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Rindge: Young fills his soul with history

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A love for travel, education and his country has fueled Vernon Young’s 40-year adventure as a volunteer. After returning from Battleship Cove in Fall River, Massachusetts, on May 6, Young officially completed his 40th New England Heritage Tour, a four-day, three-night adventure program that he helped create and has volunteered with ever since. “After all of these years, I still … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge / Mascenic / WLC: DI teams back from Globals

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Six area teams got the opportunity to test their ingenuity and skills last week during the Destination Imagination Globals. Students were pitted against the cream of the crop from not only around the nation, but around the world. The contest was held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville over several days last … 0

Peterborough: Riding for cancer awareness

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Jessica Nelson’s mother, Carol Heath, lost her nine-month fight with advanced colon cancer in July 2013. A month later, Nelson, a Peterborough resident, was on a run while she was visiting family in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Suddenly, droves of cyclists rode past her. After her run, Nelson asked her aunt if she knew who … 0

Jaffrey: New Ipswich artists represented in show

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

An exhibit of works by the New Ipswich Artists League, “New Ipswich Sampler,” will be on display in the first-floor Auditorium Gallery beginning May 29. League members showing their works are Steve Brosque, Roland Coates, Carol Culhane, Debra … 0

Peterborough: MacDowell gets $200,000 gift

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

An anonymous donors has given the MacDowell Colony $200,000 to fund an annual residency of up to two months at colony. The new fellowship honors literary agent Charlotte Sheedy and will be awarded to writers representing populations across racial and cultural boundaries. In announcing the Charlotte Sheedy Fellowship … 0

Boys’ Tennis: Young Orioles squad continues to struggle

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Conant lost three matches last week. The Orioles (0-11) were swept by Bow (7-6) on May 13, Monadnock (10-3) on Friday and Sanborn (2-11) on Monday. The team, all eighth-graders and freshmen, showed good sportsmanship, Coach Chris Whitney said in an email. Conant faced Prospect Mountain after press … 0

Jaffrey: Camera club meets tonight

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Monadnock Camera Club will hold their monthly meeting at the Jaffrey Civic Center tonight, May 21, at 7 p.m. The Club will be viewing the digital pictorial circuit. Framed photos from previous exhibitions by Club members will be returned. The photo assignment for this month is plants. … 0

Jaffrey: Pipeline protest hike postponed

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A hike up Mount Monadnock to show opposition to the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline has been postponed. The hike, originally scheduled for June 6, will now be at a later date, which has yet to be determined, according to one of the event’s organizers, Betty Anders. The date … 0

Viewpoint: Putting the ‘grand’ in grandparenting

Friday, May 15, 2015

When I was first told I would be a grandmother, I must admit I had reservations. Grandparenting is for old people. Grandmothers wear their hair in a bun, wear sensible shoes that tie, and they have false teeth. I was not ready for that. I have since discovered … 0

Letters: Finding health care providers

Friday, May 15, 2015

To the editor: Lucy Nichols’ thoughtful letter of May 12 underscored the difficulty of selecting a new health care facility based on publicly available hospital performance data. Hospitals typically expend a great deal of energy ensuring that they perform well on required safety and quality measures. A major … 0

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Jaffrey Tuesday, May 5 Possession of controlled substance: At 7:58 p.m., Katie Cilley, 36, of Jaffrey turned herself in on a warrant for possession of controlled/narcotic drugs. She was released on $1,500 personal recognizance with a June 4 court date. Wednesday, May 6 Accident: At 10:37 p.m., police … 0

Viewpoint: Remains: Remembering the Korean War

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The ceremony was formal, correct, and without emotion, as barren of feelings as the surrounding hills were of vegetation. The hard, stern face of the North Korean Peoples Army officer was locked in a grimace that manifested no feeling except displeasure for what was for him an onerous … 0

Jaffrey: Ducks, geese killed in barn fire

Monday, May 18, 2015

Between 100 and 200 ducks, chicken and geese were killed in a barn fire at a Fitzwilliam Road residence Saturday, according to the Jaffrey Fire Department. Firefighters were called to the two-alarm fire at 40 Fitzwilliam Rd. at … 0