Peterborough

Voters came out to support their primary candidates on Tuesday.

Primary day: Trump triumphs; Sanders surges

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cars honk and people wave and shout “Bernie!” out their car window at a small group of campaigners boasting tall signs stacked with Bernie Sanders’ name. “We’ve been getting a lot of that,” said Mary Allen of Antrim, as she stood roadside across the street from the Town Hall on voting day. Allen has been a campaign volunteer for the …

Peterborough: There’s power in presence

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Is it possible to get back that feeling of being part of a neighborhood that baby boomers so often reminisce about, or have TV, the Internet and all the gadgets we use to go online captured too much of our attention? More than a few groups in the Monadnock region say neighborliness is …

Peterborough: Rec department sees revenue dip

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — The Recreation Department expects to collect about $50,000 less revenue next fiscal year, as the population in town continues to age. “There are fewer kids in the school system,” said Jeff King, the recreation director. “The senior programs don’t generate revenue like the kids programs do.” The department expects revenue next fiscal year to be $50,630 less than this year — …

Wrestling: Curran, Nix meet for on-mat rematch

Monday, February 8, 2016

ConVal’s Daniel Curran and Newport’s Stephen Nix finally squared off in the ring again on Saturday. The two wrestling rivals had been expected to meet a week ago at ConVal, but undefeated state champion Nix wrestled up a …

Community Conversations: Seniors make good neighbors

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Ledger-Transcript and Monadnock Center’s Community Conversations on Turning Neighbors into Neighborhoods is so timely for Monadnock at Home, a nonprofit helping seniors over 62 to age at home. This week, we announce a new initiative we are …

Boynton: Students exposed to science behind photography

Monday, January 18, 2016

John Anderson, professor of photography at Plymouth State University, visited ConVal recently as part of the STEAM grant Making a Living Making Art. The grant was received through the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Anderson worked …

Peterborough: Meals on Wheels at Community Center

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Meals on Wheels, sponsored by the Peterborough Recreation Department and St. Joseph Community Service, will be offered at the Peterborough Community Center, located at 25 Elm St. on Mondays in February. The meals are for seniors 60 and older, cost $2 per person, and are served from 11:30 …

Peterborough: CSA shares on sale

Friday, January 29, 2016

Shares in the Seeds of Community CSA are now on sale, with the cost for a 16-week summer share (June 30 to Oct. 13) set at $450 and 22-week fall and summer share (June 30 to Thanksgiving) set at $600. Income based subsidized shares and a Share the …

Peterborough: Game night

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Jill Karlicek, left, Fiona Pieterse and Catherine O’Connor play board games during a game night at the Union Congregational Church. The church hosts a community game night where families and friends bring games and a dessert to share. …

Nominations sought for state volunteer award

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Do you know an exceptional senior volunteer? The Department of Health and Human Services has announced that the nomination process for the 2016 Joseph D. Vaughan Awards has begun. The Vaughan Awards annually recognize outstanding leadership and initiative …

Peterborough: Web visibility grant set up for nonprofits

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility, in partnership with @Website Publicity, Inc., has established a new grant to provide one nonprofit organization in the state with a free Internet visibility audit. NHBSR Executive Director Michelle Veasey said, “We continue to see the smaller nonprofits in New Hampshire …

Peterborough: Chamber of Commerce seeks award nominations

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 Citizens, Business and Nonprofit of the Year awards. The selection process will be done by a committee made up of past recipients and members from the region the Chamber of Commerce represents. The awards will …

55K sign-ups for Marketplace

Friday, February 5, 2016

More than 55,000 New Hampshire residents signed up for Health Coverage under the Affordable Care Act for 2016 after the Health Insurance Marketplace opened in November 2015. Nationally, 12.7 million Americans selected a plan through the marketplace. Those who did not sign up for a health insurance plan …