Jaffrey

Fairpoint employees in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine are on strike after the telecommunications provider declared an impasse during contract renegotiations.

Peterborough: Fairpoint workers picketing over contract negotiations

Monday, October 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A handful of local Fairpoint technicians picketing on Concord Street outside the Fairpoint facility on Monday and Friday are some of the 1,700 employees on strike in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, after a failed attempt by two unions to renegotiate the unionized workforces’s contract. These employees — part of the Communications Workers of America and the International … 0

Jaffrey: Town hires interim library director after resignation

Monday, October 20, 2014

Just over one year after hiring a library director, the Jaffrey Town Library is once again looking for a new one. In an Oct. 15 press release, Jaffrey Public Library Board of Trustees Co-chair Stephanie Minteer announced that Carol Roberts, the interim library director in Pelham, will become the Jaffrey Library’s interim library director on Nov. 1. Roberts will replace Emily Donnelly, who … 0

Rindge woman flown to Massachusetts hospital after crash

Monday, October 20, 2014

RINDGE — A Rindge woman was in a single-vehicle crash Thursday night, serious enough that she was transported to a Massachusetts hospital, but as of Monday her condition remains unknown. Kim Wheeler, 43, of Rindge, was driving a 2012 Honda Civic north on Cathedral Road in the vicinity of Annett State Park on Oct. 16 when her vehicle went off the road and … 0

Letters: Rep. Emerson is a great ally

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: A recent letter from Rindge was headed “What’s Wrong with Politics Today?” We all probably have our own answers to this question, as the robo calls pour in and millions are handed to WMUR from outside of New Hampshire. My simple answer is “blind allegiance … 0

They’re off to the other side of world

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Beijing, Shanghai, the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Temple of Heaven, the Forbidden City — it’s a trip that could easily grace just about anyone’s bucket list. It’s that trip you always dreamed of taking, but never actually … 0

Jaffrey: Remembering Steven

Monday, October 6, 2014

There are a lot of good things to remember about his son, Steven, said Ron Smith. About how much he loved the outdoors and how talented he was with his hands, his avid sportsmanship and love of hunting, … 0

Jaffrey police log: Oct. 7, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Jaffrey Thursday, Sept. 25 Accident: At 3 p.m., police responded to River Street for a two-car accident. Police found two vehicles pulled to the side of the road. A 17-year-old girl from Manchester, the driver of a 1997 Acura CL, stated she was unable to stop before striking … 0

Achievement:

Monday, October 6, 2014

The following first-year students are attending Plymouth State University this fall: from Greenville: Mikayla Logan; Jaffrey: Jenna Sirois; New Ipswich: Briana Sullivan; Peterborough: Michael Allen, Meaghan Hodge; and Wilton: James Edmunds, Kimberly Edmunds, Sophie LeVert. … 0

Viewpoint: Keeping the door open for common ground

Monday, October 6, 2014

Many thanks to the Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse for bringing Gov. Dukakis to Peterborough. Franklin Pierce University professor and State Representative for Cheshire District 9 Doug Ley introduced Gov. Dukakis and shared with us the most important idea he absorbed from his conversation with the governor: … 0

Editorial: A call to action on the heroin problem

Monday, October 6, 2014

“Heroin — ‘This problem is here’” was a headline on last Thursday’s front page. For some of us, that was news. For others, it wasn’t. Ron Smith lost his son to a heroin overdose more than two years ago. Today, he tells his story. We know others in … 0

Jaffrey: Scarecrows go up Oct. 11

Sunday, September 21, 2014

TEAM Jaffrey’s signature autumn event, Scarecrows on the Common, will be returning to Main Street on Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost for building a scarecrow is $5, which takes place on the library … 0

Jaffrey: Student works on display at Civic Center

Monday, September 29, 2014

An exhibit of artwork by five students of Betty Glass are on display in the first-floor display cases at the Jaffrey Civic Center through Oct. 16. The artists participating in this show are Diana Conrad, Sandy Gemmell, Dolores … 0

Looking back: My family’s business and rooting for Arthur T.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I know something about dysfunctional family businesses. I grew up in one. My father, Frank, and his brothers, Sam and Bill, owned a factory called the “Claremont Waste Manufacturing Company,” which turned waste textiles into flock. A century ago, the company did 100 percent of the world’s flock … 0