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HOMETOWN HEROES: Mike Smith of New Ipswich builds runners and community
07-23-2024 12:06 PM

By BILL FONDA

“I don't know how many lives he changed through his coaching, but I can tell you his coaching changed mine.”Those were the words of Elizabeth McGurk nominating her former coach at Mascenic High School,  Mike Smith of New Ipswich, as the Monadnock...

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Nora Suarez Lewis tells the stories of New Hampshire’s early Black citizens at Amos Fortune Forum
07-22-2024 12:01 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

During Friday’s Amos Fortune Forum, Nora Suarez Lewis shared the stories of some of the state’s earliest Black citizens, as they have been compiled for the state’s Black Heritage Trail.Lewis, a first-generation Cuban-American and the current...


BUSINESS – Family is at the heart of Well Within in Lyndeborough
07-19-2024 12:01 PM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

After years of experience working with people of all ages with intellectual disabilities and emotional challenges, one thing stood out to Alisha DiMasi – the importance of family.Family is at the heart of all of the services DiMasi provides at Well...


Silver Scone appeal heads to Land Use Review Docket
07-18-2024 12:01 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The Hillsborough County Superior Court’s Land Use Review Docket will take up the latest appeal related to a tea party business in New Ipswich.Neighbors of Silver Scone Teas, located on River Road in New Ipswich, have appealed multiple decisions...


Dublin Education Advisory Committee determines ConVal articles no longer serve town
07-18-2024 12:01 PM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

In a draft of its final report to the town’s Select Board, the Dublin Education Advisory Committee has determined that the ConVal School District Articles of Agreement were no longer serving Dublin’s best interests.“The current structure is...


Souhegan Country Club building and property sold
07-18-2024 11:33 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Souhegan Country Club President Raymond Holmes has purchased the country club building and property in a private sale, and will be allowing the club to continue using the building twice a month while it attempts to rebuild its membership base.The...


Jaffrey Zoning Board rejects appeal on 16-unit development
07-18-2024 11:32 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The Jaffrey Zoning Board unanimously denied a request for a rehearing on a proposed 16-unit cluster development that the board rejected last month.The application, submitted by Fougere Homes, proposed 16 condominium units at 79 Town Farm Road, a...


Milford Area Communications Center needs upgrades
07-18-2024 11:31 AM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

The Milford Area Communications Center is in the beginning stages of upgrading the equipment and infrastructure in their dispatch center. This would require the three towns served by MACC – Milford, Mont Vernon and Wilton – to contribute funds to the...


THEATER REVIEW: Peterborough Players present strong ‘Pride and Prejudice’
07-17-2024 2:19 PM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

The stage that occupies the iconic Peterborough Players barn has been beautifully transformed into the interior of a 19th-century English estate for the third production in the Players’ 2024 summer season, “Pride and Prejudice.”Directed by interim...


BUSINESS QUARTERLY: Small grant makes big difference for Mason library
07-16-2024 12:06 PM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

While ARPA-funded projects like infrastructure repairs or safety improvements may have cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars, smaller grants have also funded important improvements.For example, a grant of $1,158 given to the Mason Public...


BUSINESS QUARTERLY: From sewer lines to libraries, towns have spent ARPA funding in a variety of ways
07-16-2024 12:03 PM

Staff Report

When the occupants of the approximately 200 homes in Bennington who are on town water and sewer get their bills, those costs should be more accurate, thanks to new digital water and sewer meters.According to Town Administrator Deb Davidson, the new...


BUSINESS QUARTERLY – ARPA funds provide boost for unexpected project in Jaffrey
07-16-2024 12:01 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Jaffrey is facing a problem similar to that of many small communities in the country – an aging water and sewer infrastructure that will be highly expensive to replace.When, during a routine camera inspection of the sewer main on Stratton Road, the...


Jaffrey Planning Board tour addresses Stony Brook issues
07-15-2024 2:23 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

On Monday, the Jaffrey Planning Board spent an hour touring the property of the proposed Stony Brook development off of Route 124, viewing areas where the development has encroached beyond boundary lines and where trees had been cut and soil...


Annette Polan speaks about Sandra Day O’Connor at Amos Fortune Forum
07-15-2024 1:04 PM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to be appointed an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court, credited her experiences growing up on a male-dominated ranch for her ability to work on a team of entirely male justices, according to...


Caroline Hughes talks in Jaffrey about loon-restoration efforts
07-11-2024 12:06 PM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

Since 1970, New Hampshire’s population of common loon has more than tripled – from under 100 mated pairs to around 350 – thanks in large part to the efforts of the Loon Preservation Committee.Founded in 1975, the Loon Preservation Committee helps...


Vose Farm Road project in Peterborough set to start this summer, receives $625,000 grant
07-11-2024 11:31 AM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

Catholic Charities NH will begin construction on an a 96-unit affordable and workforce housing complex on Vose Farm Road this summer, and the organization recently received $625,000 in tax credits from New Hampshire Community Development Finance...


Rob Hannings speaks at Amos Fortune Forum about integrating baseball
07-09-2024 12:19 PM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

During his Amos Fortune Forum presentation Friday evening at Jaffrey Meetinghouse, local baseball historian Rob Hannings of Greenfield detailed Nashua’s pivotal role in racial integration in baseball.In 1946, the first two Black players joined the...


FOOD: Hancock Farmers and Artisans Market sticks with what’s successful
07-09-2024 12:04 PM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

When it comes to running a successful farmers’ market, organizers Meghan Gould and Jessica Quinn say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”The Hancock Artisans and Farmers Market has returned for its second year since its revitalization in 2023, and...


BUSINESS: Sisters bring passion for design to Nidu
07-09-2024 12:03 PM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

The Monadnock region recently welcomed a new interior design studio, Nidu, into the Tribals storefront in Depot Square in Peterborough.Through Nidu, proprietors and sisters Nane and Carmen Blohm are sharing their experience in designing living spaces,...


Doug Reardon returns to Greenville Select Board after two members resign
07-05-2024 8:38 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The Hillsborough Superior Court stepped in to appoint Douglas Reardon to the Select Board after two members resigned in quick succession, leaving no quorum.Select Board member Carla Mary resigned May 8. In a letter submitted to the town, she did not...


Rindge launches new emergency alert app
07-04-2024 12:05 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Rindge has launched a new citizen notifications mobile app, which will send out alerts for town events and updates during emergency situations such as storms or road closures.Rindge Emergency Management launched the program with a table at Sunday’s...

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