Greenfield: Student abuse case is pending

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

JAFFREY — The attorney in a case of alleged abuse of a student at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center by a former employee is calling for dismissal of the charges, after the state was unable to provide concrete details of where and when alleged incidents took place. During a pretrial conference on Wednesday at the 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey, Jessica Burt of Hillsborough appeared with her attorney, Shawn Sullivan. Burt is charged with two counts of simple assault and three counts of criminal threatening against a Crotched Mountain student, identified in court documents as J.G. Prosecutors allege Burt pinched the nose of the boy, applied soap … 0

Basketball: Hoops for Hope game set for Feb. 10

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Six years ago, some members of the Conant girls’ basketball team started a tradition that is still going strong today — the Hoops For Hope fundraiser basketball game. The girls used their game against Fall Mountain as a fundraiser for a breast cancer charity, raised some money, and had so much fun doing it that they decided to do the same thing again … 0


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Alfred University: Joseph Rogers of Dublin and Elizabeth Dangelantonio of Jaffrey. To make the list, students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average. Rogers, a senior in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is majoring in biology. A graduate of Home School Clearing House, Rogers is … 0

Editorial: Obama’s challenge to the people

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Imagine this: All of the constraints of commerce are lifted and the nation is at peace. Young people can get the college-level courses they need to transition from high school to a career, or perhaps to even higher institutions of learning. The new health care system is firmly … 0

Wedding Guide: Vintage and nature- inspired themes are in

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Rustic and vintage are in. That’s what Cathy Furze, owner of Country Bridals and Formal Wear in Jaffrey, and Carol Deyo of Peterborough have noticed over the last year or so. Deyo has been creating wedding cakes since … 0

Wedding Guide: Budget-friendly favors

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

So many things to think about — the dress, the cake, the food. Favors are easy to forget, and buying enough for potentially hundreds of wedding guests can be costly. But making your own can give your wedding … 0

Wedding Guide: It was worth the wait

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

We have all the time in the world... Is there a secret formula for success in life? Are there specific steps one must take in order to find it — graduate high school, go to college or get … 0

Jaffrey: Veterans call for tax credit increase

Monday, January 19, 2015

Veterans in Jaffrey may begin receiving a $100-$200 increase in their tax credit, after several veterans pointed out to the Select Board that Jaffrey offers a lower credit than a majority of surrounding towns. Jaffrey currently offers a … 0

Rindge: Board: To keep teachers, salaries must increase

Monday, January 19, 2015

RINDGE — At the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District’s hearing for their $25,616,015 proposed operating budget Thursday, the crowd tussled over whether teacher and professional staff member salaries should increase a total of $261,391 under their collective bargaining agreement. … 0

Jaffrey: ‘I have a dream’

Monday, January 19, 2015

While the rain and ice built up outside, the words of Bill Perry Jr. a Peterborough civil rights activist — read by Jaffrey Owen Houghton of Jaffrey — rang out warm and encouraging. The words transported the more … 0

Dublin School: Wildcats roundup from last week’s action

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Boys’ basketball Dublin School hosted a deep squad from Cushing Academy on Wednesday, falling by a score of 79-53. All eight players scored for the Wildcats, led by young shooting guard Dylan Savage with 14 points, all coming in the second half. Hunter Bachman added 13 points and … 0

Jaffrey: St. Patrick School holding open house

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A winter open house at St. Patrick School will be held during Catholic Schools Week. The open house offers an opportunity to see how a small school can offer a large, fully accredited curriculum with emphasis on no-bullying, kindness, politeness and teamwork. Visitors can stop by to meet … 0

Gas prices: Less pain at the pump

Monday, January 19, 2015

If you drive into Hometown Gas in Rindge, don’t surprised if you hear, “$1.99, can you believe this?” That’s what John Berry of Rindge yelled when he stepped out of his pickup truck on Wednesday. Hometown Gas is … 0