Jaffrey

Jaffrey-Rindge: ‘Spice’ forum at Conant High School

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

As the statewide battle against “spice” rages on, State Representative Susan Emerson (R-Rindge) and District 12’s Senator Peggy Gilmore (D-Hollis), hope to spread public awareness on the substance and its effects in the Monadnock region, with a public forum to be held Sept. 30 at Conant High School’s Pratt Auditorium. Spice refers to a variety of herbal mixtures that produce experiences similar to marijuana that are marketed as “safe,” legal … 0

Jaffrey: Poor sales cancels Atlas’ KaboomFest

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Atlas Pyrovision Productions has announced the cancellation of its inaugural KaboomFest Fall Fireworks Festival scheduled for Oct. 11. The event was scheduled to be held at the Cheshire Fair Grounds in Swanzey and would have been the second fireworks festival Atlas put on in the Monadnock region this year, following the return of the Festival of Fireworks in August. August’s Festival of Fireworks … 0

Jaffrey: Six Shooters horse show next weekend

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Northeast Six Shooters are holding the Northeast Regional Cowboy Mounted Shooting Finals at Mead Brook Equestrian Center, LLC. The dates are Sept. 27 and 28. Cowboy Mounted Shooting is a fast growing sport where mounted riders wearing period 19th century outfits shoot balloons from horseback, testing their speed, accuracy and control. Contestants shoot .45 caliber single-action revolvers use specially-made blanks. Riders must … 0

Jaffrey: Friendly Meal set for Sept. 18

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Jaffrey Friendly Meals for seniors will hold a special barbecue at the VFW post on Thursday, Sept. 18, at noon. The menu will be marinated barbecued chicken, grilled hot dog, potato salad, pesto bowtie pasta salad, and chocolate chip cookie for dessert. This month’s Information Station will … 0

Editorial: We expect healthy bipartisanship

Monday, September 15, 2014

We expect a lot of our state Legislators, and part of the expectation is that they will work well with others, even those who sit on opposite sides of the aisle up in Concord. New Hampshire is known for its moderate politics and much of that is down … 0

Letter: I serve all of my constituents

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: I feel I must set the record straight. Mr. Cleveland’s letter yesterday shows us what is wrong with politics today, and what is wrong with Washington. Fortunately, we have always been better than that in New Hampshire. My record speaks for itself. I have a … 1

Viewpoint: Grateful to have been part of the trip

Monday, September 15, 2014

Almost every moment of Project Shakespeare’s trip to England was somehow exhilarating for me. Even in the moments we were unbelievably jet-lagged, I was still amazed by the beauty of our surroundings. We were in Stratford-upon-Avon first, the … 0

Primary results are in, as region readies for General Election

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Democrats Peter Leishman, the incumbent, and Ivy Vann of Peterborough have won the primary for two state representative seats in Hillsborough District 24, which includes Peterborough, edging out fellow Democratic candidate Kath Allen. Gary Carpenter of Peterborough has … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Parent, student raise concerns

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

JAFFREY — A Jaffrey-Rindge School District parent questioned the summer reading program at Monday’s School Board meeting, challenging the practice of requiring reading and book reports during what is supposed to be vacation time. Rindge resident Rebecca Saari … 0

Jaffrey: Feeling the Music

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Most music tells a story. But for the “Djeli” of West Africa, music tells a history. Djeli, also called Griots, are families who come from a heritage of oral history-tellers and musicians. They are a repository of knowledge … 0

Jaffrey: Speed Bumps Band playing at Shattuck

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fred Marple and the Speed Bumps Band will be performing at the Shattuck Golf Club Cathedral Ballroom on Friday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. The band will present its brand of Yankee humor, music and “assorted nonsense.” The … 0

Jaffrey: Library continues black and white film series

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Jaffrey Public Library will be continuing its popular film program this fall. “Classics in Black and White, Part Seven” will be presented on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. This season will feature films from 1936 up to 1965 The series opened on Sept. … 0

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jaffrey Tuesday, Aug. 26 Criminal mischief: At 6:20 p.m., police received a report from a Jaffrey resident regarding vandalism to his mailbox, believed to be caused sometime during the night. The resident repaired the dents and painted the box, and repaired his neighbor’s mailbox which also was damaged. … 0