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

Viewpoint: Who really speaks for small businesses?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Too often, politicians start the conversation about helping small businesses with “cut taxes” and end it with “gut regulations” — with nothing in between. These sound bites may score some political points, but they don’t constitute a real agenda for supporting local, independent small businesses and building strong … 0

Letters: Why I, Nyquist, am running

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: Dear District 9 voters: Shortly before our wonderful 15-year old son, Cliff, died in a tragic drowning accident on Nov. 7, 2004, he had told me that he saw me as a man of action. I will never forget that. For several years thereafter, grief … 0

Letter: Board’s actions equal default

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: Sorry to hear that our ConVal School Board members can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. How ridiculous is it to focus on reducing expenses, yet not address consolidation for the next three years? Certainly some form of consolidation would provide the most … 0

Letters: Carpenter is independent

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: It is amazing what is going on in politics today, both parties taking polarizing views ... where are the candidates that don’t take sides based on party views? Yes, there are some. Peterborough has a moderate independent candidate for the New Hampshire House who is … 0

Letters: Police chiefs back LaFrance

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: The Hillsborough County Chiefs of Police Association has voted unanimously to endorse County Attorney Patricia LaFrance for re-election. We have had the opportunity to work with both her and her current opponent, the former county attorney, whom she defeated in 2012. We can say, without … 0

Letters: Why bother to vote?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

To the editor: If you are a present or future college student, a college graduate or supporting parent, facing college loan debt plus interest at 6 percent for as far ahead as you can see, uncertain of prospects for employment and wages to pay off your debt; if … 0

Families file suit against Crotched Mountain Foundation, alleging their children were abused

Monday, October 27, 2014

Two families have alleged that staff at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center abused their children, and are suing them and the institution in a federal court. Felony charges are pending against a Hillsborough resident who used to work at the center, and two others were charged with misdemeanors. Three … 0

Peterborough: Carrying the torch of Brandon’s legacy

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The ConVal High School grounds were awash with red, white and blue on Sunday morning, as hundreds gathered to remember fallen Marine Lance Corporal Brandon Garabrant of Peterborough, a ConVal graduate who was killed by a roadside bomb … 0

Peterborough: Visiting Buddhist monks share message of peace through sand

Monday, October 27, 2014

A delegation of Tibetan Buddhist monks have not spoken much with the public visiting them at the Mariposa Museum over the last several days. Only one of the monks, Tsultrim Dorjee, speaks English. However, just the monks’ presence … 0

Peterborough: Union Street work back on schedule

Monday, October 27, 2014

Repairing the road and sidewalk on Union Street is backk on schedule and on budget, the director of public works said last Tuesday. Rodney Bartlett’s announcement comes after SUR Construction said at the end of September that delays have slowed down their timetable. At the Select Board’s meeting … 0