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Lyndeborough: Funds raised to purchase Rose Mountain

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thrills may be found on Blueberry Hill, but the blueberries are found on Rose Mountain. Rose Mountain is named for Abram Rose, and was once used to support sheep flocks, and later was the site of dozens of commercial blueberries bushes. The berries were shipped to Boston to be sold in the early 1900s, right up until the 1950s. Many … 0

Rindge: Town looking to sell land

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Town officials are working to sell some town-owned land in order to recoup back taxes and put properties back on the tax rolls. The town … 0

Francestown: Taylor land donation will go to vote

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The decision whether or not to use donated funds to purchase land for a future cemetery will now be put in the hands of the … 0

PETERBOROUGH: DPW chief: Parking plan flexible

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

PETERBOROUGH ­— The director of public works assured the Conservation Commission the parking lot off Grove Street will be built to match downtown’s present parking demand, with room to adjust if demand increases. “It is really not clear … 0

Peterborough: Costs delay Union Street bridge plans

Monday, June 22, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The town has postponed the rebuilding of the Union Street bridge to next spring, because the project is $51,000 more than expected. Director of Public Works Rodney Bartlett recommended the Select Board appropriate the additional money in the FY2017 operating budget. The 1940 bridge, over the … 0

Peterborough: Fund encourages commercial use of biomass

Monday, June 22, 2015

The value of switching to renewable energy has been a growing talking point. But the cost of making the switch isn’t insignificant, and is an easy excuse to drag your feet. But a Peterborough company, backed by federal … 0

Bennington: Town pursues state grant for VFW work

Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer work on a proposed $300,000 renovation of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall has been put on hold while the town pursues a state grant for the project. The town has applied for a grant from the … 0

Bennington: Town awaits bids for safety projects

Monday, June 22, 2015

BENNINGTON — Phase II of Bennington’s ongoing sidewalk improvement project is set to move forward — but may have to wait until next spring due to a lack of available companies to do the work. Phase I was … 0

Dublin: ConCom battles invasives

Monday, June 22, 2015

DUBLIN — The Conservation Commission is working toward the eradication of two invasive plant species. Plans to quell the growth of Japanese knotweed and purple loosestrife were discussed at Wednesday’s meeting, with the Conservation Commission deciding to use … 0

Greenfield: Town names two to DPW post

Monday, June 22, 2015

Town officials have opted to split the previously vacant Department of Public Works supervisor position, hiring Neal Beauregard as the town’s manager of roads and Patrick Greene as the manager of buildings and grounds. The hires — made official at a May 28 non-public Select Board meeting — … 0

Dublin: ConCom works on proposal for trees planting

Monday, June 22, 2015

DUBLIN — The Conservation Commission is looking for community input for a proposal to restore a vegetative buffer between the town maintenance barn and Cobb Meadow Road. Since the formation of the warrant article — which appropriated $2,500 to purchase and plant site-appropriate trees and shrubs to restore … 0

Accident diverts traffic

Monday, June 22, 2015

Benjamin Forrest of Peterborough, left, surveys his sedan, after it rear-ended another vehicle on Jaffrey Road Thursday afternoon. Traffic was briefly redirected. There were no major injuries. … 0

New Ipswich police log: June 23, 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015

New Ipswich Saturday, June 13 Harassment: At 12:50 p.m. police took a report from an Old Wilton Road resident that she was receiving text messages from an ex-boyfriend after requesting that he not contact her. Police talked with the man and advised him that further contact could result … 0