Jaffrey / New Ipswich: Motorcyclist killed in Rte. 124 crash

Monday, July 28, 2014

JAFFREY — Family and friends will remember Frederick “Fred” Hammann as a man who got the most he could out of every day. Hammann, 43, a Navy veteran and New Ipswich resident died Wednesday from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Jaffrey on Wednesday afternoon. Some time shortly before 3:47 p.m. when the accident was reported, Frederick W. Hammann, … 0

jaffrey-rindge: Interim deans and principals fill void

Monday, July 28, 2014

JAFFREY — The Jaffrey-Rindge School Board announced plans to employ four administrators in interim positions for the upcoming school year, during a July 24 meeting. Conant High School Assistant Principal Larry Pimental will continue to serve as interim principal for the high School, and Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School Assistant Principal Rob Clark will continue as interim principal for the middle school. JRMS teacher Lisa … 0

Letter: Thanks to all for cupcake event

Thursday, July 24, 2014

To the editor: The Night of 1,000 Cupcakes in Jaffrey, sponsored by the Jaffrey Civic Center on July 17, a perfect summer evening, was a rousing success. Nearly 3,500 cupcakes were admired, chosen, and consumed by a crowd of more than 1,500 eager eaters. The Cupcake Committee and the Directors and Incorporators of the Civic Center would like to thank our many creative … 0

Jaffrey: Paddle on Thorndike Pond Saturday

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Monadnock Conservancy is holding an easygoing paddle to Whittemore Island, in the center of Thorndike Pond, on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Whittemore Island has been protected since 1974, but only recently came under the ownership of the Monadnock Conservancy, a local land trust for southwestern New … 0

Jaffrey: Riverfest downtown, July 26

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Many downtown activities are planned for Riverfest on July 26, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Main Street from School Street to the routes 137/202 intersection, and the block in front of the Town Common and Police Station will be traffic-free during this event. The day begins early … 0

Jaffrey: Film, water-splashing fun at the library

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The children’s summer film series will feature “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” at the Jaffrey Public Library on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. All ages are invited to come for the film. Juice and popcorn will be served. The Jaffrey Fire Department will be at the library on July … 0

Court log: July 17, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Greenfield police Thomas V. Norton, 51, Peterborough, open container violation, charge not carried forward; DWI, $500 fine, license revoked for nine months, mandatory attendance driver care management program. Hancock police department Derek W. Choate, 26, Hancock, missing driver’s headlight assembly, $44.64 fine; failure to stop, $103.33 fine. Jaffrey … 0

Letter: Too much mystery in principal’s exit

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

To the editor: I recently checked my property tax bill for my residence in Jaffrey. It appears that 48 percent of that revenue goes to the school district. I believe that this entitles me and the people of Jaffrey and Rindge to a complete and thorough explanation as … 0

Jaffrey: Cupcake event a nod to the Bard

Monday, July 14, 2014

Almost a decade ago when the Jaffrey Civic Center came together to devise a plan to draw the community together under its roof, Lajla LeBlanc came up with the idea for what is now the center’s signature event: … 0

Jaffrey: Blaze fought at MDS facility

Monday, July 14, 2014

JAFFREY — Firefighters from Jaffrey and eight neighboring towns fought a smoky fire in a building at Monadnock Disposal Service’s transfer station on Old Sharon Road in Jaffrey on Thursday afternoon. According to Jaffrey Fire Chief David Chamberlain, … 1

Jaffrey: Born to ride

Monday, July 14, 2014

Marty Taylor of Jaffrey was known for his love of motorcycles — both riding and repairing them. Now, every year, riders gather in Jaffrey in Taylor’s memory to ride around the region and raise money for a scholarship, … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge School District: District pays Barth $5,000

Monday, July 14, 2014

JAFFREY — As the Jaffrey-Rindge School District opens a search for a new high school/middle school principal, school district documents indicate that the district paid the previous principal, John Barth, $5,000 when he resigned in late June. According to a separation agreement between Barth and the school district, … 0

What local business owners are saying about this year’s tourism track

Friday, July 11, 2014

What local business owners say about this year’s tourism track In a recent tourism survey we conducted, we asked the owners of inns, B&Bs and campgrounds (see photo caption above), “How is business so far compared with last … 0