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ANTRIM: Police looking for a certified offer

Monday, December 15, 2014

Antrim is searching for a new officer full-time police officer, as one of its officers has resigned. According to Antrim Police Chief Scott Lester, Sgt. Ryan Storro resigned from his position on Nov. 30 to return to a career as an independent contractor in construction, a field he had previously been in for 20 year. Lester said in an interview Tuesday that Antrim is searching for a new full-time officer, … 0

Bennington: Truck ends up in brook off Route 47

Monday, December 15, 2014

BENNINGTON — An Antrim man crashed a utility truck into a brook off Route 47 in Bennington on Wednesday morning, but he was not injured, police said. Russ Hixson, 51, of Antrim was driving east on Route 47 to a work assignment at Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride in Bennington, when he lost … 0

Peterborough: Committee doesn’t want schools closed

Monday, December 15, 2014

Although ConVal’s District Study Committee — composed of School Board members and Select Board members — remain split over a suggestion to close the district’s middle schools and profit from the buildings’ sales, the committee collectively agreed Wednesday that they don’t want to see any of the eight elementary schools closed. Midway through … 0

Jaffrey: Crotched abuse trial sees delay

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

JAFFREY — Justice L. Phillips Runyon III of the 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey, has postponed the pre-trial hearing of a former Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center employee accused of child abuse of a 9-year-old child with developmental disabilities . … 0

Antrim: Antrim Wind reapplies to the SEC, board questioned

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Editor's note: In a previous posting of this article, it was erroneously reported that Antrim Select Board Chair Mike Genest disagreed with Town Counsel Bart Mayer as to whether the decision to extend Antrim Wind's PILOT agreement warranted … 0

Peterborough: Fire, Police revenue will increase

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Fire and Rescue Departments’ expenses, if approved by the public, will increase significantly next year. However, these departments’ revenue will also be increasing sixfold from last year, slightly lowering the portion of their budget that must be funded through taxation. The Police Department’s budget, if approved, would … 0

Peterborough: Troy town employee charged with embezzling over $15K

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

An employee of the town of Troy, who is also a landlord in Peterborough and elsewhere, was arrested Monday by State Police Troop C out of Keene; she was charged with embezzling more than $15,000 in public funds. … 0

Peterborough/Bennington: Local painter opens new show

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Bennington artist Jerome Varnum opened a show of his acrylic paintings at Studio-9247 in Peterborough Saturday. Varnum, a house painter by trade, joked that he “learned how to do this by painting clapboards.” At right, one of Varnum’s … 0

ConVal: A mix of youth and age

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Monadnock region’s lakes and ponds should be covered in ice soon enough; soon enough, too, is the start of the ConVal boys’ ice hockey team’s season, when they travel to Kearsarge on Dec. 17. “We have a … 0

Achievement:

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

William Robidoux of Temple was named to the honor roll for the fall term at Suffield (Conn.) Academy. … 0

Hancock police logs: Dec. 9, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

HANCOCK Wednesday, Nov. 12: Unauthorized sign: At 12:30 p.m., an officer found a craft sign poking into the grass at the fountain of Main Street. The sign was subsequently removed. Thursday, Nov. 13: Motor vehicle accident: At 7:50 a.m., police received reports of a motor vehicle accident. Joan … 0

Editorial: Nonprofits chosen for ‘Spirit of Giving’

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript is happy to announce the nonprofits in our region that have been selected for our 5th Annual Spirit of Giving Series: Jaffrey-based Shelter From the Storm; School Kids in Peterborough, or SKIP, the Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center located in Antrim; and The River … 0

Viewpoint: Energy policies and projects are the way forward

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A recent editorial by Marc Brown, the executive director of the New England Ratepayers Association, had a very one-sided approach to improving electric rates in New Hampshire: Promote Northern Pass and attack all the energy policies that are helping our state become less reliant on oil and gas. … 0