Jaffrey

Jaffrey: Second chance at carving out a world record

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ever since he was a second-grader poring over the Guinness Book of World Records, Trevor Hunt of Jaffrey has always wanted to break one. “One day,” he thought to himself, “I’m going to have one of those.” Last year, he came close to that glory, with another hobby left over from his childhood — pumpkin carving. Last year, he sat … 0

Cheshire County Sheriff: Improving communications key

Monday, October 27, 2014

Eli Rivera, D-Keene Occupation: Incumbent Cheshire County Sheriff Time living in town: Keene since 1989 Previously elected offices: Keene School Board/Chair, Keene School Moderator Other qualifications: Sheriff, retired Keene Police Lieutenant, National Sheriff’s Institute graduate, Roger Williams Leadership Institute graduate, Babson College Leadership graduate, U.S. Coast Guard/Army Reserve veteran, Bachelor’s degree, Franklin Pierce … 0

Jaffrey/Keene: Tax-Aide seeks volunteers

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service is seeking volunteers of all ages who want to help serve taxpayers. Volunteers do not need to be AARP members. AARP Tax-Aide was developed by the AARP Foundation, a charitable nonprofit organization and the Internal Revenue Service. The program provides tax counseling, tax preparation and electronic filing to taxpayers with low- … 0

ConVal/Conant/Mascenic: Students get a taste of manufacturing during site tours

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Two groups of students visited local companies on Sept. 30, as part of National Manufacturing Day 2014 events. These events were sponsored statewide by the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership. More than 30 students from ConVal and Conant … 0

Jaffrey: ‘Tell Me A Story’ opens Friday

Monday, October 6, 2014

An juried exhibit entitled “Tell Me a Story,” sponsored by the New Hampshire Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art, will be showing at the Jaffrey Civic Center beginning Friday. Juror’s choice awards will be presented for first, … 0

Peterborough/Jaffrey: Two “Earnest” readings Friday, Saturday

Monday, October 6, 2014

Project Shakespeare will present a stage reading of “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde in performances at two locations. On Friday the play will be read at the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough, and on Saturday at the Jaffrey Civic Center. Both performances will be at 7 … 0

Jaffrey: Miniatures on display at Civic Center

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

An exhibit of miniature artworks featuring a husband and wife pair of artists will be on display in the first-floor display cases at the Jaffrey Civic Center beginning Friday. A passion for art and miniatures has defined Michele Carter’s entire life. Her love of art made her choose … 0

View from the River Center: Supporting United Way helps River Center

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

“The River Center’s parenting program is a place you can come and learn to be the parent you want to be. ... There is no cookie-cutter approach to parenting.” That is what a group of parents concluded after participating in a parenting group at The River Center. Every … 0

Editorial: Food and farming go hand in hand

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

If you were lost in the woods, would you want a handful of dollars or a handful of food? That question, posed by farmer Ruth Holmes at Tuesday’s Community Conversation in Peterborough’s Bass Hall, is a pithy and profound way to get to the core of both the … 0

Seasonal opportunities

Monday, October 13, 2014

Most stores have their busy times of the year — retailers see a boost during the summer and fall tourist season, and just about everyone experiences a bump during the holiday buying spree between Thanksgiving and the end … 0

Business: A look at trends

Monday, October 13, 2014

Waistlines from Thanksgiving and Christmas feasting will not be the only thing growing this holiday season. Major U.S. retail companies announced expanding their workforce in the buildup to the holidays, according to published reports. And New Hampshire and the state’s southwest corner are experiencing similar growth in seasonal … 0

Real Estate: Q&A retrospective

Thursday, October 9, 2014

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Business of health care: Large employers continue navigation of ACA

Monday, October 13, 2014

After a one year delay, large employers are faced with the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility Requirement, more commonly referred to as “pay or play.” Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, employers with more than 100 full-time employees must offer affordable health care coverage to 95 percent of their … 0