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 in unaudited, unassigned money to have funds available for emergency expenditures. The remaining estimated $720,580 will be returned to reduce taxes when … 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 any district purchase of entertainment, catering, food, beverages or venue rental for a non-student use … 0

Peterborough/Rindge: Back-to-school shoppers think before spending

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A middle-schooler’s shopping list — two spiral notebooks, colored pencils, two three-ring binders and a backpack — sets a parent back nearly $50. And that’s just the beginning of back-to-school shopping. As the cost of products continues to rise post-recession, retailers here have found customers are walking into stores knowing more than they … 0

Jaffrey: Talking hawks at Amos Fortune

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

JAFFREY — Hawks are solitary birds, preferring to maintain a territory big enough only for themselves and perhaps a mate. But during their annual migration to the warmer climates, they congregate in the hundreds, filling the skies above … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Dress code rules in JRMS handbooks

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

RINDGE — Just in time for the start of the 2015-16 school year, the Jaffrey-Rindge School Board has approved changes to the Conant High School and Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School handbooks. The middle school saw the most changes to its handbook this year, as tardiness definitions, dress code, a … 0

Jaffrey: Town predicts higher tax rate

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

With the town’s overall property assessment set to decrease, taxpayers in the region will likely see a higher tax rate, according to town officials. Town Manager Dave Caron says it is too early to determine how much the tax rate will rise until the town’s assessment value has … 0

Milford: music makes a difference

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Folk music has often been a force for social change. It’s been used to protest war, address political issues in both a satirical and serious light, and now, concert organizers hope it can help stop a natural gas … 0

Peterborough: CVTC celebration

Friday, August 21, 2015

Contoocook Valley Transportation Company hosted its second annual A Summer’s Evening event at the end of July at the Monadnock Country Club. Fred Marple entertained the group with his unique brand of Yankee humor, telling tales about the … 0

Golf: Jaiden’s Angel charity golf tournament set for Sept. 25

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Jaiden’s Angel Foundation will host its 8th annual Golf Tournament on Sept. 25 at Crotched Mountain Golf Club in Francestown with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. All funds raised go directly toward our charitable mission: providing financial support and services to local families facing tragic child accidents, catastrophic … 0

Running: Traffies on top as Fun Season comes to close

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The final Jack Murphy 5K fun run of the season saw a downshift in numbers as much of the local youth were missing as the high school cross country season has begun. But that didn’t mean the quality of racing went away as Adam Traffie won handily in … 0

Jaffrey: Colored pencils featured medium in new exhibit

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

An exhibit of colored pencil artwork by Roland Coates will be on display in the first-floor display cases at the Jaffrey Civic Center opening Friday. “From the mountains to the sea you will observe waterfalls, lakes, spring and … 0

WEdding announcement: Brendan Ringer — Colleen Lewis

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Colleen Lewis, daughter of Robert and Nancy Lewis of Hadley, New York, and Brendan Ringer, son of Steven and Diana Ringer of Winchendon, Massachusetts, were married Aug. 9, 2014 in a double-ring ceremony at St. Patrick Church, Jaffrey. … 0

Thank You: TEAM Jaffrey thanks fest-goers

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

To the editor: On behalf of TEAM Jaffrey, we’d like to thank the hundreds of area families who came out to enjoy the Riverfest day with us downtown! Whether you rode in our Bikes & Buggies Parade, Zumba’d with us on Main, made your own superhero cape and … 0