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

Peterborough: Troy town employee charged with embezzling over $15K

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

An employee of the town of Troy, who is also a landlord in Peterborough and elsewhere, was arrested Monday by State Police Troop C out of Keene; she was charged with embezzling more than $15,000 in public funds. … 0

Peterborough/Bennington: Local painter opens new show

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Bennington artist Jerome Varnum opened a show of his acrylic paintings at Studio-9247 in Peterborough Saturday. Varnum, a house painter by trade, joked that he “learned how to do this by painting clapboards.” At right, one of Varnum’s … 0

Peterborough: Scratching the surface

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

It’s a simple rhyming tale about white puffy clouds turning dark and grey, and a blue sky being eaten up by a fierce and windy storm. There’s no setting. There are no characters — except those brought to … 0

ConVal: A mix of youth and age

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Monadnock region’s lakes and ponds should be covered in ice soon enough; soon enough, too, is the start of the ConVal boys’ ice hockey team’s season, when they travel to Kearsarge on Dec. 17. “We have a … 0

Birth announcement:

Monday, December 1, 2014

Born at Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough: RAMEY: A boy, Isaac Emmanuel, weighing 8 pounds, 1 ounce, to Ian and Kristen Ramey of Peterborough, Nov. 17, 2014. Grandparents are Drs. Ross and Lisa Ramey of Jaffrey, and Dennis and Karen Iworsky of Amesbury, Mass. Great-grandmothers are Joan Kworsky of … 0

Honor roll:

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

South Meadow School First Quarter Grade 8 High honors: Ryan Beal, Max Boisvert, Lindsey Carey, Tegan Cohen, Mackenzie Costello, Isabel Dreher, Isabella Eliot, Ruthana Ellis, Breanna Flanagan, Sean Flanagan, Shayna Hanley, Cheyenne Heinselman, Colin Henke, Rachel Hurley, Alyssa Janoch, Molly Janoch, Elias Jaynes, Hannah Johnson, Jillian Karlicek, Deanna … 0

Hancock police logs: Dec. 9, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

HANCOCK Wednesday, Nov. 12: Unauthorized sign: At 12:30 p.m., an officer found a craft sign poking into the grass at the fountain of Main Street. The sign was subsequently removed. Thursday, Nov. 13: Motor vehicle accident: At 7:50 a.m., police received reports of a motor vehicle accident. Joan … 0

Peterborough: Heritage-themed photo exhibit opens

Monday, December 8, 2014

A photography exhibit entitled “Heritage — Interpretations by the Camerata,” presented by the Peterborough Heritage Commission will open at the Peterborough Town House on Friday. The Camerata, a group of local amateur photographers, has been meeting monthly or thereabouts for seven years. Assignments will range widely. Some months … 0

Peterborough: ‘Shepherd’s Play’ on stage next week

Monday, December 8, 2014

Now in its 12th year, the “Shepherds’ Play” will be performed again this year with two performances at the Union Congregational Church. The play will be presented by developmentally disabled adults from lifesharing communities of the region, including Plowshare Farm of Greenfield, Four Winds of Wilton, and Tobias … 0