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Primary results are in, as region readies for General Election

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Democrats Peter Leishman, the incumbent, and Ivy Vann of Peterborough have won the primary for two state representative seats in Hillsborough District 24, which includes Peterborough, edging out fellow Democratic candidate Kath Allen. Gary Carpenter of Peterborough has said he is seeking election as an Independent candidate, and will be on the ballot with Leishman and Vann in November. Republican Franklin Sterling Jr. of Jaffrey has secured the Republican ticket in Cheshire district 14, which includes Jaffrey, Dublin and Rindge, defeating Republican Derek Melanson. Sterling will face Democratic candidate Patricia Martin of Rindge in the Nov. 4 General Election. State Senate And, voters will see … 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 stood before the board, stating her displeasure with the district’s new summer reading program. This … 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 about their country’s history and culture, and are often seen as societal leaders, even advisors … 0

Jaffrey: Injured hiker assisted down the mountain

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Massachusetts woman was rescued after sustaining a leg injury, while descending Mount Monadnock on Saturday. Allison Doyle, 18, of Fitchburg, Mass., was hiking with her brother and mother when she fell while climbing down the White Cross Trail at approximately 6:30 p.m. According to a press release … 0

Jaffrey: Bluegrass, gospel group to play at UCC

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Monadnock Mountain Music of Jaffrey will play at United Church of Jaffrey during the worship service on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 9:45 a.m. The church’s fall season will begin with a selection of gospel, bluegrass and country music … 0

Jaffrey: Dean murder topic at DAR meeting

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Mary Varnum Platts Peterborough Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its monthly meeting at the Jaffrey Civic Center on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. The speaker will be Bill Driscoll and the topic of his presentation will be “A New Perspective on … 0

Garcia has passion and compassion

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

There’s no such thing as a sure thing in politics. No matter how the polls are reading or for whom the pundits are guaranteeing victory, there’s nothing set in stone until Election Day. In New Hampshire this election cycle, we think the best example of a race where … 0

Viewpoint: Thank you for allowing me to serve you

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I want to thank each and everyone one of you for giving me the opportunity to represent you in Concord for the past two years. It has truly been one of the highlights of my life. While we all see the daily dysfunction in Washington, where nothing seems … 0

jaffrey: Local man spends wild semester roughing it in Chile

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Jaffrey resident Ted Schiele was already “not feeling” his next semester of classes at The University of Vermont, when his friends told him about an incredible opportunity for adventure. After what Schiele refers to as a simple process … 0

Dog Tales: Finding the right dog, for you and them

Friday, August 1, 2014

We don’t get to pick our family members. You are born into a family unit with all the history, traditions, warts and all. But our life partners are selected, carefully hopefully. We watch for red flags, such as … 0

Jaffrey/Peterborough: Early Learning Center holding shoe drive

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Monadnock Community Early Learning Center is conducting a shoe collection drive through Oct. 31 to raise funds for their Childcare Center while benefiting microenterprise ventures in developing nations and keeping old shoes out of local landfills. Individuals can help by donating gently worn, used shoes at the Monadnock … 0

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Jaffrey Wednesday, Aug. 20 Arrest: At 8:40 a.m., as a result for being stopped for speeding, Kyle Brown, 21, of Fitzwilliam was arrested and charged with driving after revocation or suspension and speeding. There was also an electronic bench warrant out on him. He was held until his … 0

Court log, Sept. 2, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Greenfield Michael Shatney, 22, Antrim, driving after suspension, $310 fine. Jaffrey Joshua Blanchette, 32, Jaffrey, failure to keep right, complaint placed on file with guilty finding. Jason Eddy, 32, Jaffrey, theft by deception, commitment to the House of Correction for 120 days, served by two consecutive weekends from … 0