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Hancock/Mason: Orchards fare better here

Monday, October 20, 2014

It wasn’t just last winter’s record snowfall and cold that affected apple production in New Hampshire, according to a state agricultural expert. George Hamilton, a University of New Hampshire field specialist, recently explained it was also the severe snaps of warm weather and cold weather and vice versa from the fall through the spring. “I don’t want to say there’s … 0

Peterborough: Fairpoint workers picketing over contract negotiations

Monday, October 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A handful of local Fairpoint technicians picketing on Concord Street outside the Fairpoint facility on Monday and Friday are some of the 1,700 … 0

Peterborough: Scott-Farrar project on hold

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Scott-Farrar Home’s building project — to expand the assisted living home’s facilities — is on hold after a change to federal regulations has frozen … 0

Economy: What is yet to come

Monday, October 6, 2014

As we honor our past, we can’t help but wonder about our future. One of the qualities that has served Peterborough well over the last 275 years is its adaptability. Over the years as new innovations and technologies … 0

Peterborough: Downtown sidewalks complete

Monday, October 6, 2014

Sidewalk renovation on Grove Street is finishing just in time for Peterborough’s 275th anniversary celebration. However, construction on Union Street isn’t close to wrapping up, even though the project is mostly “in step,” according to a memo written … 0

Our economy: Harnessing waterpower, labor and that entrepreneurial spirit

Monday, October 6, 2014

Peterborough’s early economy was based in farming and home industries. Dairy goods and flax were the primary goods produced by the town’s farmers and sold at market in Boston. As farms and orchards developed, additional goods like apples, … 0

Rindge: Wolken joins staff at Franklin Pierce

Friday, October 3, 2014

Franklin Pierce University has announced the hiring of Jim Wolken as executive director of marketing and communications, a new position for the university. Wolken brings more than 20 years of marketing experience to Franklin Pierce, having held senior … 0

Peterborough: Tracy Messer elected to Monadnock Center Board

Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture has announced the election of Tracy Messer for a three-year term on its board of directors. After graduating from Dickinson College with a double-major in psychology and Spanish, Messer earned a master’s degree in counseling from Colgate University. He spent the … 0

Peterborough: Board delays farm use ruling, again

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Planning Board once again delayed ruling on whether the owners of Four Winds Farm in Peterborough could hold weddings, farm-to- table meals, and other events throughout the year, after the board deadlocked over whether the farm requires a site plan reviewed because agritourism alters the use of … 0

Peterborough: Makerspace open house Friday night at Guernsey Building

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Monadnock Art X Tech, a movement to start a makerspace in Peterborough, is opening its doors Friday evening at the Guernsey Building. Previously known as Monadnock Makers, the Peterborough makerspace is inviting anyone interested to stop by 70 Main St. during First Friday. Roy Schlieben, one of the … 0

Jaffrey: Young Americans

Monday, September 29, 2014

For millenials like Melanie McDonald and Dominique “Dom” Caissie, slightly sacrificing their careers to live and work in Jaffrey wasn’t out of the question. McDonald, 36, walked away from a managerial position at the Brattleboro Museum and Art … 0

Rindge: Talk on mobile phone industry

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Entrepreneur and business executive Stan Fry will speak at Franklin Pierce University on Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. at The Marulli Welcome Center in Peterson Manor. Fry’s talk is titled, “Revolutionizing the Mobile Phone Industry — Reflections on … 0

Dublin: Towns eye farm rules

Monday, September 22, 2014

DUBLIN — The Dublin Planning Board has turned its eye to a possible agritourism ordinance, after a similar ordinance was approved by Peterborough voters in March. Meanwhile, other towns are keeping an eye on how the ordinance works … 0