Peterborough

PES nurse Pam Murphy checks Nick Long's vision Wednesday morning. Murphy was recently awarded Nurse of the Year by The N.H. School Nurses' Association.

ConVal: Making a difference

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

To Pam Murphy, Peterborough Elementary School’s nurse, her job isn’t just about sticking Band-Aids on boo-boos. “It’s about supporting students, their family, and staff in many different ways,” she said Tuesday, “so we can really make a difference in students’ educational lives and keep them healthy.” Murphy, who has been the PES nurse for 17 years, later said, “It’s important … 0

Showing of solidarity at State House

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It was a crisp, chilly morning Wednesday, but that didn’t stop hundreds of people from turning out in front of the State House to protest proposed cuts in the state budget that could impact New Hampshire resources for substance abuse and alcohol treatment, as well as services for people with developmental disabilities. Lisa … 0

Peterborough: Kuster: I’ll fight for solar, biomass energy legislation

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster said Wednesday she can’t do much to stop Kinder Morgan from building a natural gas pipeline through southwest New Hampshire. But the congresswoman assured about a dozen Peterborough officials and renewable energy experts that she will fight for legislation that subsidizes projects for solar and biomass … 0

Letters: Loss to the community

Friday, March 27, 2015

To the editor: After receiving excellent medical care for years in Southern California, I was a bit worried about finding the same in my new, much smaller community, Peterborough. It seemed like a gift that Drs. Scott Jaynes and Annika Brown were just opening their practice here. As … 0

Viewpoint: Addressing obstacles to civil discourse

Friday, March 27, 2015

Civil discourse in its most pure and natural form is a language of dispassionate objectivity that lends itself as a tool to society to promote understanding through the communication of thoughts and ideas that are subject to change and growth as new information is uncovered and absorbed. Such … 0

Viewpoint: Proposed budget bad for towns, businesses, taxpayers, vulnerable

Friday, March 27, 2015

A recent Ledger-Transcript article, published March 19, described a meeting of Peterborough town officers with Sen. Andy Sanborn that included concerns about reduction of state revenues to local municipalities (downshifting of costs). Unfortunately, there is every reason to believe that this downshifting will continue, putting upward pressure on … 0

Viewpoints: Fallacies of state socialism

Friday, March 27, 2015

Contemporary American society is based upon state socialism. The late 19th-century German Social Democratic party and the 20th-century British Labor party provide an ideological basis for the relationship of Americans to their government. The goals of state socialism are to equalize wealth, income and economic opportunity. This is … 0

Viewpoint: Understanding comes with compassion

Friday, March 27, 2015

As a wise tea bag once said, “True understanding is found through compassion.” A major problem in our country is the way in which we solve problems. We need to consider the quality of our political discussion, or civil discourse. We are lacking in understanding. One way we … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0

Aid cuts to schools could be costly

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

If the N.H. House Finance Committee’s proposed two-year budget is passed, the ConVal and Jaffrey-Rindge School Districts could each lose more than $1 million in aid. School officials say the consequences would be devastating. “I’m just very discouraged with the Legislature right now,” Butch Estey of Peterborough, chair … 0

Peterborough: Turning the tables at Aesop’s

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A new face is in the kitchen at Aesop’s Tables, serving pastries and quiches, and becoming more comfortable at the register. Jon Dunn of Peterborough is the new owner of the cafe inside the Toadstool Bookshop. Dunn is … 0