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: 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

Peterborough: Burglary suspect nabbed

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Peterborough man has been charged in connection with a string of daytime burglaries that started in late September. Joshua Laprise, 25, was arrested on Oct. 22 by Peterborough police and charged with three counts of burglary and two counts of false reports to law enforcement. According to a press release police issued Wednesday, LaPrise reported his Union Street residence had been burglarized, … 0

ConVal: School Board won’t talk consolidation for 3 years

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TEMPLE — The ConVal School Board decided Tuesday to not consider a proposal to close the district’s two middle schools, at least not for the next three years. In arriving at the decision, the board referred to a … 0

Cross-country: LaBrie leads the way for Boynton at middle school race

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On a dark and overcast day that both threatened rain and breaks of sun, 2900 middle school cross country athletes took to the trails of Londonderry to contest the 41st New Hampshire Middle School cross country championships. The … 0

Backyard Birder: Notes from the (hawk) watch: The daily account is more than numbers

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Last November, as the fall hawkwatch season up on Pack Monadnock came to an end, my Backyard Birder column was mostly excerpts from Hawkwatcher Henry’s daily reports. Each day’s count is submitted to a continent-wide network of hawkwatches, … 0

Roundup: CV boys top Milford

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ConVal boys’ soccer The ConVal boys soccer team rebounded from a tough loss against Souhegan on Monday with a win against Milford Tuesday night. Leading the way again for the Cougars was freshman phenom Max Sturges, who scored … 0

Letter: Another side of Sen. Sanborn

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: In January the Ledger-Transcript published an open letter by Jay Monaco to Sen. Andy Sanborn. Monaco lays out the wrongful treatment of a constituent, referred to as Michael Maly. I clipped and saved that article. Monaco states that Michael, a college student, wrote a “concise … 0

Letter: May the town spirit live on

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: When I was asked to participate in Peterborough’s 275th Anniversary Parade as an original member of Francie Von Merten’s “Community Garden Project,” it was questionable whether a 93-year-old Parkinson’s victim and resident of Summerhill Assisted Living could participate by spending a number of hours in … 0

Viewpoint: The real choice in this election

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The election on Nov. 4 offers voters some stark choices. Will we see a continuation of moderate, centrist Democratic governance, or will we return to the draconian tactics of the far right faction led by Speaker William O’Brien elected in the last mid-term in 2010? I’ve researched voter … 0

Viewpoint: Social Security and pay equity are key

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Over the last several months I have attended Republican meetings and forums and spoken with candidates. I went with an open mind and was taken back at the disconnection between candidates and the ordinary citizens. Yes, there were issues where I was in agreement, but issues of difference … 0

Editorial: Waiting 3 years isn’t the answer

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The ConVal School Board’s response to the District Study Committee on Tuesday was disheartening to say the least. The committee brought forward a proposal from Peterborough Select Board Chair Barbara Miller, calling for the district’s two middle schools to be closed and the buildings sold, in an effort … 0

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 … 0