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Tyler LeBlanc, a member of ConVal High School's bass fishing team, shows School Board members some of the equipment used by the team.

Conval: Bass fishing club takes steps towards team status

Monday, July 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Last October, ConVal’s bass fishing team concluded its first season on the water by finishing fifth overall and first in the smallmouth bass category at the NHIAA championship on Lake Winnisquam. Now the team, which competed as a club last year, wants to start the process toward becoming an official team sport at ConVal. “What we need is … 0

Peterborough: Walk for cancer seeking volunteers

Monday, July 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Ruth Cilley is looking for a special group of people who want to march in October’s parade celebrating the town’s 275th anniversary. A breast cancer survivor herself, Cilley, who lives in Peterborough, wants to gather other women who have dealt with the disease so they can walk together through downtown Peterborough on Saturday, Oct. 11. “I’m trying to get the word … 0

ConVal: Paraprofessional job, iPads and Chromebooks restored

Monday, July 21, 2014

ConVal High School students will be getting additional iPad computers next year after all, following a recent School Board decision to restore funding that had been cut after voters rejected the district’s budget proposal in March. Because of larger than anticipated savings in the School District’s health insurance costs, board members at their June 17 meeting agreed to spend $129,000 for both iPad … 0

Peterborough: Jazz music Friday eve in Depot Park

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Saxophonist Paul Klemperer will be playing in Depot Park with a band of local musicians Friday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Joining Klemperer will be Max Nennemaker on bass, Spencer Peery on guitar, Joe Bartlett on drums and Gordon Peery on keyboard. The concert is free and all … 0

Peterborough: ‘Love Boat’ on stage Sunday

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

An episode of the 1970’s TV show “Love Boat” will be performed in the parish hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday at 7 p.m. This show, a production of the Holy Smokes Theater Group, is for folks 18-years and older. It’s geared up to be a … 0

Rindge: Donate books to help the River Center

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The River Center is accepting book donations now through July 31 for Hannaford’s of Rindge Used Book Sale. Proceeds of all August sales will go directly to The River Center. Books can be dropped off at The River Center, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. … 0

Court log: July 17, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Greenfield police Thomas V. Norton, 51, Peterborough, open container violation, charge not carried forward; DWI, $500 fine, license revoked for nine months, mandatory attendance driver care management program. Hancock police department Derek W. Choate, 26, Hancock, missing driver’s headlight assembly, $44.64 fine; failure to stop, $103.33 fine. Jaffrey … 0

Letter: North Meadow will be missed

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

To the editor: It was a great sadness to see a for sale sign in front of the North Meadow Family Health building and then to read, in the Ledger-Transcript, that the practice was moving to the hospital. No doubt, this is for financial (the hospital’s) reasons. I … 0

Letter: Solar project needs your vote

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

To the editor: On June 24, there was an article in the Ledger-Transcript by Jason Reimers, an attorney with BCM Environmental & Land Law, PLLC in Concord. Jason highlighted the success that the Monadnock region is leading the way with renewable energy projects. Our region was awarded six … 0

Viewpoint: ‘We need a drastic change in our Middle East policy’

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Last Thursday, Bill Chevalier, in his piece “A look at driving factors in Middle East Muslim extremism,” presented a picture of a benevolent “West” trying to understand incomprehensible Muslim societies prone to irrational violence in the form of terrorism. While expressing earnest concern over violence in the region, … 0

Viewpoint: About our “Give a Little Help a Lot” campaign

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Give a Little Help a Lot. “Yeah, yeah,” you say. “A little will help a little. I don’t have a hundred dollars to give you — 10 bucks isn’t going change a life.” Hmmmm. I disagree. Your $10 combined with my $10 just made $20. Add that to … 0

Editorial: Court’s cell phone ruling a step forward

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It’s the technological age. For some people, their entire lives are stored on their cell phones, which nowadays can additionally function as cameras, camcorders, day planners, computers and phonebooks. And nearly every adult not only has a cell phone, but most carry it with them constantly. In light … 0

Sustainable Steps: Knowledge is power to the people

Friday, July 11, 2014

Knowledge is power to the people I often get frustrated when I listen to the daily news. It seems as though common sense is lost and downer news prevails. I am however “the glass is half full”-type person, which is why I try very hard to stay on … 0