Peterborough

Pamela Brenner, Peterborough's town administrator, announced she will be retiring in October. Brenner has held this position for 20 years.

Peterborough: Brenner to retire in October

Thursday, December 18, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Town Administrator Pamela Brenner listed several milestones one can reach in their life, toward the end of the Select Board’s meeting Tuesday. She said these milestones could include graduating from high school and college, marriage, and the birth of children and grandchildren. “I have reached one of those milestones ­— one of the biggest,” Brenner said. Brenner, who … 0

Peterborough: Reid shares love at MacDowell party

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Those lucky enough to attend the MacDowell Colony’s annual holiday party were treated to a performance by jazz great Rufus Reid. Reid took to the balcony and performed three songs for the crowd, faces upturned in awe of the virtuosity. “For those of you who don’t know this song — I know there … 0

Peterborough: Union St. bridge work set to begin

Thursday, December 18, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Peterborough will have a new Union Street Bridge by next year, the director of public works told the Select Board on Tuesday. Rodney Bartlett said construction on the bridge, which is on Union Street over the Nubanisit Brook in West Peterborough, will be completed by the end of fall 2015. Bartlett said the bridge itself will be rebuilt, but the concrete … 0

Viewpoint: Riley the dog goes to Rivier

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

“Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.” —James Cromwell This past week Riley, my 5-year-old Lab, was invited to participate in the “Paws for … 0

Viewpoint: It’s not (only) about the resume

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

This week at The River Center we say goodbye to Donna Brand, our employment specialist. Through our Employment Resource Center, Donna has helped many individuals who have been unemployed or underemployed with resumes, interview skills, help with the … 0

Finding a home: Homelessness by the numbers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Having recently spoken with a former guest of the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter, I am pleased to pass along good news from this single mother. She still enjoys her job and her son is doing better in school. … 0

Editorial: Several transitions on the horizon

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tuesday night’s Peterborough Select Board meeting brought to light major changes to two town institutions, while the ConVal School Board meeting in Francestown saw the unveiling of the next generation of important people who could shape our region. After recent rumblings, Eastern Mountain Sports finally announced the news … 0

Letter: Let’s withdraw from the district

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

To the editor: Perhaps it is time that the Town of Peterborough look into withdrawing from the ConVal School District. Coming to an acceptable solution on how to deal with declining enrollments and rising educational costs is an impossibility. District towns are unwilling to make hard decisions on … 0

ANTRIM: Police looking for a certified offer

Monday, December 15, 2014

Antrim is searching for a new officer full-time police officer, as one of its officers has resigned. According to Antrim Police Chief Scott Lester, Sgt. Ryan Storro resigned from his position on Nov. 30 to return to a career as an independent contractor in construction, a field he … 0

Bennington: Truck ends up in brook off Route 47

Monday, December 15, 2014

BENNINGTON — An Antrim man crashed a utility truck into a brook off Route 47 in Bennington on Wednesday morning, but he was not injured, police said. Russ Hixson, 51, of Antrim was driving east on Route 47 … 0

Peterborough: Committee doesn’t want schools closed

Monday, December 15, 2014

Although ConVal’s District Study Committee — composed of School Board members and Select Board members — remain split over a suggestion to close the district’s middle schools and profit from the buildings’ sales, the committee collectively agreed Wednesday … 0

Peterborough: Apartments’ heat is dangerous to use

Monday, December 15, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Tenants of an apartment building on Vine Street are unable to use their wood pellet stoves, after the building’s owner has repeatedly failed to make the stoves in the two apartments safe, according to town officials. … 0

Rindge: Market Basket now fully in Artie T.’s hands

Monday, December 15, 2014

The sale of Market Basket to Arthur T. “Artie T.” Demoulas was completed Friday afternoon, after it was announced in September that Demoulas and his sisters reached an agreement to buy the grocery chain from their cousins, and that the sale would be finalized over the next several … 0