Peterborough/Wilton: Founding farmers

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WILTON — Nowadays, community supported agriculture is everywhere. It’s a basic concept. Members pay for their goods upfront, so that farmers have some capital to start their growing season. And in return, members of the community supported agriculture, or CSA, are guaranteed a portion of what’s grown, fresh from the farm to their table, at various intervals throughout the season. For nearly 30 years, it’s the concept that has supported the Temple-Wilton Community Farm, located in Wilton — the oldest Community Supported Agriculture model in the United States. On Sunday, the Peterborough Grange will be honoring the three original farmers that made it happen: Lincoln … 0

Peterborough: National award for green energy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Peterborough is the only town nationwide being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for purchasing green power — electricity from renewable sources like solar, wind and geothermal that do not emit greenhouse gases. The EPA announced Wednesday that Peterborough is one of nine entities across the country to receive the EPA’s 2014 Green Power Purchasing Award. Other award winners include the cities … 0

Peterborough: Architects meet with library stakeholders

Friday, November 14, 2014

Andy Buchsbaum and Gary Corey of Centerline Architects based in Bennington, Vermont, visited Peterborough on Nov. 7 and met with representatives of various Library of the Future stakeholder groups, including town officials, to discuss ideas for a preliminary design of what a new town library might encompass. From 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. … 0

Hancock/Peterborough: Helping tell a survivor’s story

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

‘Five Bullets” is a story that Larry Duberstein of Hancock has been trying to tell for more than 40 years. When he was eight years old and saw the string of numbers tattooed on his uncle’s forearm, he … 0

Backyard Birder: Invitation to a journey

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I write on a cold, rainy Monday morning, November 17. Exactly 20 years ago the Monadnock Ledger front page previewed, “New column for bird watchers...Page 15.” That very first Backyard Birder piece was titled, “Bird-watching: A journey into a different and colorful world.” The word “journey” is a … 0

Peterborough: Students need community support

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

After a survey from last year showed that alcohol use at the high school is increasing, over 10 percent of students have had serious suicidal thoughts in the last year, and over three percent of students have tried … 0

Peterborough: Fire Dept. inspection fees on the rise

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The Fire Department is increasing how much it charges for almost all of its inspections and permits, including now charging $45 to have fuel oil or large propane tanks inspected and $10 more for an assembly permit for restaurants and churches. Peterborough Fire Chief Ed Walker … 0

Conval: District revamps report cards

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

For the first time in more than 20 years, every elementary school in the ConVal School District will be using the same report card this year. According to a school district press release, a group of teachers, administrators, parents, and special education staff began working two years ago … 0

Peterborough: Fender-bender on Route 202 on Wednesday

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A station wagon was driving south on Route 202 when it smashed into the sedan in front of it Wednesday afternoon. The accident occurred near the intersection of Route 136 around 3 p.m. . Police said no one … 0

ConVal: Three ConVal students commended

Monday, October 27, 2014

ConVal High School seniors Jamie Ammon, William MacPhee and Lara Matthias have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts … 0

Peterborough: Dublin poet speaks at library Tuesday

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Peterborough town library will host local author and Dublin resident Henry Walters on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. Walters will lead an interactive discussion about ekphrasis — the art of translating a visual object into speech — … 0

Hancock/Keene: Harris Center hosts film, trail clearing, hike

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock is sponsoring or cosponsoring the following events: Today from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the film “My Life as a Turkey” will screen at Putnam Theater at Keene State College. A Q&A with Harris Center Eric Masterson follows. For more information, … 0

Jaffrey/PEterborough: Choir presents seasonal music

Monday, November 17, 2014

A concert entitled “I Have Had Singing” featuring music which celebrates the circular, cyclical nature of life will be presented by Two Rivers Community Choir on two dates at two locations. This program will present a broad spectrum of songs from myriad cultures and musical styles, including rounds … 0