Jaffrey

Jaffrey: Student visits with Vice President Biden on Monday

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Jaffrey resident Aaron Trudeau, 23, was chosen as one of 50 student representatives to attend the Edward M. Kennedy Institute dedication ceremony on Monday morning. A student pursuing a degree in Biological Sciences and a Marine Corps veteran, Trudeau applied to attend the ceremony by entering a national essay contest at the urging of his college. “It was a really awesome experience,” said Trudeau. “I was able to talk to a lot of our country’s leaders and I had a personal encounter with Vice President Biden.” The dedication ceremony gave those in attendance the opportunity to join President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, First … 0

The sky is the limit

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A meatball that eats spaghetti, spins around and cries, a prehistoric elephant that skateboards and blows bubbles, a human jack-in-the-box that explores sound and light waves and a hybrid dance competition/rap battle in an automotive repair shop were just a few of the ideas dreamed up by winning teams from Monadnock region schools … 0

Peterborough: Kuster: I’ll fight for solar, biomass energy legislation

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster said Wednesday she can’t do much to stop Kinder Morgan from building a natural gas pipeline through southwest New Hampshire. But the congresswoman assured about a dozen Peterborough officials and renewable energy experts that she will fight for legislation that subsidizes projects for solar and biomass … 0

PETERBOROUGH: Our town through her eyes

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH—The late actress Bette Davis was known for her forceful acting and perfectionism. Davis, after all, was raised by a single mother during the U.S. woman’s suffrage movement. Yet, the summer Davis and her family lived in Peteborough … 0

Jaffrey: Monadnock Conservancy speaker Wednesday

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ryan Owens, executive director for the Monadnock Conservancy, will speak at a Joint Chambers Breakfast of Jaffrey, Peterborough and Rindge Chamber members Wednesday, from 7:30 to 9 a.m., at The Shattuck Golf Club. Owens will discuss board effectiveness from the perspective of management staff. It is his belief … 0

Jaffrey: ‘Great American Letters’ at Sunflowers

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Entrees and Encores presents “Great American Letters” at Sunflowers Restaurant, 21 Main St., Jaffrey, April 8. Enjoy a savory three-course meal and readings of some of America’s most funny, touching, romantic, and historically significant letters: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Groucho Marx, Ernest Hemingway, Mother Jones, and many others. … 0

Jaffrey: Maundy Thursday candlelight service tonight

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

First Church in Jaffrey, a United Church of Christ congregation, will hold a candlelight service this evening, Maundy Thursday. On Easter Sunday, the celebration of Jesus’s resurrection will include the music of Handel and Bach performed by an expanded choir, a string quartet, and organ, harpsichord and piano. … 0

Jaffrey Police Log: April 2, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Jaffrey Wednesday, March 18 Accident: At 7:34 p.m., police received a call from a Rindge resident reporting that he struck a deer while traveling south on Peterborough Street. There was no damage to the vehicle and the deer was taken by a Jaffrey resident, which was reported to … 0

Revocations: April 2, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Revocations The state has revoked the driver’s licenses of the following residents because they were convicted of driving while intoxicated: Kathy Lou Chapman, 54, Antrim Melinda R. Powers, 37, Jaffrey Brian P. Fenton, 32, New Ipswich Jay Frederic Parker, 50, Peterborough … 0

ML: On atmospheric experiments

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

To the editor: I sort of get a scared kick when people theorize that 6.7 billion people on an 8,000 mile in diameter sphere in a vacuum do not create a significant change in that closed atmosphere. An interesting theory refuted by thousands of climate scientists worldwide. We … 0

Viewpoint: Why I love Passover

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

This year on April 3, Good Friday begins at dawn for Christians and Passover begins at dusk for Jews. Here in New Hampshire, both holidays signal the very welcome end of a cold, hard winter. But, both are much more than joyous celebrations of spring and family. Both … 0

Looking back: My Red Sox rhymes and a return to good times

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

My grandfather Maurice D. Firestone came to this country early in the 20th century. He had no education, no money and no English. He met my grandmother in Boston, where they lived before moving to New Hampshire, first Littleton, then Berlin and finally Claremont. As Ken Burns observed … 0