Jaffrey: Brush fires plaguing the region

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Fire officials throughout the state are warning residents to be aware of their surroundings, after a number of brush fires have broken out in the past few days. The Jaffrey Fire Department responded to 111 Gilmore Pond Rd. on Monday afternoon, in order to put out a 1.2-acre brush fire that was likely ignited by a discarded cigarette. “The fire … 0

Volleyball: Vikings improve to 5-1

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Vikings came out strong in their first game back from spring break, winning over John Stark in a 3-2 matchup. Throughout the match, Braden Somero made about half a dozen superhuman saves to keep the ball in play and give the team a chance to win. Jared Nolin came up big serving in the final set, putting Mascenic in a good position … 0

Baseball: Junior Legion tryouts set for May 16

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Post 11 Junior Legion baseball tryouts are May 16 at 11 a.m. at Humiston Field in Jaffrey. This is a 17U team. At no time during the calendar year can a player turn 18. The team is primarily looking for pitchers and catchers but all are welcome to attend/tryout from the Conant, ConVal and Mascenic school districts. Also any local homeschooled or private/parochial … 0

Mascenic: Automotive team qualifies for States, but won’t attend

Monday, May 4, 2015

Although two students from Mascenic’s automotive program qualified to attend the state’s Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition, the school will not send a team this year. Ian McDonald of Greenville and Regan Benoit of New Ipswich earned a spot in the state finals by achieving one of the … 0

Charting new waters

Monday, May 4, 2015

With shrinking enrollments and revenue sources, New Hampshire Institute of Art faced the plight of many independent colleges in the recession, and Kate Lenahan was along for the ride. Lenahan earned her undergraduate degree from the Manchester-based college … 0

Parent Wise: Self-care for mom is currency for children

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Cards and flowers are always nice, especially when your children have something to do with it. Or maybe that’s the day when your child doesn’t yell “You’re not my mother, and … 0

Dog Tales: The Matching Law: Use it to your advantage

Friday, May 1, 2015

Animal training is a science. No one argues that 2 + 2 = 4, yet dog trainers have so many ways to train dogs it’s an industry joke. Ask five dog trainers how to teach a dog to … 0

Softball: Warriors win tight one against upstart Vikings

Monday, May 4, 2015

There was nothing to be afraid of. The Mascenic Vikings softball team trekked with trepidation to Wilton oThursday to take on the Warriors, and perhaps with good reason. They’d be facing the defending DIV champions, never an easy … 0

Track and Field: Kashulines, Haase, Main have big days

Monday, May 4, 2015

ConVal, Conant and Mascenic competed at Coe-Brown’s 13th Annual Black Bear Invitational on Saturday. ConVal The boys’ and girls’ teams had a strong day with many athletes posting their best times and marks of the season. The boys team was led by junior Dan Kashulines who ran a … 0

Graduates eligible for Citizenship Award

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Souhegan Lion’s Club will present at least one $500 Citizenship Award to a 2015 graduating high school senior from Temple, New Ipswich, Greenville, or Mason. The application deadline is May 18. For more information, contact Brenda Salmonson at 924-2288 or … 0

Hancock: Leader sought for Association for Blind

Friday, April 24, 2015

The New Hampshire Association for the Blind, established in 1912 in Hancock, will be opening a search for a new president and CEO, after George Theriault announced his plans to retire at the end of 2015. Theriault has worked for the association, now based in Concord, for nearly … 0

Tax relief available

Friday, May 1, 2015

Low- and moderate-income homeowners may receive state education property tax relief by applying no later than June 30. Application forms, Form DP-8, are available on the N.H. Department of Revenue Administration’s website at They are also available at most local municipal offices and through many New Hampshire … 0

Arts in Health grants available

Friday, May 1, 2015

The N.H. State Council on the Arts will be accepting Arts in Health project grant applications through May 22. Not-for-profit health care facilities, rehabilitation centers and centers serving needs of the elderly are encouraged to apply. At the same time, qualified artists interested in working at health care … 0