Greenfield

What not to say when the kids get home from school

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Five things never to ask your child right after school: “How was school today?” “What do you have for homework?” “When are you going to do your homework?” “What did you get on the test?” “What did you learn today?” You want to interact and make connection. Your kids do too, but not in the same way. You’ve missed them, you want to know what they did in your absence, … 0

What to do when a loss leaves an empty nest emptier?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The purpose of parenting is to prepare our children to grow up into responsible and compassionate adults, able to go forth into the world and make a difference. We shed tears of joy and sorrow, we laugh so hard our sides hurt and we suffer years of sleep deprivation. The years fly by and suddenly your last child heads off to college. This … 0

Greenfield: ZBA denies variance for Allrose as wedding venue

Monday, August 31, 2015

A wedding venue isn’t a compatible use in the mostly residential district of Greenfield where Allrose Farm Country Weddings started doing business last year, the Zoning Board of Adjustment decided last week. “At the end of the day, there was really only one vote that we had to take and that was whether we were going to approve the variance, and it was … 0

Game management challenges facing N.H.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

New England was settled by hunters and trappers; trade in beaver pelts was a principle form of commerce in New Hampshire for nearly 150 years. Wild game was a critical staple for settlers who struggled to sustain themselves … 0

ConVal: Sixth annual Peter Michael Abbott 5K

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

On Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. the Peter Michael Abbott Memorial Fund will sponsor its sixth annual 5K+ Run and Fun Walk at ConVal High School. This will be followed by a traditional musical tribute concert by The … 0

Editorial: Is SWRPC response too little, too late?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

With the level of opposition to the proposed natural gas pipeline in the region, we are puzzled by the Southwest Region Planning Commission’s seemingly delayed response. Just two weeks before the close of the official comment period at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the SWRPC is starting an … 1

Greenfield: Alleged robber waives probable cause

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

JAFFREY — The Dublin man charged in a Greenfield home invasion earlier in the month waived his probable cause hearing Wednesday, sending the matter to Superior Court. Jason Eddy, 33, was charged Aug. 4 with one felony count … 0

Peterborough: Doctors talk MMJ pros and cons

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — As the state readies its medical marijuana facilities, physicians are divided over recommending it to patients once it becomes available to them next year. Some welcome the new treatment option, while others plan to tread lightly. “It’s a frontier in healthcare,” said Dr. Terrance McNamara, a … 0

Peterborough: Let’s see a movie

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fists fly between Ant-Man and his nemesis, Yellowjacket. The unspoken tension between two characters staring at each other across a table. Spoiler alert — a kiss. These are silent moments a visually impaired moviegoer might miss watching the … 0

Viewpoint: Lessons learned from Elsa

Friday, August 14, 2015

Elsa came to visit this summer and left me with some things to ponder. Her approach to life is enviable. She begins every day with determination. A hearty breakfast is a must. Physical activity — lots of it — is essential for her well-being, and if you are … 0

Peterborough: Medical pot plan will be heard tonight

Monday, August 17, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A company blazing ahead with plans to open a medical marijuana facility in the business park across the street from ConVal High School will seek support for the project from the Select Board today. ConVal School Board Chair Butch Estey said he had concerns about the … 0

Greenfield: Wedding venue seeks variance

Monday, August 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — Multiple neighbors and townspeople showed up to support Allrose Farm Country Weddings, a proposed destination wedding venue, during a public hearing of the Zoning Board on Wednesday. Allrose Farm operated as a wedding and party venue … 0

The Spice Cupboard: Make nutmeg part of your morning

Friday, August 14, 2015

Breakfast. It happens every morning. I find I am usually good at making sure that my kiddos have a hearty and healthy start to the day, and yet I don’t hold myself to those same expectations. I kid … 0