Greenfield: Wedding venue seeks zoning amendment

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A zoning amendment on the ballot in March would allow weddings to take place at a country farm in Greenfield, but the effort has sparked controversy among both the town’s Planning Board and its residents. A petition zoning amendment is on the ballot this year that would introduce an additional exception to setback requirements, allowing the front of existing buildings in the General Residence District from to be 30 feet from a highway on a lot larger than two acres. Michele Perron, the owner of Allrose Farm Country Weddings, said she pursued the zoning amendment after discovering that the barn she used to use to … 0

GREENFIELD: DPW director resigns; Patt fills shoes for now

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The town of Greenfield is looking for a new Department of Public Works director after its most recent one resigned. Greenfield’s previous Department of Public Works director, Tim Murray, resigned on Feb. 25, Town Administrator Aaron Patt told the Ledger-Transcript on Tuesday. Patt said that he is supervising the department in the meantime, and that he could not say when the town would … 0

ConVal: Petitions 8, 9 by the numbers

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

If the public votes to approve a warrant petition article to close Great Brook School, the ConVal School District would save at least $1,682,880 each year from closing the middle school in Antrim, according to a report the District Model Study Committee published in 2012. Another petition article — to lift from Article … 0

Peterborough: Scott-Farrar closes, temporarily

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Scott-Farrar Home — a nursing home that has served the Peterborough area for more than 100 years — is closing in 40 days for financial reasons. Trustees say the home has been losing as much as $30,000 a … 0

Sharon: Write-in candidate ready to serve

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ted O’Brien never expected Carl Newton, the opponent who edged him out last year for a spot on the Sharon Select Board, to ask him to serve alongside him the year after. Well, Newton did just that. Now, … 0

Dress in Blue Day is Friday

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Please join me and wear blue tomorrow, Dress in Blue Day, to increase awareness of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer, or cancer in the colon or rectum, is the second leading cause of cancer death and the third most … 0

At MacDowell: Filmmaker opens 14th MacDowell season

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Filmmaker Katarzyna Plazinska will introduce her films and discuss current projects at MacDowell Downtown at The Monadnock Center for History and Culture on Friday. Plazinska, who grew up in Kolobrzeg, Northern Poland, describes herself as a curious sort, … 0

Greenfield Select Board: Keep departments growing, taxes down

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Debra Davidson* Occupation: Information Unlimited, sales manager Time living in town: 14 years Previously elected offices: Selectman Other qualifications: I worked as administrative assistant for the Town of Greenfield for 14 years, I have held the office of … 0

ConVal: Cougars volleyball seeks middle-schoolers

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

When ConVal moved from NHIAA’s Division III to Division II, their volleyball program found themselves playing against much more experienced competitors, many of whom started playing volleyball in middle or even elementary school. Now, ConVal is looking to … 0

Boys’ basketball: CV gets huge win on road

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Nothing is set in stone yet, but with their big road win Tuesday night at Milford, the ConVal boys look to have punched their ticket to the postseason for the first time since 2002. After last week’s loss … 0

Greenfield: Oil paintings on display at library

Monday, March 2, 2015

An exhibit of paintings by local artist Tim Schloemer is on exhibit at the Stephenson Memorial Library through April. Schloemer has been an artist and a craftsman for more than 30 years, working behind the scenes in the … 0

Editorial: ConVal voters, we have choices!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Two petition articles on the ConVal ballot may not sit well with everyone, but they offer this: a chance to vote for change. The goals seem clear: Rein in costs while offering the best education our money can buy. It’s the how best to do this that will … 0

Boys’ basketball: A true act of sportsmanship at South Meadow

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The last game of the Blue Winter Slam Basketball Tournament afternoon boys session at SMS turned out to be a championship game. Hillsboro defeated SMS in the first game, the Monadnock defeated SMS in the second game; both … 0