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

Sustainable Steps: ML

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dec. 21 is the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year. This is the slowing time of year. All our animals are back from grazing pastures to their winter yards. I often wonder if the animals sit around thinking about warm days wondering in the fields … 0

Letter: Power for NH, and the country

Thursday, December 11, 2014

To the editor: Sirs, as a longtime advocate of nuclear power, the endless talk about gas and hydro should be replaced with some discussion of nuclear power. However, I would like to see a different approach by looking at the U.S. Navy and the nuclear plants that run … 0

Viewpoint: Why are we heating half-empty buildings?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Nobody likes filling their oil tanks in the winter. I remember watching the fill gauge last winter, one of our coldest yet since moving here, and seeing it inch down, as our boiler worked to keep the house … 0

Editorial: Take matters into your own hands

Monday, December 15, 2014

When you want to get something done, sometimes, you just have to do it yourself. That’s what we’ve learned from some folks interviewed for two stories in today’s paper. The first concerns the Ingalls Memorial Library in Rindge. The 120-year-old library has undergone several renovations in the past … 0

Viewpoint: It’s time to start talking

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

“Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air — explode softly — and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the … 0

Jaffrey: Crotched abuse trial sees delay

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

JAFFREY — Justice L. Phillips Runyon III of the 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey, has postponed the pre-trial hearing of a former Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center employee accused of child abuse of a 9-year-old child with developmental disabilities . … 0

Antrim: Antrim Wind reapplies to the SEC, board questioned

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Editor's note: In a previous posting of this article, it was erroneously reported that Antrim Select Board Chair Mike Genest disagreed with Town Counsel Bart Mayer as to whether the decision to extend Antrim Wind's PILOT agreement warranted … 0

Peterborough: Pets, Santa team for fundraiser

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

It’s mid-December and Santa Claus has a lot on his plate, but it never stops him from visiting Achille Agway Store in Peterborough for their annual “Pet Photo with Santa Claus” fundraiser event. On Sunday morning, the big … 0

Peterborough: Fire, Police revenue will increase

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Fire and Rescue Departments’ expenses, if approved by the public, will increase significantly next year. However, these departments’ revenue will also be increasing sixfold from last year, slightly lowering the portion of their budget that must be funded through taxation. The Police Department’s budget, if approved, would … 0

Peterborough: Town awarded $10K LCHIP grant

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The town of Peterborough was awarded a $10,000 grant from the N.H. Land Community Heritage Investment Program to fund part of an assessment of the Town House. Peterborough would like to renovate and improve the Town House for … 0