Peterborough: More housing lots on the table

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Two complicated and lengthy proposed zoning ordinances that will appear on the May 13 ballot captured the attention of about 20 residents at an information session held by the Planning Board on Monday. One calls for adding an Innovative Subdivision Design ordinance, intended to provide developers with design flexibility by allowing smaller clustered lots, which would be mandatory on many developments of 10 acres or more in the rural district. The other, known as the Traditional Neighborhood Overlay Zone, would allow infilling of lots and additional residential housing in a clearly defined area near downtown, where neighborhoods are already established. The informational meeting … 0

Peterborough: Greenerborough at the 7-year mark

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Alpacas, goats and cattle will return to the open field behind the Peterborough Town House, the patio in front of the building will ring with music, and booths for farmers, potters, ice cream and cheese vendors will line both sides of Grove Street during the seventh annual Greenerborough celebration on May … 0

Ideas taking flight

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Penguins cannot fly. Too bad no one told that little fact the hero of Peterborough author and illustrator Lita Judge’s latest children’s book. Armed with a pair of bright red flight goggles and the soul of an eagle, this little penguin is determined to succeed at flight school along with all the other … 0

Backyard Birder: Bogsucker and the blues

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Over the years, I have written about the Fremont conservation land in Peterborough a lot. I like to quote Janet Altobello, teacher-naturalist at the Harris Center who takes schoolchildren there. My memory is that she said, “The Fremont … 0

Peterborough: Three ‘M’s at the Mariposa, May 3

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Mariposa Museum will rock with the music and color of Mexico for their annual staff fundraiser, “Mariachis, Margarita and Mariposa” on May 3, at 7 p.m. Papel Picado, flowers, pinatas and the Mariachi music of “Mexico Lindo” will create a fiesta atmosphere throughout the Mariposa, while waiters … 0

Peterborough: Lakota culturalist at Mariposa First Friday

Monday, April 21, 2014

Lakota culturalist Jhon Duane Goes in Center will offer a retrospective look at the way the ancient Lakota people saw their world and struck a relationship with creation for First Friday, May 2, at the Mariposa Museum. In a presentation entitled “Another America: An Aboriginal World View and … 0

Peterborough: Didgeridoo player performs Sunday

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Stephen Kent, a prolific didgeridoo player, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, will make a special appearance at Monadnock Yoga and Healing Arts on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. Born in England, Kent was raised in East Africa, which sparked his interest in global cultures. In a career spanning more … 0

Peterborough: ‘Inequality for All’ screening Sunday

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The recent Robert Reich film “Inequality for All” will be shown on Sunday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Union Congregational Church, 33 Concord Street, Peterborough. Reich, best known as U.S. Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, is also an author and a professor at UC Berkeley. … 0

Peterborough: Rotary cleanup starts Saturday

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Peterborough Rotary Club will do their annual Earth Day roadside clean-up. Rotarians, family and friends of Rotary, are welcome to join us for this community service project. Please meet at Noone Falls parking lot at 9 a.m. Dress is recommended to be pants and shirts with work … 0

Peterborough: Police drug takeback day this Saturday

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Peterborough Police Department and the DEA will give the public its eighth opportunity in the past three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your … 0

Peterborough Police Log: April 24, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Peterborough Monday, April 14 Assist: At 3:20 p.m., firefighters and police went to Wilder Street after getting a report of a tree on wires. Police found branches had fallen and power was out in the area, but there was no fire. PSNH was notified. Assist: At 7:33 p.m., … 0

Letter: ‘Eat Out’ was a success

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the editor: Our heartfelt thanks to Rick and Diane’s Restaurant, Fiddlehead’s Café and Catering, The Common Place Eatery and The Hancock Inn for supporting The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center by participating in our “Eat Out For The Grapevine” event in March. By all measures, this … 0

Letter: The billionaires and the grid

Monday, April 21, 2014

To the editor: After ignoring, then denigrating, alternative energy capabilities of generating electricity, many public utility companies in some 21 states are fighting net metering rates for the cost of the energy homeowners get back for the energy they produce and add to the grid. Utilities claim that … 0