First generation on the farm

Monday, May 18, 2015

Linda Estabrook doesn’t have a background in farming. But as she looks around and sees a vibrant, growing dedication to local food, it makes her want to get down in the dirt. “This is an area where you can know your farmer,” said Estabrook. “I love that.” So, though she made her living for the past decade teaching dancing on … 0

ConVal: Students get dose of reality

Monday, May 18, 2015

Senior Danielle Sell grew up very aware of prosthetics. Her uncle and aunt both wear one. Sell dreams of becoming a prosthetic engineer. She interned … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Bernard Hampsey joins JR Rotary

Monday, May 18, 2015

The newest member of the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club is Bernard Hampsey Jr. Hampsey married Jean Letourneau of Jaffrey in 1960. They moved to Jaffrey in … 0

ML: Looking for tourist dollars

Monday, April 13, 2015

Last year, state officials expected 14.9 million tourists to visit New Hampshire and spend billions of dollars in the Granite State on anything from maple syrup to craft beer. And this May, for the first time ever, the Monadnock region will be hosting the state Governor’s Conference on … 0

ML: Region’s comings and goings

Monday, April 13, 2015

Change was in the air during the first quarter of 2015, as a couple of new businesses opened, a few shut their doors, and other relocated. Businesses opening: SNH Vape, Jaffrey (Vape shop selling non-tobacco products) 13 Patisserie, Peterborough (online bakery and catering business) Businesses closing: Fulton Auto, … 0

Business: Stick around, young workers

Friday, April 10, 2015

As the employment specialist at The River Center, I meet with job seekers at all stages of their careers. What all of these people have in common is the challenge of looking for work in the Monadnock region. I recently asked our intern, a Franklin Pierce University student, … 0

Region: Help available for fuel bills

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Although snowbanks are receding and temperatures slowly rising, Southern New Hampshire Services will be taking applications through April 30 to help renters and homeowners in paying past or future energy bills. Fuel assistance will pay for oil, propane, wood, pellets, kerosene, natural gas or electric heat costs. Payments … 0

Keene: Food Co-op names marketing manager

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Emerald Levick has been hired as the new marketing and membership manager for the Monadnock Food Co-op. The food co-op’s announcement of the appointment states that Levick is deeply passionate about strengthening the local food system and her … 0

Keene: Truman leads United Way campaign

Friday, April 3, 2015

Beth Truman of Keene has been named general campaign chair for the Monadnock United Way 2015-2016 campaign. Truman’s involvement with Monadnock United Way includes serving as a Division Chair for Towns IV and the Special Division. She is … 0

Jaffrey/Rindge: Rogers joins Rotary

Thursday, April 9, 2015

On April 4, Helene Rogers was inducted as a member of the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club. Rogers is the treasurer for the town of Ridge and serves on the board of the Jaffrey Rindge Education Foundation. She lives in … 0

Winchendon, Massachusetts: New hygienist at dental practice

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Dr. James Mularczyk has welcomed Samantha Dugan, as a new dental hygienist. Dugan brings four years of dental hygiene experience and joins current hygienist Dianna Walsh. Mularczyk’s office, located in Winchendon, Masschusetts, serves the southern New Hampshire community. … 0

Peterborough: Promotions at NHBB

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Jim Geary has been named executive vice president of New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc., in Peterborough, effective April 1. Geary has been vice president of sales since June 2011. Reporting directly to Dan Lemieux, the newly appointed president … 0

Cheshire County: Nursing home plans reviewed

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Cheshire County state representatives visiting a nursing home in New York Friday hope the trip will bring clarity to what the county should do with its Westmoreland facility. The nursing home in New York is similar to the proposed model being recommended by a task force created in … 0