Jaffrey

Jaffrey-Rindge: Schools OK $700K back to taxpayers

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

RINDGE — With nearly $1 million in unexpected revenue returning to the Jaffrey-Rindge School District, the School Board had to decide how much would be kept and how much would be returned to the taxpayers. In a 5-2 vote, the School Board on Monday chose to retain $200,000 in unaudited, unassigned money to have funds available for emergency expenditures. The remaining estimated $720,580 will be returned to reduce taxes when … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: District purchase policy mulled

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

RINDGE — Who pays for the $15 pizza when Jaffrey-Rindge teachers and administrators are working late? According to School Board member Charlie Eicher, that responsibility should fall on the staff. Eicher recently proposed a policy that would require any district purchase of entertainment, catering, food, beverages or venue rental for a non-student use … 0

Peterborough/Rindge: Back-to-school shoppers think before spending

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A middle-schooler’s shopping list — two spiral notebooks, colored pencils, two three-ring binders and a backpack — sets a parent back nearly $50. And that’s just the beginning of back-to-school shopping. As the cost of products continues to rise post-recession, retailers here have found customers are walking into stores knowing more than they … 0

Jaffrey: ML

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

JAFFREY — Several options were put on the table, but no strong consensus reached on the contentious issue of where to put a replica of the town’s former hearse house in a planning meeting on Sunday. Over 50 … 0

Game management challenges facing N.H.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

New England was settled by hunters and trappers; trade in beaver pelts was a principle form of commerce in New Hampshire for nearly 150 years. Wild game was a critical staple for settlers who struggled to sustain themselves … 0

EZ Pass transponders at end of service life

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A decade after electronic tolling was introduced on the New Hampshire Turnpike System, owners of the original transponders that were sold are being notified by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation that those transponders (tags) are reaching the … 0

Jaffrey / Rindge: Teens tops in aviation art contest

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School has swept the state again in the International Aviation Art Contest for eighth graders. This is the 6th consecutive year for this achievement. JRMS eighth graders placed first, second and third in two different categories. … 0

Editorial: Is SWRPC response too little, too late?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

With the level of opposition to the proposed natural gas pipeline in the region, we are puzzled by the Southwest Region Planning Commission’s seemingly delayed response. Just two weeks before the close of the official comment period at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the SWRPC is starting an … 1

Peterborough: Doctors talk MMJ pros and cons

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — As the state readies its medical marijuana facilities, physicians are divided over recommending it to patients once it becomes available to them next year. Some welcome the new treatment option, while others plan to tread lightly. “It’s a frontier in healthcare,” said Dr. Terrance McNamara, a … 0

Federal aid to N.H. for January blizzard

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

State and federal officials say more than $1 million in federal assistance has been delivered to New Hampshire to help cover costs of the January 26-28, 2015 severe winter storm and snow storm that buried parts of the state under two to three feet of snow. According to … 0

Jaffrey: Opera Espresso on tap Friday

Monday, August 17, 2015

Opera Espresso, a Boston-based ensemble, will perform at the Jaffrey Woman’s Club on Friday on the first stop of its premiere tour of New England. Presented by The Park Theatre, the evening will begin with a pre-performance reception … 0

Peterborough: Let’s see a movie

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fists fly between Ant-Man and his nemesis, Yellowjacket. The unspoken tension between two characters staring at each other across a table. Spoiler alert — a kiss. These are silent moments a visually impaired moviegoer might miss watching the … 0

Jaffrey: Quite the retriever

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Lurking on the back side of the 15th hole at the Shattuck Golf Course resides a golf ball savior, a loyal dog that doubles as a retriever of balls before they roll into the pond. “If she is … 0