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Jaffrey: Scarecrows go up Oct. 11

Sunday, September 21, 2014

TEAM Jaffrey’s signature autumn event, Scarecrows on the Common, will be returning to Main Street on Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost for building a scarecrow is $5, which takes place on the library lawn and town common. All materials are provided. Scarecrows will stand along the downtown area streets for two weeks following the event. Ribbons will be awarded for first, second and third place in four categories — Best Family Crow, Business Crow, Nonprofit Crow, and added this year, Downtown Jaffrey Pride. There also will be family activities, including games for all ages, hayrides, a pie-eating contest, early morning … 0

Jaffrey: Student works on display at Civic Center

Monday, September 29, 2014

An exhibit of artwork by five students of Betty Glass are on display in the first-floor display cases at the Jaffrey Civic Center through Oct. 16. The artists participating in this show are Diana Conrad, Sandy Gemmell, Dolores Gosselin, Gay Hartman and Nancy Massey with subject matter including landscapes, seascapes and still lifes. … 0

Looking back: My family’s business and rooting for Arthur T.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I know something about dysfunctional family businesses. I grew up in one. My father, Frank, and his brothers, Sam and Bill, owned a factory called the “Claremont Waste Manufacturing Company,” which turned waste textiles into flock. A century ago, the company did 100 percent of the world’s flock business. Whenever I mention the family business, they ask, “What’s flock?” “It’s the fuzzy stuff … 0

Jaffrey: Fall cleanup week starts on Saturday

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Town of Jaffrey’s fall cleanup is scheduled for Sept. 27 through Oct. 4, rain or shine. Help clean up the Town of Jaffrey before the snow begins to fly. It’s very easy to participate. Choose the street, road, park, trail or area that you would like to … 0

Military: Military

Monday, September 15, 2014

Air Force Master Sgt. Sean J. Murphy has retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving honorably for 20 years. Murphy was last serving as Command Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Functional Manager with Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint … 0

Letter: ‘Absolutism is the enemy’

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

To the editor: Only in the absolutist Tea Party world of Larry Cleveland is Susan Emerson not a Republican. His letter last week shows just how much the Republican Party has been hijacked by extremists. Susan Emerson, I believe, was one of Barbara Bush’s “Silver Foxes” when Susan … 0

Court log: Sept. 25, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Greenfield Brandon Poisson, 20, Peterborough, unlawful possession of alcohol, $372 fine. Jacob Perry, 21, Weare, misuse of plates, $100 fine; speeding, $103.33 fine; Christopher Lachance, 26, Greenfield, criminal mischief, $250 fine with $250 suspended for 24 months; criminal mischief, $310 fine; criminal mischief, not processed. Stephan Marshall, 48, … 0

Dublin: Towns eye farm rules

Monday, September 22, 2014

DUBLIN — The Dublin Planning Board has turned its eye to a possible agritourism ordinance, after a similar ordinance was approved by Peterborough voters in March. Meanwhile, other towns are keeping an eye on how the ordinance works … 0

Jaffrey: They’re ‘building it forward’

Monday, September 22, 2014

Belletetes held its “We Build It Forward” project day, this year for the first time in the Jaffrey community, on Saturday, helping four community members in need. Jaffrey residents Rita Belanger, Jonell Johnson and Priscilla Casey, along with … 0

Jaffrey: Saari joins real estate firm

Friday, September 19, 2014

Rebecca Saari has joined the office of Despres and Associates, Inc. as a sales agent. Saari has lived in the Monadnock region for 14 years, and has been a licensed agent since November 2013. Saari’s leisure time is … 0

Jaffrey: Mouths to feed

Monday, September 22, 2014

JAFFREY — Residents attended the first Community Supper on Thursday at the Parish Hall in the United Church on Main Street. The supper is sponsored by a coalition of local nonprofit groups. The free community supper is currently … 0

Jaffrey: Presentation on legal issues for elders at the library

Monday, September 22, 2014

Attorney Donald H. Sienkiewicz will speak at the Jaffrey Public Library on Thursday for another talk about issues for elders. Following up on his August presentation on avoiding probate, Sienkiewicz will speak on wills, trusts, planning for long-term care, beneficiary designations and joint filing, and more. The talk … 0

Monday, September 22, 2014

Jaffrey Friday, Sept. 5 Accident: At 7:45 p.m., police received a report from a Rindge resident stating that she was involved in a minor motor vehicle accident in a Peterborough Street parking lot. She left a note for the registered owner with whom she had made contact. Police … 0