Eighth-grader Lei-Lani Finch is striving to become a professional ballerina. She hopes to move next year from Peterborough to New York City to study dance.

Peterborough: She’s on point

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Most eighth-grade students at South Meadow can’t wait to move onto high school, and experience their first relationships, learn to drive, and stay out late with friends. Not Lei-Lani Finch. “You can do more than that,” said the 13-year-old ballerina, who hopes to enroll in a dance academy in New York City sophomore year. “20 years from now, I want … 0

Peterborough: Well School’s Bobcat bill heads to Senate floor

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thanks to some civic-minded, animal-loving fourth- and fifth-grade students at The Well School, the bobcat is one step closer to becoming the state wildcat. On April 16, the Senate Rules, Enrolled Bills and Internal Affairs Committee unanimously approved HB423, which students from the independent elementary school in Peterborough lobbied their legislators to draft. The Senate plans to address the bill on the floor, … 0

Boys’ Tennis: Shorthanded Conant winless after three

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Conant boys’ tennis team continues to struggle, beset by roster troubles. The Orioles (0-3) dropped two matches 0-9, one against Pelham (5-1) last Wednesday at their home turf and another on the road Friday against White Mountains (1-1). Co-coach Chris Whitney said in an email that the team is still looking for … 0

Baseball: Orioles lose to Brady in extras

Monday, April 20, 2015

Bishop Brady brought their bats with them to Jaffrey on Friday, unleashing an offensive explosion on the Orioles that nearly knocked them out in the first inning. However, Conant put on a powerful display of their own, fighting … 0

Jaffrey/Hancock: Social media workshops

Friday, April 17, 2015

Small business owners, sole proprietors and members of nonprofit organizations are invited to attend the last of the spring social media workshops offered by Christine Halvorson of Halvorson New Media. “I’m on LinkedIn, now what?” will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Jaffrey Chamber of … 0

Jaffrey: ‘John Winant, Man of the World’

Monday, April 20, 2015

On Thursday at 6:30, the Friends of the Jaffrey Library present a brand new program from the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Richard Hesse, Professor Emeritus at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, aptly titles his presentation … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: District has 2 finalists for superintendent

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge School Board has announced the finalists for the position of superintendent of schools. The new superintendent will replace James O’Neill, who is retiring after serving the district for 16 years. Louis Steigerwald is presently superintendent of schools in Norway, Michigan, where he has served in this … 0

Bill seeks to decrease drug overdose deaths

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A proposed bill would grant limited immunity to people who call 911 to report a drug-related medical emergency. Reporting a drug- or alcohol-related medical emergency could soon give the caller limited immunity from drug-related charges in New Hampshire — an effort intended to encourage the calling of 911 … 0

Jaffrey: Board looks at dog waste

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

JAFFREY — Surveillance cameras, increased enforcement and additional signs are all on the table to deal with dog excrement left behind on the town common. Banning all dogs from town property was also discussed by the Select Board … 0

Runners ready for Boston Marathon

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

John Singelais’s stomach was full of butterflies at the start of the Boston Marathon last year, on the first Patriot’s Day race since the deadly bombing. But once the starting pistol fired, and Singelais ran the 26.2 miles … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: CHS students head to Nicaragua

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ten Interact students from Conant High School boarded a plane headed for Nicaragua Wednesday, hoping to help a family in need many miles away. The students embarked on an 11-day trip to build a house for an impoverished family and to broaden their cultural horizons. “I’m excited for … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Teacher receives accolades

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

RINDGE — Despite educating some of the smallest students at Rindge Memorial School, Courtney Lambert is in position to take home one of the biggest teaching awards in the state. Lambert, a kindergarten teacher at RMS for the … 0

Jaffrey: Drugs in our community to be discussed

Monday, April 13, 2015

A second informative meeting on drug and alcohol abuse in our community will be held at the United Church of Jaffrey today at 6:45 p.m. The meeting will include a brief synopsis of the first session along with recognizing the signs of addiction and recognizing the drugs. The … 0