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

Manchester: Social media workshop set

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Christine Halvorson of Halvorson New Media will lead a workshop, “Social Media for Business,” at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications in Manchester on Friday. The day-long workshop will explore using social media as a tool for businesses or organizations. Halvorson will walk participants through creating and … 0

Keene: Screening, talk on memory loss

Monday, February 23, 2015

A Caring to Remember Community Conversation on memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia will be held at the Historical Society of Cheshire County on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Hosted by AARP New Hampshire and New Hampshire Public Television, the program will begin with a 30-minute … 0

Greenville: Fruit tree workshop tomorrow at library

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A fruit tree workshop will be offered at the Chamberlain Free Public Library on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Amazing Flower Farm, Steve Gatcombe of Peterborough will talk about proper site selection, soil testing and fertility, proper planting technique, early tree training, and an overview of varieties … 0

Letters: New realities for Mascenic families

Thursday, March 12, 2015

To the editor: In light of the results of our recent voting, I’d like to provide my response to the letter sent out by the Mascenic Education Association a week before the voting. I’d argue that this letter and other scare tactics like it are what led to … 0

Editorial: Town Meeting makes a difference

Monday, March 16, 2015

Town Meeting is a special time. It’s a place for town business, of course, where the budget gets set, voters decide whether or not to purchase new town equipment, or fix up town buildings and shore up capital reserves. But that’s not all that Town Meeting is about. … 0

Mascenic School District: $1.6M cut voted down narrowly

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Editor’s note: This is an updated version of the story that appears in print, correcting erroneous reporting that the budget failed in New Ipswich. Voters were out in droves on Tuesday, with the Mascenic budget high on many … 0

Running: Traffie takes penultimate Chiller

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The fifth race in the Monadnock Regional Milers Winter Chiller series was held on Saturday with 58 runners racing a four miles course on a bright, cold day. Nels Traffie won the race in 28:54 and Elizabeth McGurk … 0

Viewpoint: Creating innovators: Why America’s education system is obsolete

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Having had the opportunity to teach physics, mathematics and space science at the secondary and collegiate levels during the 1960s and ’70s and found it to be a challenge, I then embarked on a career as a researcher. While teaching, I learned that to optimize the learning environment … 0

Editorial: Voters support schools and change

Thursday, March 12, 2015

There are two conclusions we can draw from Tuesday’s election results for our area school districts: 1. Voters generally support the budgets and teacher contracts proposed. 2. Voters are looking to their school districts for some change in how they do business. Example one is Mascenic, where a … 0

Boys' basketball: Conant star to sit out game

Monday, March 9, 2015

JAFFREY — With all eyes on Conant and Mascenic’s two star basketball players Saturday night, the at-capacity crowd witnessed a brief ugly moment. At the most heated moment of a heated rivalry, Mascenic’s Jared Stauffeneker and Conant’s Josh … 0