Jaffrey

Hancock: School leader’s loss felt

Monday, April 14, 2014

Friends and colleagues in the Monadnock region are mourning the loss of Tom Brennan, a former Hancock resident who served as assistant principal at Peterborough Middle School and principal at Conant High School in Jaffrey before going on to a distinguished career as a school district administrator. Brennan died April 9, less than a year after retiring as superintendent of the Manchester School District. Although Brennan left Hancock, moving with his family to New London as his career developed, he never lost his connection to the schools and people of the Monadnock region. He’d return every year for Hancock’s Old Home Day celebration, where he … 0

2014 BASEBALL PREVIEW: Baseball is back in the Monadnock region

Monday, April 14, 2014

The crack of the bat has already begun to ring out around the Monadnock region, as the high school baseball season kicked off last night. With Conant seeking to go back to back after a big title win last year and ConVal looking to ride their otherworldly starting pitcher Ivon Clough to the … 0

Jaffrey: Coll’s grocery to reopen in May

Monday, April 14, 2014

JAFFREY — New England Everyday Goods opened the doors of its new Jaffrey location on March 5. Meanwhile, preparations for the reopening of Coll’s Farm Stand grocery store continue. According to New England Everyday Goods owners Jim and Susan Therriault, Coll’s Farm will reopen on May 1. “That’s what Archie [Coll] said he … 0

Jaffrey/Rindge: Board: No raise for administrators

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

JAFFREY — Jaffrey-Rindge School Board members voted unanimously on Monday to approve most of School Superintendent James O’Neill’s recommendations for reducing the district’s 2014-2015 budget by $477,479 in order to meet default budget requirements. But they also decided … 0

Peterborough: Movies that Matter

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Movies matter. This year’s Monadnock International Film Festival, or MONIFF, features 10 feature films, evenly split between narratives and documentaries. Though MONIFF is not a film festival that chooses its movies with a theme each year, the lineup … 0

Jaffrey:

Friday, March 14, 2014

Alfred Sawyer, left and his father Lee Sawyer during the third night of boiling at the Boutwell sugar house, off Main Street, Jaffrey. … 0

Jaffrey: British-style tea and class

Monday, March 24, 2014

A tea class followed by a full British-styled cream tea will be held at the Benjamin Prescott Inn on March 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. Alex Harney of Harney Teas in Millerton, N.Y., will be providing insight into all things tea — how it’s grown, where it’s … 0

Peterborough/Jaffrey: ‘The Secret Garden’ staged reading

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Project Shakespeare will be presenting a staged reading of “The Secret Garden” at two venues this weekend. The play, adapted and directed by Deborah Shakespeare Thurber from the story by Frances Hodgson Burnett, will be performed in partnership … 0

Jaffrey: The divine feminine theme of new exhibit

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

“Divine Feminine Images and Shrines,” a new exhibit of works by Lee Sullivan will be on display in the Auditorium Gallery at the Jaffrey Civic Center beginning Friday. There will be an artist’s reception on Saturday, April 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. This new body of work … 0

Hollis Art Society at Civic Center

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Jaffrey Civic Center will be alive this spring with an abundance of the Hollis Arts Society’s colorful and electric works of art. Twenty-six juried members of the Hollis Arts Society will be showing works of art at … 0

Editorial: Heading in the right direction

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

An interesting idea surfaced this week at the Jaffrey-Rindge School Board meeting, as board members discussed how to cut spending to meet the requirements of a default budget. Board member Charlie Eicher suggested that perhaps not all administrators should get a 3 percent raise next year. He recommended … 0

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

JAFFREY Thursday, March 13 Motor vehicle accident: At 9:24 a.m., Cynthia Greco, 39, of Jaffrey, called police to report that while parked on the corner of Ellison Street and Turnpike Road in her 2006 Toyota Corolla she was rear-ended by Jerome Baird, 43, of Jaffrey, when inclement road … 0

Green Living: The role of education in sustainability

Monday, March 24, 2014

This month’s column takes a more academic tone, so bear with me. It comes from an abstract I wrote for the International Association of Universities 2014 International Conference, held March 19 through March 21 in Iquitos, Peru. The … 0