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Gordon Young of the Peterborough DPW clears snow from Grove Street on Wednesday morning.

Snow budgets fall short

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Overtime and snow removal costs associated with the historic snowfall this winter forced some area towns to rework their 2015 budgets, town officials say. “January, February, every weekend there was a snowstorm, and if you look at the budget — that’s overtime,” said Peterborough DPW Director Rodney Bartlett. The department will need an additional $60,000 more than appropriated for overtime, … 0

Peterborough: Turning the tables at Aesop’s

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A new face is in the kitchen at Aesop’s Tables, serving pastries and quiches, and becoming more comfortable at the register. Jon Dunn of Peterborough is the new owner of the cafe inside the Toadstool Bookshop. Dunn is finalizing the purchase of Aesop’s from Allison Fredericks. He hopes to gradually make the hangout … 0

Jaffrey: Art exhibit celebrates farm animals

Monday, March 16, 2015

An exhibit of watercolors by Ann Sawyer are on display in the first-floor display cases at the Jaffrey Civic Center. Sawyer’s painting has been inspired for more than 50 years by her family’s fifth-generation dairy farm in Jaffrey. Her paintings of farm life are created to celebrate domestic animals that Sawyer sees as … 0

Peterborough: Banker, doctor turn to writing, discuss books at Toadstool

Friday, March 20, 2015

For over 50 years, Dublin resident Forrest Cook has been following the money, whether in the many banks where he worked or in the broader US economy of more recent years. He will be at The Toadstool Bookshop … 0

Baseball: Monadnock Babe Ruth signups open

Friday, March 20, 2015

The 2015 Babe Ruth 13 to 15-year-old draft will be held on April 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Humiston Field in Jaffrey. This will be a combined draft/sign up for all eligible players from the ConVal, Conant and Mascenic school districts. There will also be a … 0

Jaffrey: Tuscany trip info meeting tonight

Friday, March 20, 2015

The deadline is fast approaching to receive the early bird discount for the Jaffrey Chamber’s trip to the Tuscany region of Italy from November 2 to 10. Sign up by Friday and save $100 on this tour of one of the most popular destinations in the world. The … 0

Jaffrey: First Church celebrates Holy Week

Monday, March 23, 2015

First Church in Jaffrey, a United Church of Christ congregation, will celebrate Holy Week with special services on the central story of the Christian faith, from Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to his resurrection Easter Sunday. Palm Sunday worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. on March … 0

Jaffrey: Love poems featured for book discussion

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The next title in the Jaffrey Public Library’s monthly book discussion series will be “The Best Loved Poems of the American People” edited by Hazel Felleman. Participants are welcome to bring other poetry books or poems by favorite poets. The discussion will take place on April 6, at … 0

ml: Turning back

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Frozen fingers, tired thighs, heavy breathing, and a rumbling stomach. This is not the perfect recipe for skiing the backcountry. Fortunately, I recovered quickly, and relished turning through knee-high powder on my way down the Mount Washington Cog … 0


Monday, February 9, 2015

The following students have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Vermont, Burlington: Amber Davis of Jaffrey, first-year animal sciences major; Alec Buzzell, sophomore film and television studies major, and Meghan Close, first-year environmental sciences major, both of Peterborough. To make … 0

Thank You Note: Two-day Phoenix program success

Friday, March 13, 2015

To the editor: On March 9 and March 10, 17 Conant High School students and four adults attended the two-day Phoenix Leadership Conference held at the United Church of Jaffrey. Expertly facilitated by Diane Fukuda of Microcatheter Components, attendees identified personal values and goals with strategies for achievement. … 0

Viewpoint: No loose ends

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Our friend Liz was one of a kind. I use the past tense because she is no longer with us. This would have come as no surprise to her, however, because she’d been expecting it for some time. When she reached her last birthday, in a decade which … 0


Monday, March 23, 2015

Timothy A Dupuis of Jaffrey graduated as a basically trained Marine from Parris Island, South Carolina on Sept. 12 as Private First Class. PFC Dupuis subsequently attended combat training at Camp Geiger, North Carolina and graduated Oct. 21. … 0