The Mary Varnum-Platts chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is turning 70 this year.

‘I know who I am now’

Monday, July 6, 2015

The local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is celebrating a birthday this year — its 105th, or 70th, depending on the view you take. If you’re counting from the creation of the Peterborough Chapter, you have to count from when it was first organized on June 16, 1910. Its founding regent was Bethiah Greenfield Alexander, a Peterborough native born in 1835, the great-granddaughter of John Scott. Scott had accompanied his father, Maj. William Scott into the War of the Revolution at the tender age of 13 as a musician, and then later as a private soldier. However, in June of 1945, another … 0

Jaffrey: New rec director builds on memories

Monday, July 6, 2015

JAFFREY — Despite falling flat on her face during an ice skating relay race when she was 9, Renee Sangermano recalls her experience at the Jaffrey Recreational Department’s Winter Carnival as one of her favorite childhood memories. “There were so many fun experiences,” said Sangermano, Jaffrey’s new recreation director, of her childhood spent … 0

Rindge / Jaffrey / Wilton: More tests questioned in online certifications

Monday, July 6, 2015

Three more Monadnock region police officers’ Breathalyzer certifications have come into question after the state found a second glitch in the state-mandated online recertification test. Officer Thomas Bishop of Jaffrey and officers Todd Moriarty and William Hickerson III of Wilton were three of nearly 150 officers named in the latest list of officers released by the state; Rindge police officer Thomas Horne — … 0

Achievement: Ley on dean’s list

Monday, June 29, 2015

Isaac Ley of Jaffrey was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts. To make the list a student must earn a 3.25 grade point average or higher based on a 4.0 grading scale. … 0

Police Logs: Jaffrey - July 2, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Jaffrey Wednesday, June 24 Resisting arrest: At 8:50 a.m., police responded to a North Street residence for report of a domestic disturbance where Eric Wilkins, 24, of Jaffrey, reportedly threatened his girlfriend with a knife. When police arrived, they attempted to arrest Wilkins, but he ran out of … 0

Editorial: Pipeline is a state, regional issue

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

While information about the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline continues to inundate us, wading through the rhetoric is an unending battle. Perhaps it’s no surprise then that many of the towns that neighbor those that would be part of the route have held back on joining one side … 1

Letter: School staff is thankful

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor As the 2014-2015 school year draws to a close, the members of the Jaffrey-Rindge Education Association and the Jaffrey-Rindge Support Staff Association would like to extend their gratitude to the communities of Jaffrey and Rindge for their support this year. Each June, we look back … 0

Viewpoint: My latest trip and words that have meaning

Monday, June 29, 2015

They say travel broadens the mind, and no doubt they’re right. I’ll tell you something else. It wrecks the body. We spent much of June in Japan. I learned a lot about the culture but hardly anything about the language except that they apparently have three alphabets and … 0

Jaffrey: Deja vu: Town looks at police station space

Monday, June 29, 2015

JAFFREY — A committee tasked with the job of finding a new home for town offices will be revisiting the police station as an option. The remaining funds from a 2013 Town Meeting appropriation will be used to … 0

Hancock: Local man leads super-PAC backing Ayotte

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Hancock man is taking the lead to help U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) win re-election in 2016, possibly against Gov. Maggie Hassan. David Carney is the chief consultant for Commitment Kept N.H., a project of Ending Spending Action Fund, the conservative super-PAC. The project launched Wednesday, over … 0

Peterborough/Hancock: Morgan’s Way says goodbye

Monday, June 29, 2015

When 53-year-old Jane Cartmell decided on a whim to open her first retail store ever in downtown Peterborough, outfitting it with women’s clothing from across the world, learning the industry and decorating the window display weren’t difficult for … 0

Peterborough: Two rescued from summit

Monday, June 29, 2015

Two Amherst hikers and their dog were rescued near the summit of Pack Monadnock, after the 17-year-olds got lost at night on the Wapack Trail. Peterborough and Temple Police found Elizabeth Silvis-Chandley and Elizabeth Maloney uninjured at about 10 p.m. Friday. The teenagers started hiking the Wapack Trail … 0

Jaffrey: Good Shepherd’s Nunn wins award

Friday, June 26, 2015

Ann E. Nunn, administrator for Good Shepherd Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Jaffrey — a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire — is one of 19 administrators in New Hampshire and 257 in the country receiving the Eli … 0