Jaffrey

Jaffrey-Rindge: Student goes to primary meet

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The stereotypical American teenager is lazy, self-absorbed and apathetic about politics. But if students from Seth Farmer’s senior civics class at Conant High School are any example, that image may soon change, and senior Alex Dunn could be the poster child. Dunn recently attended the New Hampshire Primary Convention in Manchester, which brought together hundreds of students and nine presidential …

Jaffrey: Going, going, gone

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Fourteen years ago, when Cyndy Burgess and Cynthia Ingraham pitched the idea for the inaugural Monadnock Arts Auction, it was met with extreme skepticism. There was a void to be filled, with the longstanding Peterborough arts auction defunct, and the duo thought it would be viable to start a new auction in Jaffrey, …

Skiing / snowboarding: Get stoked

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Crotched Mountain is well-known for its extensive series of terrain parks, breeding scores of skiers and snowboarders who can hit the wildest tricks imaginable off the mountain’s plethora of ramps, pipes and other installations. But what does it take to build a park? We caught up with parks crew member Nolan Munroe to …

Looking Back: My love of tennis and a valentine for Bud

Monday, January 25, 2016

When my parents bought our house in Claremont in 1943, a clay tennis court came along with it. This was the last thing they needed, but apparently the previous owners, the Fry family, played tennis, so we inherited the court along with an arrangement with a group of …

Thank you letter: Celebrating Dr. King

Monday, January 25, 2016

To the editor: The Jaffrey Civic Center MLK Committee expresses our appreciation to all who contributed toward our successful event “Journey of Peace —Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.” Thank you to our hosts at the United Church of Jaffrey and the Rotary Interact Club members who ushered. Thank …

Letters: Constitutional change needed

Thursday, January 28, 2016

To the editor: Thank you to the Jaffrey voters who have supported beginning the community conversation about a proposed change to our N.H. Constitution at our Town Meeting on March 12. HCACR 14, introduced by Rep. Susan Emerson and others, codifies the right of local communities to enact …

Thank you letter: Overwhelmed by generosity

Friday, January 29, 2016

To the editor: The Jaffrey Food Pantry would like to thank the many businesses and individuals for their overwhelming generosity during this past holiday season. Special thanks to: Grace Electric, Rindge Hannaford, C & S Wholesale Grocers, First Church in Jaffrey, St.Patrick’s Church, United Church of Jaffrey, Boy …

Letter: Thanks for support of food pantry

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

To the editor: Dear friends of the Jaffrey Food Pantry: Thank you for your support of the United Church of Jaffrey Food Pantry. Your contribution of $10 helps our community during these difficult times. On behalf of the Justice and Peace ministries mission of hunger needs in our …

Letter: Martin O’Malley is one to watch

Monday, February 1, 2016

To the Editor: Last Wednesday evening, Democrats associated with Iowa’s Drake University held a “mock” caucus to determine if caucus participants favored Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, or Martin O’Malley; 312 individuals attended. The results surprised everybody, and upset some. The caucus selected 10 delegates: 4 for O’Malley, 4 …

Letter: Your ticket will be punched

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

To the editor: Maybe your country is different from the country I would like to leave my children — one where the environment is important, one where the future is considered further out than the next quarter’s P and L statement. So maybe you think Trump is the …

Letter: On the bobcat season proposal

Monday, February 1, 2016

To the editor: N.H. Fish and Game Commission, As a hunter, fisherman and member of the Rindge Conservation Commission, I strongly object to the proposed bobcat hunting season. I don’t believe the number of bobcats in the state justify a hunting season. If they were a nuisance or …

Letter: There’s no need for bobcat season

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

To the editor: It is baffling that the New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission is proposing a season for hunting and trapping bobcats, seemingly only because the population has rebounded just enough that it “could sustain modest harvest.” So when an animal population begins to recover from being …

Letter: Here’s my take on the Republicans

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

To the editor: After placing third with 23 percent of the vote, Marco Rubio is declared a winner by political pundits. Here, we have a candidate who wants to take back our country. Back to what? Another war? Another recession? Another unpopular administration? Continued accumulating deficits? Ex-governors Jeb …