Peterborough: Well School’s Bobcat bill heads to Senate floor

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thanks to some civic-minded, animal-loving fourth- and fifth-grade students at The Well School, the bobcat is one step closer to becoming the state wildcat. On April 16, the Senate Rules, Enrolled Bills and Internal Affairs Committee unanimously approved HB423, which students from the independent elementary school in Peterborough lobbied their legislators to draft. The Senate plans to address the bill on the floor, although they have yet to schedule a … 0

Mascenic School District: Schools to see new leaders at the top

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Boynton Middle School and Mascenic Regional High School will see a change in leadership for the coming year. Boynton Principal Tom Starratt and Assistant Principal Louis “Chip” Mercurio and Mascenic Regional High School Assistant Principal Marlise Bryant will all retire at the end of the year. The district accepted Bryant’s retirement in early February, according to meeting minutes posted on the district’s website. … 0

Volleyball: Mascenic loses on road at Souhegan

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Vikings boys’ volleyball team lost their first game of the season on Monday, beaten by Souhegan in a 3-1 game on the road. Mascenic pulled out the second game of the match 25-22, but lost the rest 25-17, 25-11 and 25-17. Coach Greg Smith said the game was a result of “just about a complete team collapse,” but had hopes for a … 0

Special Olympics: ML

Monday, April 13, 2015

Mascenic Vikings Special Olympics Basketball Team meet the Governor. The Vikings won the silver medal in the 5v5 Basketball Tournament in Division 2 at the State Games in Londonderry on Saturday. Left to right: Josiah Parison, Matt Conrad, … 0

New Ipswich: Skinny Cat Rd. land for sale

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Kinder Morgan has been tight-lipped about possible locations for compressor stations that would serve its proposed natural gas pipeline, but concern is high that a property in New Ipswich may fit the bill. The nearly 300-acre property at 40 Skinny Cat Rd. in New Ipswich is currently on … 1

Track: Vikings, Orioles hot at Campbell

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Having proven themselves among the best in winning the Division III cross-country State Championships, the Mascenic boys’ track team put up some impressive numbers at Tuesday’s meet at Campbell. Being used to “bust the rust off” and get … 0

Mascenic: Email on eligible purchases reviewed

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

An email between former Mascenic business administrator Jenifer Krook and a N.H. Department of Education official dating from 2010 has raised the question about whether the district had gotten the OK from the state to spend construction bond funds on computers — costs that the state later identified … 0

Temple-Greenville police log: April 9, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Temple-Greenville Thursday, March 26 Arrest: Heather Couturier, 28, of Temple was arrested and charged with domestic violence. She was released on $2,500 personal recognizance and issued a court date of May 7 at the 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey. Saturday, March 28 Arrest: Gustavo Eboli-Alonso, 23, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, … 0

Running: Traffie, Walkonen tops at 5K race

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Under dark and blustery conditions, 39 hearty souls took to the roads of Jaffrey in the first annual Caddyshack Classic 5K race. Intended to run the reverse direction of the Shattuck’s back nine, the race made a last-minute … 0

Bridging the political divide: Political correctness: Appomattox at 150

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Today marks the 150th anniversary of Lee’s surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the country’s four devastating years of Civil War. There were other Union and Confederate armies still in the field and more … 0

Letters: Needed services are at risk

Friday, April 3, 2015

To the editor: New Hampshire, the seventh wealthiest state in the union, has slashed $53 million in funding for developmental disabilities services, including in home supports, which allow people to receive help to care for their loved ones at home instead of in a nursing home. Others will … 0

Viewpoint: A liberal viewpoint on big vs. small government

Monday, April 6, 2015

I probably have as many complaints about the federal government as anyone else, but my complaints aren’t all of one type. Sometimes I think government’s too big; sometimes I think it’s too small. Frequently I think it’s inefficient; occasionally I think it’s corrupt. Sometimes I think it’s gotten … 0

Viewpoint: Dangers of big government, how individual liberty is lost

Monday, April 6, 2015

Before the 20th century, a person in the U.S. existed just as a person — no papers, no Social Security number, free to move and work and pursue his happiness. How far we have come. Between 1935 and 1985, in seven incremental stages, we Americans became enumerated. It … 0