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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-Rindge: Navigating the future

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Reflecting back, Susan Peterson admits she has always wanted to be a strong leader, someone who gives back to the community. Peterson feels she was able to achieve this as president of the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce in … 0

Jaffrey: Howard sentenced to up to 20 years for investment fraud, must repay $600K

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A Jaffrey man has been sentenced to between seven and 20 years in state prison in relation to an investment fraud scheme that he ran between 2002 and 2009, according to court documents. Authorities say investors lost more than $2 million. Charles H. Howard III of Jaffrey was … 0

Jaffrey: Putting in work

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

When Laura Howard of Jaffrey, a junior at Conant High School, first tried out as a trumpet player for New Hampshire’s All-State Band two years ago, she nonchalantly prepared for the audition. She received the audition music in … 0

Jaffrey: Friendly Meal for seniors is tonight

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Jaffrey Friendly Meal for seniors will be held tpnight at the VFW Post on Hathorn Road in Jaffrey. The meal will be served at noon. The menu will be baked meatloaf with gravy, sweet potatoes, buttered corn, and butterscotch pudding for dessert. A Nurse Is In clinic, … 0

Jaffrey: Acrylic, oils exhibiting at JCC

Monday, March 16, 2015

An exhibit of acrylic and oil paintings by Scott Niemi will be on display in the first-floor Auditorium Gallery of the Jaffrey Civic Center beginning March 20 with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m Niemi has … 0

Basketball: Springfield, Litts highlight All-State teams

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Several local ballers made the cut for the 2014-15 All-State teams. Most notably, the two leaders of the area’s championship teams were both named Player of the Year for their respective divisions. Conant’s Madison Springfield was named the … 0

Jaffrey: ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?’ tonight

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A screening of the 1967 film “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” will be held at the Jaffrey Woman’s Club tonight, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. The film, starring Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy and Sidney Poitier, tells the story of a young white woman who brings her black fiance … 0

Jaffrey: Retrospective exhibit opens Friday

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

“80 Years (more or less) Behind the Brush,” a retrospective exhibit of Shannon Stirnweis, will be on exhibit in the Cunningham Gallery at the Jaffrey Civic Center opening Friday, March 20, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Showcasing a lifetime of efforts in the art of … 0

Greenfield/Jaffrey: ‘Shakespeare’s Will’ encore performances Fri. and Sat.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Project Shakespeare will be presenting two encore performances of the staged reading of “Shakespeare’s Will” this weekend. Playwright Vern Thiessen provides voice in “Shakespeare’s Will” to one of the most silent characters in history, Anne Hathaway, the wife … 0


Monday, March 2, 2015

The following students graduated this fall from Franklin Pierce University: William Redmond of Jaffrey, Bachelor of Arts in history; Nicole Jones of Peterborough, Bachelor of Science in management; and Phillip Rooney of Peterborough, Master of Business Administration in energy and sustainability studies. … 0