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Viewpoint: Nisa Simila – A complicated question
05-24-2024 12:03 PM

By NISA SIMILA

“Where are you from?”I'm of Asian descent and living in rural New Hampshire, so I've been asked this question countless times. People often don't realize how complicated it is for me. My siblings and I were born in different countries, to parents who...

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ConVal baseball season ends, but bright future awaits
05-24-2024 12:02 PM

By BEN CONANT

The ConVal baseball team showed resilience in its senior night comeback bid against Milford Wednesday, but the young Cougars couldn't quite get over the hump. "They're a young team and they're learning how to fight," said first-year head coach Chris...


Meg Gourley – Village improvement societies do what needs to be done
05-20-2024 12:01 PM

By MEG GOURLEY

A traveler driving eastbound from, say, Keene or Marlborough and headed to metropolitan New Ipswich would pass through the beautiful and historic town of Jaffrey.They would pass through miles of forest and a bog, and catch some great views of Mount...


Greenfield Elementary first-graders read with seniors
05-16-2024 12:02 PM

By ISABELLA MESSA

The Stephenson Memorial Library has recently started a new program with Greenfield Elementary School to allow students to read and interact with seniors in the Greenfield community.Library Director Ella Cademartori is leading the program, and she...


‘Dork Dancing’ coming to Depot Square in Peterborough
05-10-2024 12:03 PM

By ISABELLA MESSA

A “Dork Dancing” event in Depot Square on May 10 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. is looking to break the stigma about mental health.Founder Ethan Levy is leading the event, with help from Melody Russell.“One night Ethan was making supper in his house in...


ConVal girls’ lacrosse shows potential, despite record
05-10-2024 12:01 PM

By BEN CONANT

The ConVal girls' lacrosse team didn't quite play up to their full potential against Manchester Central on Thursday, but new head coach Kevin Carne said his young team is improving every day. "They get better every game," Carne said after the 12-6...


Tour de Francestown has a new twist
05-10-2024 12:01 PM

By ISABELLA MESSA

The Tour de Francestown fundraiser for the Old Meeting House on May 18 will have a new addition this year.Meteorologist and bike rider Cyrena Arnold has developed the new Road Ride, a 25-mile loop on primarily paved roads with some hard pack...


Peterborough Senior Program offers ‘Vet to Vet’ Tuesdays
05-02-2024 8:15 AM

By ISABELLA MESSA

Gloria Schultz, senior program specialist for the Peterborough Recreation Department, has launched a new group for veterans in the Monadnock region.It is called “Vet to Vet,” and is an opportunity for veterans to socialize over coffee and share...


Big first inning carries Wilton-Lyndeborough softball to win over Sunapee
04-29-2024 11:21 AM

By BEN CONANT

The Wilton-Lyndeborough softball team continued its promising start Thursday with a 20-8 run-rule win over rival Sunapee that saw the Warriors jump out to a big lead in the first and then walk off in the fifth.WLC's big first inning was sparked by the...


PREP Talks: Michael Nadeau – What you need to know about electric-vehicle tax credits
04-26-2024 7:30 AM

By MICHAEL NADEAU

New and used electric vehicle (EV) prices are coming down, gas prices are on the rise, and more EV charging stations are coming to the region.There has never been a better time to buy an EV, especially models eligible for tax credits. Those credits...


End Sexual Violence on Campus group holding April 27 event
04-24-2024 8:31 AM

By ISABELLA MESSA

According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), females ages 16 to 19 are four times more likely than the general population to be victims of sexual violence. In the Monadnock region, the End Sexual Violence on Campus organization is a...


Viewpoint: State Rep. Molly Howard – Public schools are the bedrock of communities
04-23-2024 12:20 PM

By STATE REP. MOLLY HOWARD

A recent Google search informed me that New Hampshire students rank sixth in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report, with similar results on other sites.That’s pretty good, considering New Hampshire ranks 50th in public school funding,...


BUSINESS QUARTERLY: Grants allow towns to study housing
04-23-2024 9:21 AM

By IVY VANN

In 2022 the State of New Hampshire, in recognition of the housing shortage in the state, created a grant program to fund work in towns that wished to explore the housing situation in their town and consider ways to increase housing availability and...


Viewpoint: Jay Schechter – ConVal agreement no longer works
04-19-2024 11:48 AM

By JAY SCHECHTER

On Wednesday, April 10, the Monadnock Center For History and Culture and Monadnock Ledger-Transcript sponsored a Community Conversation. Several members of the Dublin Education Advisory Committee attended.The presentation was billed as an event to ask...


Gnome Notes: Emerson Sistare – Amor Towles weaves tapestry in ‘Table for Two: Fictions’
04-17-2024 8:45 AM

By EMERSON SISTARE

A book review by The Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough.“Table for Two: Fictions,” by Amor TowlesWhile some authors have name-recognition, others have “title-recognition” -- when one or more their works is so widely read that it has overshadowed its...


Conant girls’ tennis continues to seek improvement
04-17-2024 8:42 AM

By BEN CONANT

When Gloria Morison wakes up in the middle of the night, her mind turns to tennis.That's a good thing for her Conant girls' tennis team, as they can benefit from her late-night musings. Before Tuesday's home showdown with visiting Kearsarge, it was...


Martin discusses experience in China
04-16-2024 8:01 AM

By ISABELLA MESSA

On Thursday, Dublin Public Library hosted a presentation by Rodger Martin that took a deep dive into his time in China and he talked about his latest book, “For All the Tea in Zhongguó,” which was released in 2019.The book includes the many Mandarin...


Kathleen Nichols describes experience of going from Dublin to Vermont for the eclipse
04-11-2024 8:48 AM

By KATHLEEN NICHOLS

My husband, Mark, and I moved from Vermont to New Hampshire in 2006. Last month, my sister, who lives in Stowe, Vt., invited us to come there to see the totality of the eclipse.Our original plan was to stay overnight, but Mark needed to travel to...


Lectures will discuss black bears in New Hampshire
04-08-2024 11:43 AM

By ISABELLA MESSA

During the last lecture of the Peterborough Town Library’s “Naturally NH” winter series, Dan Bailey of New Hampshire Fish and Game recently discussed what residents can do to ensure the management, preservation and safety of black bears in the...


Viewpoint: Bradley Davis – Keep the light on for Proctor
04-05-2024 11:33 AM

By BRADLEY DAVIS

The light is on. Long after the cheering stops, the fans depart, the referees are cleaned up and headed home and the visiting team buses turn on to Route 202, headed back to their respective towns, the light in the northwest corner office window is...


Conval Performing Arts presenting ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’
04-03-2024 9:34 AM

By ISABELLA MESSA

Conval Performing Arts is preparing to present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” on Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 13, at 2 and 7 p.m.The musical follows six adolescents competing in a spelling bee run by three adults, and...

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