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Peterborough's planning board delayed ruling Monday night on an application to host weddings, farm-to-table dinners, and other agritourism on a local farm. The Planning Board will visit the site at the end of September, and hold a public meeting later that evening.

Peterborough: Heated debate on farm permit

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — After neighbors of the farm voiced concerns at a public meeting Monday, the Planning Board elected to put off ruling on a permit that, if granted, would allow Four Winds Farm to host weddings, farm-to-table dinners, and other events throughout the year . The board will tour Four Winds Farm in the late afternoon on Sept. 29, and … 0

Peterborough: New venue for wellness fest

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

To promote healthy living, the Monadnock Rotary Club will be holding their 9th Annual Wellness Festival with a rock climbing wall, fitness demonstrations, and their renowned soup festival. The festival will be at the Peterborough Community Center at 25 Elm St., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. A change from last … 0

ConVal: Spreading out $750K purchase

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — To soften the blow of a $750,000 invoice for science equipment for K-12, the ConVal School Board’s Education Committee is exploring the possibility of spending this amount incrementally over a number of years. Crista Salamy, speaking for the Education Committee, told the rest of the board at a meeting Tuesday evening that the committee is looking into whether or not it’s … 0

Temple: Unveiling General Miller

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

If you live in the Monadnock region, you’ve probably driven on General Miller Highway, or visited Miller State Park. Perhaps you have seen General Miller Road in Peterborough, or the General Miller House in Temple. But you probably … 0

Hancock: House sharing talk at library tonight

Friday, September 12, 2014

Annamarie Pluhar, author of “Sharing Housing: A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates,” will speak at the Hancock Town Library today at 7 p.m. A “home-mate” is a person you share a home with by mutual agreement for the benefits of cost, company, cooperation, and comfort. The … 0

Hancock: Mystery author at the library, Tuesday

Monday, September 15, 2014

Archer Mayor, author of the Vermont-based mystery series featuring detective Joe Gunther, will visit the Hancock Town Library on Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. A death investigator for Vermont’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and a detective … 0

Milford: Reading of ‘The Devil and the Detective’

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A staged reading of “The Devil and the Detective” by Kevin Barret will be presented by the Milford Area Players at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. The year is 1892 and the famous Detective Coombs has been summoned to … 0

Hancock: Talk on 500-mile Spain pilgrimage

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Walk 500 miles across Spain? Every year, thousands of modern-day pilgrims walk a centuries-old trail leading to the tomb of St. James in Santiago, Spain. What is the Camino de Santiago, and why are so many drawn to making this journey today? Heidi Niemela Thomas will tell us … 0

Letter: Conservatives won’t take us far

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: In his letter of Aug. 28, Mr. Brian Somero urges readers to “Do homework, vote conservative.” If he expects this to solve our immigration problems, he is sadly mistaken. Had he done his homework, he would have found that the recent peak in net illegal … 0

Find a home: Some new faces with MATS

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Two new Board of Trustee members of the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter have lived in our region of New Hampshire for many years. Mary Loftis lives in Dublin and, although now retired, she taught art in the Keene … 0

View from the river: Coping with family transitions

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I have been involved in a few major family transitions this past month. We greeted a granddaughter, born Aug. 26 to our middle daughter and her husband. A week later we took our oldest daughter, son-in-law and 7-month-old granddaughter to the airport, headed to Rwanda to live for … 0

Letter: Let’s limit carbon pollution

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

To the editor: It only makes sense to control the amount of carbon pollution that power plants produce. Many Americans believe these limits are already in place; they aren’t. We have safeguards in place to protect against arsenic, mercury and lead, it is past time to limit the … 0

Editorial: Let’s help farmers help themselves

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In his “History Of Peterborough, Book One,” George Abbot Morison wrote in 1954, “Farming in Peterborough was truly a way of life rather than a means of cash income.” When Morison wrote those words, he was looking back at 215 years of Peterborough history. Could he have looked … 0