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Jaffrey responds to Office of Consumer Services complaint on community power

02-26-2024 11:13 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The Town of Jaffrey has officially disputed a complaint filed by the Office of the Consumer Advocate and Consumer Advocate Donald Kreis with the state Department of Energy that called for a pause in rolling out Jaffrey’s community power...


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Archer offers hypnotherapy at Integrated Soul in Peterborough

02-16-2024 3:17 PM

By ISABELLA MESSA

After getting her certification in hypnotherapy from the HypnoRegression Institute of Blankinship Communications in Wilmington, N.C., in 2023, Jeni Archer now operates her own hypnotherapy practice, Integrated Soul, at 20 Grove St., Suite 310, in...


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...


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...


Lyndeborough community power model headed to warrant

01-31-2024 12:53 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Lyndeborough is looking for funds to prepare for a repair to Citizens’ Hall and to implement a community power program on this year’s warrant.Following a public hearing on the budget Tuesday, the Select Board made no changes to the proposed...


Rindge Chamber names business leader, nonprofit of the year

01-29-2024 1:09 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

During its annual gala on Saturday night, the Rindge Chamber of Commerce honored its Business Leader of the Year, Mark Hagemeyer and his event center Hidden Hills, and its Nonprofit of the Year, the Rindge Historical Society.Hegemeyer was selected for...


Julie Thibault named president of the New Hampshire Funeral Directors Association

01-26-2024 12:15 PM

PETERBOROUGHThibault namedassociation presidentJulie Thibault of Jellison Funeral Home in Peterborough was installed as president of the New Hampshire Funeral Directors Association Jan. 13.Founded in 1900, the New Hampshire Funeral Directors...


Identity Coffee Lab keeps Rindge location, launches new store in Fitchburg

01-26-2024 10:29 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

After a bit of back-and-forth on whether its doors would stay open, Identity Coffee Lab in Rindge has announced it is officially in town to stay, and the company is also expanding to an additional location in Fitchburg, Mass.Co-owner Britney Cashman...


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: 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...



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