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Rindge: Osimo and Seppala are 2014 Citizens of the Year

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ronald Osimo has been named Rindge’s Citizen of the Year, and Sharlene Seppala is the Young Citizen of the Year. Both were honored at the tree lighting ceremony on Saturday night, following the tree’s dedication. “The lighting of the town tree is a tradition that is over 20-years-old,” said Monika Diab, manager of the Rindge branch TD Bank, which sponsors the annual event with Rindge Athletic Men’s Social Club, or RAMS. “Awards are given out to citizens who made outstanding contributions to the quality of life for the folks who live in the community.” Osimo was taken by surprise, he told the Ledger-Transcript following the … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Final budget review details out

Thursday, December 18, 2014

JAFFREY — The Jaffrey-Rindge School Board continued its review of the district’s proposed budget Monday night, discussing funding for technology, facilities, the district’s Gifted and Talented program and the SAU offices. While the meeting was well-attended, the focus of the discussions was much less contentious than its first session on the same topic, … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: State law requires restraint, seclusion policy update

Thursday, December 18, 2014

JAFFREY — Updates to a pre-existing state law outlining seclusion and restraint regulations has the School Board looking to the district’s own policy to keep compliant. While the school district has had to streamline the recording process of incidents, most of the restraint and seclusion practices in the district will remain the same. During its meeting Monday, the board discussed changes to its … 0

Jaffrey: Nominations now for business of the year

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Business of the Year and the Nonprofit Award for 2014. The Nonprofit Award is given to an organization that displays an outstanding contribution to the area’s quality of life. They must be active currently in the area and have … 0

Peterborough: Community forum is canceled due to weather

Friday, November 21, 2014

The year-end Community Conversations program at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture to create a New Year’s resolution for the community has been canceled due to an impending storm. The event was scheduled to take place today at 7 p.m. Community Conversations forums, a collaboration between the … 0

Editorial: O’Brien denial a coup for voters

Monday, December 8, 2014

Last month when the Republican caucus nominated Rep. Bill O’Brien as Speaker of the House, it was undoubted that the Republican state representative from Mont Vernon and former House speaker would once again take up the gavel in the N.H. House. Politicians at the state and federal levels … 0

JAFFREY-RINDGE: O’Neill calls for 9 teachers to be cut

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

RINDGE — The Jaffrey-Rindge School District has only wrapped up the first of its three budget reviews, but the superintendent is already aiming to hold spending flat and cut nine teaching positions in the coming school year. That’s … 0

Jaffrey: Library holiday tea to feature storyteller

Friday, November 28, 2014

Before the holiday rush begins, take some time for tea, sandwiches, cookies, and convivial conversation at the Jaffrey library. On Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m., the Friends of the Library will host their annual holiday tea for all members, newcomers to Jaffrey, and patrons who use and … 0

Jaffrey: ‘A Christmas Carol’ on around the region

Monday, December 1, 2014

Project Shakespeare will be bringing their annual holiday production of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens to communities throughout the Monadnock region. Adapted and directed by Deborah Shakespeare Thurber, this year’s production will feature 34 students, ages 6-18, with Project Shakespeare student Jennifer Migotsky serving as music director … 0

Jaffrey: ‘Conversation with nature’

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Walking into Chris Reid’s Jaffrey home of Chris Reid is like walking into an art gallery. Every wall is filled with her colorful pastel landscapes and still lifes. They cluster in the foyer. They travel up the stairs. … 0

Jaffrey: First Church plans holiday events

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

On Dec. 14, First Church in Jaffrey will hold a special worship service to celebrate Santa Lucia Day and the Swedish Festival of Lights, featuring the traditional procession of Santa Lucia and others in costume and special Scandinavian music. The service will start at 10:30 a.m. Please bring … 0

Viewpoint: My downsizing and the beautiful deck

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

We bought our Boston house 15 years ago. It was just around the corner from where we had been living, but it had many nice features, foremost of which was a deck off the dining area. We imagined ourselves having breakfast or dinner out there during nice weather, … 0

Peterborough: Holiday retail sales down

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Was lackluster holiday shopping in parts of the Monadnock region this past weekend part of a national epidemic? Nationally, retail sales were surveyed to have declined by 11 percent from 2013. Or, was it merely a hangover from … 0