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Hancock: Local man leads super-PAC backing Ayotte

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Hancock man is taking the lead to help U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) win re-election in 2016, possibly against Gov. Maggie Hassan. David Carney is the chief consultant for Commitment Kept N.H., a project of Ending Spending Action Fund, the conservative super-PAC. The project launched Wednesday, over 17 months before the election, and before Hassan has announced whether or not she will run. “We’re trying to get ahead of … 0

Peterborough/Hancock: Morgan’s Way says goodbye

Monday, June 29, 2015

When 53-year-old Jane Cartmell decided on a whim to open her first retail store ever in downtown Peterborough, outfitting it with women’s clothing from across the world, learning the industry and decorating the window display weren’t difficult for the newcomer. The most challenging part, she said, was naming it. Cartmell pondered and pondered … 0

Peterborough: Can a shelter have a soul, and is a house different from a home?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Many say modern design is losing the qualities of what makes a house a home. How can we recapture the old feelings of comfort and family? Can shelters have a soul? There’s no readily available answer, explained Howard Mansfield. You can tell when a house is a home, and when it isn’t, but … 0

PETERBOROUGH: DPW chief: Parking plan flexible

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

PETERBOROUGH ­— The director of public works assured the Conservation Commission the parking lot off Grove Street will be built to match downtown’s present parking demand, with room to adjust if demand increases. “It is really not clear … 0

Antrim/New Ipswich: Project Search opens up a world of possibilities

Monday, June 22, 2015

Cynthia Vaillancourt wanted Laurie, her 32-year-old daughter, to come out of her shell. Laurie, who has a developmental disability, spent much of the last 11 years inside in their ranch-style house in New Ipswich, listening as her father … 0

Peterborough: Nursing home seeks funding

Monday, June 22, 2015

After the Scott-Farrar nursing home’s plans to build a larger, more modern facility fell through in the fall, the nursing home closed in April, citing financial reasons. But a pending loan has revived the century-old organization. Scott-Farrar hopes to resume the $15 million construction project if it can … 0

Peterborough: Costs delay Union Street bridge plans

Monday, June 22, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The town has postponed the rebuilding of the Union Street bridge to next spring, because the project is $51,000 more than expected. Director of Public Works Rodney Bartlett recommended the Select Board appropriate the additional money in the FY2017 operating budget. The 1940 bridge, over the … 0

Reimers’ Reason: Learn about land trusts

Monday, June 22, 2015

You probably are somewhat familiar with land trusts, but you may not know some of the particulars. Land trusts are nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to conserving land, and most land trusts operate within a specified region, such … 0

Peterborough: Fund encourages commercial use of biomass

Monday, June 22, 2015

The value of switching to renewable energy has been a growing talking point. But the cost of making the switch isn’t insignificant, and is an easy excuse to drag your feet. But a Peterborough company, backed by federal … 0

Running: Jack Murphy Fun Runs start Thursday

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Jack Murphy Thursday night fun runs will begin on June 25 starting at South Meadow School in Peterborough. The 3.1 mile “race” incorporates the rail trail, the sidewalk along Route 202, and Southfield and Hunt roads and is relatively flat. This event is free and open to … 0

Bird flu raises egg prices

Monday, June 22, 2015

Although bird flu has not spread to the Northeast, the U.S. egg shortage has driven up the price of eggs in the Monadnock region. But proprietors aren’t hurting as much as other parts of the country, since customers … 0

Martial arts: Locals earn new belts at Lamy’s

Friday, June 19, 2015

Recently, local Peterborough residents and martial arts students at Lamy’s Black Belt Academy tested and passed their belt ranking test. Dalia Torrey and Hayato Oki both earned their 9th Gup (high white belt) while Noah Luhtjarv earned his … 0

ML: There are many different ways to live a green life

Friday, June 19, 2015

Soon after finishing last month’s column, I had a falling accident at home and injured my leg so badly that I was on crutches for a week. I’m much better now (not completely healed, getting there), but as … 0