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Sports Awards: What a winter

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

If only every sports season could be as exhilarating as this winter’s was! After a fall that saw every local team out of the playoffs after only one round, the winter promised more postseason possibilities. And with the area’s most popular sport — basketball — loaded up with talent this year, there was plenty to look forward to as the … 0

DUBLIN: ‘Granny D’ fight heads to D.C.

Monday, March 30, 2015

New Hampshire legislators are bringing the late Doris “Granny D” Haddock of Dublin’s fight for campaign finance reform to Washington, D.C. The N.H. Senate approved Senate Bill 136 Thursday. The bill demands Congress form a committee to address how the Citizens United decision by the U.S. Supreme Court affects campaign spending, particularly in … 0

Food: Syrup a-boiling

Monday, March 30, 2015

Local sugar houses gave demonstrations and showed off the bounty of the season Saturday and Sunday … 0

basketball: Warrior boys looking for first state title

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The WLC Warriors go into Saturday’s Division IV championship game in search of the first title in program history. The Warriors, on the strength of Jordan Litts’ Player Of The Year-caliber season, have looked like the best team … 0

Peterborough/Wilton: Andy’s auditions start next weekend

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Andy’s Summer Playhouse will be holding auditions for the 2015 summer season and additional programming in March. Auditions will be held at All Saints’ Church in Peterborough on Saturday, March 21, and at the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School in Wilton on Saturday, March 28. Children ages 8-18 are invited. … 0

Viewpoint: Creating innovators: Why America’s education system is obsolete

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Having had the opportunity to teach physics, mathematics and space science at the secondary and collegiate levels during the 1960s and ’70s and found it to be a challenge, I then embarked on a career as a researcher. While teaching, I learned that to optimize the learning environment … 0

Wilton Lyndeborough: Extended day kindergarten OK’d

Monday, March 9, 2015

WILTON — After bandying the concept back and forth, the Wilton-Lyndeborough School District passed an article to create an extended day kindergarten program at its District Meeting on Friday night, along with most of the other articles on … 0

House wants to limit tanning

Monday, March 9, 2015

The State Legislature is mulling whether or not teens should be allowed to tan. Last week, HB 136, which would ban tanning for 14 to 17 year olds, was passed in the House, and now goes on to the Senate. New Hampshire is far from the first state … 0

Strike, bad weather spell losses for FairPoint

Monday, March 9, 2015

Editor’s note: This story appeared in the March 5 edition of the Concord Monitor. A four-month employee strike and terrible weather resulted in a tough fourth quarter for FairPoint Communications, according to the company’s annual earnings release. FairPoint, a leading communications provider in northern New England, lost $43.6 … 0

Boys’ basketball: WLC makes Final Four appearance at PSU

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Warriors continued their tremendous season on Friday afternoon by trouncing Colebrook 73-51. “We broke the game open early,” head coach Ken Garnham said. Likely DIV Player of the Year Jordan Litts put on another clinic, dropping 33 … 0

Wilton police log: March 3, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

Wilton Friday, Feb. 13 Civil dispute: At 11:09 a.m., police responded to a Gibbons Highway address for a dispute about snowblowing. Police were able to mediate the dispute Arrest: At 9:09 p.m., police arrested two subjects following a motor vehicle stop. Police arrested Thomas McGinnis III, 26, of … 0

Letters: Selfish political gamesmanship

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: Fact: Every Republican American president since Dwight Eisenhower used an executive order to fix immigration. Last December, Democrats and Republicans reached agreement to fund the Department of Homeland Security for a full year, without any irrelevant killer amendments or poison pills attached to it. Now, … 0

Letters: Addressing idea of female priests

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

To the editor: In the Feb. 26 Ledger-Transcript there were two articles about “the only female ordained Catholic priest in New Hampshire.” The articles contain information that needs clarification or correction. Those in attendance at Chabot’s talk at FPU were led to believe that she is indeed a … 0