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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

GREENFIELD: 2nd arrest in sex case

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Police have arrested a Greenfield man and charged him for a second time in less than a month with sexual assault. But, as with the last case, police are revealing few details because the victim is a minor. Greenfield Police Chief Brian Giammarino said Wednesday that Greenfield police … 0

Peterborough: Planners OK center’s temple expansion plan

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — With a collective “aye” on Monday, the Planning Board approved the Temple Mountain Buddhist Meditation Center’s site plan and application for a conditional-use permit, moving forward the meditation center’s plans to build a temple that could … 0

GREENFIELD: Ex-Crotched Mtn. worker sees two more charges

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A criminal case alleging abuse of a minor on the part of a former employee of Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center continues, but her day in court has been postponed. Bethany L. Smith of Bennington, who is one of three former Crotched Mountain employees facing criminal charges, was first … 0

Community Conversation discusses poverty

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture hosted a Community Conversation on poverty on Tuesday, Nov. 11. … 0

Peterborough: Holiday Broke: Affordable Arts Fair on Nov. 22

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The holiday edition of “Broke: The Affordable Arts Fair” on Nov. 22 will bring together more than 50 artists selling their creations for under $50 in a curated arts fair that matches accessibility with quality and affordability. “Broke … 0

Peterborough/Jaffrey: Book fair to benefit St. Patrick School

Monday, November 10, 2014

On Nov. 22 or Nov. 23, either say “I Support St. Patrick’s School” or bring in a coupon to the Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough and all purchases made will benefit St. Patrick School. Twenty-five percent of the purchase price will be donated to the school and purchases can … 0

Peterborough: Turkeys Trot set for Thanksgiving Day

Monday, November 10, 2014

There will be a fun run Thanksgiving morning at 10 a.m. at ConVal High School for all runners who want to get out and trot a 5K (3.1 miles) course before the big Thanksgiving meal. No entry fee, … 0

Editorial: Stark contrast of success and sorrow

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

There’s a fine line between success and sorrow. Many among us have only known one side of that line, relegated to winning or losing for their entire lives, with nary a dip or ascent to the other side. It’s a stark contrast. One might get the impression from … 0

viewpoint: Flunking ‘Downton Abbey’

Monday, November 3, 2014

If you happen to be a follower of the PBS TV series “Downton Abbey,” you are certainly not alone. When Sunday evenings roll around, millions of people disable their phones, brew a cup of tea, then settle into their sofas or recliners to be transported to the year … 0

Letter: The Well School thanks community

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

To the editor: On behalf of The Well School staff and parents, I would like to thank the police, emergency personal and PSNH employees who responded to the accident on Middle Hancock Road on Nov. 4. The accident happened on the northbound side of the road across from … 0