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Peterborough/Wilton: Founding farmers

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WILTON — Nowadays, community supported agriculture is everywhere. It’s a basic concept. Members pay for their goods upfront, so that farmers have some capital to start their growing season. And in return, members of the community supported agriculture, or CSA, are guaranteed a portion of what’s grown, fresh from the farm to their table, at various intervals throughout the season. For nearly 30 years, it’s the concept that has supported the Temple-Wilton Community Farm, located in Wilton — the oldest Community Supported Agriculture model in the United States. On Sunday, the Peterborough Grange will be honoring the three original farmers that made it happen: Lincoln … 0

Peterborough: National award for green energy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Peterborough is the only town nationwide being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for purchasing green power — electricity from renewable sources like solar, wind and geothermal that do not emit greenhouse gases. The EPA announced Wednesday that Peterborough is one of nine entities across the country to receive the EPA’s 2014 Green Power Purchasing Award. Other award winners include the cities … 0

Peterborough: Students need community support

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

After a survey from last year showed that alcohol use at the high school is increasing, over 10 percent of students have had serious suicidal thoughts in the last year, and over three percent of students have tried heroin, the School Board and administrators are demanding support for students not fall solely on … 0

Peterborough: Conflict resolver to talk at conference

Friday, November 14, 2014

Peterborough conflict resolution author, teacher, coach and mediator Tammy Lenski will speak on “Turning Conflict into Collaboration” at the 46th Annual Conference of New England City and Town Clerks. The conference takes place Nov. 19 to 21 in Portsmouth. Lenski will discuss the key factors for influencing the … 0

Peterborough: Richard Dufresne leaving PCA

Friday, November 14, 2014

Richard Dufresne, a licensed independent clinical social worker, will no longer be providing counseling and psychotherapy services effective Dec. 20. Dufresne has been an independent practitioner with Peterborough Clinical Associates since 1992. His colleagues at Peterborough Clinical Associates … 0

Keene: Starting your own business seminar

Friday, November 14, 2014

Monadnock SCORE will present a seminar on “How to Start Your Own Business” today from 6 to 9 p.m. The seminar will be presented at and sponsored by the Savings Bank of Walpole, 84 Marlborough St., in Keene. This seminar is designed for anyone who is thinking about … 0

Keene: MFS names new board

Friday, November 14, 2014

Monadnock Family Services, the Monadnock region’s community mental health center, has named Michael Chelstowski, Ann Heffernon, Stephen McGreal, Winston Sims and Sharon Price Stout to its Board of Directors. Chelstowski is the senior vice president of professional services at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene. He has served in … 0

Letter: Network neutrality is only fair

Friday, November 14, 2014

To the editor: President Obama asked the Federal Communications Commission to set the strongest possible rules to protect network neutrality as it writes new Internet traffic regulations. He said the FCC should reclassify broadband service to be regulated like a public utility. This would mean that Internet service … 0

Letter: Pumpkin Fest support was great!

Friday, November 14, 2014

To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of Animaterra Women’s Chorus, to publicly thank everyone who supported us at this year’s Pumpkin Festival. Being a nonprofit, with members from all around the Monadnock area, we once again sold a variety of homemade turnovers … 0

Letter: Share the love for geography

Friday, November 14, 2014

To the editor: I’m a longtime geographer and supporter of the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance and a resident of the Monadnock region. Nov. 16 to 22 is Geography Awareness Week, and this year NHGA joined forces with the Mariposa Museum’s Geo Challenge, which was held Saturday in Peterborough. … 0

Letter: Troop 2 Boy Scouts say thanks

Friday, November 14, 2014

To the editor: The Boy Scouts of Troop 2 would like to thank the community for their donations to our “Scouting for Food” food drive that we held last week. These kind and generous donations helped supply the Antrim/Bennington food pantry, which will aid in feeding many families … 0

Viewpoint: How to conduct your own food drive

Friday, November 14, 2014

People often ask us this time of year how they can help out the Peterborough Food Pantry. My first thought is always this: “If you win megabucks, please write us a big check.” OK, so that’s wishful thinking … 0

Editorial: Take some time before reacting

Monday, November 17, 2014

One inarguable fact of human existence is that people are resistant to change. No matter how good an idea turns out to be in the end, there are invariably detractors when the concept is first pitched. Just think back to those who dismissed the rising new technology of … 0