Gordon Young of the Peterborough DPW clears snow from Grove Street on Wednesday morning.

Snow budgets fall short

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Overtime and snow removal costs associated with the historic snowfall this winter forced some area towns to rework their 2015 budgets, town officials say. “January, February, every weekend there was a snowstorm, and if you look at the budget — that’s overtime,” said Peterborough DPW Director Rodney Bartlett. The department will need an additional $60,000 more than appropriated for overtime, … 0

Peterborough: Turning the tables at Aesop’s

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A new face is in the kitchen at Aesop’s Tables, serving pastries and quiches, and becoming more comfortable at the register. Jon Dunn of Peterborough is the new owner of the cafe inside the Toadstool Bookshop. Dunn is finalizing the purchase of Aesop’s from Allison Fredericks. He hopes to gradually make the hangout … 0

Jaffrey: Art exhibit celebrates farm animals

Monday, March 16, 2015

An exhibit of watercolors by Ann Sawyer are on display in the first-floor display cases at the Jaffrey Civic Center. Sawyer’s painting has been inspired for more than 50 years by her family’s fifth-generation dairy farm in Jaffrey. Her paintings of farm life are created to celebrate domestic animals that Sawyer sees as … 0

Jaffrey: Democrats caucus March 31 at library

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Jaffrey Democrats will caucus at 7 p.m. on March 31 at the Jaffrey Town Library to elect the Town Democratic Committee’s officers and two delegates to the New Hampshire Democratic Party convention. The caucus will elect the Jaffrey Democrats’ Executive Committee chair, vice-chair, treasurer, secretary, and at … 0

Jaffrey: Chamber student award seeking nominees

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce Student Citizenship Award, presented annually by the Chamber to that graduating senior who best demonstrates the Chamber’s objective of betterment for the community. The characteristics for selection include, but are not limited to, community … 0

Jaffrey: Boy Scout spaghetti dinner Saturday

Friday, March 20, 2015

Jaffrey Boy Scout Troop 33 will be holding their Spring Spaghetti Supper on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on Webster Street in Jaffrey. The menu includes spaghetti with homemade sauce, tossed salad, the Troop’s famous garlic bread, dessert and assorted beverages. Tickets … 0


Monday, March 2, 2015

Kathareeya Tonyai of Jaffrey was named to the faculty honors list for the fall semester at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. To make the list a student must meet the highest standard of academic excellence. … 0

Jaffrey police log; March 24, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Jaffrey Tuesday, March 10 Burglary: At 10:05 p.m., police received a report from a Main Street residence stating that his TV had been stolen sometime in the last 24 hours. There are no suspects. Saturday, March 14 Arrest: At 1:38 a.m., as the result of a motor vehicle … 0

Court log: March 24, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Dublin Darren Hicks, 43, Walpole, DWI, $930 fine, which may be satisfied by 128 hours of community service, 180-day commitment to House of Corrections, with five days predisposition credit, suspended for 24 months, drivers license revoked for three years, interlock device must be installed for 12 months; default … 0

Thank You Note: Appreciation due to police, fire

Thursday, March 12, 2015

To the editor: On behalf of the Conant community, I would like to extend a “Thank You” to Jaffrey Police and Fire Departments for their assistance at the Conant/Mascenic basketball game on March 7. As you are well aware, Conant basketball is really a Jaffrey-Rindge community event, and … 0

Letters: Ayotte makes us look silly

Friday, March 13, 2015

To the editor: I was appalled to learn that our Sen. Kelly Ayotte was a signatory to the Republican letter to the foreign government of Iran. I thought someone from the great state of New Hampshire would exercise better judgment and common sense. At best, the letter makes … 0

Viewpoint: How the conversation inspired me

Friday, March 20, 2015

As Gordon Peery, the highly competent facilitator, introduced the March 10 Community Conversation, he warned us that climate change is such an overwhelming crisis, we need to focus on the small steps that we can take as individuals. A perfectly reasonable and understandable framework for a meeting, and … 1

Editorial: 3 steps forward, 3 steps back

Monday, March 23, 2015

Question: Why are we back to talking about Medicaid expansion again? Sometimes it seems as if our state Legislature never really gets anywhere. Once a decision has been made, our representatives are forever finding ways to reopen the issue. Be that as it may, we’d like to share … 0