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Halloween: Scary stories from local students

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Monadnock madness by Wolfgang Morlock of Rindge age 11 Applewild School Fitchburg, Mass. One day there were three kids.They were 11,12 and 13 year olds. When they were climbing up Mount Monadnock suddenly there was a crazy wind and the wind was howling. Then they looked and saw why - a helicopter was above them it was loud and it made them cold. Then the helicopter dropped something it landed … 0

Peterborough: Anonymous donor gives library $50K

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Peterborough Town Library received a “wonderful surprise” last month, according to Marcia Patten, chair of the library’s Board of Trustees. An anonymous donor donated $50,000 to the library in September, and the trustees unanimously voted earlier this month that the money would be used to pay for a rough design of the library’s renovation, according to a press release from Corinne Chronopoulos, … 0

Peterborough: Sanborn: ‘We need a culture shift’

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — On Tuesday, N.H. Senator Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford) faces Democratic challenger Lee Nyquist of New Boston for the District 9 seat. Sanborn has been a state senator since 2010 and in 2012 he narrowly defeated Nyquist in the race for the Dist. 9 seat, with just 213 more votes. The Ledger-Transcript editorial … 0

Letters: Fight for what’s right

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

To the editor: As I’ve stated before, the Nov. 4 election is not only a critical one, but one that could turn this country upside down. You may be a bit disenchanted with this administration, but if the GOP has its way, things could get a lot worse. … 0

Letters: Chipping away at our true values

Thursday, October 23, 2014

To the editor: A lifetime Republican, the capture of my party by ethically unfocused, anti-public special-interest groups forces me to vote as an independent: Keene’s parking meter anarchists think regulation of parking an infringement on freedom. Some Republican candidates are “fellow travelers” with these folk, happy to oppose … 0

Letters: Sorting it out in time for elections

Monday, October 27, 2014

To the editor: The election is near. Our country is a proud democracy, yet more energy and a lot more money is directed toward misleading or distracting voters than helping them cast informed votes. That same energy and money is being spent distracting us from issues that need … 0

Viewpoint: The marionette theater and my stint with NHPTV

Monday, October 27, 2014

It’s funny how you often sculpt something you hear so it fits with your idea of the desired end or outcome. When Carla Gordon Russell, a producer for New Hampshire Public Television, called me several weeks ago she told me that they were beginning a new series called … 0

Letters: A woman’s right to choose

Monday, October 27, 2014

To the editor: Members of the Democratic party claims they champion a woman’s right to choose. Just what is it they let woman choose? Democrats oppose a woman’s right to choose which school their child attends, to bear arms for self-protection, not to join a union, or what … 0

Peterborough: Lunch out of town trip Thursday

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Peterborough Recreation Department is sponsoring a Lunch Out of Town Group trip to The Friendly Toast in Portsmouth on Thursday. The group will depart from the Peterborough Community Center at 10 a.m. and return by 3 p.m. The cost is $5 for gas. Lunch is paid by … 0

Peterborough: ‘The Anonymous People’ screening

Monday, October 27, 2014

The film “The Anonymous People” will be shown at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture tonight at 7 p.m. The film is a feature-length documentary about the 23.5 million Americans living in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. The addiction recovery advocacy movement questions the … 0

Peterborough: Dog obedience class begins tonight

Monday, October 27, 2014

A dog obedience class focused on basic manners will be held at the Peterborough Community Center beginning tonight. The six-week class will focus solely on the foundation work of establishing good patterns. On-leash/off-leash etiquette and management techniques for problem situations will be taught. The first class is for … 0

Peterborough: Town sued over farm code

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The Planning Board has approved the first permit for a farm in Peterborough to host weddings, farm-to-table meals, and other seasonal and educational events throughout the year, after delaying their decision twice. Neighbors of the farm … 0

Rindge: State Senate candidates square off in FPU debate

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

RINDGE — Candidates for New Hampshire’s 9th and 12th State Senate districts met Tuesday afternoon at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge for a debate sponsored by the university’s Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communications and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript. Present … 0