Jaffrey

What not to say when the kids get home from school

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Five things never to ask your child right after school: “How was school today?” “What do you have for homework?” “When are you going to do your homework?” “What did you get on the test?” “What did you learn today?” You want to interact and make connection. Your kids do too, but not in the same way. You’ve missed them, you want to know what they did in your absence, … 0

What to do when a loss leaves an empty nest emptier?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The purpose of parenting is to prepare our children to grow up into responsible and compassionate adults, able to go forth into the world and make a difference. We shed tears of joy and sorrow, we laugh so hard our sides hurt and we suffer years of sleep deprivation. The years fly by and suddenly your last child heads off to college. This … 0

Good for the gut: Yogurt, kefir and, of course, pickles

Friday, August 28, 2015

It’s very simple. Your gut either keeps you healthy or it makes you ill. A healthy gut determines which nutrients to absorb and does an expert job keeping toxins, allergens and microbes out. An unhealthy gut contributes to a wide range of diseases, including diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, autism and depression. Our gut is home to over 100 trillion microorganisms. This microbiome we … 0

Jaffrey: FD investigating cause of truck fire

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Jaffrey Fire Department is searching for answers after a pickup truck’s engine compartment became engulfed in flames while sitting in a driveway over the weekend. Firefighters responded to a Bradley Court residence after receiving a call at … 0

Jaffrey: Variance on ZBA agenda

Monday, August 31, 2015

Jaffrey’s Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet today at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Offices for three public hearings on residential projects. James and Sue Poplin of 123 Crestview Dr. are requesting a variance from land use code, section VI, 6.1 because their proposed shed has less than … 0

ML: Real estate transfers, July 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The following are real estate transfers for the month of July. Antrim 389 Clinton Road; Land & Bldg; $65,089; Household Finance Corp 2 to Scott Burnside. 55 Main St.; Land & Bldg; $340,000; Ascentria Community Svcs to Sobriety Centers Of NH. Bennington 69 Birch Glen Drive #; Condominium; … 0

Hospital raises funds for rehab center

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Heywood Hospital’s Golf Classic held on Aug. 17 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, raised $100,000 for the Gardner, Massachusetts based hospital. The funds will allow Heywood Healthcare to continue to move forward with critical mental health, suicide prevention and addiction service initiatives, including the recently approved plans for The Quabbin … 0

Jaffrey / Rindge: Branding subject of Chamber meet

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Jaffrey and Rindge Chambers of Commerce will hold a breakfast forum on Branding in the Monadnock Region, Sept. 9, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at J.P. Stephen’s Restaurant and Tavern. We all know that our region is a great place to visit, live, learn, work and … 0

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Sun power The second phase of Microspec’s solar array is expected to go live next week, allowing for the company to produce an estimated 50 percent of its energy needs through sun power. The company recently had an … 0

Thank you Note: ‘Uplifting’ one another at festival

Friday, August 28, 2015

To the editor: I recently had the privilege of attending the fourth annual Uplift Music Festival at Oak Park in Greenfield. This volunteer-driven, family event was a testament to what a compassionate and supportive group of people is … 0

Letters: Volunteers needed for America Reads

Saturday, August 29, 2015

To the editor: One person, one hour, once a week can make a difference! With the start of fall, school bells will be ringing throughout the Monadnock region. Most children will eagerly begin working with new textbooks, checking out books from the library and delving into new learning … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Schools OK $700K back to taxpayers

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

RINDGE — With nearly $1 million in unexpected revenue returning to the Jaffrey-Rindge School District, the School Board had to decide how much would be kept and how much would be returned to the taxpayers. In a 5-2 vote, the School Board on Monday chose to retain $200,000 … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: District purchase policy mulled

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

RINDGE — Who pays for the $15 pizza when Jaffrey-Rindge teachers and administrators are working late? According to School Board member Charlie Eicher, that responsibility should fall on the staff. Eicher recently proposed a policy that would require … 0