Contact Us

General contact information

Phone: 603-924-7172

Fax: 603-924-3681

Mail:P.O. Box 36, Peterborough NH 03458

E-Mail:  NewsClassifiedsAdvertisingCirculation

Publisher

Heather McKernan

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Publisher
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E-mail:hmckernan@ledgertranscript.com

Heather McKernan has been publisher of the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript since 1995. She has a degree in writing from St. Lawrence University and an MBA and Master's in journalism from Syracuse University. Responsible for all aspects of the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript's operations, she consults with the newsroom editors and oversees business operations including advertising, circulation and accounting. She has worked for newspapers in upstate New York and North Carolina and joined the Concord Monitor in 1989 as human resources manager and later became controller. She is active in several community organizations and is on the board for the Monadnock Center for History and Culture. She also has served on the boards of the The River Center, The Family Center, the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University, the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce and the Community Prevention Coalition. Heather lives in Peterborough where she enjoys running and a variety of outdoor activities.

Editors

Ben Conant

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Editor
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E-mail: bconant@ledgertranscript.com

Ben Conant joined the Ledger-Transcript staff as an editor in 2013. A member of ConVal's class of 2000, Conant graduated from the journalism program at Keene State College in 2010. Prior to joining the Ledger-Transcript, Conant worked at the Concord Monitor for three years; he was the editor of the Monitor's free alt-weekly newspaper, the Concord Insider. He moved to Peterborough in 1993 and has lived in or around the Monadnock region ever since. He currently lives out Old Town Farm way.

Reporters and News Staff

Abbe Hamilton

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Reporter
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Tim Goodwin

Reporter
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E-mail: tgoodwin@ledgertranscript.com

Meghan Pierce

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Digital Audience Editor
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Email: mpierce@ledgertranscript.com

Meghan Pierce is an award winning journalist and photographer who has been living in the Monadnock Region since 2001. She began as a beat reporter at the Monadnock Ledger in 2005, a year before the Ledger merged with the Peterborough Transcript to become the Ledger-Transcript. In 2008 she was awarded Writer of the Year by the New Hampshire Press Association. The following year, she was part of the news team that was awarded the “Dennis Joos Memorial Award” by the NHPA for exceptional news coverage during the 2008 New Hampshire ice storm. After six years at the Ledger-Transcript she became a freelance news correspondent and photographer for the New Hampshire Union Leader, covering both the Monadnock Region and New Hampshire’s Upper Valley region for the Union Leader, which is New Hampshire’s only statewide daily, from 2011 to 2018. As a freelance journalist she started the hyperlocal news website Monadnock Beat, which she ran from June 2017 through April 2018. In May 2018, she returned to the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript as its Digital Audience Editor.

Ashley Saari

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Reporter
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E-mail: asaari@ledgertranscript.com

Ashley Saari started with the Ledger-Transcript as a reporter in November 2011. A graduate of Mascenic Regional High School, she graduated from Franklin Pierce University with bachelor degrees in English and mass communication and Southern New Hampshire University with a Master's degree in creative writing. She participated in the print newspaper, The Pierce Arrow, and the online newspaper, The Exchange, while in college, as well as Franklin Pierce's two literary magazines. She was born and raised in New Ipswich, and currently lives in Rindge.

Advertising, Circulation & Sales

Elizabeth Krason

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Production
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Laura Maxfield

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Account Executive
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lmaxfield@ledgertranscript.com

Laura joined the advertising team at the Ledger-Transcript in October, 2019. She brings a unique blend of experience to the team, all involving a focus on relationships and helping people reach their potential. Her experiences include 12 years of prior sales experience, running her own business for eight years, organizing and orchestrating large scale fundraisers for our deployed military, and coordinating a district-wide program intended to help children focus on life instead of screen time, to name a few. As a Marketing Consultant, she thoroughly enjoys working with and finding growth solutions for the people and businesses of Jaffrey, Rindge, Fitzwilliam, and northern Massachusetts through print and digital advertising.

Personally, Laura is an intuitive Reiki Master, loves yoga and walking, and is passionate about inspirational writing. With her strong appreciation for nature, she is presently working on combining that love with an eye for beauty through photography. Laura resides in the Monadnock Region.

Stacy Hannings

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Circulation/Customer service
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Stacy Hannings joined the Ledger-Transcript in October 2019. A graduate of ConVal High School, Stacy received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Colby-Sawyer College with concentrations in both photography and sculpture. Stacy worked for nearly 10 years at Rosaly’s Garden in Peterborough, where she managed the farmstand and the you-pick flowers and herbs. She was born and raised in Greenfield, and currently lives in Peterborough.

Nerissa Osborne

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Sales Representative
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E-mail: nosborne@ledgertranscript.com

Nerissa Osborne is the advertising sales representative for the towns of Dublin, Harrisville, Marlborough, Keene, Swanzey, Troy and the western territory. She previously worked as sales manager for the Friendly Loom Division at Harrisville Designs and as office manager for Bauhan Publishing. The current treasurer of Marlboro Morris & Sword, Nerissa is also an active member of the Keene BNI-ABC Chapter and serves as a visitor host. When she's not in the office or performing with Marlboro Morris & Sword, Nerissa lives in the Monadnock region and enjoys the outdoors.

Thomas Estabrook

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Sales Representative
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