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HOUSE AND HOME: The Old Parsonage in Antrim is a ‘happy house’
04-12-2024 8:33 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Heading north on Route 31 in Antrim, just past the historic Antrim Grange, drivers often tap their brakes at the sight of a restored, brick-red antique Colonial home. A sign on the lawn declares that the home is “The Old Parsonage.”  “People actually...

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Team Inconceivable qualifies for FIRST Robotics World Championships in Houston
04-11-2024 8:01 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

After competing in the FIRST Robotics District Championships in Springfield, Mass., Peterborough-based FIRST Robotics Competition Team Inconceivable is headed for the FIRST Robotics World Championships in Houston April 17 to 20.In Houston, the team...


‘Puppet’ tells Antrim native Dan Hurlin’s story
04-10-2024 8:31 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Contemporary puppet artist Dan Hurlin is returning to his hometown of Antrim on April 14 for a special screening of “Puppet,” a documentary about his work, at 2 p.m. at the Antrim First Presbyterian Church Hall, 73 Main St.The presentation is free and...


Former home of The Folkway in Peterborough is on the market
04-09-2024 8:31 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

The former home of one Peterborough’s best-known institutions, The Folkway restaurant, is back on the market after almost 30 years. The Victorian home at 85 Grove St., built around 1860, was once the home of W.H.H. Pritchard, a Peterborough veteran of...


Ella Cademartori takes the reins at Stephenson Memorial Library in Greenfield
04-04-2024 8:33 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Ella Cademartori, previously director of children’s programming at Stephenson Memorial Library in Greenfield, is the library’s new director, having been named to the position under difficult circumstances.Cademartori began in the new role Feb. 13...


ConVal School Board member Jim Kingston of Temple questions board emails
04-04-2024 8:31 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Newly elected ConVal School Board representative Jim Kingston of Temple said at Tuesday night’s meeting that he believed RSA 91:A, the public Right-to-Know Law, had been breached in recent email communications among the board and requested the board...


ConVal residents, students speak out in favor of Kevin Proctor
04-03-2024 11:48 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

An overflow crowd of more than 100 parents, community members and students filled the SAU1 conference room during Tuesday night’s ConVal School Board meeting to protest the non-renewal of ConVal Athletic Director Kevin Proctor’s contract.On Friday,...


Peterborough fire station architects meet with public
04-02-2024 8:01 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

About 40 residents took advantage of the last formal opportunity to meet with the architects of Peterborough’s proposed new fire and rescue station Wednesday evening at the Peterborough Town Library.The proposed station, which will be voted on...


Petition calls for return of ConVal athletic director
04-01-2024 3:56 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

More than 1,600 ConVal parents, students, alumni and community members had signed a change.org petition by Monday afternoon, protesting the non-renewal of ConVal Athletic Director Kevin Proctor’s contract at the end of the school year.Proctor, who has...


Steve Walker is excited for the potential of Evari’s turbocompressor
04-01-2024 8:33 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

From a refurbished  200-year-old mill at Noone Falls, a new Peterborough-based company, Evari, is looking to change the world. “Energy is the whole reason this building is here,” said entrepreneur Steve Walker as he led a tour through the renovated...


John Blake promoted to police chief in Antrim
03-28-2024 8:33 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Sgt. John Blake of the Antrim Police Department was promoted to chief of police, effective April 1, in a badge-pinning ceremony Monday night at the Antrim Select Board meeting.The entire Antrim police force turned out to congratulate Blake, along with...


MAXT Makerspace Dublin Ceramics Center continues to thrive
03-28-2024 8:32 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Five years ago, the  MAXT Makerspace Dublin Ceramics Center was nothing more than tents in Kimberly Kersey Asbury’s backyard.  “We started out during COVID, all outside,  just as a way to bring people together,” Asbury said. “I installed a kiln in my...


Peterborough’s FIRST robotics team is headed to regionals
03-27-2024 8:31 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

 After earning a third-place finish at the FIRST Robotics New England District Pine Tree Event March 15-17 in Lewiston, Maine, the high school division of Peterborough-based 4-H FIRST Robotics Team Inconceivable is headed to the University of New...


Francestown honors women at dinner
03-26-2024 8:33 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Despite slushy roads and pouring rain Saturday night, more than 100 people attended the first Francestown Recreation Commission dinner honoring the women of Francestown, held in recognition of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. “The...


Antrim Planning Board addresses complaints about lack of cell tower service
03-25-2024 8:31 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

A cell tower on Pierce Lake built and operated by Industrial Tower and Wireless (ITW) is causing concern for lakeside residents, who would like the tower taken down if it is unable to provide cellular service to the area surrounding the structure. At...


ConVal students from all 11 schools perform at choir concert
03-21-2024 8:33 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Patrick R. Cogan, music director at Great Brook School, said that after COVID, the ConVal district’s music teachers came together to try to figure out how to rebuild the music program.“When COVID happened, the music departments were completely shut...


Greenfield Town Meeting narrowly rejects cut to Capital Reserve Fund spending plan
03-19-2024 8:32 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Voters at Greenfield’s Town Meeting passed the proposed Capital Reserve Fund (CRF) warrant article Saturday, but only after an amendment to cut the proposed amount of CRF funds by two-thirds failed by just 11 votes. The original CRF article requested...


Antrim Town Meeting approves TIF district
03-18-2024 8:31 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Debate about re-establishing a Tax Increment Financing (TIF)  district in downtown Antrim dominated discussion at Town Meeting Thursday night before both articles related to the district passed, as several residents cited a previous district in town...


House and Home – Dublin house is full of surprises
03-15-2024 8:34 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Tracymay Kalvaitis laughs when she thinks about her first impression of the house in Dublin that is now her family’s home.“It was the ugliest house I had ever seen. It was absolutely the last one I ever wanted to look at,” she said. “Driving by, I’m...


James Cleary re-elected to Bennington Select Board
03-14-2024 8:00 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Bennington voters re-elected incumbent James Cleary in a contested Select Board race against Bethany Manley Craig.Cleary, a longtime member of the Bennington Select Board,  has served many roles in town over the years.At the polls, Select Board member...


Great Brook School in Antrim hosts regional drone competition
03-12-2024 8:37 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

The gym at Great Brook School was transformed into a buzzing, whirring miniature airfield Saturday as 19 teams from Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts competed in New Hampshire’s First Aerial Drones Competition.   The competition was...

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