Greenfield

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

Greenfield: Burt indicted on assault

Monday, March 2, 2015

Jessica Burt, 38, of Hillsborough was indicted on one count of simple assault last week. According to the indictment filed at the Hillsborough Superior Court, Burt allegedly pinched the nose of a 10-year-old disabled student, while working at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center The alleged assault happened at some … 0

Greenfield: Indictment: TV stolen at gunpoint

Monday, March 2, 2015

A Greenfield man has been indicted by a Hillsborough Court Grand Jury on three felony-level charges in connection with an alleged robbery that occurred in December. An indictment is not a statement of guilt or innocence; it shows that a grand jury found enough evidence to justify having … 0

Editorial: A community that loves its neighbors

Monday, March 2, 2015

In our region, we live in small, tight-knit communities. The hustle and bustle of the big city with its faceless passersby and crowds of strangers is nowhere to be found in the Ledger-Transcript’s coverage area, and it’s safe to say that most of us like it that way. … 0

Viewpoint: Time to talk about cutting teachers

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Many of you will not like what I have to say now, but that will not prevent me from presenting it to you. I continue to examine primary sources as I review the ConVal budget and warrant articles. … 0

Letter: Defeat divisive Articles 8 and 9

Friday, February 27, 2015

To the editor: Our region and school district are being distracted by two reckless and destructive warrant articles. Number 9 would change the language of our governing school district agreement and position town against town. Number 8 would close a specific middle school. These distractions come from a … 0

Viewpoint: 8, 9 are not sensible

Friday, February 27, 2015

ConVal voters, you voted for your School Board members to represent you in governing our cooperative school district. Closing a community’s school is a complex decision best made by leaders and communities who have the facts, not by a referendum floated by a handful of angry voters. Mr. … 0

Viewpoint: Still more to be done to lower our carbon footprint

Friday, February 27, 2015

Strongly connected with nature from childhood, as I started grasping how serious the situation was becoming for our climate, I felt pulled to pitch in and help stem the tide however I could. Efforts to lower my family’s carbon footprint went deeper. Helping my local community came next. … 2

Francestown architect on mission to educate over the air waves in Africa

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Before Cameron Leandri, who is originally from Francestown, traveled to Tanzania and Burundi in the spring, the 24-year-old had never dreamed of being a humanitarian architect. That all changed when he gave his half-empty soda to an African … 0

Peterborough: ZBA approves Stone Barn condos

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The iconic yet dilapidated Stone Barn may have collapsed this winter if its new owners — Stan Fry of Peterborough and Bradford Malt of Boston, Massachusetts — hadn’t pour hundreds of thousands of dollars in to … 0

Peterborough: Man buried alive in snow

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — In a scene more reminiscent of a mountain avalanche than a Peterborough neighborhood, a local man was buried alive in 2 feet of snow in his own yard on Old Street Road for several hours Sunday afternoon, after the … 0