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Dublin School: ML

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

On Feb. 25, the Dublin School Snowboard team took to their own hill, Crotched Mountain, for the last Lakes Region Slopestyle Competition of this season. This competition was the first that Crotched and Dublin School partnered up to host. The team competed against Brewster Academy, New Hampton School, and Tilton School. The day was one of the warmest of the season filled with blue skies and soft landing areas. The … 0

Peterborough: 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 of their friends congregated at Divine Mercy Parish in Peterborough to pray for them on Wednesday evening. “The buzz and vibration — my understanding is a … 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

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

Wilton: Cuts worry dept. heads

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

WILTON — The Wilton Select Board and Budget Advisory Committee have disagreed on some of the additions to capital reserves this year, with the Select Board looking to ease the potential tax burden this year, and the Budget … 0

Thing In the Spring 2015: Open your ears to new artists

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

I recently sat down with Eric Gagne, co-founder of the Thing in the Spring, Peterborough’s music and arts festival, the eighth incarnation of which takes place June 11 to 14. Gagne contacted me to break the lineup announcement … 0

Roundup: Orioles improve to 14-0 on season

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Conant girls’ basketball For the first time this season, the Orioles found themselves heading into halftime with a deficit. Down 19-18 at the half to the upstart Monadnock Huskies Tuesday night, Conant rallied and ended up winning 46-36. Madison Springfield led the way with 16 points and 15 … 0

Wilton: Silent film ‘Love’ screening

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A 1927 silent film romantic drama, “Love,” will be shown at the Town Hall Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 15, at 4:30 p.m. A big-budget adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s novel “Anna Karenina,” the film stars silent screen icons and … 0

Viewpoint: The good, the bad, and maybe not so ugly

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Children and adolescents spend more time with media than in school. It is their number one activity except for (sometimes) sleep. The average child spends more than seven hours a day with media. When texting and multitasking with multiple devices are added in, older teens spend more than … 0

Viewpoint: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Facebook: Whatever Happened to ‘Good Night Moon’ and ‘Green Eggs and Ham’, ‘Twinkle, Twinkle’ and ‘Hush Little Baby’?

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Most of us have heard some rendition on the work of Jean Piaget, the Swiss psychologist whose interest was child development and the idea that “play is the work of children.” Remember “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood?” He said, “Play gives children the chance to practice what they are learning.” … 0

Viewpoint: Millenials and education in digital age

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Every fall since 1998, Ron Nief and Tom McBride, two professors at Beloit College in Wisconsin, have compiled the “Mindset List.” The list typically catalogs five to six dozen insights into the mindset of freshmen entering college with aphoristic comments on the events and experiences that have shaped … 0

Wilton police log: Feb. 5, 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wilton Saturday, Jan. 24 Motor vehicle accident: At 9:47 a.m., police responded to Route 31 South near King Brook Road for a report of a single vehicle crash. John Jones of Mason, driving a 2002 Ford F350 pickup, had left the road due to weather conditions. He was … 0

Peterborough: Community Conversation on children and digital media set

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture, in partnership with the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, presents a Community Conversation on Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. As our world becomes more engaged and dependent on digital media, this presents great opportunities, but also some disturbing effects on young people and their … 0