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Peterborough accidentally featured in “Best Small Towns of New Jersey” article

  • The Country Classics blog post depicting Peterborough's Grove Street on a list of small town attractions... in New Jersey. Courtesy image—

  • This view of Peterborough’s Grove Street was mistakenly used to entice readers of an online blog to move to New Jersey, as seen in the screenshot at left. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • The image featured in a Country Classics blog entry about small towns in New Jersey is actually from Peterborough, New Hampshire. Courtesy image—

  • The photo accompanying a Country Classics real estate blog entry about small towns in New Jersey is actually Grove Street in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Courtesy image—

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 1/27/2021 4:14:56 PM

Peterborough may be “A Good Town To Live In,” but a resident was still surprised to see a clearly identifiable image of Grove Street accompanying a blog post about the best small towns… of New Jersey.

“The Best Small Towns in New Jersey” article on New Jersey real estate company Country Classics’ blog lists attractions visitors can expect in five bona-fide New Jersey small towns. However, until Monday, the article’s accompanying photo strayed a little farther afield, depicting Grove Street on a busy summer day, with Harlow’s, the Town House, and the Granite Block clearly visible. 

After a reader pointed out the discrepancy, the Ledger-Transcript contacted Country Classics to see if there was any connection between it and this newspaper’s hometown. Unfortunately, no, marketing coordinator Sarah Kildunne said. The company sources its blog images from a stock photo website.

“It looks very nice,” Kildunne said, but that Peterborough’s downtown hadn’t been chosen over another representative image for any particular reason. She said she’d change out the photo to avoid any confusion, however, and the page was updated by Monday afternoon and now features an image from Morristown, N.J. 

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