Back-to-school shoppers rushed department and retail stores in the region.

Peterborough/Rindge: Back-to-school shoppers think before spending

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A middle-schooler’s shopping list — two spiral notebooks, colored pencils, two three-ring binders and a backpack — sets a parent back nearly $50. And that’s just the beginning of back-to-school shopping. As the cost of products continues to rise post-recession, retailers here have found customers are walking into stores knowing more than they used to. They’ve already researched products and … 0

Wilton: Subdivision creates 5 ‘estate’ lots on 70 acres

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

WILTON — The Planning Board approved a plan to subdivide a 70-acre lot to create five new housing lots during its meeting Wednesday. Provost Trust … 0

Peterborough: Town should find partner for search

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A vice president of an Internet service company is encouraging a subcommittee of the Economic Development Authority to partner with other municipalities to … 0

Wiltonnh: New plans for Color Shop storefront

Monday, July 20, 2015

WILTON — A sign outside The Color Shop and More advertises the news: A 20 percent off going out of business sale. The Color Shop offers a variety of items, as its sign suggests — art supplies, Waldorf … 0

Kinder Morgan scales back pipeline plan

Monday, July 20, 2015

The news that Tennessee Gas Pipeline is downsizing both the diameter of its proposed pipeline and the horsepower of its compressor stations has done little to soothe project’s opponents. Kinder Morgan announced last week the project will use a 30-inch diameter pipeline instead of 36. With less pressure … 0

Peterborough: Club looks to advance understanding of world

Monday, July 20, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — In response to a speaker who urged Rotarians to demand the U.S. and media stop supporting Israel, a professor spoke to the club Monday about the anti-Semitism of certain Arab regimes. Joseph Spoerl — a Saint … 0

KEENE: $5K awarded to Grimes Center

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Hannah Grimes Center of Keene. The Hannah Grimes Center provides programs specifically designed to increase the success rate of small businesses and nonprofit organizations. “The funding will support the … 0

Peterborough: The 1960s, those were the days

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

While inside Hobbs Jewelers, visiting one of his childhood mentors — the late Paul Hobbs — Donald “Jimmy” Smith began chatting with a jewelry salesman from Massachusetts about life in Peterborough in the ’60s. Smith and the salesman … 0

Wilton: Crematorium project aired

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

WILTON — The Zoning Board of Adjustment Tuesday approved the first step in a project that would site a crematorium on Forest Road. Carl Michaud, who owns and operates Michaud Funeral Home on Maple Street, presented the plan. … 0

Jaffrey: Stony Brook subdivision plan resurfaces

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

JAFFREY — Plans for a 28-unit condominium subdivision on Mountain Road, first brought to the town’s attention in 2004, have now resurfaced, with the developer and his attorney asking for final approval Tuesday night. The Planning Board ruled … 0

Peterborough: Traffic a concern for Mr. Mike’s site

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The Planning Board handed down a detailed list of recommendations for a corporation to consider in its plans to demolish a 30-year-old gas station on Grove Street and build a modern one on the lot. High … 0

Peterborough: ZBA paves way for library expansion

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The Planning Board is clearing the way for the library to expand. The board approved a boundary line adjustment between the library and the FairPoint building on Concord Street. This move enables the nonprofit supporting the library to buy the rear half of that property FairPoint … 0

Peterborough: An end of an era for the region?

Monday, July 13, 2015

Cobblestone Publishing, one of the last publishers remaining in Peterborough, will close its office on Grove Street tomorrow. Cricket Media, Cobblestone’s parent company, is consolidating the Peterborough publisher’s operations into its Chicago office. “It is, I guess, the end of an era,” said Ted Leach, a former publisher … 1