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Peterborough/Francestown/New Ipswich: Solar growth slows down

Monday, July 27, 2015

Uncertainty about the future of solar energy subsidies has put the brakes on its popularity in the region. Utilities will soon reach the state mandated net-metering cap, and legislation that would raise the cap is not expected to pass. Also, Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of the Legislature’s two-year budget proposal has put renewable energy rebates in limbo. And Congress has yet to rule on whether to continue a 30 percent … 0

Jaffrey: Love of storytelling drives Eaton

Monday, July 27, 2015

JAFFREY — A question-and-answer with the longtime executive producer of PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre offered three generations of fans the opportunity to reminisce on their favorite shows in the program’s 45-year history, from the 1971 series, “Upstairs, Downstairs” to the widely acclaimed “Downton Abbey” to the teenage favorite, “Sherlock.” Rebecca Eaton was the speaker … 0

Local family fights poverty in Rwanda

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — When Brandon Walsh moved to Rwanda a year ago with his wife, Emily, and infant daughter, Elsa, he expected to haggle over groceries and be plagued by frequent electricity and water outages. However, the Anglican priest didn’t expect to cohost a national radio show, or organize a program that feeds about … 0

Business: A look at the region's affordable housing

Monday, July 13, 2015

Lisa Brooks walked away from an abusive relationship about two years ago, leaving an upper-middle-class lifestyle behind as well. Ever since then, Brooks, who lives on $800 a month from her supplemental Social Security income, has moved from … 0

Peterborough: An end of an era for the region?

Monday, July 13, 2015

Cobblestone Publishing, one of the last publishers remaining in Peterborough, will close its office on Grove Street tomorrow. Cricket Media, Cobblestone’s parent company, is consolidating the Peterborough publisher’s operations into its Chicago office. “It is, I guess, the end of an era,” said Ted Leach, a former publisher … 1

Money Matters: Summertime is saving time

Friday, July 10, 2015

Actually, I am well aware that for many individuals and families, the summer season can bring increased spending rather than saving. For New England residents, especially, warmer weather seems like an invitation to get out and enjoy recreational … 0

Capital Beat: Climate change a hot topic

Monday, July 13, 2015

Ahead of the elections, climate change money is starting to stream into New Hampshire as national groups and donors seek to give the topic prominence during the presidential primary and other campaigns. But, not all state environmental activists see it as a totally good thing. Last week a … 0

Harris Company closes after 66 yrs.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Harris Construction Company, the sand and gravel supplier at 177 Sharon Road in Peterborough, is closing effective Thursday, according to a recorded announcement made by the Harris family. It is one of a handful of business comings and … 0

Wilton police logs: July 14, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

Wilton Wednesday, July 1 Suspicious activity: At 1:18 a.m., police responded to a Burns Hill Road residence for a report of suspicious activity. The resident reported seeing a man in her driveway. When she went out to confront him, he fled. Police searched the area and found no … 0

Running: Flamino takes Murphy Fun Run

Friday, July 10, 2015

Luckily able to squeeze this one in before the rain, 26 runners participated in the third installment of the Jack Murphy 5K Fun Run from South Meadow School. ConVal cross country and track coach Lance Flamino bested the field this week with a time of 19 minutes, 22 … 0

Education: NHIA announce new Master of Arts degree

Friday, July 10, 2015

In response to increasing demand, the New Hampshire Institute of Art announces a new Master of Arts in Art Education certification track for artists who want to teach grades K through 12. This new, accredited hybrid program that begins in fall 2015, combines online and on campus studies … 0

Editorial: Hassan: Energy is critical to economy

Thursday, July 9, 2015

When Gov. Maggie Hassan agreed to stop in for a talk with our Editorial Board on Tuesday, chief among our concerns was how she would address the pipeline question. Hassan was thoughtful, saying she and other New England governors were looking at the Northeast as a whole when … 1

Letters: Helping our neighbors in need

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor: The Contoocook Valley Transportation Company provides no-fee transportation to appointments for neighbors in real need of local transportation from Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Greenville, Hancock, Jaffrey, New Ipswich, Peterborough, Rindge, Sharon and Temple. CVTC is a non-profit 501c(3) charity. As a new volunteer driver, … 0