Peterborough: Agritourism amendments on the table

Monday, January 26, 2015

After neighbors contested a farm’s application to hold agritourism events, including weddings and farm-to-table meals, the town has drafted an amendment to the Agricultural Ordinance, hoping it better serves farmers and their neighbors. “The most important thing it is doing is being clearer about what uses are permitted, and the ability of the Planning Board to protect people being affected by these uses,” said Pete Throop, Peterborough’s director of office … 0

ConVal: Lawyer: Petition article is advisory

Monday, January 26, 2015

The petition article to close Great Brook School and have the students and staff combine with South Meadow School has been deemed a referendum by ConVal School District counsel. That means that even if the advisory article passes, the School Board wouldn’t be required to act on the vote. Dean B. Eggert of the firm Wadleigh, Starr and Peters, provided an analysis to … 0

Antrim: Fire destroys commercial office and garage

Monday, January 26, 2015

ANTRIM — A commercial-grade garage was completely destroyed in a second-alarm blaze that sparked on Monday morning. The building belonged to R Lemire & Sons, a logging and timber harvesting business located at 237 Elm Ave. Ed Lemire, one of the owners of the business, said in an interview at the scene as … 0

Peterborough: Grant writing workshop at The River Center

Friday, January 23, 2015

The River Center is looking for a few detail-orientated people to join a four-week “Grant Writing Mentoring Circle.” Participants will gain experience in researching, writing and proofing grant applications. Completed applications will be submitted on behalf of The River Center. The program will run on Thursdays, starting this … 0

Peterborough: Business recruiter to speak at Chamber

Friday, January 23, 2015

Michael Bergeron, a business development manager for the N.H. Dept. of Resources and Economic Development, will be the speaker at the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast on Feb. 4. Bergeron manages out-of-state business recruitment, working to assist businesses considering relocation or expansion to the Granite State. He … 0

Walpole: Monadnock Menus annual meeting

Friday, January 23, 2015

Monadnock Menus, a program launched by the Cheshire County Conservation District to provide schools and other institutions throughout Cheshire County and the western Monadnock Region with easy access to local foods, will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Historical Society of Cheshire County … 0

Viewpoint: In response to Kinder Morgan

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

In reply to the Jan. 13 Viewpoint piece by Allen Fore, vice president of public affairs at Kinder Morgan, Inc.: Mr. Fore, welcome to New Hampshire! I have a spare winter coat I can lend you. On cost/price and capacity Capacity problems have all their roots in Massachusetts. … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Heart of my heart’

Friday, January 23, 2015

Heart of my heart to the heart of the mountain angel overlighting Mount Monadnock to the angel overlighting this space fill me with love and light and wisdom I come to you with gratitude to be in THIS place at THIS time with these folk holding the vision … 0

Editorial: Concealed guns demand licensure

Monday, January 26, 2015

It’s clear that the majority of representatives in the N.H. House are in favor of people carrying concealed firearms in the Chamber, with their recent vote to allow just that. But now there’s a movement that would do away with licensing requirements for anyone, anywhere in the state … 0

Viewpoint: Dropping out of RGGI would be a mistake

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

One terrible proposal being presented up in Concord is a regressive and irresponsible bill designed to remove New Hampshire from the nine-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI. It would result in a substantial loss of income for the state and loss of greatly needed help for our … 0

Viewpoint: Closing Great Brook would cost us

Thursday, January 22, 2015

I am writing to address the recent maelstrom around the petition for a ballot article to close Great Brook School in Antrim. I realize that there are many voices in this debate, as there have been for years. However, I have decided to lend my voice to this … 0


Friday, January 23, 2015

To the editor: Several weeks ago you published my letter that talked about the pandemonium that could result as an unintended consequence of a N.H. House rule allowing anyone to carry concealed weapons into the Statehouse. A few rebuttal letters have implied how much safer everyone would be … 0

Peterborough: Children’s magazine closing office

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Cricket Media employee confirmed Wednesday that Cobblestone’s Peterborough office will be closed sometime this summer. Cricket Media will be consolidating Cobblestone into Cricket Media’s location in Chicago, Illinois, according to Maggie Hatfield, a senior vice president of marketing for Cricket Media. Almost two years ago, Lou Waryncia, … 0