Peterborough: More housing lots on the table

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Two complicated and lengthy proposed zoning ordinances that will appear on the May 13 ballot captured the attention of about 20 residents at an information session held by the Planning Board on Monday. One calls for adding an Innovative Subdivision Design ordinance, intended to provide developers with design flexibility by allowing smaller clustered lots, which would be mandatory on many developments of 10 acres or more in the rural district. The other, known as the Traditional Neighborhood Overlay Zone, would allow infilling of lots and additional residential housing in a clearly defined area near downtown, where neighborhoods are already established. The informational meeting … 0

Peterborough: Greenerborough at the 7-year mark

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Alpacas, goats and cattle will return to the open field behind the Peterborough Town House, the patio in front of the building will ring with music, and booths for farmers, potters, ice cream and cheese vendors will line both sides of Grove Street during the seventh annual Greenerborough celebration on May … 0

Ideas taking flight

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Penguins cannot fly. Too bad no one told that little fact the hero of Peterborough author and illustrator Lita Judge’s latest children’s book. Armed with a pair of bright red flight goggles and the soul of an eagle, this little penguin is determined to succeed at flight school along with all the other … 0

Peterborough: Pajamas in school at SMS

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

South Meadow School 8th Grade Students made pajamas in Consumer and Family Class and got some life lessons along the way. After making the pants they were allowed to wear them to school by paying $1. Altogether they … 0

Peterborough: Historic dinner planned

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The year 1739 is the focus for a historic dinner that will be held at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture on April 26, at 6 p.m. The dinner is the first in a series of events commemorating the town’s 275th anniversary this year. The meal will … 0

Peterborough: Local children’s author at Toadstool

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Children’s author and illustrator Lita Judge will be at the Toadstool Bookshop on April 26, at 11 a.m. to read her latest story, sign copies, and talk about her art. “Flight School” tells the story of a little penguin with the soul of an eagle and the dream … 0

Peterborough: Poetry reading at the Toadstool

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Former Peterborough resident Carolyn Gregsak will be at the Toadstool Bookshop on April 26, at 2 p.m., to read from her collection of poetry “Flight Of Migration.” She also will talk about the origins of her poetry and read from her current project, a novel “Dreaming Portugal” based … 0

Peterborough: Flower arranging workshop at Peterborough Town Library

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Peterborough Town Library will be offering an Ikebana flower arranging workshop on April 26 from 10 a.m. until noon. Following a demonstration by Ikenobo teacher Gail Bartlett, participants will be assisted in making a modern version of shoka shimputai, a classical Japanese flower arrangement. Ikebana uses combinations … 0

Peterborough: ML

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Jefferson Allen and John Kaufhold of the Peterborough Masonic Altemont Lodge #26 F+AM present a check for $500 to Mary Lee Leedham of the Peterborough Food Pantry. The generous donation was a gift from the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Foundation and … 0

Peterborough: Library offers vacation week programs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Peterborough Town Library is offering three special programs for families during the week of April Vacation: On Monday, at 10:30 a.m. Peter Boie, Magician for Non-Believers, will perform a magic show for all ages. His unique show has been called “hysterical, captivating, witty and astonishing.” He is … 0

Peterborough/Lyndeborough: Annual roadside trash pickups

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Peterborough’s annual Earth Day roadside litter pick-up is April 18-22 this year. Families, neighbors, school, church and company teams typically adopt a section of road. About 80 of Peterborough’s 90 miles of roads have been officially adopted by volunteers committed to the annual spring pick-up. For a few … 0

Court log: April 8, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Greenfield police Joshua Forand, 26, of New Boston, operating without a valid license, $124. Whitney Horak, 19, of Lyndeborough, possession of marijuana, $560 with $250 suspended for 12 months on the condition of no further misdemeanors or felonies and no violations for serious or alcohol-related matters; transporting an … 0

Viewpoint: ‘If you want the service, you have to pay for it’

Thursday, April 10, 2014

When Gary and I were paying the bills the other day, we started talking about the ever-rising costs for services. Seems like we’re paying more for so many things. The satellite TV service has gone up $15 a month since we signed on a few years ago. Our … 0