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The Mary Varnum-Platts chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is turning 70 this year.

‘I know who I am now’

Monday, July 6, 2015

The local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is celebrating a birthday this year — its 105th, or 70th, depending on the view you take. If you’re counting from the creation of the Peterborough Chapter, you have to count from when it was first organized on June 16, 1910. Its founding regent was Bethiah Greenfield Alexander, a Peterborough native born in 1835, the great-granddaughter of John Scott. Scott had accompanied his father, Maj. William Scott into the War of the Revolution at the tender age of 13 as a musician, and then later as a private soldier. However, in June of 1945, another … 0

Jaffrey: New rec director builds on memories

Monday, July 6, 2015

JAFFREY — Despite falling flat on her face during an ice skating relay race when she was 9, Renee Sangermano recalls her experience at the Jaffrey Recreational Department’s Winter Carnival as one of her favorite childhood memories. “There were so many fun experiences,” said Sangermano, Jaffrey’s new recreation director, of her childhood spent … 0

Rindge / Jaffrey / Wilton: More tests questioned in online certifications

Monday, July 6, 2015

Three more Monadnock region police officers’ Breathalyzer certifications have come into question after the state found a second glitch in the state-mandated online recertification test. Officer Thomas Bishop of Jaffrey and officers Todd Moriarty and William Hickerson III of Wilton were three of nearly 150 officers named in the latest list of officers released by the state; Rindge police officer Thomas Horne — … 0

Letters: Opening their hearts to me

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

To the editor: Hello, my name is Lourdes Polanco, a 16-year-old girl from New York City. Every year for the past 10 years, I’ve spent two weeks in the quiet, kind and settled town called Jaffrey. Some folks ask me how I got such an opportunity? Well, I … 0

keene: Keene Chamber to hold session on branding statement

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The business community is invited to view and comment on a draft of a new brand statement created by the Monadnock Region Branding Task Force. The presentation, sponsored by the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce, will be held July 10, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Hannah … 0

Jaffrey: Concerts, garden tours, Riverfest on tap this month

Monday, July 6, 2015

From musical chairs to motorcycle runs, there will be plenty of family friendly events in store this month. Concerts on the Common Every Wednesday on the Common, TEAM Jaffrey presenting free concerts and the Jaffrey Community Farmers Market. The market runs from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and … 0

Pipeline: Feeling the ripple effect

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Even though Cathy Lanigan doesn’t live in a town that will be traversed by Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project, she defiantly displays several “Stop the Pipeline” signs on her lawn on Concord Street. “If I don’t … 0

Jaffrey: Motorcyclist injured in crash Friday

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A New Ipswich man was injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon, when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle. At 1:15 p.m., police responded to an accident report where Douglas Griffis, 28, of New Ipswich, was driving his 2012 Kawasaki KLR650 west near 315 Mountain Road when he … 0

Peterborough: Fundraising to train EMTs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Michael Hutchinson, a Peterborough paramedic who served as outreach coordinator for Cheshire Medical Center until December, surveyed about two-dozen ambulance departments in the region in 2014, asking them about their biggest challenges. Their answer: training EMTs. Ambulance departments … 0

Jaffrey: Police, fire find damage at former gym

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Safety officials are working with the owner of a vacant building to ensure that it has proper safety equipment after police found evidence of a fire during a building check Friday evening. “The fire likely occurred within the past two weeks,” said Fire Chief David Chamberlain, who said … 0

Peterborough: Arrest part of heroin bust

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Marlborough man arrested in Peterborough and charged with trafficking a half-kilogram of heroin is believed to have ties to a major drug distribution network out of Lawrence, Massachusetts, according to Keene police. Ryan Williams, 28, was one … 0

PUC, utility reach deal

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Opponents of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline proposed to run through the state are disappointed with decisions last week from both state and federal entities. Staff at the state Public Utilities Commission have reached a settlement agreement with natural gas distributor Liberty Utilities, regarding its application to contract … 0

New Ipswich: Praise be

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Robin Mark didn’t set out to make his mark on the Christian music scene. He was an engineer who had picked up playing the acoustic guitar, with no real ambitions in music. But sometimes God works in mysterious … 0