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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

Finding a home: Asking questions is the key

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

While on the National Homeless organization’s website recently, I read an interesting article written by a college student who spent a short time living among people who were homeless. In “6 Things I Want You to Understand About … 0

View from the River Center: Supporting United Way helps River Center

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

“The River Center’s parenting program is a place you can come and learn to be the parent you want to be. ... There is no cookie-cutter approach to parenting.” That is what a group of parents concluded after participating in a parenting group at The River Center. Every … 0

Letter: Looking back on the past 6 years

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

To the editor: I thought it might be a good time to reflect back on some of the outcomes achieved, during the past six years, under the leadership of President Obama. 1) Our country is currently $17-plus trillion in debt, which will be inherited by our children and … 0

Editorial: Food and farming go hand in hand

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

If you were lost in the woods, would you want a handful of dollars or a handful of food? That question, posed by farmer Ruth Holmes at Tuesday’s Community Conversation in Peterborough’s Bass Hall, is a pithy and profound way to get to the core of both the … 0

Viewpoint: What’s in store for ConVal School District?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Editor’s note: The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript asked Supt. Brendan Minnihan to share his vision of the ConVal School District’s future with readers. What follows is his response. When I was interviewing for the position of ConVal Superintendent a little over a year ago, I frequently was asked the question, … 0

Peterborough: SKIP now offering preschool

Monday, October 13, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Peterborough parents now have a new preschool option for their kids. School Kids in Peterborough, known by the acronym SKIP, has served families with elementary school and middle school age children since 1994. Now, the child … 0

Peterborough: Driver in antique car crash recovering

Monday, October 13, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A Peterborough man airlifted to a Massachusetts hospital Saturday after he was thrown from his antique car is recovering, according to family and emergency personnel. Following Peterborough’s 275th parade, in which Arthur Eldredge, 60, drove a … 0

Peterborough: Town celebrates 275th anniversary in style

Monday, October 13, 2014

Saturday morning’s brisk, wet weather didn’t stop the “bang” of musket shots, the “crack” and “boom” of fireworks, or the smell of popcorn, barbecue and other fare from filling downtown for Peterborough’s 275th anniversary celebration of the first … 0

ConVal: Selectman proposes closing middle schools to save

Monday, October 13, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A committee of School Board members and selectmen is recommending the Conval School Board consider eliminating the district’s middle schools, having each elementary school serve kindergarten through eighth grade, and that the district sell the buildings of Great Brook and South Meadow middle schools. Barbara Miller, … 0

Peterborough: Charlie Bass on why he supports Garcia

Monday, October 13, 2014

Two years after losing his Congressional seat, former Congressman Charles Bass (R-Peterborough) is supporting another for New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District — the more conservative Marilinda Garcia. The lifelong Peterborough resident who represented the New Hampshire 2nd — … 0