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Monadnock Ledger-Transcript Photos of the Year: 2020

  • Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services nurse Kristina McGuirk wears PPE to protect against the potential spread of COVID-19 as she makes a home visit.  Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Idris Maslansky holds a sign that says “BLACK LIVES MATTER, I MATTER” at a racial justice protest in Peterborough in May.  Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Residents stopped by to meet Santa – safely encased in a snow globe – in Peterborough on Sunday afternoon.  Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Garrett Cournoyer unloads cremation trays at Cournouyer Funeral Home in anticipation of a potential spike in COVID-19 deaths in April.  Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Jacqueline Coll gives the COVID-19 vaccine to Donna Infante as part of the first round of vaccinations for frontline health care workers at Monadnock Community Hospital Friday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Silas Bernier and Brynn Rautiola celebrate Conant’s girls’ basketball championship win in March.  Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Francestown celebrated Veterans Day on Wednesday with a parade, prayer, rifle salute and raffle at the Town Common.  Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Jim Fennell sanitizes baseballs during a Junior Swamp Bats practice in May.  Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Jaffrey Fire Chief David Chamberlain at a fire in Jaffrey in June.  Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • A bus decked out with a Halloween-themed voting message in a Peterborough yard. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Voting at Conant High School in Jaffrey Tuesday morning. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Emma Woodhead gives a peace sign to a motorist as she stands with a "Ridin' With Biden" flag in Peterborough Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Voting at the Peterborough Community Center on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Voting at the Greenfield Meeting House on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Voting at the Greenfield Meeting House on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Elizabeth Warren campaigns in Peterborough in February. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Pete Buttigieg drops off donuts at his campaign office in Peterborough in February.  Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Bernie Sanders makes a campaign speech at Franklin Pierce University in February.  Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Voting at the Peterborough Community Center on Tuesday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Voting in Temple for the New Hampshire primary in February.  Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Dog trainer Haeleigh Hyatt of Hancock and some of her dogs show off frisbee tricks at Moose Brook Park. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Eric Masterson of Hancock is recovering from a serious hang gliding accident. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Feltes speaks with Heather Stockwell of Dublin in Peterborough's Putnam Park on Halloween. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Mascenic’s Landen Vaillancourt finishes his final cross-country race at the Meet of Champions in October.  Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Martha Pitt of Greenfield holds a Black Lives on Route 101 in Peterborough Saturday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Greg Carter debates the existence of systemic racism with Jonah Wheeler during a Pro-Police, Pro-America rally at the Peterborough Police Station in August.  Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Zach Green sits with a Black Lives Matter sign during a Pro-Police, Pro-America rally at the Peterborough Police Station in August.  Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • COVID-19 testing at Friendship Manor in New Ipswich. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • BJ the tortoise is a refugee at the Hancock Inn due to the coronavirus pandemic. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Annika Martel of the Mascenic girls' volleyball team readies for a return.  Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Governor Chris Sununu gets his temperature taken by Peterborough Fire Chief Ed Walker in October.  Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Mascenic’s Dylan Barthel comes right at the camera during a soccer playoff game in October.  Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • A shopper at Market Basket in Rindge after the store began limiting the number of shoppers allowed in the store in March.  Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Sue Franklin uses a microscope at Kimball Physics in Wilton in July.  Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Elina Barbosa of Peterborough walks Route 202 during a protest for racial justice in June.  Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Wilton-Lyndeborough’s Elisabeth Jacob lines up a kick during a soccer playoff game in October.  Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Victoria and Micah Prince play at Oak Park in Greenfield on Friday, Oct. 9. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • A sign along Route 124 in New Ipswich warns visitors of the high COVID-19 risk posed by a visiting evangelical group that told town officials they wouldn't follow the state's social distancing guidelines in August.  Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • State Representative Jim Fedolfi wears a face shield as he salutes the flag during Antrim’s Fourth of July celebration.  Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • New Ipswich Town Moderator Bob Romeril and deputy moderator Earl Somero build a homemade sneeze guard to protect election staff and voters for the upcoming primary and presidential elections. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Mather Kipka glides up the court for the ConVal basketball team in February.  Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Byron Tapply adjusts his mask before Mascenic’s graduation in June.  Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • ConVal’s seniors were honored with a parade in Temple on Saturday as part of a drive-by celebration that took place throughout the school district’s towns.  Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Noah Krason rips off his ConVal mask for a photo during ConVal’s graduation in August.  Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Dr. Dayna Ferguson signs the ‘tombstone’ at the MacDowell studio where he was staying to keep his family safe from COVID-19 while the artists’ retreat was closed. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • A drive-through real estate closing at Better Homes and Gardens/Masiello Group in Peterborough on Thursday, April 9, 2020. (BEN CONANT / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Mascenic’s Joseph Lisio won the Division IV golf championship in October.  Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Sanitizing at Hancock’s Town Meeting in March.  Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Libby Mercier celebrates at her adoption parade in July.  Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Nico Colon strikes a pose after dancing during halftime of a ConVal unified basketball game in February.  Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Donna Infante gives a COVID-19 test at Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough on Friday, April 10, 2020.  Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Jacqueline Coll gives the COVID-19 vaccine to Donna Infante as part of the first round of vaccinations for frontline health care workers at Monadnock Community Hospital Friday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

Published: 12/31/2020 11:51:41 AM

The Ledger-Transcript compiled the best staff photos from the monumental year of coverage that was 2020. Take a look back with us here as you prepare for 2021. 


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