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The candidates for the New Hampshire State Senate' 9th and 12th districts met Tuesday afternoon at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge for a debate sponsored by the university's Fitzwater Center and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript.

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 were the candidates for the New Hampshire Senate’s 12th District, Peggy Gilmour (D-Hollis) and Kevin Avard (R-Hillsborough), as well as the candidates … 0

Rindge: Teens vandalize Town Common

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A throng of mostly teenagers covered the center of Rindge in toilet paper, paintball paint, and graffiti Friday evening. They also tore down church and street signs, and vandalized a memorial to soldiers. “The townspeople have come to terms with kids toilet papering the Commons every year,” said Larry Cleveland, a lifetime resident of Rindge. “My thought is, if that’s the worst, big … 0

Rindge: Car crash leaves teen driver injured

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A 16-year-old Rindge girl was driven to a Massachusetts hospital Tuesday after she was ejected from her car that morning. Police declined to issue the name of the girl because she is a juvenile. The teenager’s 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt drifted off the roadway at about 8:05 a.m. She was driving west on Perry Road. Detective Jeffrey Seppala of the Rindge Police Department said … 0

Rindge police log: Oct. 9, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Rindge Wednesday, Oct. 1 Fire: At 10:19 a.m., police assisted the Rindge Fire Department with traffic control on Route 202 during a utility pole fire. Power to the entire town was shut down for a few minutes while the problem was isolated, and then was restored by PSNH. … 0

Letters: Vote for Sterling and Hunt

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

To the editor: On Oct. 2, I attended Candidates Night at the Fitzwilliam VFW. The candidates in attendance were Rep. John Hunt, Frank Sterling, Luke Sacher, Lee Nyquist, Pat Martin and Rep. Susan Emerson. In my opinion, it turned out to be the John and Frank show. Here … 0

They’re off to the other side of world

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Beijing, Shanghai, the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Temple of Heaven, the Forbidden City — it’s a trip that could easily grace just about anyone’s bucket list. It’s that trip you always dreamed of taking, but never actually … 0

Rindge: Swearing in

Monday, October 6, 2014

RINDGE — Residents got the opportunity to meet the newly-appointed chief of police, Todd Muilenberg, during a swearing-in ceremony at the Meeting House on Thursday morning. … 0

Rindge: Wolken joins staff at Franklin Pierce

Friday, October 3, 2014

Franklin Pierce University has announced the hiring of Jim Wolken as executive director of marketing and communications, a new position for the university. Wolken brings more than 20 years of marketing experience to Franklin Pierce, having held senior … 0


Monday, October 6, 2014

The following students graduated from Franklin Pierce University this summer: Earl Collins of Rindge, magna cum laude, Bachelor of Science in management; Ashlyn Kundert of Rindge, Bachelor of Arts in social work and counseling; Derek Lawn of Jaffrey, magna cum laude, Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice; and … 0

Letter: What’s wrong with politics today

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

To the editor: On Nov. 4, 2014, will we vote for solutions or the same old things? Did you know that our borders are wide open? According to Nancy Pelosi the U.S. and Mexico are a community that happens to have a border running through it. That is … 0

Letter: It’s predictable politics

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: Some people are pretty predictable, especially people who are thinking about running for a political office. You can always tell the polished politician from the inexperienced. Such is the case with Larry Cleveland challenging Susan Emerson’s loyalty to the Republican party, while portraying himself as … 0

Viewpoint: Keeping the door open for common ground

Monday, October 6, 2014

Many thanks to the Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse for bringing Gov. Dukakis to Peterborough. Franklin Pierce University professor and State Representative for Cheshire District 9 Doug Ley introduced Gov. Dukakis and shared with us the most important idea he absorbed from his conversation with the governor: … 0

Editorial: A call to action on the heroin problem

Monday, October 6, 2014

“Heroin — ‘This problem is here’” was a headline on last Thursday’s front page. For some of us, that was news. For others, it wasn’t. Ron Smith lost his son to a heroin overdose more than two years ago. Today, he tells his story. We know others in … 0