David Hoffman, 54, of Ashburnham, appeared in court on Wednesday in Jaffrey to be arraigned on a charge of negligent homicide.

Jaffrey/Rindge: Driver in fatal crash arraigned

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

JAFFREY — David Hoffman, the driver of a vehicle that allegedly caused a fatal accident in Rindge on Nov. 6, was arraigned on a charge of negligent homicide at the 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey, on Wednesday afternoon. As part of his bail conditions, Justice L. Phillips Runyon III ordered that Hoffman be fitted with an ankle bracelet for house arrest and that he not drive; bail was set at $20,000 cash or surety. Hoffman, 54, of Ashburnham, Massachusetts, entered the courtroom Wednesday on crutches, with his left foot in a cast from injuries suffered in the accident. Police allege Hoffman’s alcohol consumption that day was … 0

Peterborough: National award for green energy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Peterborough is the only town nationwide being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for purchasing green power — electricity from renewable sources like solar, wind and geothermal that do not emit greenhouse gases. The EPA announced Wednesday that Peterborough is one of nine entities across the country to receive the EPA’s 2014 Green Power Purchasing Award. Other award winners include the cities … 0

Jaffrey: Pondering town office options

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

JAFFREY — The Select Board sought feedback on two proposed plans to replace the town offices during a public hearing Monday night. While the board was leaning toward a more long-term but also more expensive option, some residents felt the plan might be too ambitious, and that a more conservative plan might be … 0

Jaffrey: Shakespeare for homeschoolers

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Project Shakespeare will be offering a new opportunity for homeschool students. The new program called Shakespeare In Performance will meet Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon beginning Jan. 13 and run for 6 weeks. The location is still to be announced but will be in the … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Lions meet Wednesday

Friday, November 7, 2014

On Wednesday at 7 p.m.,at the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce Conference room, an informational meeting will be run by District 44N Lions, in the western half of New Hampshire, who are starting a newly forming Jaffrey-Rindge Lions Club. If you are a civic-minded individual wanting to help people … 0

Editorial: Veterans Day — a time for reflection

Monday, November 10, 2014

Every year on Memorial Day, you were sure to find New Ipswich’s Eddie Aho riding high in the convertible carrying the town’s remaining World War II veterans along the parade route. Each year, since he returned from his service as a member of the Navy Construction Battalion after … 0

Letters: With gratitude and tears

Friday, October 17, 2014

To the editor: Just a note to say that what Belletete’s accomplished in its “We Build It Forward” in Jaffrey one Saturday in September brought overwhelming gratitude to the lives of several families, and tears to the eyes of many of us. To reach out, as Vice-President Mike … 0

Letters: Students go wild over Wilde

Thursday, October 23, 2014

To the editor: Project Shakespeare student/actors Jennifer Migotsky, Lauren LeBritton, Somerset Young, Patrick Sherlock, Tia deVera, Eve Pierce, Dillon Sullivan and Jamie Ammon gave a joyful and laugh-filled reading of Oscar Wilde’s comedy masterpiece “The Importance of Being Earnest” at the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough and the Jaffrey … 0

Letters: Thanks for a great opportunity

Friday, October 31, 2014

To the editor: Thank you to the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce for arranging a candidates forum recently. This was a great opportunity to hear from all those running for state representative, Executive Council and State Senate to represent the Jaffrey-Rindge area. The only exception was Senate candidate Kevin … 0

Letter: Thoughts from a proud father

Friday, November 7, 2014

To the editor: Last week was Halloween, and what a day it was. The town of Jaffrey was in full tilt. Every store, station and nook and cranny was giving out candy. As the night came to a close, I was driving by the town library and watched … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge Superintendent Jim O’Neill stepping down

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

RINDGE — The Jaffrey-Rindge School District has begun a search for a new superintendent of schools, as Supt. Jim O’Neill announced Monday night that he is stepping down after 16 years on the job. At the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative … 0

Election: Gilmour one of few upsets in state races

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The dust has settled in the 2014 General Election state races, and the results are in. Republicans were the sound winners of the State Senate seats, with three local districts leaning red. Things were a little more balanced … 0

Shaheen defeats Brown

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen just slipped by Republican Scott Brown to win re-election Tuesday to the U.S. Senate, making the most expensive Senate race in New Hampshire history, and one of the Democratic party’s most decisive wins Tuesday, … 0