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jaffrey: Local man spends wild semester roughing it in Chile

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Jaffrey resident Ted Schiele was already “not feeling” his next semester of classes at The University of Vermont, when his friends told him about an incredible opportunity for adventure. After what Schiele refers to as a simple process — “a small application, with a couple essays” — he was accepted into the National Outdoor Leadership School and on a plane … 0

Dog Tales: Finding the right dog, for you and them

Friday, August 1, 2014

We don’t get to pick our family members. You are born into a family unit with all the history, traditions, warts and all. But our life partners are selected, carefully hopefully. We watch for red flags, such as abuse or alcoholism. We hope to find a partner we feel connected with, are attracted … 0

Jaffrey/Peterborough: Early Learning Center holding shoe drive

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Monadnock Community Early Learning Center is conducting a shoe collection drive through Oct. 31 to raise funds for their Childcare Center while benefiting microenterprise ventures in developing nations and keeping old shoes out of local landfills. Individuals can help by donating gently worn, used shoes at the Monadnock Community Learning Center or at the following drop off locations: Jaffrey: Chamber of Commerce, Belletetes, … 0

Peterborough Cop Log: Aug. 7, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Peterborough Friday, July 25 Arrest: At 1:20 a.m., police stopped a vehicle on Route 101 East near Old Street Road, and found that a passenger, Jarred Warren, 27 of Alstead, was wanted on a warrant issued by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, charging him with non-payment of attorney … 0

Court log: Aug. 14, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Greenfield Ronald D. Higgins, 44, Peterborough, disorderly conduct, $124 fine. Alexander J. McDonough, 20, Winchester, Mass., unlawful possession of alcohol, $372 fine. Peterborough George Marwanga, 41, Manchester, following too closely, matter not prosecuted on condition Marwanga be of good behavior for three months. Sallie Werst, 29, Hollis, speeding; … 0

Jaffrey Police Log: July 10, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Jaffrey Wednesday, Aug. 6 Shoplifting: At 7:18 p.m., police responded to a call from a Peterborough Street business regarding an alleged shoplifting incident. Upon arriving, police spoke with a Jaffrey resident who was in the store with a bag of goods that he had paid for. There was … 0

Editor: ‘The powerful play goes on’

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Robin Williams touched millions of lives around the world, including at least one Peterborough resident — perhaps more — who appeared as an extra in “Jumanji,” which was filmed in Keene in the mid-1990s. But even if you never shared a set with the famed actor, it’s likely … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge School District: Board votes to return $211K to taxpayers, keep $150K

Monday, August 11, 2014

JAFFREY — The Jaffrey-Rindge School District will be returning $211,000 of unassigned funds back to the voters, after voting to retain $150,000 to use for possible emergencies that may arise over the course of the school year. In March 2013, the district approved a warrant article that allows … 0

jaffrey: Peek at Monadnock

Monday, August 11, 2014

The town of Jaffrey removed five trees behind the old burying ground, opening up a view of Mount Monadnock from the perspective of the Jaffrey Center Meetinghouse. Jaffrey resident Ken Campbell said he was excited to see the … 0

Jaffrey: Church flea market Saturday

Monday, August 4, 2014

The annual flea market at United Church of Jaffrey will be held rain or shine on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 pm. Vendor space is available for $15 and is first come, first served. Tables are available for an additional $10. Electronic items and furniture are not … 0

Jaffrey/Peterborough: Violence prevention organization scales back

Monday, August 11, 2014

In response to declining funding, a trend that has been going on for several years, the Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention has closed its office at 22 North St. in Jaffrey, which had been open one and a … 0

Viewpoint: School — let’s talk about how to pay for it

Friday, August 8, 2014

The most significant issue confronting education is how to pay for it. New Hampshire’s average household income peaked in 2007 at $69,000 and in 2012 was $63,280. We have fewer students in the schools, an aging population, most retirees living on fixed incomes, unemployed, underemployed and an increasing … 0

Letter: Brown’s fearful, misleading ads

Friday, August 8, 2014

To the editor: The Scott Brown ads are ridiculous. Blaming Shaheen and Obama policies for illegal immigrants? The current administration has deported 2 million people back to their home country, far more than any other. Why are Republicans, and Texas, so upset now? Bush was governor for eight … 0