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The candidates for the New Hampshire State Senate' 9th and 12th districts met Tuesday afternoon at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge for a debate sponsored by the university's Fitzwater Center and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript.

Rindge: State Senate candidates square off in FPU debate

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

RINDGE — Candidates for New Hampshire’s 9th and 12th State Senate districts met Tuesday afternoon at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge for a debate sponsored by the university’s Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communications and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript. Present were the candidates for the New Hampshire Senate’s 12th District, Peggy Gilmour (D-Hollis) and Kevin Avard (R-Hillsborough), as well as the candidates … 0

Jaffrey: Civic Center names photo exhibit winners

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Jaffrey Civic Center has announced the winners of the recent exhibit “The Annual Photography Exhibit,” which hung in the second-floor Cunningham Gallery from Aug. 22 through Sept. 27. First place was awarded to Guy Biechele of Athol, Mass., for “Evening Sky”; second place to Jonathan Route of Leominster, Mass., for “Rockport Light”; and an honorable mention to Gerrit Bradley of Swampcott, Mass., … 0

Jaffrey: Project Shakespeare show on Halloween

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Project Shakespeare, a theater education program, will be performing a show at the Monadnock Inn as part of the inn’s Spooky Halloween bash on Friday, Oct. 31, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Project Shakespeare performers will take on the characters of more locally known historical figures like Willa Cather, Hannah Davis, Henry David Thoreau and William K. Dean. The performance will be in … 0

Viewpoint: Keeping the door open for common ground

Monday, October 6, 2014

Many thanks to the Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse for bringing Gov. Dukakis to Peterborough. Franklin Pierce University professor and State Representative for Cheshire District 9 Doug Ley introduced Gov. Dukakis and shared with us the most important idea he absorbed from his conversation with the governor: … 0

Editorial: A call to action on the heroin problem

Monday, October 6, 2014

“Heroin — ‘This problem is here’” was a headline on last Thursday’s front page. For some of us, that was news. For others, it wasn’t. Ron Smith lost his son to a heroin overdose more than two years ago. Today, he tells his story. We know others in … 0

Jaffrey: Scarecrows go up Oct. 11

Sunday, September 21, 2014

TEAM Jaffrey’s signature autumn event, Scarecrows on the Common, will be returning to Main Street on Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost for building a scarecrow is $5, which takes place on the library … 0

Jaffrey: Student works on display at Civic Center

Monday, September 29, 2014

An exhibit of artwork by five students of Betty Glass are on display in the first-floor display cases at the Jaffrey Civic Center through Oct. 16. The artists participating in this show are Diana Conrad, Sandy Gemmell, Dolores … 0

Looking back: My family’s business and rooting for Arthur T.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I know something about dysfunctional family businesses. I grew up in one. My father, Frank, and his brothers, Sam and Bill, owned a factory called the “Claremont Waste Manufacturing Company,” which turned waste textiles into flock. A century ago, the company did 100 percent of the world’s flock … 0

Jaffrey/Rindge: Newly forming Lions Club seeks members

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Two one-hour organizational meetings for a newly forming Jaffrey-Rindge Lions Club are planned for Oct. 1 and 15. Both meetings will take place at 8 p.m. at the at the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce. After a couple of years without a Lions Club in these communities, a team … 0

Jaffrey: Cutting to the Corps

Monday, September 29, 2014

JAFFREY — A short walk from the entrance to Children’s Woods on Stratton Road, there are a group of people busily working among huge logs of hemlock. The logs have been felled and dragged to their current location … 0

Letter: What are Brown’s achievements?

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: In Scott Brown’s latest TV ad he says, “I’ll be an independent Senator that votes for New Hampshire first.” If this is the kind of Senator he is, wouldn’t he still be the Senator from Massachusetts? Jeanne Shaheen’s ads list her accomplishments as a Senator. … 0

Letter: Frank Sterling has my support

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: Voters in Cheshire District 14, a large district covering the towns of Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Harrisville, Jaffrey, Rindge and Roxbury, are fortunate to have an outstanding and experienced candidate for the N.H. House seat: Republican Franklin W. Sterling Jr. of Jaffrey. I personally had the pleasure … 0

Jaffrey police log: Sept. 30, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

Jaffrey Monday, Sept. 15 Accident: At 3:15 p.m., police responded to Main Street for a two-car accident. According to police, Thomas Ciglar, 47, of Rindge was driving a 2003 Subaru Legacy westbound on Main Street when he failed to see a 2002 Volvo V70XC, driven by Jacob Macek, … 0