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Jaffrey Fire Chief David Chamberlain, center, at the scene of a fire on Proctor Road in January 2013.

Jaffrey: Chief makes pitch for volunteers

Monday, September 15, 2014

JAFFREY — Fire Chief David Chamberlain is seeking new personnel interested in joining the Fire Department, due to a waning number of active members on the department’s roster. “People’s lives are much more complicated nowadays. Only five of the 25 guys on our roster work here in town,” said Chamberlain in an interview Friday. “There are currently 20 active members … 0

Jaffrey: Injured hiker rescued

Monday, September 15, 2014

JAFFREY — Fish and Game Conservation officers were called to Mount Monadnock for an injured young hiker on Saturday night. While hiking with a group of Police Cadets from Windsor, Conn., a 14-year-old boy suffered a lower leg injury at approximately 5 p.m., after slipping on wet rocks while hiking in the rain on White Dot Trail, according to a press release issued … 0

Jaffrey: Coalition launches free community suppers

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sept. 18 kicks off a new tradition of free community suppers sponsored by a coalition of local nonprofit groups. Held at the Parish Hall of the United Church of Jaffrey at 54 Main St., the meal will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be served by the Steering Committee for the new coalition. … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Parent, student raise concerns

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

JAFFREY — A Jaffrey-Rindge School District parent questioned the summer reading program at Monday’s School Board meeting, challenging the practice of requiring reading and book reports during what is supposed to be vacation time. Rindge resident Rebecca Saari … 0

Jaffrey: Feeling the Music

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Most music tells a story. But for the “Djeli” of West Africa, music tells a history. Djeli, also called Griots, are families who come from a heritage of oral history-tellers and musicians. They are a repository of knowledge … 0

Jaffrey: Speed Bumps Band playing at Shattuck

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fred Marple and the Speed Bumps Band will be performing at the Shattuck Golf Club Cathedral Ballroom on Friday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. The band will present its brand of Yankee humor, music and “assorted nonsense.” The … 0

Jaffrey: Library continues black and white film series

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Jaffrey Public Library will be continuing its popular film program this fall. “Classics in Black and White, Part Seven” will be presented on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. This season will feature films from 1936 up to 1965 The series opened on Sept. … 0

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jaffrey Tuesday, Aug. 26 Criminal mischief: At 6:20 p.m., police received a report from a Jaffrey resident regarding vandalism to his mailbox, believed to be caused sometime during the night. The resident repaired the dents and painted the box, and repaired his neighbor’s mailbox which also was damaged. … 0

Letter: This foundation thanks you all

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

To the editor: To the Jaffrey-Rindge Community: Thank you for your support of the Jaffrey-Rindge Educational Foundation at the recent Breakfast Fundraiser. Over 100 members of the community attended to enjoy the great breakfast and a wonderful time of community. The fundraiser was a great success due to … 0

Rindge: No yields in search for ‘spice’

Friday, September 5, 2014

Editor’s note: This article appears in the Sept. 6 edition of the Concord Monitor. In recent weeks, Rep. Susan Emerson of Rindge has trekked around to dozens of stores in her community and nearby towns in search of “spice,” or the synthetic marijuana substance that prompted Gov. Maggie … 0

Jaffrey: DWI charge for Swanzey man after crash

Monday, September 8, 2014

A Swanzey man has been charged with DWI, after crashing his Jeep into two street poles on Aug. 31 in Jaffrey. Adam Buckley, 25, was travelling north on Stratton Road in his Red 2000 Jeep Cherokee when he went off the roadway, striking a telephone pole and a … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Eye surgery sought for 7-year-old

Monday, September 8, 2014

Dustin Allen Whitney-Bechard turned 7 last week, just a few days after he started a new year as a second-grader at Jaffrey Grade School. Although Dustin now lives in Rindge, he entered school in Jaffrey when his family … 0

Jaffrey/New Ipswich: Man sentenced in 2013 theft

Monday, September 8, 2014

A former Jaffrey man has been sentenced in the case of a June 2013 burglary of a home on Old New Ipswich Road in Rindge, where thousands in cash, credit cards and electronic devices were stolen. The sentence will include thousands of dollars in restitution to the homeowner, … 0