The Planning Board approved Dancing Ground Farms Conditional Use Permit to host weddings, farm-to-table meals, and seasonal events on Four Winds Farm.

Peterborough: Town sued over farm code

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The Planning Board has approved the first permit for a farm in Peterborough to host weddings, farm-to-table meals, and other seasonal and educational events throughout the year, after delaying their decision twice. Neighbors of the farm have voiced numerous objections to the farm’s application in public hearings this fall. Several of the neighbors did not wait to hear … 0

Rindge: State Senate candidates square off in FPU debate

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

RINDGE — Candidates for New Hampshire’s 9th and 12th State Senate districts met Tuesday afternoon at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge for a debate sponsored by the university’s Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communications and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript. Present were the candidates for the New Hampshire Senate’s 12th District, Peggy Gilmour (D-Hollis) and Kevin … 0

ConVal: School Board won’t talk consolidation for 3 years

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TEMPLE — The ConVal School Board decided Tuesday to not consider a proposal to close the district’s two middle schools, at least not for the next three years. In arriving at the decision, the board referred to a vote taken in the spring to not discuss any questions about consolidation again until 2017. … 0

Letter: Another side of Sen. Sanborn

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: In January the Ledger-Transcript published an open letter by Jay Monaco to Sen. Andy Sanborn. Monaco lays out the wrongful treatment of a constituent, referred to as Michael Maly. I clipped and saved that article. Monaco states that Michael, a college student, wrote a “concise … 0

Letters: Basic information needed

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: The Oct. 14 issue of the Ledger-Transcript featured an article entitled “Building Our Broadband Future” by Carole Monroe, a community broadband planner consultant with New Hampshire FastRoads. The article (which was a recap of a presentation Carole made at a recent Peterborough Chamber of Commerce … 0

Letter: May the town spirit live on

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: When I was asked to participate in Peterborough’s 275th Anniversary Parade as an original member of Francie Von Merten’s “Community Garden Project,” it was questionable whether a 93-year-old Parkinson’s victim and resident of Summerhill Assisted Living could participate by spending a number of hours in … 0

Viewpoint: The real choice in this election

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The election on Nov. 4 offers voters some stark choices. Will we see a continuation of moderate, centrist Democratic governance, or will we return to the draconian tactics of the far right faction led by Speaker William O’Brien elected in the last mid-term in 2010? I’ve researched voter … 0

Viewpoint: Social Security and pay equity are key

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Over the last several months I have attended Republican meetings and forums and spoken with candidates. I went with an open mind and was taken back at the disconnection between candidates and the ordinary citizens. Yes, there were issues where I was in agreement, but issues of difference … 0

Editorial: Waiting 3 years isn’t the answer

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The ConVal School Board’s response to the District Study Committee on Tuesday was disheartening to say the least. The committee brought forward a proposal from Peterborough Select Board Chair Barbara Miller, calling for the district’s two middle schools to be closed and the buildings sold, in an effort … 0

Hancock/Mason: Orchards fare better here

Monday, October 20, 2014

It wasn’t just last winter’s record snowfall and cold that affected apple production in New Hampshire, according to a state agricultural expert. George Hamilton, a University of New Hampshire field specialist, recently explained it was also the severe … 0

Peterborough: Fairpoint workers picketing over contract negotiations

Monday, October 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A handful of local Fairpoint technicians picketing on Concord Street outside the Fairpoint facility on Monday and Friday are some of the 1,700 employees on strike in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, after a failed attempt … 0

Peterborough: Police Taser man with knife

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Peterborough man was arrested early Sunday after police shocked him with a Taser and pulled the knife he was holding away from him. Dana Marmonstein, 42, of Peterborough was arrested in his home on Hunt Farm Road on Sunday around 3 a.m. and charged with attempting to … 0

Bennington: Man charged in sex assault

Monday, October 20, 2014

Police arrested a man, charging him with sexual assault, in Bennington on Friday, but are revealing few details because the victim is a minor. Bennington Police Chief Steve Campbell said Monday that Thomas Belcher, 26, of Greenfield was charged with felonious sexual assault on Friday at 2:30 p.m. … 0