Concord: Anthem speaks on data security breach in N.H.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Editor’s note: this story is adapted from an article which appeared in Wednesday’s Concord Monitor. Almost four weeks after the insurer disclosed a massive nationwide data breach, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield released an initial estimate on the number of New Hampshire customers “impacted” by the cyberattack: 667,866. That figure, announced in a statement from Anthem yesterday afternoon, includes both current and former customers as far back as 2004. It … 0

Peterborough: Carbon footprint Conversation March 10

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture, in partnership with the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, presents a Community Conversation about Personal Options for Lowering Our Carbon Footprint, on March 10 at 7 p.m., in the Monadnock Center’s Bass Hall, in Peterborough. Energy is always in the news, and there is lots of information about big scale stuff: wind, solar, natural gas, etc. This conversation looks … 0

Peterborough: Gents bow, ladies know how

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The late Bob McQuillen of Peterborough was a longtime teacher at ConVal, as well as a larger-than-life figure in the contra dance world. He is known for his music, and for passing on his love of it to younger musicians. Yet, McQuillen also succeeded a line of contra dance legends in the Monadnock … 0

Editorial: Right to Know is under attack

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The term “muckraker” is thought to date back to the turn of the 20th century, when rough-riding President Theodore Roosevelt hailed investigative journalists for using their platform to right social injustices and out evil practices. Back then, it was journalists and writers like Lincoln Steffens, Ida Tarbell and … 0

Wilton police log: Feb. 27, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Wilton Friday, Feb. 6 Civil dispute: At 9:30 a.m., police mediated a verbal dispute between two Crescent Street residents Saturday, Feb. 7 Traffic control: At 8:09 a.m., police stopped vehicle on Route 101 and had operator remove snow from the roof. Motor vehicle accident: At 3:22 p.m., police … 0

To honor, or to hunt? Bobcat resurgence prompts multiple movements

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

After bobcats nearly disappeared from New Hampshire several decades ago, their population is flourishing, according to a recently published study by the University of New Hampshire and the N.H. Dept. of Fish and Game. Because of this discovery, … 0

Viewpoint: Next door to the Barkers

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The letter arrived just a week or two before our move. My husband had accepted a pastorate at a church in a neighboring state and we were looking forward to our new life there. But then the letter from the new church came — and not for reasons … 0

Viewpoint: Kinder Morgan pipeline is not the answer

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Like many effective propaganda campaigns, the Kinder Morgan effort to “sell” its behemoth pipeline project planned for southern New Hampshire relies on lies that are repeated often enough to persuade people they must be true. Lie No. 1: “The pipeline will be “co-located” with the existing PSNH power … 0

Wilton-Lyndeborough: Consolidation doesn’t affect tax rate, as promised

Monday, February 9, 2015

WILTON — The Wilton-Lyndeborough School District budget is proposed at $12,062,617, up this year by 1.66 percent. The district was however, able to keep its promise that a multi-million bond to build an addition to the Wilton elementary … 0

Peterborough /Sharon: Charitable Foundation names advisory team

Friday, February 6, 2015

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has appointed Gina Goff of Sharon and Audrey White of Peterborough to its Monadnock region advisory board. The foundation’s eight regional advisory boards are comprised of local residents who provide guidance and counsel to staff and the board of directors on local and … 0

Wilton police log: Feb. 10, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

Wilton Wednesday, Feb. 4 Motor vehicle accident: At 8:01 a.m., at the intersection of Abbot Hill and Pine Street, Elizabeth McSweeney, 37, of Weare, driving a 2013 Suburu Impreza, and Samantha DeSilva, 27, of Wilton, driving a 2009 Chevy Malibu, were involved in a two-car collision. Both vehicles … 0

Letters: Let’s rehabilitate, save our dams

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

To the editor: In response to Eric Aldrich’s opinion piece on dams in the Jan. 27 Ledger-Transcript: I too appreciate and love the pristine, unfettered streams and rivers. Watercourses are one of the wonderful features and blessings of this northeastern United States. I am aware, however, that we, … 0

Viewpoint: Electricity prices down, but for how long?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

This winter’s wholesale electricity costs haven’t reached the historic levels seen during the 2013-2014 winter, but that doesn’t mean that all is well with New England’s electricity markets. We still have the highest regional electricity costs in the United States and impending capacity shortages will be a challenge … 0