Getting in touch with what’s inside

Monday, July 21, 2014

TEMPLE — In one of the paddocks of Touchstone Farm in Temple, two black horses trot, free of bridle or saddle. Some volunteers approach them. Sometimes, the horses allow them to come close for a pat. Other times, they wander off in a new direction. Without leads, there is no way to make the animals do anything that they don’t … 0

Jaffrey: Board gives conditional OK for signs

Monday, July 21, 2014

JAFFREY — A decision about whether new permanent signs pointing the way to the First Church in Jaffrey will be allowed on Mountain Road in … 0

New Ipswich: Fundraiser for town pool to be held at Nennie’s this Sunday

Monday, July 21, 2014

NEW IPSWICH — A fundraiser will be held this weekend to raise money to purchase a computer to be used at the New Ipswich Town … 0

Peterborough: Gas leak forces evacuation

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A leaking propane line forced a brief evacuation of an apartment building on Prescott Hill Road on Tuesday night. Peterborough Fire Chief Ed Walker said a resident called in an alarm at 10:31 p.m. after smelling propane. “We were met by a woman who is a … 0

Jaffrey Cop Log: July 17, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jaffrey Wednesday, July 9 Protective custody: At 12:43 a.m., police came across a suspicious vehicle at Sandy Beach. Police say they found a 41-year-old Massachusetts man and two 16-year-old Jaffrey girls inside and near the vehicle, and the girls had been drinking. Police arrested the girls and placed … 0

Temple: Converse Road to get new bridge

Monday, July 14, 2014

TEMPLE — Bridge work on Converse Road approved by the town in 2013 will be moving forward in the late summer and into the fall, after the Select Board awarded the construction contract to Cold River Bridges of … 0

Jaffrey: Blaze fought at MDS facility

Monday, July 14, 2014

JAFFREY — Firefighters from Jaffrey and eight neighboring towns fought a smoky fire in a building at Monadnock Disposal Service’s transfer station on Old Sharon Road in Jaffrey on Thursday afternoon. According to Jaffrey Fire Chief David Chamberlain, … 1

Rindge: Police chief interviews to start soon

Monday, July 14, 2014

RINDGE — The town of Rindge is closing in on a final candidate for its chief of police job, after former Chief Frank Morrill officially retired at the end of April. The town has been using Municipal Resources Inc., a company that provides professional, technical, and managerial support … 0

Temple: Assessments in, values drop

Monday, July 14, 2014

TEMPLE — Field assessments for the town’s revaluation have been completed, and Temple residents who disagree with their new assessment will have the chance to challenge it in early August. During their regular meeting Tuesday, Select Board members met with Mark Stetson of Avitar Associates of New England, … 0

Greenville: Town honors worker’s service

Monday, July 14, 2014

GREENVILLE — After more than 40 years of service to the town, the Select Board bade farewell to Chuck Langille, who has provided custodial services and maintenance for the Town Hall, Police Department and library, during a retirement … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge School District: District pays Barth $5,000

Monday, July 14, 2014

JAFFREY — As the Jaffrey-Rindge School District opens a search for a new high school/middle school principal, school district documents indicate that the district paid the previous principal, John Barth, $5,000 when he resigned in late June. According to a separation agreement between Barth and the school district, … 0

Peterborough: Union Street work set to begin by end of the week

Monday, July 14, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Drivers traveling to and from West Peterborough will be encouraged to use a detour around Union Street starting this week, as work gets underway to rebuild the sidewalks, improve drainage, install a center island to slow traffic near Adams Playground and repave the road. The section … 0

Peterborough Police Log: July 15, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

Peterborough Thursday, June 26 Accident report: At 11:03 a.m., a Francestown resident reported her car had been hit while parked at the Bond Wellness Center and received a scratch. Police opened an investigation. Friday, June 27 Arrest: At 8:56 a.m., Keene police arrested Amy Sibley, 41, of Keene … 0