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

Wedding Guide: It was worth the wait

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

We have all the time in the world... Is there a secret formula for success in life? Are there specific steps one must take in order to find it — graduate high school, go to college or get … 0

Dublin: Abram decides not to run

Monday, January 19, 2015

Dublin will be seeking a new Select Board member, as Select Board Chair Sterling Abram has announced he won’t be running for re-election. Abram has been a member of the Select Board for nine years, three of which he has served as chair. He said he feels it’s … 0

Jaffrey: Veterans call for tax credit increase

Monday, January 19, 2015

Veterans in Jaffrey may begin receiving a $100-$200 increase in their tax credit, after several veterans pointed out to the Select Board that Jaffrey offers a lower credit than a majority of surrounding towns. Jaffrey currently offers a … 0

Peterborough tale

Monday, January 19, 2015

I walked from Dublin to Peterborough on Sunday with the NH Rebellion. I wonder how great writers would describe that walk. Thoreau wrote about the kind of walking I usually do. He wrote about why one walks — … 0

Dublin: Taking a trek through our towns, seeking political reform

Monday, January 19, 2015

Despite facing a long journey on foot through frigid temperatures and mounds of snow, almost two dozen protesters walked through the Monadnock region over the weekend, advocating for campaign finance reform. Inspired by the activism of Dublin’s own … 0

Conval: Merit raises to be piloted by school district

Monday, January 19, 2015

The ConVal School Board and ConVal Education Association are attempting to introduce a novel program, increasing teachers’ salaries because of their performance, not their seniority. This salary increase for merit would be implemented if the collective bargaining agreement — a contract for teacher’s, paraprofessionals, and professional service providers … 0

Peterborough: Fairpoint strike continues as legislators mull state contract

Monday, January 19, 2015

Tensions continue to remain high between FairPoint Communications and its unionized employees who are on strike. 1,700 FairPoint employees in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine have been on strike since October, after FairPoint declared an impasse after four months of negotiations between them and the two unions. FairPoint … 0

Peterborough: Victims, cop testify about Durham fires

Monday, January 19, 2015

Editor’s note: This is combination of two stories posted by Foster’s Daily Democrat, with coverage of the trial on both Wednesday and Thursday. DOVER — Testimony in Gregory Potter’s arson trial continued Thursday at Strafford County Superior Court. Potter, 23, is a former Peterborough on-call firefighter and EMT … 0

Dublin School: Wildcats roundup from last week’s action

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Boys’ basketball Dublin School hosted a deep squad from Cushing Academy on Wednesday, falling by a score of 79-53. All eight players scored for the Wildcats, led by young shooting guard Dylan Savage with 14 points, all coming in the second half. Hunter Bachman added 13 points and … 0

Antrim: Grapevine program urges good choices

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Parents of youth ages 9 to 14 years are invited to participate in a workshop called Guiding Good Choices, which will be held at Great Brook School beginning Thursday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. Research has show that this program is effective in improving family communication and preventing … 0