Peterborough: Agritourism amendments on the table

Monday, January 26, 2015

After neighbors contested a farm’s application to hold agritourism events, including weddings and farm-to-table meals, the town has drafted an amendment to the Agricultural Ordinance, hoping it better serves farmers and their neighbors. “The most important thing it is doing is being clearer about what uses are permitted, and the ability of the Planning Board to protect people being affected … 0

Legislating change: How to grow the economy

Monday, January 26, 2015

How to grow the economy? That’s the question on many people’s minds, including our representatives in Concord. Both N.H. House and Senate Republicans are proposing … 0

Keene: Arts Alive plans forum for businesses

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Arts Alive will host a “Forum on the Creative Workforce,” facilitated by Maureen Curtiss of The Timken Company, on Feb. 11 at the Hannah Grimes … 0

Francestown: Golf course designer honored

Monday, January 12, 2015

Mary Armstrong of Armstrong Golf Architects, formerly of Francestown, has been recognized as a “Top 20 Sustainable Golf Course Design Practitioner” by the internationally recognized Green Planet Architects. In an email to Armstrong, Roy E. den Hoed, president of Green Planet Architects wrote that the award is given … 0

Francestown: Kitchen space for food entrepreneurs

Monday, January 19, 2015

Francestown Village Foods has come a long way from its time creating dishes made with local meat and produce on the second floor of the Francestown Village Store. For a year now, the business has been settled into … 0

Gas prices: Less pain at the pump

Monday, January 19, 2015

If you drive into Hometown Gas in Rindge, don’t surprised if you hear, “$1.99, can you believe this?” That’s what John Berry of Rindge yelled when he stepped out of his pickup truck on Wednesday. Hometown Gas is … 0

Keene: Monadnock Buy Local receives grant

Friday, January 16, 2015

Monadnock Buy Local recently received a grant from the Everett and Margaret H. Clement Family Fund and the Iola M. Hubbard Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to conduct a Communications Audit. This audit will assess how Monadnock Buy Local is currently driving behavior change and discover … 0

Peterborough: Fairpoint strike continues as legislators mull state contract

Monday, January 19, 2015

Tensions continue to remain high between FairPoint Communications and its unionized employees who are on strike. 1,700 FairPoint employees in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine have been on strike since October, after FairPoint declared an impasse after four months of negotiations between them and the two unions. FairPoint … 0

Region towns move toward solar

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Borrego Solar of Lowell, Massachusetts, has been involved in two solar array projects that will be sited in the region in the coming year. In October, Borrego signed a 20-year lease agreement with Peterborough for a solar array … 0

Antrim: Experts: Wind power needs may outweigh aesthetics

Thursday, January 15, 2015

For five years now, wind power has been the subject of contention in Antrim, with the proposal of a ten-turbine project that would span the Tuttle Hill and Willard Mountain ridgeline garnering supporters and detractors. The project came … 0

Pressing energy needs may not justify pipeline

Monday, January 12, 2015

With New England’s utility bills topping the charts as the highest in the nation, the need for more access to natural gas is something that many state lawmakers have been trying to solve. However, the prospect of a … 1

Keene: United Way reaches 80 percent of goal

Friday, January 9, 2015

This year’s Monadncock United Way campaign has raised $1,674,671 to date, according to John Round, general campaign chair. The amount is 80 percent of the campaign’s goal, leaving $431,563 still to be raised. “We are seeing some positive results, especially from many of the smaller and mid-sized businesses, … 0

New Ipswich: Planning Board won’t give support to petition articles

Monday, January 12, 2015

After attempts to get a zoning amendment that would include certain stretches of Routes 123 and 124 in the limited commercial district failed to gain traction amongst Planning Board members, a group of citizens, including Planning Board member Ned Nichols, decided to submit the article via petition. The … 0