Peterborough

Although many orchards throughout New Hampshire suffered an average season at best, Norway Hill Orchard experienced an almost perfect season, owner Peg McLeod said Friday.

Hancock/Mason: Orchards fare better here

Monday, October 20, 2014

It wasn’t just last winter’s record snowfall and cold that affected apple production in New Hampshire, according to a state agricultural expert. George Hamilton, a University of New Hampshire field specialist, recently explained it was also the severe snaps of warm weather and cold weather and vice versa from the fall through the spring. “I don’t want to say there’s … 0

Peterborough: Fairpoint workers picketing over contract negotiations

Monday, October 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A handful of local Fairpoint technicians picketing on Concord Street outside the Fairpoint facility on Monday and Friday are some of the 1,700 employees on strike in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, after a failed attempt by two unions to renegotiate the unionized workforces’s contract. These employees — part of the … 0

Peterborough: Police Taser man with knife

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Peterborough man was arrested early Sunday after police shocked him with a Taser and pulled the knife he was holding away from him. Dana Marmonstein, 42, of Peterborough was arrested in his home on Hunt Farm Road on Sunday around 3 a.m. and charged with attempting to commit simple assault and resisting arrest. Police Chief Scott Guinard said Monday family members reported … 0

Bennington: Man charged in sex assault

Monday, October 20, 2014

Police arrested a man, charging him with sexual assault, in Bennington on Friday, but are revealing few details because the victim is a minor. Bennington Police Chief Steve Campbell said Monday that Thomas Belcher, 26, of Greenfield was charged with felonious sexual assault on Friday at 2:30 p.m. … 0

Hancock: Tipping the scales

Monday, October 20, 2014

Peg McLeod, owner of Norway Hill Orchard in Hancock, was greeted with a gift one morning about two weeks ago. A worker picking apples earlier that morning put a larger than normal apple on top of a crate … 0

Jaffrey: Town hires interim library director after resignation

Monday, October 20, 2014

Just over one year after hiring a library director, the Jaffrey Town Library is once again looking for a new one. In an Oct. 15 press release, Jaffrey Public Library Board of Trustees Co-chair Stephanie Minteer announced that Carol Roberts, the interim library director in Pelham, will become … 0

Francestown: Town holds emergency meeting about bridge

Monday, October 20, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — At an emergency meeting Wednesday night, Francestown’s Select Board elected to close a third bridge in town. The Select Board voted unanimously to close Scoby Bridge. The vote followed a N.H. Department of Transportation recommendation on … 0

Peterborough: Scott-Farrar project on hold

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Scott-Farrar Home’s building project — to expand the assisted living home’s facilities — is on hold after a change to federal regulations has frozen a majority of the project’s funding. Eldon Munson, a Scott Farrar trustee who … 0

Peterborough: 1833 Society to buy Fairpoint land

Monday, October 20, 2014

A nonprofit organization whose mission is to finance and support the renovation of the Peterborough Town Library announced last Thursday they are completing the purchase of the back part of Fairpoint Communication’s property on Concord Street, next to … 0

Peterborough: Memoir workshop starts Sat.

Monday, September 8, 2014

The National Writing Project in New Hampshire is sponsoring a special focus institute held in conjunction with the Monadnock Center for History and Culture. The sessions will be held at the center on the following Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Oct. 25, Nov. 6, Jan. … 0

Peterborough: Peter L. Gosline employee education scholarships awarded

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Support from many contributors helped establish a scholarship program to honor the legacy of Peter Gosline, president and CEO of the Hospital from 1998 to 2014. This fall, Monadnock Community Hospital announced the first four recipients of the … 0

PEterborough: Holiday trees at the Community Center

Monday, October 13, 2014

A holiday tree display is planned to be held at the Peterborough Community Center during the weekend of Dec. 12 through 14. Families, groups and businesses are invited to donate and decorate a tree for the display. Anyone in Peterborough may participate and there is no fee to … 0

Peterborough: Tales of ghosts and paranormal at library

Monday, October 13, 2014

Jeff Belanger, Emmy-nominated host of New England Legends on PBS, will be visiting the Peterborough Town Library tonight at 7 p.m. Ghostvillage.com founder, and Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures writer, Belanger has spent the past 17 years searching the world for monsters, ghosts, and other paranormal legends that have … 0