Peterborough: Vision Forum report offers ideas for the town’s future

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

1. Improving means and access to transportation, with bike paths, maps and quality sidewalks to ensure access to community resources. 2. Creating a transparent, lasting, sustainable public/private organization to leverage current assets, effect policies, coordinate and promote outreach. 3. Promoting balanced growth while conserving the look and feel of Peterborough while encouraging economic vitality. Those are the top vote-getters among … 0

Peterborough: Community Center gets grant for kitchen

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Construction should get underway this summer on a kitchen at the Peterborough Community Center on Elm Street, after town officials announced this week … 0

Peterborough: Solar array project moves forward

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Voters were unanimous in their endorsement of solar energy on Tuesday, giving the Select Board the go-ahead to negotiate a 20-year lease with … 0

Wilton: Disputed cabin can stay — for now

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WILTON — A prefabricated fishing cabin on Isaac Frye Highway can stay, says the Zoning Board, after a ruling earlier this month that the cabin, which has been a source of dispute in town since 2012, is an allowed use. On July 30, 2012, Building Inspector John Shepardson … 0

New Ipswich: Old Town Hall deemed unsafe

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NEW IPSWICH — Despite an earlier decision to allow th e use of the Old Town Hall for an annual rummage sale at the Children’s Fair, the Select Board recently overturned that decision after hearing the limits that would have to be placed on the building in order for … 0

New Ipswich: Willow Brook buffer zone debated

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NEW IPSWICH — Conservation Commission Chair Bob Boynton voiced his concerns about the cutting away of a buffer zone to Willow Brook during the July 15 Select Board meeting. The removal of trees on Academy Road property, owned by Russ Salo, that borders Willow Brook — a tributary … 0

Getting in touch with what’s inside

Monday, July 21, 2014

TEMPLE — In one of the paddocks of Touchstone Farm in Temple, two black horses trot, free of bridle or saddle. Some volunteers approach them. Sometimes, the horses allow them to come close for a pat. Other times, … 0

Jaffrey: Board gives conditional OK for signs

Monday, July 21, 2014

JAFFREY — A decision about whether new permanent signs pointing the way to the First Church in Jaffrey will be allowed on Mountain Road in the historic Jaffrey Center will come down to the Historic District Committee, the … 0

New Ipswich: Fundraiser for town pool to be held at Nennie’s this Sunday

Monday, July 21, 2014

NEW IPSWICH — A fundraiser will be held this weekend to raise money to purchase a computer to be used at the New Ipswich Town Pool. Pool Director Elizabeth Pogorzelski is organizing a cookout at Nennie’s 5 Star Café in New Ipswich on Sunday from 3 to 7 … 0

Peterborough: Meditation Center gets OK to build temple

Monday, July 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — After a weekend visit to the site of a proposed Buddhist temple near the former Temple Mountain ski area, Zoning Board of Adjustment members on Wednesday approved a special exception and a variance request, allowing the Temple Mountain Buddhist Meditation Center to move forward with its … 0

Peterborough: Financing for Scott-Farrar expansion being finalized

Monday, July 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Construction on the new 73,000-square-foot Scott-Farrar Home on Elm Street could start in late September once a final round of financing is approved. On July 29, the Peterborough Select Board will be holding a public hearing on Scott-Farrar’s application for a $475,000 C0mmunity Development Block Grant … 0

Peterborough Police Log: July 17, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Peterborough Wednesday, July 2 Assist: At 10:18 p.m., police notified the Fire Department about a small fire smoldering in a vehicle on the side of Route 202. There was very little damage and the vehicle was later towed by its owner. Thursday, July 3 Shots report: At 1:55 … 0

Peterborough: Motion filed in arson case

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Former Peterborough firefighter Gregory Potter, who is accused of setting a series of fires at five residential buildings in Durham in the early morning hours of Feb. 2, 2013, while people were inside the apartments, is scheduled to … 0