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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

Thank you letter: Thanks for a successful fair

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

To the editor: We would like to thank the entire community for the spirit, enthusiasm and support of our fundraising event — the Handcrafted for the Holidays Craft Fair. Special thanks to our amazing volunteer crew. This event would not be possible without you. Thank you to the … 0

Viewpoint: Why I oppose 2.7-percent raises for teachers, staff

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

As Rindge budget advisor to the Jaffrey-Rindge School District, these are my recommendations for the forthcoming warrant articles for the Feb. 4 Deliberative Session and the final vote on March 10. 1) The board is recommending an operating budget of $25,616, 015. This is $74.092, or 0.29 percent, … 0

Editorial: Obama’s challenge to the people

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Imagine this: All of the constraints of commerce are lifted and the nation is at peace. Young people can get the college-level courses they need to transition from high school to a career, or perhaps to even higher institutions of learning. The new health care system is firmly … 0

Wedding Guide: Vintage and nature- inspired themes are in

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Rustic and vintage are in. That’s what Cathy Furze, owner of Country Bridals and Formal Wear in Jaffrey, and Carol Deyo of Peterborough have noticed over the last year or so. Deyo has been creating wedding cakes since … 0

Wedding Guide: Budget-friendly favors

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

So many things to think about — the dress, the cake, the food. Favors are easy to forget, and buying enough for potentially hundreds of wedding guests can be costly. But making your own can give your wedding … 0

Wedding Guide: It was worth the wait

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

We have all the time in the world... Is there a secret formula for success in life? Are there specific steps one must take in order to find it — graduate high school, go to college or get … 0

Jaffrey: Veterans call for tax credit increase

Monday, January 19, 2015

Veterans in Jaffrey may begin receiving a $100-$200 increase in their tax credit, after several veterans pointed out to the Select Board that Jaffrey offers a lower credit than a majority of surrounding towns. Jaffrey currently offers a … 0

Rindge: Board: To keep teachers, salaries must increase

Monday, January 19, 2015

RINDGE — At the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District’s hearing for their $25,616,015 proposed operating budget Thursday, the crowd tussled over whether teacher and professional staff member salaries should increase a total of $261,391 under their collective bargaining agreement. … 0

Jaffrey: ‘I have a dream’

Monday, January 19, 2015

While the rain and ice built up outside, the words of Bill Perry Jr. a Peterborough civil rights activist — read by Jaffrey Owen Houghton of Jaffrey — rang out warm and encouraging. The words transported the more … 0

Dublin School: Wildcats roundup from last week’s action

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Boys’ basketball Dublin School hosted a deep squad from Cushing Academy on Wednesday, falling by a score of 79-53. All eight players scored for the Wildcats, led by young shooting guard Dylan Savage with 14 points, all coming in the second half. Hunter Bachman added 13 points and … 0