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Reimers Reason: Just passing through: the story of fracked gas, the Northern Pass, and tar sands in New Hampshire

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

With no east-west interstate and a wild northern section, New Hampshire has long been more of a destination than a pass-through state for human travelers. However, fossil fuels are passing through all the time. Several existing pipelines already carry natural gas and oil through New Hampshire, and many companies want to increase and diversify the fuels and electricity flowing through New Hampshire, most of which would be passing through on its way to somewhere else. These projects include the Northern Pass, a pipeline carrying Pennsylvanian natural gas, and pipelines carrying Canadian natural gas and tar sands oil. Northern Pass gets all the press. The Northern … 0

Editorial: What’s our community New Year’s resolution?

Monday, November 24, 2014

New Hampshire’s youth. Growing our economy. Seeding innovation and creativity. The future of education. The local food movement. Poverty. These are the topics Community Conversations — a monthly forum co-sponsored by the Monadnock Center for History & Culture and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript — has tackled in its very first year. Now, it’s time to think ahead to the coming year. To that end, … 0

Editorial: The 2015 ‘In the Spirit of Giving’ campaign is on

Monday, November 24, 2014

Now in its fifth year, the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript’s “In the Spirit of Giving” campaign aims once again to help connect readers with local nonprofits in need. This year, we’re focusing on the people who are helped by their efforts. This holiday season leading up to the New Year, we’ll highlight select area nonprofits and the people whose lives have been transformed by their … 0

Achievement:

Monday, October 6, 2014

The following first-year students are attending Plymouth State University this fall: from Greenville: Mikayla Logan; Jaffrey: Jenna Sirois; New Ipswich: Briana Sullivan; Peterborough: Michael Allen, Meaghan Hodge; and Wilton: James Edmunds, Kimberly Edmunds, Sophie LeVert. … 0

Letter: Media is no longer a service

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

To the editor: I participated with my family at the NYC People’s Climate March on Sept. 21. Despite the massive turnout and visible participation of key politicians and world leaders, there was very little media coverage. The main topics in the media of that day were the “NFL … 0

Editorial: A call to action on the heroin problem

Monday, October 6, 2014

“Heroin — ‘This problem is here’” was a headline on last Thursday’s front page. For some of us, that was news. For others, it wasn’t. Ron Smith lost his son to a heroin overdose more than two years ago. Today, he tells his story. We know others in … 0

Market Basket: An extraordinary story of employee support

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

First, some background: DeMoulas Super Markets, Inc., under the trade name Market Basket, is a chain of 71 supermarkets in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, with headquarters in Tewksbury, Mass. From 1990 through late August 2014, the company was the center of controversy as the families of cousins … 0

Wilton: Vintage railroad films screening Sunday

Monday, September 22, 2014

Two vintage silent railroad melodramas will be screened at the Town Hall Theatre on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. The films, rarely seen, are “The West-Bound Limited,” 1923, and “Transcontinental Limited,” 1926. In “The West-Bound Limited” a fired employee takes revenge on the railroad by setting a trap for … 0

Wilton: Cabin permit dispute settled

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WILTON — A controversial cabin on Isaac Frye Highway has been ruled exempt from a building permit, and Monday, the Zoning Board approved a new motion in hopes of avoiding similar disputes in the future. The cabin became … 0

Achievement: Achievement

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The following students have entered Colby-Sawyer College, New London, this fall as freshmen: Theresa Edick of Dublin, majoring in environmental studies, and Hannah Putnam of Wilton, majoring in environmental science — aquatics. … 0

Jaffrey: Lyons wins Gilmore triathlon

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cool conditions and sunny weather greeted the triathletes Sunday morning for the first annual Gilmore Pond Triathlon. The cooler conditions and hilly course did not deter some strong performances however. The first athlete to arrive at the finish … 0

Wilton: Sharp intersection to be improved

Monday, September 15, 2014

WILTON — Safety concerns that had the town looking at a Dale Street intersection will soon be coming to fruition, with changes expected to be put in place this fall. The town first began discussing making a change to the intersection last August, after Police Chief Brent Hautanen … 0

Wilton: Meal with local food

Monday, September 15, 2014

If there’s anything that brings people together, it’s food. And this month the Wilton Community Center has a great event for everyone who appreciates a high-quality meal and who wants to support the Community Center as well as local agriculture. In a departure from its regular schedule of … 0