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Jaffrey: Operating budget up 3.4 percent at $6,043,881

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

JAFFREY — The Select Board and Budget Committee are confident the public will be pleased their 2015-16 proposed operating budget is just 3.4 percent more than last year’s approved $5,843,392 budget. They are, however, worried the public will rebuff warrant articles to buy a new road grader and loader, since these articles contribute to the 6.99-percent increase in the total amount being asked of taxpayers this year, $10,408,616. At the … 0

Jaffrey: Finding a spiritual home

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A year following the publication of “A Religion of One’s Own,” Thomas Moore says the book has garnered a lot of response, much like his New York Times-bestseller “Care of the Soul,” which came out 22 years ago. But not everyone likes the word “religion.” “It’s been really remarkable,” Moore said Tuesday about … 0

Jaffrey/Temple: Music minister celebrates 10 years

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Gene Faxon of Temple, minister of music at The First Church in Jaffrey, celebrated 10 years of music at the church by buying a seven-foot long Sassman harpsichord with an upper and lower keyboard. The instrument has a rich sound and even has a lute stop. According to Faxon, two keyboards are needed … 0

Basketball: Hoops for Hope game set for Feb. 10

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Six years ago, some members of the Conant girls’ basketball team started a tradition that is still going strong today — the Hoops For Hope fundraiser basketball game. The girls used their game against Fall Mountain as a fundraiser for a breast cancer charity, raised some money, and … 0


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Alfred University: Joseph Rogers of Dublin and Elizabeth Dangelantonio of Jaffrey. To make the list, students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average. Rogers, a senior in the College of Liberal Arts … 0


Monday, January 19, 2015

Erin Donovan of Jaffrey was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. … 0


Monday, January 19, 2015

The following students have been named to the president’s list for the fall semester at Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, Massachusetts: Patricia Rousseau, Jessica Sorby, both of Jaffrey; Samantha Landry of Mason; and Clayton Kuusisto of New Ipswich. To make the list, students must complete a minimum of … 0

Jaffrey: Library book discussion Feb. 2

Monday, January 19, 2015

The next title in the Jaffrey Public Library’s monthly book discussion series will be “Mrs. Queen Takes the Train” by William Kuhn on Monday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. Copies are available now at the library. For more information, call 532-7301. … 0

Jaffrey: Oil works hang at the Civic Center

Monday, January 19, 2015

An exhibit of oil paintings by Ann Cross are on display in the first-floor display cases at the Jaffrey Civic Center. The majority of works are oil on canvas of realistic landscapes, in which Cross specializes. She began … 0

Jaffrey: Civic Center seeks entries for spring show

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Jaffrey Civic Center has announced a call of entry for the annual Spring Show. The exhibit will be on display in the second-floor Cunningham Gallery and first-floor Auditorium Gallery from Feb. 13 through March 14. This first show of the year will begin with an opening reception … 0

Jaffrey: Monadnock Advisory Commission to meet

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Monadnock Advisory Commission will hold a meeting on Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Jaffrey Civic Center, 40 Main St. The commission will receive reports from the N.H. Division of Parks and Recreation, the park manager, the Society for the Protection … 0

Thank you letters: Woman’s Club has praise for pantry

Thursday, January 15, 2015

To the editor: The Jaffrey Woman’s Club would like to offer its heartfelt thanks to the Jaffrey Food Pantry for hosting our Club on an enlightening after-business hours tour of their tidy facility. We were not aware that although the Pantry is a member of the NH Food … 0

Letters: New nursing home just makes sense

Friday, January 16, 2015

To the editor: As New Hampshire’s ombudsman for long-term care, I have attended many meetings in and around Keene over the last year to offer insights related to current nursing home care. In Cheshire County, after much review, the Maplewood Task Force has recommended that a new nursing … 0