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Franklin Pierce University students moved in over the weekend, signifying the beginning of another busy school year.

Rindge: Card: FPU meeting goals

Monday, August 31, 2015

Franklin Pierce University is making strides in finances and student enrollment, but President Andrew Card says that more can be done to improve the school for its students. “We are meeting or exceeding many of the goals that we have set, but there are still financial challenges,” said Card. “I think that the university is poised for success. There is … 0

New Ipswich: Healthy river, healthy towns

Monday, August 31, 2015

It’s just after 8 a.m., and raindrops patter on the surface of the Souhegan River — stronger than a misting, but not quite a full-fledged … 0

Rindge: ZBA OKs three variances

Monday, August 31, 2015

Rindge’s Zoning Board of Adjustment approved variances for three projects at its Tuesday meeting. A variance was approved for Henry and Sharon Bock to build … 0

Wilton: Town eyes administrator post

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WILTON — Does Wilton need a town administrator? The Select Board has been considering the possibility, and has invited in both an administration consultant and Russ Boland, Lyndeborough’s town administrator, to discuss the role of a town administrator. While board members remain divided on whether or not a … 0

WLC: Late start to school year for FRES

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WILTON — Florence Rideout Elementary School’s first day of school will be Sept. 8, a week later than the district’s other schools, to allow teachers to set up their classrooms after the completion of major construction and renovation at the school. With Labor Day on Sept. 7 a … 0

Lyndeborough: Curbing vs. character in drain issues on town road

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

LYNDEBOROUGH — Is curbing the sensible solution to the water drainage issues the plague the narrow Mountain Road, or will it destroy the rural character of Lyndeborough? At a public hearing on Wednesday, town officials asked residents to weigh in on several practical and aesthetic points of ongoing … 0

New Ipswich: Lage fills Meiszner’s selectman seat

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A former Select Board member and current member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment, David Lage, has been selected to fill the empty Selectman’s seat until March. “Having the experience as a former selectman and member of many … 0

Jaffrey: Town predicts higher tax rate

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

With the town’s overall property assessment set to decrease, taxpayers in the region will likely see a higher tax rate, according to town officials. Town Manager Dave Caron says it is too early to determine how much the tax rate will rise until the town’s assessment value has … 0

Rindge: Panhandlers now face arrest

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

After receiving numerous complaints from Hannaford Supermarket, the Rindge Police Department has put panhandlers on notice. Those found in violation of panhandling on the island at the entrance of the Hannaford and Walmart parking lot, which abuts Route 202, will first be assessed a warning. For subsequent offenses, … 0

Rindge: FPU adopts test-optional admissions policy

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Franklin Pierce’s own internal research has found what many test-optional colleges have discovered: that high school classroom performance is the best available screening device for applicants and for forecasting academic success in college. FPU’s analyses indicated that High School GPA was a significant predictor of Rindge student grades … 0

New Ipswich: $3 fee per child per sport covers potty costs

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — A fee will be added for field rentals at Memorial Park to defray Recreation Department costs. Recreation Department Director Deb Holmes approached the Select Board during its meeting Tuesday to ask them to approve a fee of $3 per child, per sport, for organizations outside … 0

New Ipswich: Vote muzzles planning commission

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — The New Ipswich Select Board voted Tuesday to ask Southwest Regional Planning Commission not to release any information about the town to a company in charge of environmental permitting for Kinder Morgan. Despite the board’s … 1

None injured as car rolls down embankment in downtown Peterborough

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A sedan veered off Granite Street, rolled over an embankment, and stopped in the bushes on the side of the Contoocook River at the Transcript Dam at about 8:52 p.m. Tuesday. All three of the sedan’s occupants escaped … 0