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Antrim Grange hosts candidates night
03-02-2024 8:31 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Nine candidates appeared at the annual Antrim Grange candidates night Wednesday evening at the Town Hall Theatre.Four candidates are running for the two open spots on the Planning Board. Dennis Young spoke about how his background in technology,...

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Friends and family remember Stephenson Memorial Library Director David Bridgewater
02-29-2024 8:35 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

David Bridgewater, who had been the director of Stephenson Memorial Library in Greenfield since 2020, is being remembered for his boundless energy, his determination to take on and solve problems, his kind nature and his unflagging good humor, along...


Peterborough Planning Board passes zoning change
02-29-2024 8:16 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

After a lengthy debate on Monday night and two previous public hearings on the issue, the Peterborough Planning Board passed a motion to rezone all properties in the Family District to the General Residence District.Planning Board members Stephanie...


Vacancies on Bennington ballot are cause for concern
02-27-2024 10:02 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

As of Friday, Bennington’s town election ballot had an equal number of vacancies and candidates. The deadline for filing for candidacy has passed, but residents may wage write-in campaigns for the March 12 town election.The Bennington Zoning Board...


Well School students perform ‘Our Town’ for the first time
02-22-2024 9:06 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

When Well School Theater Director Bronwyn Sims realized that in nearly 60 years of theater, the school had never performed Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” she knew she had the next seventh- and eighth-grade play.  “I’m not sure at what point ‘Our Town’...


State Rep. Molly Howard discusses life in the Legislature
02-22-2024 8:31 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Book-banning, PFAS contamination and expanded school lunches were among the issues voted on last week in the New Hampshire legislature, state Rep. Molly Howard (D-Hancock) reported Monday night in an open house with a group of constituents at...


ConVal School Board produces list of budget cuts
02-19-2024 1:01 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

As ConVal School District voters prepare to vote on a warrant article that would give the School Board the power to consolidate the district’s eight elementary schools into four, the district has released a complete list of the budget cuts affecting...


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...


Peterborough Police Department proposes new structure
02-14-2024 11:45 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

The Peterborough Police Department has a plan for restructuring which will lower the department’s budget for next year and “strengthen the department’s resiliency,” Town Administrator Nicole MacStay said at Tuesday night’s Budget Committee...


Antrim residents will vote on downtown TIF district
02-14-2024 11:15 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Antrim will start the process of creating a downtown Tax Increment Finance (TIF) district if voters approve two linked warrant articles to be presented at Town Meeting on Thursday evening, March 14.TIF districts earn revenue for towns by capturing tax...


Withdrawal article will be on Francetown warrant
02-14-2024 10:27 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

The Francestown Select Board voted Monday night to include a warrant article requesting the ConVal School Board initiate a feasibility study evaluating the possibility of Francestown withdrawing from the ConVal School District. The Francestown School...


Peterborough-based FIRST Tech Challenge team headed to state competition
02-14-2024 9:42 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Team Inconceivable, a Peterborough-based FIRST Tech Challenge team, is headed for the FIRST Tech Challenge state robotics competition at NHTI in Concord on Saturday with their 30-pound robot “Inconceivable.”“We love making robots,” said team member...


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...


Greenfield Select Board member Mason Parker calls for funds to address deferred maintenance
02-12-2024 1:10 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Discussion at Greenfield’s annual budget hearing centered on planning for large upcoming expenditures in the next several years, including a new road grader, a dump truck, replacement windows in the Town Offices, repairs to the town ball field and a...


Francestown Select Board to discuss ConVal petition article that arrived one day too late
02-12-2024 11:16 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

The Francestown Select Board will meet Monday night to discuss whether a recent addition to the town warrant, which was submitted one day past the deadline, will go on the ballot in March.The petition warrant article, submitted by Laura Mafera and...


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...


Peterborough fire station project moving ahead
02-05-2024 2:09 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Assistant Town Administrator Seth MacLean reported at the Jan. 30 meeting of the Peterborough Select Board that the proposed new fire station project can meet the budgetary and programmatic goals set by the town, and that the Building Committee has...


Francestown Select Board endorses community power plan
02-05-2024 10:41 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

The Francestown Select Board has endorsed a proposed warrant article created by the town’s Community Power Committee to authorize the town to move forward with establishing community power. Community power is a model that allows municipalities to pool...


Antrim Community Board members reflect on first two years
01-26-2024 8:19 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

The Antrim Community Board (ACB), formed in 2021, was the first community board in New Hampshire, and it is still the only one.“We’re just special,” joked Helene Newbold, who has been on the ACB since 2022. New Hampshire law allows cities and towns to...


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...

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