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

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

Peterborough: ZBA denies variance for RiverMead

Monday, January 12, 2015

PETERBOROUGH – The Zoning Board of Adjustment recently rejected RiverMead’s request for a zoning variance, which would have allowed the retirement center to build 12 additional parking spaces at its Rivermead Road location. The location of the proposed spaces would have forced vehicles parked in them to back … 0

Peterborough: Regional business outlook for 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

The national economy is continuing to rebound from the recession. The U.S. Department of Labor reported Friday that employers added 252,000 jobs in December. Unemployment fell to 5.6 percent, it’s lowest since June 2008. In the Monadnock region, … 0