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THEATER REVIEW – ‘Deathtrap’ is a wild mystery
07-03-2024 12:02 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

The first thing the audience notices when the curtains open for the Peterborough Players production of “Deathtrap” is weapons: battle axes, maces, handcuffs and knives dangling from a chandelier – all artfully arranged in what appears to a writer’s...


SEEKING SOLUTIONS: New Hampshire increased the dropout age to 18 in 2009. What has been the impact?
07-02-2024 9:26 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

When John Lynch first became governor in 2007, he made increasing the mandatory education age part of his platform, stating in his inaugural address that “a high school diploma is the minimum price of admission for most jobs.”At the time, New...


Author Rinker Buck opens Monadnock Lyceum season
07-01-2024 12:01 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Author Rinker Buck was a teenager the first time he discovered that writing worked for him.Buck was the first speaker in this season’s Monadnock Summer Lyceum, a series of lectures held every Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church. Buck, the...


BUSINESS: Melanie Neily is the new owner of Peterborough Diner
07-01-2024 11:24 AM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

The Peterborough Diner is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and recently welcomed a new owner, Melanie Neily.Neily and her business partners Greg and Krystal Sherwin are committed to maintaining the diner's historic character and its...


Viewpoint: Kathy Manfre – Go plastic-free this July
07-01-2024 11:01 AM

By KATHY MANFRE

Only 5% to 6% of plastic produced in the United States gets recycled, and approximately 50% is used just once and thrown away.Communities around the globe are concerned about plastic in our waste stream, particularly single-use plastics that are...


Peterborough Town Cemeteries join Wreaths Across America effort
06-29-2024 8:00 AM

Peterborough Town Cemeteries is participating in the national nonprofit Wreaths Across America’s (WAA) annual Giving in July campaign.The goal for Peterborough Town Cemeteries is to support efforts that help unify and celebrate veterans and military...


Rinker Buck leads off Monadnock Summer Lyceum
06-28-2024 12:04 PM

PeterboroughBuck leads off lyceum seriesSince 1828, the end of June has marked the beginning of the eight Sunday events of the Monadnock Summer Lyceum.This year, the series begins June 30 with author Rinker Buck addressing the question “What Makes a...


Viewpoint: L. Phillips Runyon III – Youngsters at the founding
06-28-2024 11:50 AM

Due to a number of factors related to modern life – perhaps eating better and exercising more, and certainly taking all manner of Big Pharma concoctions – we’ve become a nation where our primary leaders tend to have silver hair or no hair and are...


Letter: They are not all rich
06-28-2024 11:16 AM

A woman driving past us at Black Lives Matter vigil screamed out her driver's window that we were wasting our time. She said they are all rich and powerful. I guess she has never driven through slums nor passed the shacks on out-of-the-way roads in...


SEEKING SOLUTIONS: Microtransit could be rural transportation option
06-27-2024 12:04 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS and BILL FONDA

On a recent public Zoom meeting to discuss transportation in the region, Mary Vallier Kaplan, a Peterborough resident who is legally blind, lamented the lack of public transportation options.“There are a lot of us in Peterborough who are unable to...


Peterborough hosts reading of Douglass speech June 29
06-27-2024 9:00 AM

There will be a Jaffrey/Peterborough-area community reading of Frederick Douglass’ "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” speech Saturday, June 29, at noon at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St. in Peterborough.All are...


Firelight Theatre Workshop telling “Tiny Stories’
06-26-2024 12:04 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

The Firelight Theater Workshop’s fifth “Tiny Stories" event will be at 6 p.m. on June 30 the Harrisville General Store. The theme of this year’s performance is “Tiny Stories from Tiny Stores.”  “It’s tiny stories about tiny stores, so we are...


Letter: Vaccine has been vital in fighting COVID
06-25-2024 2:07 PM

You may disagree with him, but L. Phillips Runyon gets the facts straight, or at least doesn’t cherry-pick numbers to support his cause. Central in Cole Mills’ letter published in this newspaper on June 20 (“The opposite of ‘common good’”) are...


Letter: Reaching for solutions
06-25-2024 1:55 PM

Kudos to the Ledger-Transcript for participating in the Solution Journalism Network program (Editorial, June 11). The staff will take part in a six-month training program, learning how to incorporate problem-solving into news coverage as people in our...


Girl Scout leaders in Peterborough, Bennington and Greenfield honored
06-25-2024 11:01 AM

Four Girl Scout leaders were recently honored for their dedication and volunteer work on June 9 after a bridging ceremony that recognized 30 Girl Scouts as they moved up to the next level at Crotched Mountain School.Martha Duffy and Christina Fuller...


Monadnock Ledger-Transcript takes home four New Hampshire Press Association awards
06-24-2024 1:36 PM

STAFF REPORT

The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript and its staff were honored by the New Hampshire Press Association at a banquet and awards ceremony on Thursday at St. Anselm College in Manchester, both for individual achievements and as an organization.The awards...


Hometown Heroes: Cathy Lanigan is motivated by a love of singing
06-24-2024 12:06 PM

By BILL FONDA

Since she was a child, Cathy Lanigan has always loved to sing.She was a voice major in college, and thought she would be a music teacher. Instead, she wound up working in IT as a computer programmer and didn’t sing, even though she still loved it.But...


Lawn tractor fire destroys garage, damages home in Peterborough
06-21-2024 7:18 PM

By BILL FONDA

A lawn tractor fire in a garage Friday afternoon on Cheney Avenue in Peterborough destroyed the garage, heavily damaged a house and sent a Jaffrey firefighter to Monadnock Community Hospital with a minor injury.Peterborough Fire Chief Ed Walker said...


Exploring Monadnock Trails: Ashley Saari – A hike through the woods and a visit to a wildflower garden
06-21-2024 12:05 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

As we settle into summer, and some of the spring rain clouds start to clear, it’s time to get back into my favorite warm-weather activity and start exploring trails. For my first hike of the year, I decided to pick a new spot for me -- Peterborough’s...


PREP Talk: Michael Nadeau – Should you buy a battery backup system?
06-21-2024 12:03 PM

Home battery backup systems are getting a lot of attention as an alternative to generators that run on fossil fuel.This is especially true for homes with solar panels that can easily and more cheaply keep the batteries charged. More-frequent and...

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