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ConVal attorney answers withdrawal questions
04-18-2024 8:46 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

ConVal School District attorney Dean Eggert answered questions from School Board members regarding the upcoming withdrawal feasibility studies at Tuesday night’s meeting.  On March 12, voters rejected a warrant article proposing the district make...

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Franklin Pierce students help foster literacy at Rindge Memorial School
04-18-2024 8:31 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Franklin Pierce students are fostering a love of writing and literacy in Rindge Memorial School fourth- and fifth-graders with the “Writing Nest,” an after-school club where college mentors help students put pen to paper and produce stories.The...


Peterborough firefighters continue fishing derby tradition
04-18-2024 8:31 AM

By BILL FONDA

Cody Boutwell remembers taking part in the Loran Hanson Memorial Fishing Derby when he was 13 and 14 years old.Now, as a lieutenant with Peterborough Fire & Rescue, Boutwell is one of the people responsible for keeping the derby going, as the...


Jaffrey kicks off Earth Week with no-waste potluck and environmental speakers
04-18-2024 7:32 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

There were no paper plates or plastic utensils to be seen during the Jaffrey Climate Initiative and Jaffrey Conservation Commission Earth Day kickoff potluck on Tuesday, where participants were asked to bring their own plates and utensils for a...


Jack Kidd and Kidd Gloves make donation to Mt. Monadnock Little League
04-16-2024 8:33 AM

By BILL FONDA

Helping others comes naturally to 16-year-old Jack Kidd of Hancock.“It’s awesome,” said his stepfather, Mike Crowe. “He’s been a very perceptive kid for a long time.”Jack has helped his family buy and deliver turkey dinners for Thanksgiving, and when...


Old Homestead Farm in New Ipswich requests variance for short-term rental cabins
04-16-2024 8:31 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The owners of Old Homestead Farm in New Ipswich were back before the Zoning Board on Thursday seeking a new variance to expand a previously approved business on their farm by adding short-term rental cabins.The farm, owned by Chelsea and Ben Hatcher,...


PHOTOS: Cleaning up Memorial Park
04-16-2024 8:16 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Mt. Monadnock Little League volunteers helped to clean up the ball field at Memorial Park in New Ipswich Saturday, as part of the town’s April town-wide cleanup, and in anticipation of the spring season.After a April snowstorm delayed the planned...


Peterborough Farmers’ Market opens for the season
04-15-2024 11:57 AM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

After a successful winter run, the Peterborough Farmers’ Market is gearing up for another strong spring/summer season, the market’s president, Conrad Dumas, said at the opening day of the season last Wednesday.The market, which is held weekly at the...


New Ipswich Congregational Church celebrates paying off mortgage
04-15-2024 10:57 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The New Ipswich Congregational Church celebrated a significant milestone Sunday, holding a celebratory lunch and a burning of the church’s mortgage note, after a major capital campaign to help pay off the church’s debt.Pastor Ken Whitson said the...


HOUSE AND HOME: The Old Parsonage in Antrim is a ‘happy house’
04-12-2024 8:33 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Heading north on Route 31 in Antrim, just past the historic Antrim Grange, drivers often tap their brakes at the sight of a restored, brick-red antique Colonial home. A sign on the lawn declares that the home is “The Old Parsonage.”  “People actually...


Spectators gather to watch near-total eclipse at Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge
04-11-2024 8:33 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Joseph Clayton of Leominster, Mass., was one of many from out of state who traveled to Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge on Monday to see the solar eclipse closer to totality.“What we saw was the grace of God,” said Clayton. “It makes you feel pretty...


Jaffrey-Rindge community conversations focus on early childhood development
04-11-2024 8:31 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

As part of a grant focused on preschool development and community schools planning, the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District has been holding an ongoing series of community conversations about growing access to resources for families with young...


ReVision proposes community-owned solar field in Jaffrey
04-11-2024 8:16 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

ReVision Energy is proposing construction of a community solar farm on land owned by the Town of Jaffrey.Representatives of ReVision appeared before the Jaffrey Planning Board on Tuesday for a review of a plan, which would include a 1.3...


Temple residents’ input sought on studying ConVal withdrawal
04-10-2024 11:22 AM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

Temple residents will have a chance to share whether they would be interested in holding a special Town Meeting on a potential feasibility study to withdraw from the ConVal School District.At the Temple Select Board meeting Tuesday night, Jim...


‘Puppet’ tells Antrim native Dan Hurlin’s story
04-10-2024 8:31 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Contemporary puppet artist Dan Hurlin is returning to his hometown of Antrim on April 14 for a special screening of “Puppet,” a documentary about his work, at 2 p.m. at the Antrim First Presbyterian Church Hall, 73 Main St.The presentation is free and...


Parker and Sons Coffee Roasting in Peterborough strives to create the perfect coffee
04-09-2024 1:52 PM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

Coffee-drinkers may find themselves wondering, “Why do I like some coffee and not others?”It’s this exact question that drove Mason Parker, the owner of Parker and Sons Coffee Roasting in Peterborough, to start researching the coffee-roasting process...


Two Jaffrey-Rindge Destination Imagination teams move on to Globals
04-09-2024 8:33 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Two of the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District’s Destination Imagination teams will be moving on to Global Finals May 22 to 25 in Kansas City after the Destination Imagination state affiliate finals Saturday at Bedford High School.A total of 31...


Parker and Sons Coffee Roasting in Peterborough strives to create the perfect coffee
04-09-2024 8:33 AM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

Coffee-drinkers may find themselves wondering, “Why do I like some coffee and not others?”It’s this exact question that drove Mason Parker, the owner of Parker and Sons Coffee Roasting in Peterborough, to start researching the coffee-roasting process...


Mark Fernald’s maple syrup named best for third time in Ledger-Transcript contest
04-08-2024 12:22 PM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

Mark Fernald of Sharon took home his second consecutive win and third overall among the judges at the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript’s 42nd annual maple syrup contest Saturday.The event was held at the Bantam Grill in Peterborough, where attendees had...


Sarah Hull of Hancock is representing New Hampshire at Cherry Blossom Program
04-08-2024 8:31 AM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

Cherry blossoms might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about New Hampshire, but some do grow here – notably, in Portsmouth.Hancock also now has a place in New Hampshire’s cherry blossom lore, as resident Sarah Hull was selected...


Hungry Bear Farm owner Gene Jonas stresses eating local, organically produced food
04-05-2024 8:31 AM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

Gene Jonas, owner and operator of Hungry Bear Farm in Mason, said New Hampshire imports about 90% of its supermarket food from outside the state. That's in spite of the almost 4,000 farms in operation within New Hampshire, according to a 2023 study by...

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