Temple

Touchstone Farm in Temple is readying to begin theraputic veterans programs this fall.

Getting in touch with what’s inside

Monday, July 21, 2014

TEMPLE — In one of the paddocks of Touchstone Farm in Temple, two black horses trot, free of bridle or saddle. Some volunteers approach them. Sometimes, the horses allow them to come close for a pat. Other times, they wander off in a new direction. Without leads, there is no way to make the animals do anything that they don’t want to do. Among the volunteers is Ret. Col. Rich Duncan of Nashua, who is assisting the farm with some of its program building. Occasionally, one of the two horses in the ring will approach him, or allow him to approach them, to give them … 0

Conval: Bass fishing club takes steps towards team status

Monday, July 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Last October, ConVal’s bass fishing team concluded its first season on the water by finishing fifth overall and first in the smallmouth bass category at the NHIAA championship on Lake Winnisquam. Now the team, which competed as a club last year, wants to start the process toward becoming an official team … 0

ConVal: Paraprofessional job, iPads and Chromebooks restored

Monday, July 21, 2014

ConVal High School students will be getting additional iPad computers next year after all, following a recent School Board decision to restore funding that had been cut after voters rejected the district’s budget proposal in March. Because of larger than anticipated savings in the School District’s health insurance costs, board members at their June 17 meeting agreed to spend $129,000 for both iPad … 0

Viewpoint: Brandon Garabrant was a fine student

Monday, June 30, 2014

I first knew Brandon as a student in ConVal’s internship program. He was such a genuinely nice guy — personable, polite and very respectful. That counts a lot with me, and it served him well in his internship … 0

Viewpoint: My experience accompanying Brandon home

Monday, July 7, 2014

I must say when I heard of the passing of Brandon, I was deeply saddened. Here was a young man who was so proud to serve his country that he wanted to wear his blues to his graduation from high school. Then to hear he was from Greenfield … 0

Letter: Another win for our ‘Granny D’

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig is calling a mayday on our democracy, a stress signal to all Americans to join him in the fight for campaign finance reform with his “Mayday PAC to end all Pacs.” Started in May and June of 2014 as an … 0

Letter: A look at the new education delivery

Monday, July 7, 2014

To the editor: Wanted: 1,000 students to enroll at Franklin Pierce University and Conval Regional School District. In last week’s Ledger-Transcript, the editor addressed the need for FPU to make some budget changes due to lack of enrollments, increasing costs and need to adjust staff. The editor signaled … 0

Peterborough: Garabrant to be honored, laid to rest on Saturday

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Large crowds are expected to gather at ConVal High School today and Saturday, for calling hours and a funeral service to honor one of the high school’s graduates, U.S. Marine Corporal Brandon Garabrant of Greenfield. Garabrant, 19, was killed in action by a roadside bomb, along … 0

Residents gather for a solar ‘barn-raising’ event

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Peterborough solar installer Greg Blake teamed up with Will Wildes, master electrician from Temple, to lead a barn-raiser solar PV installation at a home in Fitzwilliam on June 14. It was a dream come to life for Paul … 0

ConVal: Scholarship recipients named

Friday, June 27, 2014

Due to smart investment strategies through the years and strong fundraising efforts, the ConVal Community Dollars for Scholars Board of Directors decided it was time to utilize a portion of the interest from the endowment to award a … 0

Peterborough: Dog obedience classes to be offered

Friday, June 27, 2014

Dog Obedience Classes, sponsored by the Peterborough Recreation Department, are scheduled for July and August with instructor Erica Marshall at the Community Center. A Recall Focus Class will be held Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., beginning July 22 through Aug. 12. This four week class focuses solely on … 0

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

ANTRIM Tuesday, June 24 Motor vehicle accident: At 4 p.m., Michael Conner, 58, of Concord called Antrim police stating that he struck the guardrail in the area of Keene Road and Clinton Road with his 2014 Dodge Avenger while traveling west. Conner stated that he notified his employer … 0

Letter: Bogus surveys do harm, not good

Monday, June 30, 2014

To the editor: Today I received a 56-page piece of mail from the Keene Shopper that announced the Readers’ Choice Awards of the weekly paper. Is it just me, or do others have a problem with bogus surveys like this? It appears that the only winner was the … 0