Jaffrey-Rindge: ‘Spice’ forum at Conant High School

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

As the statewide battle against “spice” rages on, State Representative Susan Emerson (R-Rindge) and District 12’s Senator Peggy Gilmore (D-Hollis), hope to spread public awareness on the substance and its effects in the Monadnock region, with a public forum to be held Sept. 30 at Conant High School’s Pratt Auditorium. Spice refers to a variety of herbal mixtures that produce experiences similar to marijuana that are marketed as “safe,” legal … 0

Jaffrey: Poor sales cancels Atlas’ KaboomFest

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Atlas Pyrovision Productions has announced the cancellation of its inaugural KaboomFest Fall Fireworks Festival scheduled for Oct. 11. The event was scheduled to be held at the Cheshire Fair Grounds in Swanzey and would have been the second fireworks festival Atlas put on in the Monadnock region this year, following the return of the Festival of Fireworks in August. August’s Festival of Fireworks … 0

Jaffrey: Six Shooters horse show next weekend

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Northeast Six Shooters are holding the Northeast Regional Cowboy Mounted Shooting Finals at Mead Brook Equestrian Center, LLC. The dates are Sept. 27 and 28. Cowboy Mounted Shooting is a fast growing sport where mounted riders wearing period 19th century outfits shoot balloons from horseback, testing their speed, accuracy and control. Contestants shoot .45 caliber single-action revolvers use specially-made blanks. Riders must … 0

Monday, September 8, 2014

Greenfield Police Evin Tracy, 19, Hancock, unlawful possession of alcohol, $372 fine. Marcus Poudrette, 22, Merrimack, prohibited sales (alcohol), $372 fine. Kari Mansfield, 18, Hillsborough, unlawful possession of alcohol, $372 fine. Makayla Fournier, 19, Hillsborough, false report to law enforcement, $1,000 fine with $1,000 suspended for 12 months … 0

Jaffrey: Storytimes at the Jaffrey Public Library

Friday, September 5, 2014

Beginning in September, the Jaffrey Public Library will be offering a series of drop-in storytimes for two different age groups. Mother Goose storytimes for 2-year-olds and younger will take place on Mondays at 10:30 a.m., from now running through December 8. Preschool storytimes will take place on Wednesdays … 0

Jaffrey: Bric A Brac Upcycle Emporium opens in downtown storefront

Monday, September 8, 2014

Bric A Brac Upcycle Emporium is officially open for business at 23 Main St. in downtown Jaffrey. Jeannie Hopkins, owner and self-professed “upcycle” artist, has filled the 1,100-square-foot retail and workshop space with a variety of items she … 0

Letter: Music on the common is fun

Thursday, August 28, 2014

To the editor: I grew up in Jaffrey, but moved away after high school. By the time I moved back to the area I had a husband, a young daughter and another on the way. Now with two small children, I found myself always looking for fun, family … 0

Looking back: My baseball DNA and what I can’t not do

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

We survived the dark, unhappy, chicken wings-and-beer season of 2012. Sixty-nine wins, 93 losses. Management brought in a new manager, but even so we didn’t expect much from last year’s team. Then, to the surprise of the sportswriters … 0

Letter: Summer reading program success

Friday, September 5, 2014

To the editor: For the first time ever, this summer the Jaffrey Public Library offered a Summer Reading Program for adults. We had 118 people sign up, and of those, 85 actively participated with 506 total books read — a percentage of 72 percent. It was great to … 0

Editorial: Learning — it’s a lifelong endeavor

Monday, September 8, 2014

Usually, when we think of learning, we think of school. And when we think of school, we think of school-aged children. But learning is so much more than that, and can’t be defined by the four walls of a school or the age of the learner. Recently, Diane … 0

Jaffrey: Injured hiker assisted down the mountain

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Massachusetts woman was rescued after sustaining a leg injury, while descending Mount Monadnock on Saturday. Allison Doyle, 18, of Fitchburg, Mass., was hiking with her brother and mother when she fell while climbing down the White Cross Trail at approximately 6:30 p.m. According to a press release … 0

Jaffrey: Bluegrass, gospel group to play at UCC

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Monadnock Mountain Music of Jaffrey will play at United Church of Jaffrey during the worship service on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 9:45 a.m. The church’s fall season will begin with a selection of gospel, bluegrass and country music … 0

Jaffrey: Dean murder topic at DAR meeting

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Mary Varnum Platts Peterborough Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its monthly meeting at the Jaffrey Civic Center on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. The speaker will be Bill Driscoll and the topic of his presentation will be “A New Perspective on … 0