Director of Public Works Rodney Bartlett addressed the crowd about a potential parking lot project on Grove Street.

Peterborough: Parking lot plan goes to public

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Town officials presented a plan in public hearings Tuesday night to use Downtown TIF District funds to pay for costs associated with a new parking lot off Grove Street, including purchasing a downtown lot for the purpose as well as construction for a total of $1,143,562. The town proposed the latest plan for a new parking lot, a … 0

Peterborough: Net budget proposal up 2.3 percent at $4,878,717

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The Budget Committee and Select Board presented the proposed operating budget to the public on Tuesday, showing an increase of 2.3 percent in the proposed net budget from last year to this year. According to the budget report, this year’s proposed net budget is $4,878,717 as compared to $4,771,140 last year. … 0

ConVal: Petitions 8, 9 by the numbers

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

If the public votes to approve a warrant petition article to close Great Brook School, the ConVal School District would save at least $1,682,880 each year from closing the middle school in Antrim, according to a report the District Model Study Committee published in 2012. Another petition article — to lift from Article … 0

Editorial: A community that loves its neighbors

Monday, March 2, 2015

In our region, we live in small, tight-knit communities. The hustle and bustle of the big city with its faceless passersby and crowds of strangers is nowhere to be found in the Ledger-Transcript’s coverage area, and it’s safe to say that most of us like it that way. … 0

Peterborough: Hearings on parking, budget

Monday, March 2, 2015

Peterborough is holding public hearings today for the town’s 2015-16 proposed operating budget, and for the project to build a parking lot off Grove Street near the GAR Hall. The town will hold two hearings for the building project, which is meant to provide more downtown parking. Those … 0

Peterborough: Democracy For America meeting

Monday, March 2, 2015

A meeting sponsored by Democracy For America will be held at the Peterborough Town Library on Saturday, March 7, at noon. The purpose of the meeting is to build a support network in New Hampshire for Senator Elizabeth Warren to be drafted to run for President in the … 0

Letters: Looking at life differently

Friday, February 20, 2015

To the editor: Back in the day, Peterborough had a legendary folk music club (the Folkway), and a radio station — WSLE: The Folks Station — that featured a lot of music of people who played at the Folkway. Among them was folksinger Claudia Schmidt. A few years … 0

Letter: An unfortunate turn of events

Monday, March 2, 2015

To the editor: An open letter to: Judith Carr, VP, Physicians Services, Monadnock Community Hospital: Your letter dated Feb. 6 regarding the departure of Drs. Jaynes and Brown was delivered last week. My wife and are disappointed with the lack of an explanation of the real cause of … 0

Letters: Primary vs. secondary use

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

To the editor: I’d like to clear up some points made in your front-page coverage of the Peterborough Planning Board’s hearing on changes it’s proposing for the Agricultural Business Enterprise ordinance. The intent of the ordinance is to expand non-farm commercial uses on a farm (retail sales, events, … 0

Viewpoint: Time to talk about cutting teachers

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Many of you will not like what I have to say now, but that will not prevent me from presenting it to you. I continue to examine primary sources as I review the ConVal budget and warrant articles. … 0

Letter: Defeat divisive Articles 8 and 9

Friday, February 27, 2015

To the editor: Our region and school district are being distracted by two reckless and destructive warrant articles. Number 9 would change the language of our governing school district agreement and position town against town. Number 8 would close a specific middle school. These distractions come from a … 0

Viewpoint: 8, 9 are not sensible

Friday, February 27, 2015

ConVal voters, you voted for your School Board members to represent you in governing our cooperative school district. Closing a community’s school is a complex decision best made by leaders and communities who have the facts, not by a referendum floated by a handful of angry voters. Mr. … 0

Viewpoint: Still more to be done to lower our carbon footprint

Friday, February 27, 2015

Strongly connected with nature from childhood, as I started grasping how serious the situation was becoming for our climate, I felt pulled to pitch in and help stem the tide however I could. Efforts to lower my family’s carbon footprint went deeper. Helping my local community came next. … 1