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Peterborough/Jaffrey: DWI charge is driver’s third

Monday, February 8, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — A town plow truck driver is facing his third DWI charge in 11 years after he sideswiped an SUV and collided head-on with another vehicle on Route 202 Jan. 30, according to police documents. Leonard Gonthier, 54, of Jaffrey, was arrested in 2005 in Hancock and in 2009 in Peterborough, both times on charges of aggravated DWI, according to reports gathered from Jaffrey District Court. Gonthier was not convicted in either incident, records state. “That scares me,” said Kimberly Kenney, of Peterborough, when told that Gonthier’s arrest was his third. “It affects public safety.” Gonthier, who was airlifted to UMass Memorial Medical Center …

Peterborough: A place for start-ups

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Vose Farm Road Brookstone Business Center in Peterborough is now home to War Room Athletics, a gym focusing on personal training and fitness education. Located in Suite 200, War Room is the business center’s newest tenant, taking up 2,000 square feet. The new addition brings vacancy at the business center below 25 …

Jaffrey-Rindge School District: Residents push school budget cuts

Monday, February 8, 2016

RINDGE — By the end of the district’s deliberative session the proposed operating budget had increased $45,000, despite an attempt to cut as much as $1 million. A faction of voters attempted to cut $400,000 from the district’s $25.6 million budget at the session Wednesday, citing the district’s overbudgeting as the reason for …

Jaffrey: ‘A Pastel Exhibit’ by Chris Reid at Civic Center until Thursday

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Jaffrey Civic Center is pleased to announce “A Pastel Exhibit” by Chris Reid in the first-floor Gallery Display Cases. A native of Jaffrey, Reid is an internationally respected New England artist known for her pastel and oil landscapes. Reid received a B.S. in Art Education at Suny …

Police Logs: Jaffrey - Feb. 4, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Jaffrey Tuesday, Jan. 26 Motor vehicle accident: At 7:45 p.m., police responded to Howard Hill Road for a single-vehicle accident involving a 2013 Toyota Corolla, driven by Scott Rich, 49, of Jaffrey. Rich was traveling north when he struck a rock in the road. Rich dragged the rock …

Editorial: Our endorsement for the primary

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

We’ve been watching, listening, reporting, and today we give you our endorsement for the two candidates who stand out as worthy of the Democratic and Republican nominations in the New Hampshire primary. The Democratic ticket The U.S. needs a president who can represent a wide spectrum of views, …

Letter: Thank you to Wright Painting

Friday, January 22, 2016

To the editor: With much gratitude, the Jaffrey Civic Center would like to recognize Dennis Wright of Wright Painting, Jaffrey, for stepping up to our call for community service on the occasion of Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service. Dennis very generously provided crew, paint and …

Looking Back: My love of tennis and a valentine for Bud

Monday, January 25, 2016

When my parents bought our house in Claremont in 1943, a clay tennis court came along with it. This was the last thing they needed, but apparently the previous owners, the Fry family, played tennis, so we inherited the court along with an arrangement with a group of …

Thank you letter: Celebrating Dr. King

Monday, January 25, 2016

To the editor: The Jaffrey Civic Center MLK Committee expresses our appreciation to all who contributed toward our successful event “Journey of Peace —Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.” Thank you to our hosts at the United Church of Jaffrey and the Rotary Interact Club members who ushered. Thank …

Letters: Constitutional change needed

Thursday, January 28, 2016

To the editor: Thank you to the Jaffrey voters who have supported beginning the community conversation about a proposed change to our N.H. Constitution at our Town Meeting on March 12. HCACR 14, introduced by Rep. Susan Emerson and others, codifies the right of local communities to enact …

Thank you letter: Overwhelmed by generosity

Friday, January 29, 2016

To the editor: The Jaffrey Food Pantry would like to thank the many businesses and individuals for their overwhelming generosity during this past holiday season. Special thanks to: Grace Electric, Rindge Hannaford, C & S Wholesale Grocers, First Church in Jaffrey, St.Patrick’s Church, United Church of Jaffrey, Boy …

Letter: Thanks for support of food pantry

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

To the editor: Dear friends of the Jaffrey Food Pantry: Thank you for your support of the United Church of Jaffrey Food Pantry. Your contribution of $10 helps our community during these difficult times. On behalf of the Justice and Peace ministries mission of hunger needs in our …

Letter: Martin O’Malley is one to watch

Monday, February 1, 2016

To the Editor: Last Wednesday evening, Democrats associated with Iowa’s Drake University held a “mock” caucus to determine if caucus participants favored Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, or Martin O’Malley; 312 individuals attended. The results surprised everybody, and upset some. The caucus selected 10 delegates: 4 for O’Malley, 4 …