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Jaffrey-Rindge: Schools OK $700K back to taxpayers

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

RINDGE — With nearly $1 million in unexpected revenue returning to the Jaffrey-Rindge School District, the School Board had to decide how much would be kept and how much would be returned to the taxpayers. In a 5-2 vote, the School Board on Monday chose to retain $200,000 in unaudited, unassigned money to have funds available for emergency expenditures. The remaining estimated $720,580 will be returned to reduce taxes when … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: District purchase policy mulled

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

RINDGE — Who pays for the $15 pizza when Jaffrey-Rindge teachers and administrators are working late? According to School Board member Charlie Eicher, that responsibility should fall on the staff. Eicher recently proposed a policy that would require any district purchase of entertainment, catering, food, beverages or venue rental for a non-student use … 0

Peterborough/Rindge: Back-to-school shoppers think before spending

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A middle-schooler’s shopping list — two spiral notebooks, colored pencils, two three-ring binders and a backpack — sets a parent back nearly $50. And that’s just the beginning of back-to-school shopping. As the cost of products continues to rise post-recession, retailers here have found customers are walking into stores knowing more than they … 0

Outside burning permits available online

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

For those people wishing to have a campfire, dispose of a pile of brush, or cook over an open wood fire, there is a new and easier way to get the required permit. In New Hampshire, fire permits are required by law for all outside burning when the … 0

Jaffrey / Peterborough: Belletetes plans to ‘Build It Forward’

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Local southern New Hampshire lumber and building materials supplier, Belletetes, Inc., has announced its second annual We Build It Forward day to be held on Sept. 26 at seven Belletetes’ locations, including Jaffrey and Peterborough. This community service program brings communities together for one day each year to … 0

Police Logs: Jaffrey - Aug. 20, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Jaffrey Tuesday, Aug. 11 Driving after suspension: At 10:37 a.m., police saw Molly Ringland, 23, of Winchester enter her vehicle in the court parking lot, knowing that her license had been suspended. After police saw that she was getting ready to drive, they stopped the vehicle and confirmed … 0

Letters: Thinking of a career in farming?

Thursday, August 13, 2015

To the editor: “Farming is the backbone of democracy” — Thomas Jefferson If you or anyone in your extended family or neighbors and friends might want to explore a career in farming around the Monadnock region, perhaps looking for a network of experienced mentors for inspiration and help … 0

Viewpoint: Lessons learned from Elsa

Friday, August 14, 2015

Elsa came to visit this summer and left me with some things to ponder. Her approach to life is enviable. She begins every day with determination. A hearty breakfast is a must. Physical activity — lots of it — is essential for her well-being, and if you are … 0

Letters: First Church gives thanks for help

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

To the editor: The 99th Annual First Church in Jaffrey Fair and the Children’s Fair were a great success on Aug. 5. The First Church thanks the scores of people from the community and the church who made contributions of items and who volunteered to work on the … 0

Jaffrey: Talk on broad-winged hawks at Amos Fortune Forum

Friday, August 14, 2015

Each September, a broad-winged hawk migrates from its summer home in Jaffrey, traveling south along a time-worn route. By the time it reaches southern Mexico three weeks later, it will be one of millions, before crossing into the vastness of the Amazon basin where it will regain its … 0

Fitzwilliam: Learn how to build a wood-fired cob oven

Friday, August 14, 2015

A workshop on how to build a wood-fired oven will be held on Aug. 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tracie’s Community Farm in Fitzwilliam. The oven will be built using cob, a material … 0

Jaffrey: D.D. Bean awarded training grant

Monday, August 17, 2015

D.D. Bean & Sons Co. in Jaffrey was one of five New Hampshire companies to receive grants from a New Hampshire Job Training fund this year. The fund dispersed $34,350 in July, in amounts that were matched by the receiving companies. D.D. Bean received $2,175. The company will … 0

Jaffrey: Fitchburg pair arrested in drug investigation

Monday, August 17, 2015

Two Fitchburg, Massachusetts residents were arrested and charged with drug possession Friday in connection with a local drug investigation, police say. Ruel Spence, 40, and Erica Tocci, 42, were stopped in Jaffrey Friday at 5 p.m. Both were … 0