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Candidates file for open positions

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The deadline to file for town offices has passed, and voters are getting their first looks at who their choices for local government are. If you missed the deadline, it’s too late to get your name on the ballot, but candidates can run write-in campaigns. Here is a look at Francestown, Jaffrey, New Ipswich and Sharon, and the region’s school districts. Francestown There will be several contested races this year. …

Skiing / snowboarding: Get stoked

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Crotched Mountain is well-known for its extensive series of terrain parks, breeding scores of skiers and snowboarders who can hit the wildest tricks imaginable off the mountain’s plethora of ramps, pipes and other installations. But what does it take to build a park? We caught up with parks crew member Nolan Munroe to …

Boys’ basketball: Vikings win WLC rematch

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tuesday’s Mascenic/WLC boys’ basketball game was a controlled affair unlike the run-and-gun shootout earlier this season, but the end result was the same: a Vikings win. Initially, the Warriors looked to have an advantage down low, with forward Sean McLure working hard down low, but that edge soon evaporated, with Mascenic’s Cooper Wayrynen …

Swimming: Vikings rack up first-place finishes

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Mascenic had two swim meets this past weekend. On Friday, Mascenic had a meet with Monadnock hosted by Keene at Keene State College. On Sunday, the Vikings had a meet with Merrimack and Spaulding hosted by Derryfield at Southern New Hampshire University. Mascenic swam well at both meets …

Country Living: This is goodbye to an old friend

Thursday, January 7, 2016

This new year is starting out to be a bit lonely for me without George around. He was the kind of housemate who knew how to fit in without being a bother — a master at respecting my privacy. After all, I’d been on my own for a …

Greenville: With pumps close to failing, town looks at loan for replacement

Monday, January 18, 2016

GREENVILLE — The town intends to take out a long-term loan to replace aging pump equipment at the town’s water facilities. The issue will have to go before voters during March Town Meeting for final approval, but a …

AG files motion to intervene in pipeline approval

Monday, January 18, 2016

The state Attorney General’s office joined today (Friday) with several other state departments to intervene in the approval of a natural gas pipeline that could impact the southern part of the state. The pipeline, proposed by Kinder Morgan, would transport Pennsylvania shale gas to a gas hub in …

THE SPICE CUPBOARD: Winter warmers are a must

Friday, January 15, 2016

I was out Wednesday morning helping with recess duty at my kids’ school. I noticed on my phone that a warning had popped up predicting gale force winds for the day. I mentally braced myself for the cold. …

Girls’ basketball: Last-second shot downs Mascenic

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Mascenic girls bounced back from their flat play at WLC with a competitive game against Sanborn, but a last-second putback put a damper on their bid for a win. With the Vikings up 32-31 in the final seconds, the Indians got a shot and put in the …

Boys’ basketball: Mascenic beats Sanborn on Stauffeneker gamewinner

Monday, January 18, 2016

After pulling out to a 12-point lead against Sanborn Friday night, the Mascenic boys allowed the Indians to climb all the way back in the game and take the lead in the final seconds. But with just two seconds left on the clock, junior Brett Stauffeneker scored the …

Running: Traffie takes home win in first Chiller

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Here are the results of the first Winter Chiller held Saturday in Rindge. The next race is at High Mowing School in Wilton on Saturday at 9 a.m. 2016 MRM Winter Chiller 1 results 1 24:38 Traffie, Avery …

Keene: Monadnock Menus holds annual meeting Feb. 4

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Monadnock Menus Program farmers, producers, buyers, and members of the Cheshire County Conservation District will hold an annual meeting Feb. 4, noon to 2:30 p.m. at Stonewall Farm in Keene. Interested buyers and sellers should call Monadnock Menus at 802-289-9440 or email coordinator@monadnockmenus.org. before Jan. 29 to …

Court Logs: Jan. 19, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Dublin David P. LaFleur, Jr., 38, Dublin, issuing bad checks, charges not carried forward. Greenfield Straton K. Mitali, 33, Nashua, simple assault, dismissed at the state’s request. Jaffrey Jason A. Coleman, 37, Peterborough, speeding, $343 fine. Sebastian Fogg, 18, Jaffrey, harassment, $310 fine Timothy J. Drew, 20, Jaffrey, …