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Quilted Bug, Leila’s Stitch Haven cater to local quilters

01-23-2024 2:00 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

When Kerry and  Scott Christophers sold Hancock’s Seven Maples campground in 2021, they weren’t totally sure what they were going to do with more free time in their schedules.But Kerry had one definite goal in mind – to devote more time to her...


BUSINESS QUARTERLY: Internet broadens work-from-home opportunities

01-23-2024 9:04 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS and ASHLEY SAARI

Lori Finn of Greenfield’s commute to work is about as far as she needs to walk to her home office – a far cry from the 120 miles it would take for her to drive to Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y., where she is teaches behavioral analysis.Her job is...


BUSINESS QUARTERLY: Broadband availability increases real estate attractiveness

01-23-2024 9:03 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

The availability of high-speed internet has become one of the driving factors in attracting new residents to  settle in the Monadnock region, giving some towns a competitive advantage for people who work or attend school remotely. “People expect it,”...


Business Quarterly: Nisa Simila – Don’t fear the IRS 

01-23-2024 9:00 AM

By NISA SIMILA

When you hear the word “taxes,” do you feel fear forming in the pit of your stomach? Does your heart start palpitating? Because of the way the IRS has been portrayed in the media, it’s no wonder that the IRS seems scary. However, you don’t have to be...


Business Quarterly: Andy Peterson – Market looks strong for 2024

01-23-2024 8:59 AM

By ANDY PETERSON

With the passing of a joyous holiday season, the chill of midwinter’s crystalline air surrounds us and our thoughts turn to plans and hopes for the coming year. With 2023 now in the rear-view mirror, I offer this real estate market update and forecast...


BUSINESS QUARTERLY: Schools, hospital look to hire, retain employees

01-23-2024 8:57 AM

By BILL FONDA

Looking ahead to the 2023-2024 school year, Jaffrey-Rindge Superintendent Reuben Duncan said the district would like to add six to 10 teachers – a couple math teachers, a science teacher, several special education teachers and likely another STEM...


Mason to vote on community power at Town Meeting

01-17-2024 11:57 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Mason residents will vote on adopting a community power plan this year.The final article on the Mason warrant would authorize the town to adopt the Mason Community Power Plan, a plan put together by the town’s power aggregation committee over the past...


Residents can comment on Greenfield community power plan Jan. 28

01-17-2024 11:46 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

No members of the public attended the Greenfield Community Power Committee public hearing Tuesday night due to weather, but a second hearing is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 28, at 2:30 pm at the Greenfield Meetinghouse.Community power allows...


New Ipswich proposal would combine fire chief, inspector

01-17-2024 10:53 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

New Ipswich voters will decide this March whether to create a new position combining the duties of fire chief, building inspector and code enforcement, all of which are currently stipend positions.During the town’s budget hearing Tuesday, the board...


BUSINESS: Kathleen Johnson brings Central Gold Key Realty to Centertown building in Peterborough

01-12-2024 1:50 PM

By BILL FONDA

Kathleen Johnson isn’t fully moved in at her new Central Gold Key Realty office overlooking Main Street on the second floor of the Centertown building in Peterborough.Although it’s on the list of businesses people would see if they walked by on the...


Rindge budget proposal finalized at $5.35 million

01-11-2024 12:12 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The Rindge Select Board approved a $5.35 million proposed budget following the town’s budget hearing on Wednesday, making few adjustments during the hearing itself.The board eliminated a total of $3,500 – $1,000 from the code enforcement department...


Sevanne Kassarjian heads search committee for new Peterborough Players managing and artistic directors

01-10-2024 10:09 AM

By BILL FONDA

Noting the number of people who have had longstanding associations with Peterborough Players, Sevanne Kassarjian said it’s the kind of place that’s hard to leave.“”We can’t just quit the place,” she said. “We keep coming back.”Kassarjian is a case in...


Greenfield Forge blacksmith shop helps people learn new skills

01-09-2024 12:40 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

The first thing anyone notices walking into the Greenfield Forge, Vinnie Anfuso’s blacksmith shop in the center of Greenfield, is the massive, coal-fired forge.Anfuso has four forges at his Greenfield shop – two coal, two propane. “For our size shop,...


New look for Equestrian Village presented to Peterborough Planning Board

01-09-2024 12:18 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Nearly 30 abutters and neighbors from the Burke Road and Contoocook Lane neighborhoods, as well as Peterborough Planning Board members, heard about design changes to the proposed Equestrian Village development Monday night.Plans for the existing...


Jaffrey Budget Committee make no changes following review

01-08-2024 12:27 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The Jaffrey Budget Committee made no changes to the Select Board’s recommended operating budget following a full budget review on Saturday, tentatively approving an operating budget of $7.3 million, a 2% increase from the current budget.Jaffrey has an...


Town representatives talk leaving ConVal district

01-08-2024 10:02 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Select board and community members from Temple, Dublin and Francestown indicated at Thursday’s ConVal Strategic Organization Committee meeting that their towns may consider leaving the ConVal School District if the proposed warrant article...


BUSINESS: Hayfields Antiques operates out of former one-room schoolhouse in Peterborough

01-08-2024 8:52 AM

By AIDAN BEAROR

This article has been changed since the original version to correctly identify the name of the business.Tucked away in Peterborough’s former one-room schoolhouse, Hayfields Antiques seeks to bring quality, Federal-style antiques to the Monadnock...


Insurers seek shelter from climate change storm

01-04-2024 9:24 AM

By MICHAEL KITCH

The increasing frequency and intensity of natural catastrophes associated with climate change has roiled the insurance industry, executives say.Testifying before the Senate Budget Committee last year, Eric Anderson, president of Aon, a risk mitigation...


BUSINESS: Fennell’s cozy knitwear is custom-made

01-01-2024 7:28 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Christine Fennell of Peterborough first started knitting custom sweaters out of necessity.“My little brother was 6-feet, 7-inches, and absolutely nothing fit him, so I started making him sweaters. Then he had his first baby, and he went to get a baby...


Reality Check hires pair

12-29-2023 7:56 AM

Nina Decot is the new intake specialist at Reality Check.Decot’s role is to help anyone with a substance-use issue get the help they need by conducting new intake paperwork and enrolling people in Reality Check’s free recovery coaching and...


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