Doctors Scott Jaynes and Annika Brown are leaving Monadnock Community Hospital in June. Jaynes and Brown, who are married, will join Dartmouth-Hitchock Medical Center.

Peterborough: Doctors at North Meadow leaving MCH

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Patients of doctors Scott Jaynes and Annika Brown want to know why the couple is leaving Monadnock Community Hospital for Dartmouth­-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, and why MCH hasn’t fought to keep them. Hospital administrators and trustees say the hospital has done everything possible to encourage the physicians to stay. Jaynes and Brown said MCH offered them inadequate space at … 0

Bennington man charged with bank robbery

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Bennington man has been charged with unarmed robbery and falsifying physical evidence, after allegedly absconding with an undisclosed amount of cash from a Milford bank. On Monday shortly after 3 p.m., Jason B. Haney, 32, of Bennington allegedly entered Citizen’s Bank in the Granite Town plaza in Milford, and handed the teller … 0

Aid cuts to schools could be costly

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

If the N.H. House Finance Committee’s proposed two-year budget is passed, the ConVal and Jaffrey-Rindge School Districts could each lose more than $1 million in aid. School officials say the consequences would be devastating. “I’m just very discouraged with the Legislature right now,” Butch Estey of Peterborough, chair of the Conval School Board, said Wednesday. “To have them make those cuts — they … 0

Viewpoint: Hate isn’t the answer

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

General Smedley Darlington Butler, a highly decorated Marine, wrote a treatise after serving in the military for 33 years titled “War is a Racket.” He understood that at the heart of every war were people who were profiting, while others paid the price: warmongers. His insight resonates today. … 0

Letter: Issues confused in recent column

Friday, February 27, 2015

To the editor: I note with interest Ruth Holmes’ column in the Feb. 17 edition of the Ledger-Transcript. While I agree with some of Ms. Holmes’ points, she is confusing two separate and distinct issues. I agree that chemical herbicides can be potentially harmful. However, glyphosate and Roundup … 0

Letter: My car made the paper

Thursday, March 12, 2015

To the editor: My car made the paper. My car was the vehicle that went up in flames in the story “Vehicle fire closes Route 202; driver not hurt.” I am so thankful that my son, Brian, the driver, was not hurt physically and only shaken up. Anyone … 0

Letter: Let’s get down to business

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

To the editor: The juxtaposition of Mr. Kolk’s and Mr. Williams’s viewpoint articles on page 9 of the March 10 paper was enlightening and validated some of my previous observations on how one’s “opinions” can be based on emotions, assumptions and/or facts. Mr. Kolk made some erroneous assumptions … 0

Viewpoint: Help for the homeless

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

As those involved with the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter in Peterborough know, rentals in our general area are costly. An article by Scott Carrier in the March issue of Mother Jones Magazine tells how homelessness in America is … 0

Viewpoint: Here’s what’s happening this spring

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

In a few days it will officially be spring. The days are getting longer. We dare to think about our gardens, flowers and green grass. We have hope. At the core of what we do here at The … 0

Editorial: For leadership, look to our youth

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Leadership, achieving goals and making the most of yourself through hard work are traits that ought to be instilled early in a person’s life. For those who grow up playing sports, these things are ingrained through inspiring mentorship from coaches and older teammates. And when those traits carry … 0

Peterborough: Weather closes Route 101

Monday, March 16, 2015

Wet and freezing conditions on Route 101 near Temple Mountain proved challenging for drivers this weekend, as numerous vehicles veered off the road Saturday night through Sunday. Holly Wright, 21, of Merrimack lost control of her 2004 Dodge pickup truck, while driving west on Route 101 near Old … 0

Spice Cupboard: St. Patrick’s Day herbed mashed potatoes

Friday, March 13, 2015

Here we are on March 17, when leprechauns, shamrocks and potatoes are aplenty. Everything is green — well, except for the grass that is. To tell you the truth, St. Patrick’s Day holds a very special place in … 0

Peterborough: Town is open for business

Monday, March 16, 2015

As larger companies have left Peterborough over the last two decades, many of their former offices have remained empty. And yet, Charles “Chub” Whitten of Peterborough’s Economic Development Authority and Michael Bergeron of the N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development don’t consider this a bad thing. Actually, … 0