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Peterborough: ZBA approves Stone Barn condos

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The iconic yet dilapidated Stone Barn may have collapsed this winter if its new owners — Stan Fry of Peterborough and Bradford Malt of Boston, Massachusetts — hadn’t pour hundreds of thousands of dollars in to saving it. Now, Fry, Malt, and Cy Gregg, who has now joined the partnership, plan to build 10 condos in the barn … 0

Peterborough: Agricultural ordinance revision nears end of road

Monday, February 23, 2015

Town officials spent much of the fall and winter drafting improvements to Peterborough’s agricultural ordinance, which the Planning Board said failed to protect the interests … 0

PEterborough/Jaffrey: Construction biz shows life

Monday, February 23, 2015

Construction is one area that is slow to come out of the recession, as expensive building projects are put off until more economically healthy times. … 0

Region: Planning Commission studies future trends

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Southwest Region Planning Commission has recently completed and adopted, “Monadnock Region Future: A Plan for Southwest New Hampshire.” The document, which is advisory in nature, is intended to serve as a resource for the region’s 34 communities as well as organizations, institutions, and other entities with an … 0

Historic barn tax incentive use is growing

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Eighty-eight towns and cities in New Hampshire are now using the state’s tax incentive program to encourage historic barn preservation. According to data collected by the N.H. Department of Revenue Administration, by the close of 2014, 480 historic structures were enrolled in the program. RSA 79D authorizes towns … 0

Peterborough: FPU’s Doherty joins Kettering Foundation

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Joni Doherty will join the Kettering Foundation as a program officer, effective February 16. Doherty comes to the Kettering Foundation from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, where she heads the New England Center for Civic Life. She has been director of the center since 2003 and was its … 0

Peterborough: ML

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Brittany Jones of Greenfield, NH and a junior at Keene State College studying nutrition, recently created a worthwhile product for the Peterborough Food Pantry. During her winter break, she interviewed volunteers at the Pantry to identify a nutrition … 0

Swanzey: Humane Society names interim leader

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Board of Directors of Monadnock Humane Society invites the community to a “Meet and Greet” open house to introduce everyone to the new transition leader, Joseph Olsen. Olsen was hired by the board in December to lead the organization to the next level. The event will be … 0

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, … 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 that business taxes be cut. Sen. Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford) is among those sponsoring … 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 Center in downtown Keene from 3 to 5 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Monadnock Small Business Journal, will be a roundtable discussion … 0

Concord: Small Business Day planned, Feb. 13

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Business and Industry Association’s annual Small Business Day will be held Feb. 13 at the Holiday Inn in Concord from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The event is an opportunity for small business owners and managers to hear from New Hampshire’s top policy-makers. Topics to be discussed this … 0

Keene: United Way nears its goal

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Monadnock United Way fundraising campaign is now at $1,755,960, or 83 percent of the goal, according to a report given by a Jan. 21 meeting by campaign chair John Round. While the amount is an increase of $81,289 over what was reported two weeks earlier, $350,274 still … 0