Paul Chabot is a retired dairy farmer who had one last opportunity to hang out with some cows Wednesday at the Pheasant Wood Center.

Peterborough: Farmer takes trip down memory lane

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Paul Chabot sat in his wheelchair as his hospice nurse rolled it through the Pheasant Wood Center parking lot Wednesday morning, taking in a little sunshine as they headed for the grassy area at the edge of the lot. The nurse wheeled him to a stop, and Chabot gazed up at the massive dairy cow in front of him. He … 0

Peterborough: Heated agritourism debate at Planning Board

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Farmers may soon be able to host wedding receptions, farm-to-table dinners, bed and breakfasts and other types of agritourism, if the Planning Board OKs a new permit process for farms. But town officials say this is a temporary, test amendment that could change come May voting. However, Monday’s Planning Board meeting … 0

DUBLIN/HANCOCK: Walk to honor Granny D

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

When the late Doris “Granny D” Haddock of Dublin was 88 years old, she began her more than 3,200-mile walk across the continental United States in protest of money’s influence on politics and elections. With another election cycle in full swing and the 2016 presidential election right around the corner, Promoting Active Civic Engagement, which aims to carry on Granny D’s legacy, and … 0

Viewpoint: STEM and the arts belong in holistic curriculum

Friday, August 8, 2014

STEM education — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — currently enjoys widespread recognition as a vitally important part of academic curriculum for today’s students. But at times the voices of enthusiasm for STEM disciplines drown out the advocates … 0

Viewpoint: ConVal is progressive

Friday, August 8, 2014

Several weeks ago, the Monadnock Center and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript hosted a community education forum where we heard from three invited speakers about the future of education in our school districts. The speakers gave their perspective on the what will be important considerations for our students in the … 0

Letter: It’s time to serve those who served

Friday, August 8, 2014

To the editor: Monadnock RSVP Volunteer Center will carry out a National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11 to provide support to veterans and immediate military family members throughout the Monadnock region. We are seeking veterans and adults age 55 and over to serve in teams … 0

Letter: Your care meant a lot to our family

Friday, August 8, 2014

To the editor: From the family of Virginia S. Blanchette of Hancock: We wish to express our sincere gratitude to Home Health Care Hospice for their caring and dedicated staff. A special thank you to: Alex, Joan, Donna, Sue, Chris and Margarette. Thank you does not seem to … 0

Letter: My vote is for Dave Wheeler

Friday, August 8, 2014

To the editor: There are two Republicans running for the New Hampshire Executive Council District 5 seat — which is currently held by Councilor Debora Pignatelli — in the upcoming primary on Sept. 9. After a quick check, I found that one of them, Steve Hattamer of Hollis, … 0

Editorial: Old Home Day traditions matter

Monday, August 11, 2014

“I wish that in the ear of every son and daughter of New Hampshire, in the summer days, might be heard whispered the persuasive words: Come back, come back,” wrote N.H. Governor Frank West Rollins at the turn of the 19th century. In 1897, Rollins saw the state’s … 0

Jaffrey: Home front

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Imagine being born and raised in a small town in the Monadnock region, growing up with the lofty dream of becoming one of the few, the proud — the Marines. Imagine graduating from high school, saying goodbye to … 0

peterborough: Internet speed topic of meeting

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Editor’s note: A previous edition of this article referred to megabytes, when it should have stated megabits; and gigabyte, when it should have said gigabit. There are eight megabits to a megabyte. PETERBOROUGH — New Hampshire FastRoads Executive Director Carol Monroe asked the audience at Tuesday’s Select Board … 0

Peterborough / Sharon: Two new leaders selected for Sharon Arts Center

Friday, August 1, 2014

Since the resignation of Keri Wiederspahn, executive director of N.H. Institute of Art’s Community Education and the Sharon Arts Center campus, the organization has promoted two employees to step into Wiederspahn’s two shoes. Camellia Sousa is replacing Wiederspahn … 0

Peterborough: Noise from motorcycles, tractor-trailers probed

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — On Sunday, at nine in the morning, Paul Waterman was in his home at the end of Pine Street when he heard a motorcycle without a muffler roaring down Granite Street. The motorcycle howled to Concord Street, past the Christian Science Reading Room, the Jellison Funeral … 0