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House and Home: Antique home in Hancock is a dream come true
02-16-2024 9:16 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

After many years living of in different parts of the country, Monique and Barry Tanner had always wanted to come back to New England, but renovating an antique home in the northeast corner of Hancock has exceeded their wildest expectations.“I have to...

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State Sen. Denise Ricciardi brings checks to Greenfield Community Meetinghouse
02-14-2024 8:58 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

State Sen. Denise Ricciardi paid a visit to Greenfield Saturday to present volunteers from the Friends of the Greenfield Community Meetinghouse with two checks totaling over $16,000 from the group’s recent partnership with New Hampshire Charitable...


Bennington articles are set for Town Meeting
02-07-2024 1:04 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

The March 12 Town Meeting will be the first held at the Bennington Town Hall upstairs meeting room for nearly four decades. The space, which formerly doubled as the town gymnasium, is now Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant thanks to the...


No changes to ConVal reconfiguration plan
02-07-2024 1:01 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Multiple attempts to amend or strike the warrant article that would close Francestown Elementary School, Dublin Consolidated School, Pierce School in Bennington and Temple Elementary School failed at the district deliberative session Tuesday...


Bennington operating budget proposed at just over $2 million
01-24-2024 10:26 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

The Bennington Select Board presented a proposed operating budget of just over $2 million Monday night at the Town Hall.The proposal is $177, 278 higher than the current budget. Town Administrator Deb Davidson said that other than a 4% cost-of-living...


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: 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,”...


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...


Peterborough Boy Scouts are collecting trees
01-03-2024 10:41 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Peterborough’s Boy Scout Troop 8 will be making house calls to pick up used Christmas trees on Jan. 6 and 13.  The troop will collect trees in Peterborough and neighboring towns and bring them to the Peterborough Recycling Center to be chipped or...


Committee works on developing community power program in Francestown
12-19-2023 11:59 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Francestown has joined the growing number of New Hampshire cities and towns launching a community power program.Community power allows towns to pool residents’ buying power to purchase electricity from a supplier at a discounted rate, potentially...


Peterborough artist Lulu Fichter chosen for 2024 Smithsonian Craft Fair
12-19-2023 9:00 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Of the 120 American artists and crafters invited to the 2024 Smithsonian Craft Fair, Lulu Fichter of Peterborough might be the only one who will have to dig her work out of the ice before she can pack it up to take to Washington, D.C.For the past nine...


Lawrence appeals Francestown ZBA decision to state
12-13-2023 10:43 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Richard Lawrence of Manchester and Francestown has filed an appeal with the state Housing Board after the Francestown ZBA denied an appeal for a rehearing on the request for a variance at Lawrence’s 13-acre property on Davis Lane.In June 2023, Richard...


Prismatic to recommend closing elementary schools in Francestown, Dublin, Bennington and Temple
12-01-2023 1:27 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Prismatic Consulting, the firm hired by the ConVal School District to address under-enrollment in the nine-town district, plans to recommend a reconfiguration plan that would close Francestown Elementary School, Dublin Consolidated School, Pierce...


Peterborough Farmers’ Market holding first winter season
12-01-2023 11:07 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

The Peterborough Farmers’ Market will be open through the winter for the first time this year.The market, which will be open every  Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Peterborough Community Center at 25 Elm St, will move back outside to the...


Antrim to study use of RVs
11-29-2023 8:00 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

The Town of Antrim is contemplating how it will respond to multiple reports of residents living full-time in recreational vehicles, which is against the town’s existing zoning ordinance. Mark Murdough, chair of the Antrim Planning Board, stated...


Francestown holiday market will provide a taste of Germany
11-28-2023 10:57 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Pamela Berry, manager of the Francestown Community Market, which takes place Friday afternoons in summer and fall, said traditional outdoor German holiday markets are a growing trend. On Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Francestown Community...


After four years, Peterborough Thanksgiving Eve contra dance resumes
11-24-2023 12:02 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Monadnock Folklore Society’s Thanksgiving Eve contra dance returned to the Peterborough Town House after a four-year hiatus due to COVID.“We’re very happy this event is back. It’s been a tradition since the ’90s and people love it,” said...


Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig speaks at Francestown Democratic brunch
11-20-2023 12:02 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig, a Democratic candidate for governor, spoke at a brunch organized by Francestown Democrats Sunday at Francestown Town Hall, addressing local concerns on  inflation, housing, education, day care and civility in...


Peterborough Planning Board hears two big project plans
11-15-2023 2:03 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Peterborough Planning Board members said Monday night that a proposed 116-unit development off Mercer Avenue is unworkable unless the apartment complex can be accessed from Route 202 rather than from Mercer Drive and Goyette Avenue.About 60 residents...


Antrim Veterans Day ceremony dedicates new flagpole
11-13-2023 1:21 PM

BY JESSECA TIMMONS

Veterans and community members gathered Saturday in Antrim to dedicate a new flagpole at the Don Dunlap Gazebo in front of Tuttle Library in Antrim.  The dedication was a culmination of a two-year project created to commemorate former Antrim resident...


Carl Mabbs-Zeno and Rodger Martin discuss their Vietnam novels
11-08-2023 11:13 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Asked how their lives and their writing were shaped by their service in the Vietnam War, Carl Mabbs-Zeno and Rodger Martin both joked that they might not be the best veterans to talk to.Neither has stayed involved in formal veterans activities,...

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