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Peterborough: Board delays farm use ruling, again

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Planning Board once again delayed ruling on whether the owners of Four Winds Farm in Peterborough could hold weddings, farm-to- table meals, and other events throughout the year, after the board deadlocked over whether the farm requires a site plan reviewed because agritourism alters the use of a farm from agriculture to more “commercial” use. The board will continue its meeting for the third time on Oct. 20 at … 0

Peterborough: Makerspace open house Friday night at Guernsey Building

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Monadnock Art X Tech, a movement to start a makerspace in Peterborough, is opening its doors Friday evening at the Guernsey Building. Previously known as Monadnock Makers, the Peterborough makerspace is inviting anyone interested to stop by 70 Main St. during First Friday. Roy Schlieben, one of the makerspace’s organizers, is encouraging anyone attending to enter the from Phoenix Lane off Grove Street. … 0

ConVal: ConVal to host series on college preparations

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The ConVal School Counseling Department will be hosting a representative from the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation for three informational programs this fall. “College Costs, Financial Aid and Savings Options” for parents of current 9-11 graders. This is a general overview of the process and is designed to both provide information and answer questions. Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. will be a … 0

ConVal: Donations accepted now for shoe drive

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Region 14 Applied Technology Center’s Careers in Education Program, located at ConVal High School is working collaboratively with Monadnock Community Early Learning Center to raise funds for the center through a school-wide shoe drive. The groups are … 0

Greenfield: Pantry, clothes closet open house

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

First, some background: DeMoulas Super Markets, Inc., under the trade name Market Basket, is a chain of 71 supermarkets in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, with headquarters in Tewksbury, Mass. From 1990 through late August 2014, the company was the center of controversy as the families of cousins … 0

Dover: Arson case heats up

Monday, September 29, 2014

An attorney for former Peterborough firefighter and alleged arsonist Gregory Potter contended in court on Friday that a detective for the Durham Police Department violated Potter’s constitutional rights. Potter, 23, is accused of setting a series of fires … 0

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Michael Dukakis, the former governor of Massachusetts and the 1988 Democratic-nominee for president, repeated and repeated one of his foundational principles to a Peterborough audience last Wednesday. Speaking at the Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse, the 80-year-old … 0

Dublin: Yankee’s Pierce honored by women’s media group

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sherin Pierce, vice president of Dublin-based Yankee Publishing and publisher of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, North America’s oldest continuously-published periodical, was honored Thursday by Exceptional Women in Publishing, an international association of women in media, at EWIP’s first … 0

Letter: My viewpoint was misread

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: In response to Tricia Saenger’s comments on my most recent article titled “A box of matzos on the grocery shelf,” she totally missed the point of what I had to say. And she not only twisted up the intent of that heartfelt article, she went … 0

Letter: Seeking your vote in November

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: To the people of Bennington, Greenfield, and Hancock, I want to thank all the voters who voted in the primary. It has been my privilege to serve you in the House of Representatives since 2012. As your representative, I was able to work toward accomplishing … 0

Swanzey: Locals petition area nonprofit

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A group of donating members have petitioned the Monadnock Humane Society to hold a public meeting after the Humane Society’s Board of Directors fired their executive director, Michelle Thevenin, about a month ago. This ad-hoc group is referring to themselves on Facebook as the Friends of Monadnock Humane … 0

Peterborough: An effort to beautify roundabout

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The roundabout on Route 101 next to Shaw’s and CVS Pharmacy could be sprouting with springtime flowers after Audrey Cass is through with it. The Peterborough resident is pushing for volunteers to “beautify” the traffic circle. Cass said … 1

Letter: The Monahons supported farming

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: Next Monday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m. there will be a public meeting of the Planning Board at the Town House in relation to a Conditional Use Permit being sought by local farmers to enhance and support their plans to carry on the work of … 0