Although many orchards throughout New Hampshire suffered an average season at best, Norway Hill Orchard experienced an almost perfect season, owner Peg McLeod said Friday.

Hancock/Mason: Orchards fare better here

Monday, October 20, 2014

It wasn’t just last winter’s record snowfall and cold that affected apple production in New Hampshire, according to a state agricultural expert. George Hamilton, a University of New Hampshire field specialist, recently explained it was also the severe snaps of warm weather and cold weather and vice versa from the fall through the spring. “I don’t want to say there’s … 0

Peterborough: Fairpoint workers picketing over contract negotiations

Monday, October 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A handful of local Fairpoint technicians picketing on Concord Street outside the Fairpoint facility on Monday and Friday are some of the 1,700 employees on strike in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, after a failed attempt by two unions to renegotiate the unionized workforces’s contract. These employees — part of the … 0

Peterborough: Police Taser man with knife

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Peterborough man was arrested early Sunday after police shocked him with a Taser and pulled the knife he was holding away from him. Dana Marmonstein, 42, of Peterborough was arrested in his home on Hunt Farm Road on Sunday around 3 a.m. and charged with attempting to commit simple assault and resisting arrest. Police Chief Scott Guinard said Monday family members reported … 0

Peterborough: Celebrate Samhain on Saturday

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The 9th annual Celebrate Samhain will be held at the Peterborough Community Center on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This festival is dedicated to the ancient Celtic celebration of the final harvest and “day of the dead.” The featured speaker will be award-winning author “Garden Witch” … 0

Peterborough: German duo plays Sunday

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

German trumpet-organ duo, Frank Dueppenbecker and Klaus Eldert Mueller will present a recital at All Saints’ Church on Sunday at 4 p.m. Their program will include music from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods. A highlight of … 0

Peterborough: Cheryl Wheeler, John Gorka share stage Oct. 24

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Singer/songwriters Cheryl Wheeler and John Gorka are scheduled to perform as a co-bill at the Peterborough Players Theater on Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. Wheeler’s songs are often infused with humor and alternate with clever stories. Gorka, who hails from New Jersey, was inspired by folk troubadours such … 0

Letter: Thanks from Old Greenfield Road

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: As a resident of the Old Greenfield Road, I wish to publicly express my gratitude, and delight, on “my” road’s recently completed upgrade. I’m happily reminded of it each time I drive or walk along its level, smooth surface. The step-by-step planning involved in a … 0

Thank you Notes: Hats off to Fire Chief Ed Walker

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: Many thanks to Fire Chief Ed Walker of Peterborough for taking time out of his schedule to speak to the Friday Senior Lunch Group at the Community Center. He spoke about common obstacles in your home and how to safeguard yourself against them. Ann Lessard, … 0

Letter: I’m running for re-election

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: I am a candidate for re-election to the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners. Each county is governed by a three-member Board of Commissioners, which is responsible for the overall supervision of county departments. The board exercises budgetary oversight over all expenditures. Other board responsibilities include … 0

Finding a home: Asking questions is the key

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

While on the National Homeless organization’s website recently, I read an interesting article written by a college student who spent a short time living among people who were homeless. In “6 Things I Want You to Understand About … 0

View from the River Center: Supporting United Way helps River Center

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

“The River Center’s parenting program is a place you can come and learn to be the parent you want to be. ... There is no cookie-cutter approach to parenting.” That is what a group of parents concluded after participating in a parenting group at The River Center. Every … 0

Editorial: Food and farming go hand in hand

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

If you were lost in the woods, would you want a handful of dollars or a handful of food? That question, posed by farmer Ruth Holmes at Tuesday’s Community Conversation in Peterborough’s Bass Hall, is a pithy and profound way to get to the core of both the … 0

Viewpoint: What’s in store for ConVal School District?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Editor’s note: The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript asked Supt. Brendan Minnihan to share his vision of the ConVal School District’s future with readers. What follows is his response. When I was interviewing for the position of ConVal Superintendent a little over a year ago, I frequently was asked the question, … 0