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

Temple-Greenville police log: Feb. 26, 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Temple-Greenville Wednesday, Feb. 4 Arrest: Police arrested Carrie Mims, 39, of Greenville and charged her with operating after suspension of registration. She was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail and issued a court date of April 2 at the 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey. Thursday, Feb. 12 Arrest: Police … 0

Viewpoint: My Las Vegas visit and what I didn’t do

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I left town between two of this winter’s monster snowstorms and watched the Super Bowl from a hotel in Las Vegas. This was my first visit, something no one there could believe. Everyone else, apparently, has been there at least five times. My connections to America’s sin city … 0

Letters: Don’t be stupid about the budget

Friday, February 27, 2015

To the editor: I would like to speak out in favor of the original Mascenic school budget and urge my community members to vote No to the amended budget. As a parent of a child in the middle school and one in the elementary school, I recognize that … 1

Letters: Time to invest in young people

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

To the editor: As children, we are born into circumstances that we don’t choose, such as where we live or how the citizenry allocates its money. Although we all have differences, there is one fundamental aspect that we share: We are all a product of our environment. When … 1

Letters: Nostalgia can be disastrous

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

To the editor: In the past two or three weeks several letters from New Ipswich residents have supported the $1.7 million cut in the school budget that was passed at the Deliberative Session. Most of the writers are nostalgic for a “simpler” and cheaper educational past — the … 1

Letters: Some are selling us snake oil

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

To the editor: Does it sound too good to be true? We have a group in New Ipswich right now that is selling snake oil, and unfortunately, there are a lot of people buying. This oil promises to reduce our taxes and improve our schools all at the … 1

Peterborough: Vigil prays for the Foleys, injured in a Florida crash

Monday, March 2, 2015

As Patrick and Lisa Foley, both 47, and residents of Peterborough, recover in Florida from a three-car crash that seriously injured them on Feb. 7, several dozen of their friends congregated at Divine Mercy Parish in Peterborough to … 0

Greenfield: Rock injury gives man whole new outlook

Monday, March 2, 2015

Could you look at a football-sized rock flying through your windshield, smashing you in the head, and nearly ending your life as a “bizarre gift?” Adam Lecomte can. The Peterborough resident and Greenville native said Thursday the December … 0

Mascenic School District: Candidates both against cuts

Monday, March 2, 2015

There is a very large shake-up for the district potentially coming down the pipe, as voters will be going to the polls on March 10 to decide on the district’s budget, which was cut by $1.63 million at the deliberative session, or to implement the district’s default budget. … 0

Mascenic School District: ML

Monday, March 2, 2015

MASCENIC SCHOOL DISTRICT Proposed Operating Budget: $17,665,000 Default Budget: $19,048,560 ∎ Budget: The budget was cut by $1.63 million at the district’s Deliberative Session. The School Board is not recommending the new proposed budget. The district has discussed possible cuts to accommodate the proposed budget if it passes, … 0