Peterborough: Flood stories sought for documentary

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A documentary film project on flooding in the Monadnock region is underway and the film’s producers are looking for personal testimony. An event this weekend in Peterborough offers those with stories or photographs a chance to share their experiences about local flooding. “We are hoping to get 15 to 25 people who have memories about local flooding,” said John Harris, … 0

Peterborough: She’s on point

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Most eighth-grade students at South Meadow can’t wait to move onto high school, and experience their first relationships, learn to drive, and stay out late with friends. Not Lei-Lani Finch. “You can do more than that,” said the 13-year-old ballerina, who hopes to enroll in a dance academy in New York City sophomore … 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 lobbied their legislators to draft. The Senate plans to address the bill on the floor, … 0

Letter: ‘We stand with our Jewish friends’

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

To the editor: On behalf of all of us at the United Church of Jaffrey, I want to express our solidarity with our Jewish friends here in the Monadnock area. We are saddened by the news of the anti-Semitic graffiti found on the properties near Lake Contoocook. As … 0

Rindge: Interim official looks to future

Monday, April 20, 2015

RINDGE — Interim Town Administrator Jane Pitt hopes to lose one of the words in her title: interim. Pitt, whose contract runs out at the end of the year, approached the Select Board Wednesday, asking for a consensus as to whether she will remain in the post. “I’ve … 0

Rindge: Town: No to KM surveying

Monday, April 20, 2015

RINDGE — Town officials agreed to deny Kinder Morgan and its affiliates permission to survey any town-owned land. The Select Board Wednesday voted to send letters to Kinder Morgan, the Houston-based energy company proposing the Northeast Energy Direct … 0

Rindge: Trust fund restrictions targeted

Monday, April 20, 2015

RINDGE — The Select Board testified at a Senate hearing April 14, hoping to loosen restrictions on the town’s Electric Trust Fund, a fund that has more than $1 million that could go toward capital improvement projects. The fund now requires more than half of the town’s voting … 0

Peterborough: Suspect in antique store theft identified

Monday, April 20, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — After releasing video surveillance Wednesday, police say they have identified a suspect wanted for the theft of doilies, pillows, hand towels and other products from Twin Elm Farm in February. Police are not identifying the suspect at this time, pending an arrest, said Chief Scott Guinard. … 0

Clinton visits Keene on first New Hampshire tour as candidate

Monday, April 20, 2015

KEENE — Hillary Rodham Clinton started off the New Hampshire campaign of her second presidential bid as the everywoman, hugging former mayor Patricia Russell inside a furniture factory, after Clinton lunched at Kristin’s Bistro & Bakery downtown. While … 0

Rindge: PD investigates hate crimes

Monday, April 20, 2015

RINDGE — Police are investigating anti-Semitic graffiti at two properties on Lake Contoocook, one a home up for sale, and the other an unoccupied summer property. Properties on Blakeville Road and Hemlock Avenue were vandalized, and Rindge police … 4

Business: Municipal building projects see spring upswing

Monday, April 20, 2015

Spring is the season for sunshine, flowers and, by the looks of things, commercial construction. Monadnock Community Hospital has begun a $1.5 million project, and completed a $1 million renovation. Divine Mercy Parish is steamrolling a $2.3 million … 0

Spice Cupboard: Treat yourself with sweet, smoky spice this spring

Friday, April 17, 2015

Well it is safe to say that spring has finally sprung. Windows are down, lawns are being cleared and the hens are busily laying eggs. It is that time of the year when the garden is ever so … 0

Peterborough: Proposed business tax cuts debated in Concord

Monday, April 20, 2015

A Peterborough businessman traveled to Concord to urge the N.H. Senate to shuck two Republican-sponsored bills that would reduce the business profits tax and business expenses tax in the Granite State. Meanwhile, a Republican legislator is championing lower state business taxes as the way to attract and retain … 0