlock of Rindge age 11 Applewild School Fitchburg, Mass. One day there were three kids.They were 11,12 and 13 year olds. When they were climbing up Mount Monadnock suddenly there was a crazy wind and the wind was howling. Then they looked and saw why - a helicopter was above them it was loud and it made them cold. Then the helicopter dropped something it landed … 0

Peterborough: Anonymous donor gives library $50K

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Peterborough Town Library received a “wonderful surprise” last month, according to Marcia Patten, chair of the library’s Board of Trustees. An anonymous donor donated $50,000 to the library in September, and the trustees unanimously voted earlier this month that the money would be used to pay for a rough design of the library’s renovation, according to a press release from Corinne Chronopoulos, … 0

Peterborough: Sanborn: ‘We need a culture shift’

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — On Tuesday, N.H. Senator Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford) faces Democratic challenger Lee Nyquist of New Boston for the District 9 seat. Sanborn has been a state senator since 2010 and in 2012 he narrowly defeated Nyquist in the race for the Dist. 9 seat, with just 213 more votes. The Ledger-Transcript editorial … 0

PEterborough: Local artist exhibiting at NYC museum

Monday, October 27, 2014

Chuck Welch of Peterborough has two artworks in the exhibition “Analog Network: Mail Art, 1960-1999” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. One of Welch’s artworks is a ’zine that documents the Networker Telenetlink (1991-1995), an international project organized by Welch at Dartmouth College Kiewit … 0

Peterborough: Ungandan Kids Choir performing Nov. 8

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Ugandan Kids Choir will perform in concert at the Mariposa Museum on Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. On tour across the U.S., the choir brings a message of hope to audiences while sharing African culture and the power of love through music and dance. The tour offers … 0

Peterborough: Concert features ‘partsongs’

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Peterborough Chamber Choir will present a program celebrating the art of harmonized song, featuring some of the masterpieces of the genre loosely defined as “partsong” at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday at 4 p.m. The concert will include works from England and Germany to France and … 0

Antrim Cop Logs: Oct. 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Antrim Monday, Oct. 13 Motor vehicle stop: At 10:40 p.m., Officer John Giffin stopped a motor vehicle on Keene Road for speed; the driver was allegedly going 90 mph in a 50 mph zone. The vehicle was stopped just over the Hillsborough town line. The driver, Russell Card, … 0

Editorial: Here’s who has our votes in General Election 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tired of the endless wave over-sized post cards filling your mailbox, sent by politicians casting aspersions on their rivals, leaving us wondering what to believe? The end is near so get ready to make your decisions and vote on Tuesday. After much debate, we’ve made ours. Two of … 0

Letters: Republicans vs. Democrats

Thursday, October 23, 2014

To the editor: You can tell a lot about a political party just by noticing what offends them. In general, we Democrats are offended by poverty, hunger, allowing children to die from purely preventable diseases, students drowning in debt, growing wealth inequality, and that senior citizens too often … 0

letters: Political signs — invasive species

Monday, October 27, 2014

To the editor: Francie Von Mertens was the guest speaker at the recent annual meeting of The Friends of the Wapack, and her topic was the identification and control of invasive plant species. It occurred to me after her presentation that we are being invaded by yet another … 0

Letters: Unfair shots at Supt. Minnihan

Monday, October 27, 2014

To the editor: The Ledger-Transcript took two unfair shots in consecutive editorials last week. First, in an editorial that lends legitimacy to short-sightedness, you call out ConVal School Superintendent Brendan Minnihan and claim there’s no “strong voice from the district,” holding up Barbara Miller up as your champion. … 0

Viewpoint: Let’s set facts straight

Monday, October 27, 2014

During the past few weeks, you have heard a lot about the race for State Senate in District 9. Unfortunately, while it should have been about the state’s challenges and how we, as policy makers, see the path of solutions, my opponent has resorted to spending the past … 0

Letter: A positive light on negative events

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

To the editor: Greetings, President Dr. Anne E. Huot, Keene State College: It is unfortunate that the good name of your school and the vast majority of your students have been dragged down by the events and publicity surrounding this year’s Keene Pumpkin Festival. Having worked in school … 0