Doctors Scott Jaynes and Annika Brown are leaving Monadnock Community Hospital in June. Jaynes and Brown, who are married, will join Dartmouth-Hitchock Medical Center.

Peterborough: Doctors at North Meadow leaving MCH

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Patients of doctors Scott Jaynes and Annika Brown want to know why the couple is leaving Monadnock Community Hospital for Dartmouth­-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, and why MCH hasn’t fought to keep them. Hospital administrators and trustees say the hospital has done everything possible to encourage the physicians to stay. Jaynes and Brown said MCH offered them inadequate space at … 0

Snow budgets fall short

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Overtime and snow removal costs associated with the historic snowfall this winter forced some area towns to rework their 2015 budgets, town officials say. “January, February, every weekend there was a snowstorm, and if you look at the budget — that’s overtime,” said Peterborough DPW Director Rodney Bartlett. The department will need an … 0

Bennington man charged with bank robbery

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Bennington man has been charged with unarmed robbery and falsifying physical evidence, after allegedly absconding with an undisclosed amount of cash from a Milford bank. On Monday shortly after 3 p.m., Jason B. Haney, 32, of Bennington allegedly entered Citizen’s Bank in the Granite Town plaza in Milford, and handed the teller … 0

Peterborough: This pig could be your pen pal

Friday, March 20, 2015

David Flemming of Peterborough sent us this photo of his next-door neighbor’s mailbox peeking out of the rapidly thinning snowbank. ”This little piggie says, ‘Bye Winter,’ Flemming wrote. … 0

Peterborough: Apply for ‘Campership’

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Peterborough Woman’s Club is entering its ninth year of awarding a Campership to young girls in the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains Council in the Contoocook Valley School District, in the towns of Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Hancock, Peterborough, Sharon and Temple. One … 0

Peterborough: Youth cooking class begins March 31

Monday, March 23, 2015

A cooking class for 5th and 6th grade students is being offered by the Cornucopia Project to be held at the Peterborough Community Center beginning March 31. “Cool Chefs” is a four-week afterschool program designed to teach kids how to have fun preparing healthy meals and snacks themselves. … 0

Peterborough: Memory loss workshop at library

Monday, March 23, 2015

An informative presentation on “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease” will be presented by the Alzheimer’s Association at the Peterborough Town Library on Thursday, from 3 to 4 p.m. Melissa Grenier, LCSW, will present a comprehensive overview of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. This program is … 0

Peterborough: Stuffed animal sleepover at library

Monday, March 23, 2015

A Stuffed Animal Sleepover will be hosted at the Peterborough Town Library on Thursday. Children are invited to bring their stuffed animals to the library at 6 p.m., have a snack, listen to stories, and tuck their stuffed animals in promptly at 6:30 p.m. Participants may pick up … 0

Honor Roll:

Friday, March 20, 2015

Dublin School 2nd trimester Honors Mia Brady, Hancock; Lillian Campbell, Milford; Matthew Coffin, Keene; James Dupont-Roche, Peterborough; Maja Hardikar, Peterborough; Cameron Harrington, Francestown; Daniel Harrington, Francestown; Silas Howe, Amherst; Ryan Hyde, Hollis; Bette Imhoff, Dublin; Fiona Johnson, Harrisville; Jared Lewis, Bennington; Quinn Thomson, Walpole; Erin Tourgee, Sharon; Hannah … 0

Peterborough police log; March 24, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Peterborough Sunday, March 8 Criminal mischief: At 9:21 p.m., a Pine Street resident asked police how she could make someone pay for a phone he broke. Police said the woman can deal with the matter civilly or criminally. The woman spoke to the man who broke her phone, … 0

Letters: Equality and net neutrality

Thursday, March 5, 2015

To the editor: I am very strongly in favor of net neutrality, which the FCC has just re-established after the Supreme Court had decided against an earlier version of net neutrality. Neutrality is consonant with the declaration that “All men are created equal.” But there’s so much more. … 0

Viewpoint: Drive 55, and make a big difference

Friday, March 20, 2015

Reduce, reuse, recycle was a theme that ran through the Ledger-Transcript and Monadnock Center-sponsored forum on energy earlier this month. Since we have no choice but to reuse and recycle all our planetary air, reducing atmospheric contaminants is urgent. Here are some facts I’d like to share that … 0

Viewpoint: How the conversation inspired me

Friday, March 20, 2015

As Gordon Peery, the highly competent facilitator, introduced the March 10 Community Conversation, he warned us that climate change is such an overwhelming crisis, we need to focus on the small steps that we can take as individuals. A perfectly reasonable and understandable framework for a meeting, and … 1