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Trump shines at polls

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Area voters overwhelmingly supported Trump as the Republican nominee, with most saying that the United States needs someone in the Oval Office who can create jobs. Trump took New Hampshire by storm after placing second to Ted Cruz in the Iowa Caucus, receiving 35 percent of the vote and 10 of 23 delegates. Of the 16 towns in the region, Trump won in 13 of them, with Sharon, Peterborough, and Hancock going to John Kasich. “If Trump wins the general election, I’ll walk up and down Mt. Monadnock and put Trump signs on it,” said Christoper David Mazerall, the Jaffrey chair of Trump’s campaign. Trump …

Huge win for Sanders

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

For the first time in 53 years, David Faatz walked into the voting booth not sure of whom he would vote for. Bernie Sanders’ integrity and idealism resonated with him, but the Peterborough resident trusted Hillary Clinton’s political savvy and experience. While Faatz ended up circling the bubble next to Clinton’s name, his …

Alpine skiing: Van Ham is WLC’s lone winter Warrior

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A high school ski race postponed due to snow. Not only does that sound like a contradiction in terms, but up until last week, it seemed like a downright impossibility this winter. But with the snowfall earlier in the week making travel difficult, the Alpine skiing state championships were postponed until today and …

Editorial: The candidates on campaign finance

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

When Merry Stockwell passed the “Granny D” torch to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at his Peterborough town hall event last week, it got us thinking it would be good to review all of the candidates’ positions on campaign finance reform. If she were still with us, that’s …

Viewpoint: In politics, support for arts important

Friday, January 22, 2016

I direct Songweavers at the Concord Community Music School. Songweavers is New Hampshire’s original women’s community chorus. Our goal is to build community through singing together. Based on the belief that everyone can sing, Songweavers is a coming together of spirit and heart through music. Begun 25 years …

Moments of Bliss: An experience of loss

Monday, January 25, 2016

I am of the age where I realize that not only my death is ever closer, but death has become reality for many whom I love. If I were observing my 60-something self from the eyes of my …

The view from the river: Raising children is the most important job

Monday, January 25, 2016

Are you a parent? Do you know someone who is a parent? Of course, we all know folks who are parents or are parents ourselves. It is, after all, how the human race continues to populate the earth. …

Money matters: 2015 tax season tips

Friday, January 22, 2016

It is that time of year again: tax time. For many, this is a dreaded time, but for others, it is a joy-filled and highly anticipated time. The reason for this is that children under 17 years of …

Viewpoint: Fish & Game needs the public, not a bobcat season

Monday, January 11, 2016

If anything embodies the wild spirit of New Hampshire’s lands, it could easily be the bobcat. And since 1989, when N.H. Fish and Game closed the season on bobcats, the species has made a slow, steady and modest …

Interfaith Soul Food: ‘When there is peace among religions, there will be peace in the world’

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Ever since I moved to this country from where I grew up in Australia, I’ve looked forward to the winter solstice on Dec. 21 to 22, as it signifies the days will begin to lengthen again, slowly providing …

Viewpoint: Season proposal conservative approach to harvest management

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

As stewards of the public’s wildlife resources, it’s the N.H. Fish and Game Department’s responsibility to facilitate informed decision-making about the use of our state’s wildlife. With that in mind, I’ve chosen to use this opportunity to share …

Viewpoint: Bobcat population has increased significantly

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

I was recently asked by an editor at the Ledger-Transcript if I was in favor of the bobcat season being proposed by the N.H. Fish and Game Department and, if so, would I write an opinion piece on …

Bobcat’s Tail: 10 bits about bobcats

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

One of our most secretive mammals — the bobcat — is getting a lot of attention these days. Pushed on by the 11-member, governor-appointed N.H. Fish and Game Commission, the Fish and Game Department has proposed ending the …