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 pray for them on Wednesday evening. “The buzz and vibration — my understanding is a miracle has taken place,” Patrice Hampson of … 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 accident turned his outlook right side up. Lecomte is much more optimistic, and is no … 0

Rindge: Guilty plea withdrawn in fraud case

Monday, March 2, 2015

After admitting in May to four counts of tax fraud in connection with a fraudulent investment scheme in which he allegedly stole millions of dollars from his investors, a Rindge man has now withdrawn his guilty plea. Aaron E. Olson, of Rindge, told the court that he misunderstood the possible ramifications of his plea agreement — particularly, how much incarceration time he might … 0

Jaffrey: Three big issues

Monday, March 2, 2015

JAFFREY Proposed operating budget: $6,342,820 ∎ Article 6 would raise $172,360 for the final design of a new town office building, which may or may not also include a new police station. The money is solely for the purposes of site design and engineering, geotechnical, easement acquisition, construction bidding, … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge School District: ML

Monday, March 2, 2015

JAFFREY-RINDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT Proposed operating budget: $25,616,015 Default operating budget: $25,637,173 ∎ Article 3 would raise the collective bargaining agreement for the Jaffrey-Rindge Education Association by $261,391 for the 2015-16 school year. The agreement calls for an average salary increase of 2.65 percent. According to Board member Charlie Eicher, … 0

Jaffrey: State demands action on Labin Ainsworth Dam

Monday, March 2, 2015

JAFFREY — Concerned residents and the Conservation Commission gathered Wednesday evening for a presentation by state and federal representatives, calling for removal of the 52-year-old Labin Ainsworth Dam located near the intersection of Gilmore Pond Road and Sandy … 0

Jaffrey: Belletete is Chamber Citizen of Year

Monday, March 2, 2015

Applause filled the Shattuck Golf Club Friday night, as a crowd of over 150 joined to see Jack Belletete accept the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year award. The president of Belletetes Inc. — one of … 0

Sustainable Steps: Overcoming weight loss resistance

Thursday, February 26, 2015

I can’t tell you how often I sit across the desk from people, women especially, who are very clear that they are doing everything they need to lose weight, including counting calories and regular exercise, but who are … 0

Parent Wise: The many faces of peer pressure

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Peer pressure. It’s a term that provokes fear in every parent-fear that children will succumb to the negative influence of classmates and friends to behave in dangerous ways. Parents worry that being liked and a part of the … 0

Court log: Feb. 26, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

Hancock David Hill, 56, Franklin, Massachusetts, speeding, $74.40 fine. Jaffrey Jay Parker, 50, Jaffrey, DWI, $620 fine, referred to an impaired driver care management program, drivers license revoked for 12 months; transportation of liquor, complaint placed on file without finding. Jennifer McGinnis, 29, Jaffrey, criminal mischief (vandalism), charges … 0

Jaffrey: Beginner Facebook Workshops March 10 in Jaffrey

Thursday, February 26, 2015

“Beginner Facebook” will be offered as a workshop 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., March 10 at the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce offices. Participants need not be Chamber members to attend. The class is ideal for small business owners or nonprofit staff, and it will explore the steps to creating … 0

Letters: Vote for Forbes Farmer, March 10

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: I am writing in support for Forbes Farmer, who is running for the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School Board. In the 30 years of our acquaintance, I have known Forbes to be honest and fiscally conservative. He is also an educator who is highly respected by his … 0