Jaffrey

Rindge: Osimo and Seppala are 2014 Citizens of the Year

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ronald Osimo has been named Rindge’s Citizen of the Year, and Sharlene Seppala is the Young Citizen of the Year. Both were honored at the tree lighting ceremony on Saturday night, following the tree’s dedication. “The lighting of the town tree is a tradition that is over 20-years-old,” said Monika Diab, manager of the Rindge branch TD Bank, which sponsors the annual event with Rindge Athletic Men’s Social Club, or RAMS. “Awards are given out to citizens who made outstanding contributions to the quality of life for the folks who live in the community.” Osimo was taken by surprise, he told the Ledger-Transcript following the … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Final budget review details out

Thursday, December 18, 2014

JAFFREY — The Jaffrey-Rindge School Board continued its review of the district’s proposed budget Monday night, discussing funding for technology, facilities, the district’s Gifted and Talented program and the SAU offices. While the meeting was well-attended, the focus of the discussions was much less contentious than its first session on the same topic, … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: State law requires restraint, seclusion policy update

Thursday, December 18, 2014

JAFFREY — Updates to a pre-existing state law outlining seclusion and restraint regulations has the School Board looking to the district’s own policy to keep compliant. While the school district has had to streamline the recording process of incidents, most of the restraint and seclusion practices in the district will remain the same. During its meeting Monday, the board discussed changes to its … 0

Viewpoint: Some answers to our budgetary shortfalls

Friday, December 12, 2014

Governor Hassan has done an excellent job working with legislative leaders to craft and oversee the state’s current two-year budget. An array of problems is being effectively managed. This budget will end in balance. But looking ahead to the next two-year budget, we in state government face difficult … 0

Viewpoint: NH suffering from aligning with Obama administration’s agenda

Friday, December 12, 2014

Oh, Maggie, Maggie, Maggie. Read an article recently titled, “Governor tells state agencies to trim budgets.” It announced, “State agencies are cutting a combined $18.3 million from their current budgets to meet the spending reductions Gov. Maggie Hassan … 0

Editorial: Take matters into your own hands

Monday, December 15, 2014

When you want to get something done, sometimes, you just have to do it yourself. That’s what we’ve learned from some folks interviewed for two stories in today’s paper. The first concerns the Ingalls Memorial Library in Rindge. The 120-year-old library has undergone several renovations in the past … 0

Spirit of Giving: Shelter From the Storm: A place to call home for the holidays

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Outside in Saturday’s freezing rain, 2-year-old Karter Wolfe couldn’t stop smiling. He walked from spruce tree to spruce tree, wondering which of them behind Pilgrim Foods in Greenville would become his Christmas tree. And while Wolfe couldn’t contain … 0

Jaffrey: Quilt raffle featured during Project Shakespeare’s ‘Christmas Carol’ run

Monday, December 8, 2014

Project Shakespeare will be holding a holiday raffle during all performances of A Christmas Carol. The grand prize is a homemade quilt by Amanda Ketchersid of Antrim. She describes it as a contemporary throw-size quilt in a Wagon … 0

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Jaffrey Thursday, Dec. 4 Arrest/warrant: At 4:35 p.m., Eric Edwards, 25, of Jaffrey turned himself in on a warrant out of Goffstown Police Department for receiving stolen property. Goffstown police were contacted and Edwards was released on $1,000 personal recognizance with a Jan. 8 court date. Friday, Dec. … 0

Editorial: Nonprofits chosen for ‘Spirit of Giving’

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript is happy to announce the nonprofits in our region that have been selected for our 5th Annual Spirit of Giving Series: Jaffrey-based Shelter From the Storm; School Kids in Peterborough, or SKIP, the Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center located in Antrim; and The River … 0

Letter: No recourse through courts

Monday, December 8, 2014

To the editor: The latest from “Jane Q. Citizen v. The System” (see Court Updates 2 on Jaffrey Voices Google Group). A corporate state is when citizens have no recourse to protect their rights through the courts. Looks like New Hampshire is there. Public officials who don’t follow … 0

Letter: Gas pipelines are not the enemy

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

To the editor: The town in Hampden, Massachusetts, where I used to live for 20-plus years has one of those 36-inch — or perhaps bigger, I’m not sure — natural gas pipelines going through the southern edge of the entire town and has been there for many, many … 0

Viewpoint: Campaign finance reform: Curing the illusion of democracy

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Have you felt frustration over the negativity of our current political system? People in general are displeased with American politics. A New York Times journalist wrote, “In 2012, a...poll found that a stunning 78 percent of Americans felt frustration over the increasing negativity of our politics.” I am … 0