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At MacDowell – Allison Akootchook Warden kicks off MacDowell Downtown season
02-28-2024 9:01 AM

By JONATHAN GOURLAY

MacDowell Downtown’s 21st season opener will be Friday, March 1, at The Monadnock Center for History and Culture with performance artist Allison Akootchook Warden.An Inuit tribal member of the Native village of Kaktovik off Alaska’s north slope,...

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Wliton-Lyndeborough girls’ basketball falls in state quarterfinals
02-26-2024 10:44 AM

By BEN CONANT

Wilton-Lyndeborough's storybook season came to a close in the Mule Den Friday night, as host Newmarket pushed their way past the upstart Warriors 46-40 overtime win in the state Division IV quarterfinals. No. 3 Newmarket (16-4) had surrendered just 15...


Conant boys’ basketball falls to St. Thomas Aquinas in state final
02-26-2024 10:12 AM

By TIM GOODWIN

As the buzzer sounded at the conclusion of the NHIAA Division III championship game Saturday night, Conant boys’ basketball head coach Eric Saucier pointed to his chin.After coming up short in the pursuit of a 13th state title in the storied history...


Viewpoint: Steve Chamberlin – Seven reasons to vote no on ConVal article
02-25-2024 9:01 AM

By STEVE CHAMBERLIN

Casting a vote that will change the long-term trajectory of our region requires a foundation of objective, complete data, and a plan subsequently built from that data.Unfortunately, the Prismatic ConVal reconfiguration study does not provide the...


Local restaurant owners have a passion for food and community
02-23-2024 12:02 PM

By ISABELLA MESSA

Although Rick & Diane’s in Antrim, Fiddleheads Cafe in Hancock and Del Rossi’s Trattoria in Dublin make different kinds of food, but the restaurants have plenty in common.Bill O’Mahony, one of the owners of Del Rossi’s, an Italian restaurant, said it...


Nancy Razza talks tarot at Hancock Town Library
02-22-2024 9:05 AM

By ISABELLA MESSA

Is tarot for real?Nancy Razza, a psychologist with a doctorate from Fairleigh Dickinson University, thinks so. On Tuesday, Razza held a workshop at Hancock Town Library on the education of tarot cards and tarot card readings.  Tarot cards are used in...


Wilton-Lyndeborough girls basketball advances to state quarterfinals
02-22-2024 9:04 AM

By BEN CONANT

The Wilton-Lyndeborough girls' basketball team is heading back to the Division IV quarterfinals for the first time since 2007 after a rousing 55-45 win over Franklin in Wilton Tuesday night. Adri Bausha led the No. 6 Warriors (14-5) with 30 points, as...


Viewpoint: Tina Kriebel – Reconfiguration plan is a middle-ground proposal
02-21-2024 8:21 AM

By TINA KRIEBEL

I am writing this viewpoint as an almost 20-year resident of the ConVal district. I have two students who graduated from ConVal High School after attending 13 years in the district. I volunteered in Peterborough Elementary School and South Meadow...


Archer offers hypnotherapy at Integrated Soul in Peterborough
02-16-2024 3:17 PM

By ISABELLA MESSA

After getting her certification in hypnotherapy from the HypnoRegression Institute of Blankinship Communications in Wilmington, N.C., in 2023, Jeni Archer now operates her own hypnotherapy practice, Integrated Soul, at 20 Grove St., Suite 310, in...


Viewpoint: Alan Edelkind – ConVal vote is democracy in action
02-16-2024 9:01 AM

By ALAN EDELKIND

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, the ConVal School Board held the annual budget deliberative session at the gym in ConVal High School. This is an annual event where we present the budget and warrant articles that are budget-related or require ConVal district...


Viewpoint: Jeanne Dietsch – Does smaller classes improve achievement?
02-15-2024 12:40 PM

By JEANNE DIETSCH

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has spent billions to determine how to best improve student achievement. Its conclusion was that its focus would be on improving teachers’ performance.The foundation director cites a Los Angeles district study which...


Viewpoint: Robert Bitterli – Answers to ConVal questions
02-15-2024 12:37 PM

By ROBERT BITTERLI

The ConVal School Board recently published a very thoughtful opinion by Elizabeth Swan, Temple’s representative to the ConVal School Board. (“People love schools, but restructuring needed,” Jan. 16.) I would like to  offer my view. My wife and I are...


Wilton-Lyndeborough girls’ basketball clinches home playoff game with win over Mascenic
02-13-2024 3:59 PM

By BEN CONANT

Mascenic celebrated their four seniors before Monday night's girls' basketball game against Wilton-Lyndeborough, but after the game, it was the Warriors who were celebrating both a win and a guaranteed home playoff game. "With tonight's win, we should...


ConVal wrestlers look forward to state meet
02-09-2024 3:19 PM

By BEN CONANT

The ConVal wrestling team celebrated its two seniors at Wednesday's final home contest of the season, a dual meet with Souhegan. Seniors Drake Bay and Solomon Page hit their home mat for one final time after receiving pre-match accolades for their...


Gnome Notes: Emerson Sistare – ‘The Fury’ is an excellent winter read
02-07-2024 10:28 AM

By EMERSON SISTARE

A book review by The Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough.‘The Fury,’ Alex MichaelidesIn the dead of the New England winter, when the sun is setting before any of us get a chance to leave work, a compelling murder mystery is just what the bookseller...


Mount Monadnock staffers offer safety tips for hikers
02-07-2024 9:05 AM

By ANNIE CARD

On Friday, Jan. 19, when the sun set at 4:44 p.m., three adults hiking Mount Monadnock for the first time were still on the mountain.They’d begun their ascent at 9 a.m., and should have been back from what’s usually a four-hour round-trip trek.But...


Jaffrey Civic Center nears new era
02-07-2024 8:49 AM

By ISABELLA MESSA

This story has been changed from the original version. Due to incorrect information provided to the Ledger-Transcript, the schedule of events was incorrect. The Jaffrey Civic Center spring show and Greg Hunsaker will both be March 2 to April 6, with...


ConVal skiers headed to state meets
02-05-2024 12:50 PM

By BEN CONANT

The ConVal alpine skiing team held its senior night races at Crotched Mountain in Bennington Thursday afternoon and will participate in the NHIAA state championship meets. Thursday's races were in the slalom dual panel format, where competitors and...


ConVal celebrates students with learning differences
02-01-2024 9:01 AM

By ISABELLA MESSA

On Tuesday, ConVal High School hosted a community supper and film showcase to celebrate students with learning differences.Dinner was in the ConVal Cafe, followed by presentations in the Lucy Hurlin Theater. The project began in October with seniors...


New England Conservatory students Pualina Lim and Cynthia Tseng perform for Music on Norway Pond
01-31-2024 9:00 AM

By LENA FISHER

Downtown Hancock was the site of a classical music concert Sunday, when the latest in the Music on Norway Pond series was held at the town’s First Congregational Church.New England Conservatory students Pualina Lim and Cynthia Tseng performed an...


Cyrena Arnold of Francestown combines meteorology and children’s books
01-31-2024 9:00 AM

By MAGGIE BARIBAULT

“If a storm makes you scared or you want the sun to shine, remember it won’t last long. Weather changes all the time,” wrote New Hampshire meteorologist Cyrena Arnold in her 2020 children’s book, “The Weather Story with Frances Fox.”Currently, Arnold...

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