Vigil prays for the Foleys, injured in a Florida crash

Monday, March 2, 2015

As Patrick and Lisa Foley, both 47, and residents of Peterborough, recover in Florida from a three-car crash that seriously injured them on Feb. 7, several dozen friends congregated at Divine Mercy Parish in Peterborough to pray for them Wednesday evening. “The buzz and vibration — my understanding is a miracle has taken place,” Patrice Hampson of Peterborough said about … 0

Greenfield: Rock injury gives man whole new outlook

Monday, March 2, 2015

Could you look at a football-sized rock flying through your windshield, smashing you in the head, and nearly ending your life as a “bizarre gift?” Adam Lecomte can. The Peterborough resident and Greenville native said Thursday the December accident turned his outlook right side up. Lecomte is much more optimistic, and is no … 0


Monday, March 2, 2015

WILTON Proposed operating budget: $4,776,056 Article 4: The town is requesting $58,773, with $20,000 from capital reserves, to make energy and efficiency improvements to the Town Hall. The project is an ongoing part of addressing inefficiencies in town buildings, and was made after recommendations of an energy audit of the building. Articles 7, 8: Two articles are seeking funds to repair drainage around … 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

Letters: Communities back Granny D walkers

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

To the editor: On Jan. 21, walkers inspired by Doris “Granny D” Haddock reached Concord to gather with hundreds of supporters on the capitol lawn to call for campaign finance reform. As field manager for the western route, I was fortunate to meet many residents who knew Mrs. … 0

Editorial: Old health care system didn’t work

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Republican’s “new” health care plan isn’t new. What the GOP wants is to roll back years of progress we’ve made in ensuring fair access and affordability in health insurance. That old and aging system wasn’t working, and yet they are ready to throw out Obamacare just as … 0