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The Planning Board approved Dancing Ground Farms Conditional Use Permit to host weddings, farm-to-table meals, and seasonal events on Four Winds Farm.

Peterborough: Town sued over farm code

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The Planning Board has approved the first permit for a farm in Peterborough to host weddings, farm-to-table meals, and other seasonal and educational events throughout the year, after delaying their decision twice. Neighbors of the farm have voiced numerous objections to the farm’s application in public hearings this fall. Several of the neighbors did not wait to hear … 0

Rindge: State Senate candidates square off in FPU debate

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

RINDGE — Candidates for New Hampshire’s 9th and 12th State Senate districts met Tuesday afternoon at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge for a debate sponsored by the university’s Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communications and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript. Present were the candidates for the New Hampshire Senate’s 12th District, Peggy Gilmour (D-Hollis) and Kevin … 0

ConVal: School Board won’t talk consolidation for 3 years

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TEMPLE — The ConVal School Board decided Tuesday to not consider a proposal to close the district’s two middle schools, at least not for the next three years. In arriving at the decision, the board referred to a vote taken in the spring to not discuss any questions about consolidation again until 2017. … 0

Bennington: Man charged in sex assault

Monday, October 20, 2014

Police arrested a man, charging him with sexual assault, in Bennington on Friday, but are revealing few details because the victim is a minor. Bennington Police Chief Steve Campbell said Monday that Thomas Belcher, 26, of Greenfield was charged with felonious sexual assault on Friday at 2:30 p.m. … 0

Hancock: Tipping the scales

Monday, October 20, 2014

Peg McLeod, owner of Norway Hill Orchard in Hancock, was greeted with a gift one morning about two weeks ago. A worker picking apples earlier that morning put a larger than normal apple on top of a crate … 0

Francestown: Town holds emergency meeting about bridge

Monday, October 20, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — At an emergency meeting Wednesday night, Francestown’s Select Board elected to close a third bridge in town. The Select Board voted unanimously to close Scoby Bridge. The vote followed a N.H. Department of Transportation recommendation on … 0

Peterborough: Scott-Farrar project on hold

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Scott-Farrar Home’s building project — to expand the assisted living home’s facilities — is on hold after a change to federal regulations has frozen a majority of the project’s funding. Eldon Munson, a Scott Farrar trustee who … 0

Peterborough: Building on giving

Monday, October 20, 2014

Katherine Forrest loves animals, so when she opened her new store Treat Goods in Depot Square this summer, she began thinking about what she could do to give back to the furry friends that give so much to … 0

Greenfield: New trustees join Crotched board

Monday, October 20, 2014

Susan A. Reeves, of New London has been appointed to the Crotched Mountain Foundation Board of Directors, after having served as a trustee since 2007. Crotched Mountain also welcomes two new trustees, Laura Clark and Jennifer Crowell, both … 0

Editorial: Let’s start talking about ConVal

Monday, October 20, 2014

Thank you, Barbara Miller. We applaud Peterborough Select Board Chair Barbara Miller for starting the discussion about the sustainability of the ConVal School District with her plan to close and sell Great Brook and South Meadow middle schools. While the plan may not be palatable to all, and … 0

Viewpoint: I’m neither right, nor left

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I like to describe myself as a meat-eating, gun-toting, ecologically aware, fiscally conservative, pro-free trade, capitalist, social libertarian who doesn’t believe Adam and Eve were frolicking with dinosaurs 8,000 years ago. This makes me a political pariah for partisans on both sides of the current political divide. Please … 0

Letters: Vote for David Bedard

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: Residents of Greenfield, Bennington and Hancock in Hillsborough District 3: This November, I am voting for David Bedard. For a decade, I have known David as a Hancock neighbor, a colleague of a financial services company, a manufacturing company owner, a friend and a mentor … 0

Viewpoint: Samuel Smith, ‘founder’ of Peterborough

Friday, October 17, 2014

It is fitting that on the occasion of the 275th anniversary of the founding of Peterborough, recognition be given to those who laid the foundations of the town’s civic life, economy and architecture. Prime among the early citizens … 0