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Temple: Work stalled on Converse bridge

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TEMPLE — Work on the Converse Road bridge is stalled while the town waits for the final piece of the puzzle — the precast top to the bridge — to be constructed and set, a process that will take several weeks, according to Road Agent Tim Fiske. During the Select Board’s regular meeting last Tuesday, board member George Willard explained that the support system for the new bridge is finished … 0

Peterborough: Town sued over farm code

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The Planning Board has approved the first permit for a farm in Peterborough to host weddings, farm-to-table meals, and other seasonal and educational events throughout the year, after delaying their decision twice. Neighbors of the farm have voiced numerous objections to the farm’s application in public hearings this fall. Several of … 0

Rindge: State Senate candidates square off in FPU debate

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

RINDGE — Candidates for New Hampshire’s 9th and 12th State Senate districts met Tuesday afternoon at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge for a debate sponsored by the university’s Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communications and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript. Present were the candidates for the New Hampshire Senate’s 12th District, Peggy Gilmour (D-Hollis) and Kevin … 0

Peterborough: Fairpoint workers picketing over contract negotiations

Monday, October 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A handful of local Fairpoint technicians picketing on Concord Street outside the Fairpoint facility on Monday and Friday are some of the 1,700 employees on strike in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, after a failed attempt … 0

Bennington: Man charged in sex assault

Monday, October 20, 2014

Police arrested a man, charging him with sexual assault, in Bennington on Friday, but are revealing few details because the victim is a minor. Bennington Police Chief Steve Campbell said Monday that Thomas Belcher, 26, of Greenfield was charged with felonious sexual assault on Friday at 2:30 p.m. … 0

Hancock: Tipping the scales

Monday, October 20, 2014

Peg McLeod, owner of Norway Hill Orchard in Hancock, was greeted with a gift one morning about two weeks ago. A worker picking apples earlier that morning put a larger than normal apple on top of a crate … 0

Francestown: Town holds emergency meeting about bridge

Monday, October 20, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — At an emergency meeting Wednesday night, Francestown’s Select Board elected to close a third bridge in town. The Select Board voted unanimously to close Scoby Bridge. The vote followed a N.H. Department of Transportation recommendation on … 0

Peterborough: Scott-Farrar project on hold

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Scott-Farrar Home’s building project — to expand the assisted living home’s facilities — is on hold after a change to federal regulations has frozen a majority of the project’s funding. Eldon Munson, a Scott Farrar trustee who … 0

Temple/Greenville Mason/New Ipswich: Warm clothing drive through Nov. 20

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Souhegan Lion’s Club and the Greenville Lioness Club are holding their annual Warm Clothing Drive through Nov. 20. Clothing, shoes, boots, winter gear and blankets may be brought to the Temple or Mason town libraries, Post Office or Sacred Heart Church in Greenville, or Nennie’s 5 Star … 0

Peterborough: Building on giving

Monday, October 20, 2014

Katherine Forrest loves animals, so when she opened her new store Treat Goods in Depot Square this summer, she began thinking about what she could do to give back to the furry friends that give so much to … 0

Greenfield: New trustees join Crotched board

Monday, October 20, 2014

Susan A. Reeves, of New London has been appointed to the Crotched Mountain Foundation Board of Directors, after having served as a trustee since 2007. Crotched Mountain also welcomes two new trustees, Laura Clark and Jennifer Crowell, both … 0

Temple: Town Halloween party this Saturday

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Temple town Halloween party is Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. The party is for all ages and includes costume contests (with prizes), games, story reading and hayrides provided by Sartel Farm. The event is sponsored by The Temple Recreation Commission. … 0

Editorial: Let’s start talking about ConVal

Monday, October 20, 2014

Thank you, Barbara Miller. We applaud Peterborough Select Board Chair Barbara Miller for starting the discussion about the sustainability of the ConVal School District with her plan to close and sell Great Brook and South Meadow middle schools. While the plan may not be palatable to all, and … 0