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Voters came out to support their primary candidates on Tuesday.

Primary day: Trump triumphs; Sanders surges

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cars honk and people wave and shout “Bernie!” out their car window at a small group of campaigners boasting tall signs stacked with Bernie Sanders’ name. “We’ve been getting a lot of that,” said Mary Allen of Antrim, as she stood roadside across the street from the Town Hall on voting day. Allen has been a campaign volunteer for the …

Basketball: Hoops for Hope

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The crowd packing the ConVal gym Tuesday night for a basketball doubleheader rose to their feet. Slowly at first, small groups got up; others followed until nearly everybody in the building was standing together, eyes on the court, or closed in concentration. The pink-clad masses rose in solidarity, not to cheer on their …

Trump shines at polls

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Area voters overwhelmingly supported Trump as the Republican nominee, with most saying that the United States needs someone in the Oval Office who can create jobs. Trump took New Hampshire by storm after placing second to Ted Cruz in the Iowa Caucus, receiving 35 percent of the vote and 10 of 23 delegates. …

Huge win for Sanders

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

For the first time in 53 years, David Faatz walked into the voting booth not sure of whom he would vote for. Bernie Sanders’ integrity and idealism resonated with him, but the Peterborough resident trusted Hillary Clinton’s political …

Jaffrey: Exhibit on shelter cats opening at JCC

Monday, February 1, 2016

An Exhibit on Shelter Cats by Amy Stodola will be on exhibit at the Jaffrey Civic Center beginning Feb. 12. An artist’s reception will be held on Feb. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. Stodola has been painting …

Hiking: Climbing Mt. Monadnock to find hidden wonders

Friday, February 5, 2016

New Hampshire is known for the beautiful rocky peaks in the White Mountains. It is also home to the second most-hiked mountain in the world! Mount Monadnock is a very popular hike. Its bare rocky peak is often …

Jaffrey: Oils on canvas open at JCC

Monday, February 8, 2016

An exhibit of Oils on Canvas by Joanna Draugsvold will open in the Auditorium Gallery at the Jaffrey Civic Center on Friday. Her show will include portraits, landscapes and still lifes. An oil painter, sculptor, and silversmith, Draugsvold …

Jaffrey: First Church to photograph sacred objects for exhibit

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

First Church of Jaffrey is looking for statues, ornaments, hangings, wood carvings, paintings or crosses that could be photographed and shared during Lent. Carol Hess of Jaffrey has volunteered to come to people’s homes to photograph such items, and the church will use one photograph each week on …

Jaffrey: New book about coaching stories

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

“Coaching for the Kids,” a collection of coaching and sports stories from author John E. O’Neil, is being released nationwide this week. O’Neil shares stories from his experience as a coach who was on the sidelines for 15 years, coaching youth sports. He also shares how he has …

Jaffrey: IRS scam calls reported to police

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A spattering of IRS and other scams has befallen the town of Jaffrey in the past few weeks, and police are asking residents to take care. Nine scams were reported on Feb. 3 and 4, with an additional scam being reported on Monday. There was also a Facebook …

Editorial: Voters call for change

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Voters in New Hampshire’s Primary have spoken, and change is the keyword of the day. Rather than choosing candidates who have more experience, or who are accepted by the establishment, Granite Staters — and those in the Monadnock region were no exception — selected relative outsiders Bernie Sanders …

Police Logs: Jaffrey - Feb. 11, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Jaffrey Tuesday, Feb. 2 Car fire: At 9:30 p.m., police responded to River Street where a 2000 Ford Focus, owned by Aaron J. Corcoran, 44, of Jaffrey, was on fire. Police spoke to the last operator of the vehicle, a 17-year-old from Jaffrey, who told police he had …

What to ask the candidates: What’s going to happen with Social Security?

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A group of us here in the Monadnock region have some questions for our presidential candidates we think are important to share with our neighbors before we vote in November. What follows is an expanded question about the …