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Paul Chabot is a retired dairy farmer who had one last opportunity to hang out with some cows Wednesday at the Pheasant Wood Center.

Peterborough: Farmer takes trip down memory lane

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Paul Chabot sat in his wheelchair as his hospice nurse rolled it through the Pheasant Wood Center parking lot Wednesday morning, taking in a little sunshine as they headed for the grassy area at the edge of the lot. The nurse wheeled him to a stop, and Chabot gazed up at the massive dairy cow in front of him. He … 0

Peterborough: Heated agritourism debate at Planning Board

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Farmers may soon be able to host wedding receptions, farm-to-table dinners, bed and breakfasts and other types of agritourism, if the Planning Board OKs a new permit process for farms. But town officials say this is a temporary, test amendment that could change come May voting. However, Monday’s Planning Board meeting … 0

Greenfield: Town says goodbye to longtime librarian

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

After 20 years as the library director at the Stephenson Memorial Library, Gail Smith will retire in October. Smith joined the library as an assistant in 1994 and eventually took over as director following the passing of Velma Stone in 2004. Smith, a Hancock resident, has always been one to shy away from recognition and does not enjoy the spotlight, according to many … 0

Editorial: Reduce, reuse, recycle — reality

Monday, August 18, 2014

It’s hard to fault Peterborough Recycling Center Manager Scott Bradford and his staff for wanting to find ways to reuse material that residents bring in to throw away. The center’s metal and lumber piles can be a treasure trove for those with imagination and the willingness to sift … 0

Viewpoint: On the Republican gubernatorial primary race

Friday, August 15, 2014

Dr. Emmet Fox once wrote, “As long as you accept a negative condition at its own valuation, so long will you remain in bondage to it, but you only have to assert your birthright as a free man or woman and you will be free.” This observation, applicable … 0

Peterborough: 28-unit condo complex gets OK

Thursday, August 14, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The Planning Board has conditionally approved plans for 28-unit condominium units at the former Lobacki egg farm on Route 101, submitted by Jaffrey developer Jack Belletete, following several revisions to the plan beginning this spring that reduced the number of units by two. Belletete has said … 0

Peterborough: Mini Mall remains mainstay in town

Thursday, August 14, 2014

In the Mini Mall at the Peterborough Recycling Center, Tracy Tomic-Craig and her children, Jack and Kate, rummaged through knick-knacks in boxes and on shelves, while another woman dropped off trinkets she was through with. This swap program … 0

Rindge: Political hopefuls bring their platforms to region

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Should New Hampshire reduce — or even eliminate — its business tax? How do we create more jobs for the people of the Granite State? What is the state of health care in New Hampshire? These were some … 0

Peterborough: Kuster to talk with seniors

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Congresswoman Annie Kuster of New Hampshire’s 2nd District will be hosting a roundtable today at 10:30 a.m. in the Peterborough Town Library. Kuster and other advocates for senior citizens will be speaking with the elderly about how Congress can best protect Social Security and Medicare. A spokesperson for … 0

greenfield: Hampshire 100 returns Sunday

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Athletes of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the eighth annual Hampshire 100 Sports Weeekend beginning Saturday. The weekend of fun and competition is held at Oak Park and features seven events for athletes to … 0

Softball: Voodoo travel tryouts Aug. 23

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Central Mass Voodoo girls’ travel softball program has announced their tryout dates for the 2015 travel season. The CMV program is an AAU JR. Olympic Fastpitch Program that is open to girls between the ages of 9-19. We currently have very competitive teams at five age levels, … 0

Rindge: New England Ravens softball tryouts ongoing

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The New England Ravens’ softball program is seeking players for the upcoming season. The teams are for 14U and 16U ASA/NSA travel programs for competitive softball players. Tryouts are at Franklin Pierce University, 40 University Drive, Rindge on Saturday from 11 a.m to 1 p.m., Aug. 19 from … 0

Greenfield: Bubblemania comes to town

Monday, August 4, 2014

Professional bubble entertainer Casey Carle will perform his “Comedy...With A Drip!” show for Crotched Mountain clients and the public in Carter Hall at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center on Aug. 21 at 1 p.m. The 50-minute show will contain … 0