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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

Fire destroys commercial office and garage

Monday, January 26, 2015

ANTRIM — A fire destroyed the two-story office and garage space of R Lemire & Sons logging on Elm Avenue on Monday morning. Fire officials have not yet determined the cause of the fire, although wood stoves going in the building are being considered . The building was unoccupied when the fire ignited, … 0

Thank you letter: Thanks for a successful fair

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

To the editor: We would like to thank the entire community for the spirit, enthusiasm and support of our fundraising event — the Handcrafted for the Holidays Craft Fair. Special thanks to our amazing volunteer crew. This event would not be possible without you. Thank you to the … 0

Viewpoint: Why 3.2-percent more for administrators?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The latest budget information from the Conval School District indicates that a sweet deal enjoyed by the administrators will continue. What exactly do I mean? The group of 25 administrators includes nine SAU administrators, 11 principals and five … 0

Wedding Guide: Vintage and nature- inspired themes are in

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Rustic and vintage are in. That’s what Cathy Furze, owner of Country Bridals and Formal Wear in Jaffrey, and Carol Deyo of Peterborough have noticed over the last year or so. Deyo has been creating wedding cakes since … 0

Wedding Guide: Budget-friendly favors

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

So many things to think about — the dress, the cake, the food. Favors are easy to forget, and buying enough for potentially hundreds of wedding guests can be costly. But making your own can give your wedding … 0

Wedding Guide: Ready, set, wedding!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

As the new year begins, it all of a sudden seems to be a lot closer to your wedding day. We just said goodbye to jingle bells, and now we are looking at wedding bells! Perhaps you have a new incentive to start eating better, try to lose … 0

Wedding guide: Let’s talk money

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Getting married? If so, I would like to talk to you today about some financial implications of marriage (or, for the “Princess Bride” fans out there, “Mawidge, that Bwessed Awangement”). To be clear, I am not encouraging people … 0

Defiant Joy: What is second- wedding etiquette?

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

I was at the emergency room recently and the nurse came in holding before her the mandatory wristband, which she informed me, needed to be on my wrist for identification purposes. “OK,” she said looking down at me … 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

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