Sharon

Peterborough: Vigil prays for the Foleys, injured in a Florida crash

Monday, March 2, 2015

As Patrick and Lisa Foley, both 47, and residents of Peterborough, recover in Florida from a three-car crash that seriously injured them on Feb. 7, several dozen of their friends congregated at Divine Mercy Parish in Peterborough to pray for them on Wednesday evening. “The buzz and vibration — my understanding is a miracle has taken place,” Patrice Hampson of … 0

Greenfield: Rock injury gives man whole new outlook

Monday, March 2, 2015

Could you look at a football-sized rock flying through your windshield, smashing you in the head, and nearly ending your life as a “bizarre gift?” Adam Lecomte can. The Peterborough resident and Greenville native said Thursday the December accident turned his outlook right side up. Lecomte is much more optimistic, and is no … 0

Greenfield: Rehab school answers lawsuit

Monday, March 2, 2015

Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center is denying allegations that it is liable for any abuse involving two former students whose parents say their children suffered physical and emotional abuse while in the center’s care. Crotched Mountain also disputes the facts surrounding several incidents listed as abuse in a civil suit brought forward in October 2014. In response to a civil suit brought to the … 0

Roundup: Warriors lose battle of two top-four teams

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WLC boys’ basketball The Warriors lost a battle with Epping on Tuesday night, 57-53. “It was nip and tuck all the way,” said Warriors coach Ken Garnham after the game. DIV Player of the Year candidate Jordan Litts dropped 21 points in the loss, outscored only by Epping … 0

Running: Traffie, McGurk tops in fourth Chiller

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Here are the results of the fourth Monadnock Milers Winter Chiller road race. Held on Saturday, the race started and finished at the BeFit Fitness Center in New Ipswich. The below zero weather didn’t keep the runners away. … 0

Viewpoint: Don’t gamble with their education

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A clan of private petitioners have proposed two warrant articles that will appear on the ConVal ballot. One would close Great Brook School. The other would potentially close elementary schools in the district. These petitioners, who desire to wreak havoc on the ConVal School District, have little regard … 0

Viewpoints: Actions to address climate change

Friday, February 20, 2015

Weather related disaster costs have risen from an average of $50 billion per year in the 1980s to over $200 billion per year in the last decade, according to the World Bank. We are playing warming roulette, putting … 0

Moments of Bliss: I’m building bridges over angst

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A friend of mine is fond of saying there are things worse than death. I often sight institutional care as one of them. Unfairly I suppose, but I find myself not a creature of community. I resonate with … 0

Viewpoint: Money is not the problem, management is

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

In a recent piece in the Ledger-Transcript, a ConVal student suggested it’s time to make our school be judged superior to other comparable schools and we should no longer be labeled as mediocre. Or something to that effect. When my kids and my grandsons attended ConVal several years … 0

Viewpoint: Technology and children: Cultivating health alternatives

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

We have all heard of the numerous benefits and dangers of children’s use of digital media and technology. Electronic devices have enormous educational potential, kids can be closely connected to peers, teachers and parents alike, and entertainment of all forms is readily accessible. But there are drawbacks as … 0

Viewpoint: The New Hampshire ‘Sophie’s Choice’

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

“Sophie’s Choice” is the 1982 film that brought Meryl Streep her first Academy Award for Best Actress. The movie tells the story of a woman forced to make an impossibly difficult choice, in a no-win situation. Many New Hampshire communities are facing their own “Sophie’s Choice”: Pay for … 0

Viewpoint: ConVal can be great or fine — we decide

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Last year, our district voted down the proposed school budget. Items were cut or trimmed until a heaping mass of $770,000 was disposed of. Without a doubt, our schools saw a profound impact — oftentimes it seemed as if we were considered to simply be some sort of … 0

Peterborough: Agricultural ordinance revision nears end of road

Monday, February 23, 2015

Town officials spent much of the fall and winter drafting improvements to Peterborough’s agricultural ordinance, which the Planning Board said failed to protect the interests of farmers and their neighbors. Now, the public will have one last chance … 0