Peterborough

ConVal: Board talks equality in district programs

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The ConVal School Board continued to chew over which extracurricular activities it should and shouldn’t provide for in the budget it is drafting for next school year. At their meeting at the SAU offices Wednesday, the board continued to voice concern over how each of their choices would affect inequality among students. Equal arts At their second workshop to draft a budget, the board eventually delayed whether or not to … 0

Learning about going green

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Harris Center in Hancock was remodeled 11 years ago to the highest green and energy-efficient standards. So you think that even close scrutiny of the building wouldn’t turn up much to fix — but you’d be wrong, as the freshman class of ConVal found out when they set out to do an … 0

Reimers Reason: Just passing through: the story of fracked gas, the Northern Pass, and tar sands in New Hampshire

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

With no east-west interstate and a wild northern section, New Hampshire has long been more of a destination than a pass-through state for human travelers. However, fossil fuels are passing through all the time. Several existing pipelines already carry natural gas and oil through New Hampshire, and many companies want to increase and … 0

Viewpoint:

Friday, November 14, 2014

At the conversation on poverty the evening of Nov. 11, most of the discussion centered on what is already being done to alleviate the results of poverty, hunger, homelessness and drugs by giving crisis support to those hanging on by a thread but unable to save money, establish … 0

Viewpoint: Poverty — Destiny or choice?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The recent Community Conversation on poverty held in Peterborough was a heartwarming and worthwhile event. Many community members in jobs and positions that interface with the poor segment in our community were speaking up, describing the situation and … 0

Editorial: What’s our community New Year’s resolution?

Monday, November 24, 2014

New Hampshire’s youth. Growing our economy. Seeding innovation and creativity. The future of education. The local food movement. Poverty. These are the topics Community Conversations — a monthly forum co-sponsored by the Monadnock Center for History & Culture and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript — has tackled in its very … 0

Editorial: The 2015 ‘In the Spirit of Giving’ campaign is on

Monday, November 24, 2014

Now in its fifth year, the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript’s “In the Spirit of Giving” campaign aims once again to help connect readers with local nonprofits in need. This year, we’re focusing on the people who are helped by their efforts. This holiday season leading up to the New Year, … 0

Letters: School Board has it wrong

Thursday, November 20, 2014

To the editor: The ConVal School Board may have voted against discussing consolidation for three years, but there are plenty of voters in the district who care about the financial impact of keeping underutilized buildings open, maintained, and heated using taxpayer funds. I also don’t agree with declarations … 0

Letters: Support made the challenge happen

Thursday, November 20, 2014

To the editor: The Mariposa Museum’s fourth annual Geography Challenge brought 150 people to the Town House last Saturday to cheer on nine teams in spirited competition. We had fun, learned a lot and raised money for the Mariposa’s education programs. Thank you to all who competed, attended, … 0

Letter: Snowmobile Club says thanks

Thursday, November 20, 2014

To the editor: The Crotched Mountain Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club of Greenfield had a very successful Turkey Raffle on Nov. 14. Our success was the result of donations from many supporters. Thank you to: Rick & Diane’s Pizzeria, Hillsboro Ford, Laurie MacKeigan of Houghton Farms, S.M. Atherton Auto … 0

Peterborough/Wilton: Founding farmers

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WILTON — Nowadays, community supported agriculture is everywhere. It’s a basic concept. Members pay for their goods upfront, so that farmers have some capital to start their growing season. And in return, members of the community supported agriculture, … 0

Peterborough: National award for green energy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Peterborough is the only town nationwide being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for purchasing green power — electricity from renewable sources like solar, wind and geothermal that do not emit greenhouse gases. The EPA announced Wednesday that Peterborough is one of nine entities across the country … 0

Peterborough: Architects meet with library stakeholders

Friday, November 14, 2014

Andy Buchsbaum and Gary Corey of Centerline Architects based in Bennington, Vermont, visited Peterborough on Nov. 7 and met with representatives of various Library of the Future stakeholder groups, including town officials, to discuss ideas for a preliminary … 0