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

Viewpoint: In support of SB2 for Temple

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

My name is Jeff Sones, I am resident of Temple, a veteran of the U.S. military, and a parent of an active-duty soldier. Last year at Town Meeting, I spoke at the end of the meeting in response to a gentleman’s closing comments regarding the defeat of SB2. … 0

Viewpoint: My Las Vegas visit and what I didn’t do

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I left town between two of this winter’s monster snowstorms and watched the Super Bowl from a hotel in Las Vegas. This was my first visit, something no one there could believe. Everyone else, apparently, has been there at least five times. My connections to America’s sin city … 0

Viewpoint: Let’s keep our elementary schools

Friday, February 27, 2015

As one of the voters who signed the petition article requesting closure of Great Brook School and returning all fifth graders to the elementary schools in their home towns, I would like to explain my support. My support is driven primarily by my concern for the elementary schools … 0

Letters: Janine Lesser for School Board

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

To the editor: It is a sad day when people do not care enough about the next generation to run for School Board. Fortunately, a fine write-in candidate has stepped forward for the Peterborough seat on the ConVal board. Janine Lesser cares about kids; she has three of … 0

Letter: The future of the Conval Schools

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

To the editor: Often it is real easy to see a few trends. Adjust here and there and there it is. In some ways it is extremely hard to make projections. The threat of another international war is serious stuff. Congress and the president of our country seem … 0

Viewpoint: What’s next for Temple?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

I’ve been thinking about Temple a bit lately and about the changes the town has seen in the past couple decades. Temple’s economic base and its economic management have both changed a great deal in that time, the latter more recently. Two generations ago, Temple still had considerable … 0

Viewpoint: Change isn’t easy, but it is necessary

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

“Get your facts first then distort them as you please.” — Mark Twain I value public education — an excellent, equitable and fiscally responsible public education for all students, not only in the ConVal District but at both the state and national level as well. I have attended … 0

Letters: Great Brook is valued

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

I am so disappointed in the people who seem to think they can decide what is best for the students in the ConVal School District. I have yet to see the financial breakdown of their findings, which makes me feel as though the wool is being pulled over … 0

Dublin School: ML

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

On Feb. 25, the Dublin School Snowboard team took to their own hill, Crotched Mountain, for the last Lakes Region Slopestyle Competition of this season. This competition was the first that Crotched and Dublin School partnered up to host. The team competed against Brewster Academy, New Hampton School, … 0

Peterborough: Vigil prays for the Foleys, injured in a Florida crash

Monday, March 2, 2015

As Patrick and Lisa Foley, both 47, and residents of Peterborough, recover in Florida from a three-car crash that seriously injured them on Feb. 7, several dozen of their friends congregated at Divine Mercy Parish in Peterborough to … 0