Jaffrey

Fairpoint employees in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine are on strike after the telecommunications provider declared an impasse during contract renegotiations.

Peterborough: Fairpoint workers picketing over contract negotiations

Monday, October 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A handful of local Fairpoint technicians picketing on Concord Street outside the Fairpoint facility on Monday and Friday are some of the 1,700 employees on strike in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, after a failed attempt by two unions to renegotiate the unionized workforces’s contract. These employees — part of the Communications Workers of America and the International … 0

Jaffrey: Town hires interim library director after resignation

Monday, October 20, 2014

Just over one year after hiring a library director, the Jaffrey Town Library is once again looking for a new one. In an Oct. 15 press release, Jaffrey Public Library Board of Trustees Co-chair Stephanie Minteer announced that Carol Roberts, the interim library director in Pelham, will become the Jaffrey Library’s interim library director on Nov. 1. Roberts will replace Emily Donnelly, who … 0

Rindge woman flown to Massachusetts hospital after crash

Monday, October 20, 2014

RINDGE — A Rindge woman was in a single-vehicle crash Thursday night, serious enough that she was transported to a Massachusetts hospital, but as of Monday her condition remains unknown. Kim Wheeler, 43, of Rindge, was driving a 2012 Honda Civic north on Cathedral Road in the vicinity of Annett State Park on Oct. 16 when her vehicle went off the road and … 0

Peterborough/Jaffrey: Two “Earnest” readings Friday, Saturday

Monday, October 6, 2014

Project Shakespeare will present a stage reading of “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde in performances at two locations. On Friday the play will be read at the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough, and on Saturday at the Jaffrey Civic Center. Both performances will be at 7 … 0

Jaffrey: Miniatures on display at Civic Center

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

An exhibit of miniature artworks featuring a husband and wife pair of artists will be on display in the first-floor display cases at the Jaffrey Civic Center beginning Friday. A passion for art and miniatures has defined Michele Carter’s entire life. Her love of art made her choose … 0

View from the River Center: Supporting United Way helps River Center

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

“The River Center’s parenting program is a place you can come and learn to be the parent you want to be. ... There is no cookie-cutter approach to parenting.” That is what a group of parents concluded after participating in a parenting group at The River Center. Every … 0

Editorial: Food and farming go hand in hand

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

If you were lost in the woods, would you want a handful of dollars or a handful of food? That question, posed by farmer Ruth Holmes at Tuesday’s Community Conversation in Peterborough’s Bass Hall, is a pithy and profound way to get to the core of both the … 0

Seasonal opportunities

Monday, October 13, 2014

Most stores have their busy times of the year — retailers see a boost during the summer and fall tourist season, and just about everyone experiences a bump during the holiday buying spree between Thanksgiving and the end … 0

Business: A look at trends

Monday, October 13, 2014

Waistlines from Thanksgiving and Christmas feasting will not be the only thing growing this holiday season. Major U.S. retail companies announced expanding their workforce in the buildup to the holidays, according to published reports. And New Hampshire and the state’s southwest corner are experiencing similar growth in seasonal … 0

Real Estate: Q&A retrospective

Thursday, October 9, 2014

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Business of health care: Large employers continue navigation of ACA

Monday, October 13, 2014

After a one year delay, large employers are faced with the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility Requirement, more commonly referred to as “pay or play.” Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, employers with more than 100 full-time employees must offer affordable health care coverage to 95 percent of their … 0

Jaffrey: Woman’s Club offers adult scholarship

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Applications are now available at the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce and Jaffrey Public Library for the annual Jaffrey Woman’s Club Adult Continuing Education scholarship. This $1,000 award is given to a Jaffrey woman to further her education after a hiatus from school. She may be changing her degree, … 0

Jaffrey/Rindge: Lions seek members for new international club

Thursday, October 9, 2014

People from the Jaffrey and Rindge communities are joining the world’s largest service organization, Lions Clubs International. The Jaffrey-Rindge Lions club will join the more than 46,000 Lions clubs making a difference in communities around the world. The new club is now seeking civic-minded men and women to … 0