Greenville

Mascenic recount yields same result

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

GREENVILLE — Following a recount of votes on the issue of the Mascenic School District budget, District Moderator Robert Romeril announced Monday night that, while there were some number adjustments, the ultimate result was the same: Voters turned down the budget and will be operating under the default for the coming year. Numbers for Greenville voters remained the same after the recount, at 125 yes, 260 no, six blank and one spoiled. Greenville traditionally hand-counts its votes. In New Ipswich, where a ballot machine is used, there were several ballots that were likely registered as “blank” when counted by machine that were able to be … 0

Baseball: Monadnock Babe Ruth signups open

Friday, March 20, 2015

The 2015 Babe Ruth 13 to 15-year-old draft will be held on April 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Humiston Field in Jaffrey. This will be a combined draft/sign up for all eligible players from the ConVal, Conant and Mascenic school districts. There will also be a noon meeting for the formation of a new board of directors. Anyone interested in a … 0

ml: Turning back

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Frozen fingers, tired thighs, heavy breathing, and a rumbling stomach. This is not the perfect recipe for skiing the backcountry. Fortunately, I recovered quickly, and relished turning through knee-high powder on my way down the Mount Washington Cog Railway. That Saturday tour was a reminder that I should manage my energy, and realize … 0

The push for a voice in gas plan

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

As Kinder Morgan moves ahead with the approval process, releasing more detailed maps of a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through Southern New Hampshire, they are also poised to attend meetings in several local townships to speak directly to citizens next week in meetings scheduled in … 0

Basketball: Springfield, Litts highlight All-State teams

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Several local ballers made the cut for the 2014-15 All-State teams. Most notably, the two leaders of the area’s championship teams were both named Player of the Year for their respective divisions. Conant’s Madison Springfield was named the … 0

Letters: A stinging slap in Mascenic vote

Thursday, March 12, 2015

To the editor: It’s time that New Ipswich taxpayers get informed about a few facts concerning Greenville. First, I want to sincerely thank the 939 voters from both towns who supported the school budget, which lost by only 17 votes. It won in New Ipswich by 118 but … 0

Letters: Proposed cuts did not affect admin.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

To the editor: I would first like to state that I am against any sales or income tax, as that would take away local control and would open the flood gates of additional money for government bureaucracies of all kinds to spend. The current system works and this … 0

Viewpoint: Help for the homeless

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

As those involved with the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter in Peterborough know, rentals in our general area are costly. An article by Scott Carrier in the March issue of Mother Jones Magazine tells how homelessness in America is … 0

Viewpoint: Here’s what’s happening this spring

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

In a few days it will officially be spring. The days are getting longer. We dare to think about our gardens, flowers and green grass. We have hope. At the core of what we do here at The … 0

Editorial: For leadership, look to our youth

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Leadership, achieving goals and making the most of yourself through hard work are traits that ought to be instilled early in a person’s life. For those who grow up playing sports, these things are ingrained through inspiring mentorship from coaches and older teammates. And when those traits carry … 0

Greenville: Voters pass resolution on pipeline

Monday, March 16, 2015

GREENVILLE — The town passed the entirety of its warrant in a short Town Meeting on Saturday morning, including two petition articles. The two petitions — one to oppose a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through … 0

Spice Cupboard: St. Patrick’s Day herbed mashed potatoes

Friday, March 13, 2015

Here we are on March 17, when leprechauns, shamrocks and potatoes are aplenty. Everything is green — well, except for the grass that is. To tell you the truth, St. Patrick’s Day holds a very special place in … 0

Sustainable Steps: Long winters are tough on farmers' heads

Monday, March 16, 2015

To me, it has been an extremely harsh winter. The persistent cold and the weekly snowstorms have depleted my energy and any enthusiasm I may feel about “a farmer’s slow time” in winter. If I am not shoveling snow or breaking ice out of water buckets, I am … 0