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Peterborough: Voters to have say on agritourism

Monday, April 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A proposed zoning amendment on the May 12 ballot cements an application process for farmers to supplement their incomes by hosting weddings, farm-to-table meals, bed-and-breakfasts and other agritourism. The amendment states its intent is also to protect neighbors from these activities becoming a nuisance. The amendment aims to correct a zoning amendment voters approved by petition last year. Ian McSweeney of the Russell Foundation, the author of last … 0

Peterborough: Theater to install service for those who are blind

Monday, April 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The Community Theatre is out to illuminate the world of movies for the visually impaired and hard of hearing. Owner Carol Nelson is fundraising to install Descriptive Video Service, a device which allows audience members can personal headsets to listen to a description of a movie, in the theater. “It’s freedom and independence to be able to be in my own … 0

Hancock: ‘Oh, the places you’ll go’

Monday, April 27, 2015

Two years ago, Mason Ellis was a ConVal senior who played hockey, did his homework, and hung out with friends. Last month, the Hancock native and lance corporal chased elephants away from his drinking water in the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania, an East African country known for its vast savannas and mountainous … 0

Peterborough: Well School’s Bobcat bill heads to Senate floor

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thanks to some civic-minded, animal-loving fourth- and fifth-grade students at The Well School, the bobcat is one step closer to becoming the state wildcat. On April 16, the Senate Rules, Enrolled Bills and Internal Affairs Committee unanimously approved HB423, which students from the independent elementary school in Peterborough … 0

Antrim: Ledger-Transcript open house coming

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

We’re building a better newspaper and want to hear from you. Over the next several months, the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript publisher and editors will hold a series of meetings throughout the region. The first will be held at Great Brook Middle School in Antrim on April 30 from 6:30 … 0

Peterborough: Parking plan questioned

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — With Town Meeting less than a month away, a business owner is urging residents to reconsider a proposal on the warrant to construct a 60-space parking lot near the GAR Hall. Peter Mazzone’s main complaint: It’s too expensive, he said. “It’s not necessary,” he said about … 0

Concord: Online event on special education

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Parent Information Center of Concord will hold a free brown-bag lunch webinar on the basics of special education on Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m.. The online event will provide participants with an introduction to the New Hampshire special education process. It includes a brief overview of … 0

Keene: United Way gives awards to donors

Friday, April 3, 2015

Monadnock United Way announced several award winners at its annual campaign recognition event at the Keene Country Club on March 26. John Round, the 2014-2015 general campaign chair, thanked the hundreds of volunteers, businesses, organizations, and donors who were involved this year’s campaign. Through individual and corporate contributions, … 0

Peterborough: After school session of Stroll and Bowl offered

Monday, April 6, 2015

A new session of Stroll and Bowl, an after-school program, is being offered to Peterborough Elementary School students in grade 2 and up, beginning April 30. Children will stroll down to Bowling Acres to learn and play candlepin bowling, have pizza and play computerized games. Many continue bowling … 0

Peterborough: Bears made to comfort

Monday, April 13, 2015

Teddy bears crafted by RiverMead residents are being given to children during visits to the Emergency Department at Monadnock Community Hospital. The teddy bears also may be used by medical personnel during ambulance rides. They serve the same … 0

Hancock: Baseball coaching books available

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Just in time for baseball season, “Coach to Coach” books author Kary Shumway has released a five-book series on coaching youth baseball. The guides are age-specific, and cover drills and baseball philosophies for coaching Tee Ball through Majors … 0

Peterborough: Medicine Story talks Saturday

Monday, April 20, 2015

Manitonquat, also known as Medicine Story, an Assonet Wampanoag elder, philosopher, storyteller, poet, and lecturer will be at the Toadstool Bookshop on Saturday at 2 p.m. He will discuss and sign his new book “The Joy Of Caring … 0

Peterborough: Haiku gathering at Toadstool

Monday, April 20, 2015

A gathering of haiku, sponsored by the Monadnock Writers’ Group, will be held at the Toadstool Bookshop on Saturday at 11 a.m. Through the winter, the Monadnock Writers’ Group extended an open invitation to everyone to “dare to write a Haiku” — the three-line, 17-syllable poem of traditional … 0