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Jaffrey: Operating budget up 3.4 percent at $6,043,881

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

JAFFREY — The Select Board and Budget Committee are confident the public will be pleased their 2015-16 proposed operating budget is just 3.4 percent more than last year’s approved $5,843,392 budget. They are, however, worried the public will rebuff warrant articles to buy a new road grader and loader, since these articles contribute to the 6.99-percent increase in the total amount being asked of taxpayers this year, $10,408,616. At the … 0

Jaffrey: Finding a spiritual home

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A year following the publication of “A Religion of One’s Own,” Thomas Moore says the book has garnered a lot of response, much like his New York Times-bestseller “Care of the Soul,” which came out 22 years ago. But not everyone likes the word “religion.” “It’s been really remarkable,” Moore said Tuesday about … 0

Jaffrey/Temple: Music minister celebrates 10 years

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Gene Faxon of Temple, minister of music at The First Church in Jaffrey, celebrated 10 years of music at the church by buying a seven-foot long Sassman harpsichord with an upper and lower keyboard. The instrument has a rich sound and even has a lute stop. According to Faxon, two keyboards are needed … 0

Jaffrey: St. Patrick School holding open house

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A winter open house at St. Patrick School will be held during Catholic Schools Week. The open house offers an opportunity to see how a small school can offer a large, fully accredited curriculum with emphasis on no-bullying, kindness, politeness and teamwork. Visitors can stop by to meet … 0

Gas prices: Less pain at the pump

Monday, January 19, 2015

If you drive into Hometown Gas in Rindge, don’t surprised if you hear, “$1.99, can you believe this?” That’s what John Berry of Rindge yelled when he stepped out of his pickup truck on Wednesday. Hometown Gas is … 0

Keene: Monadnock Buy Local receives grant

Friday, January 16, 2015

Monadnock Buy Local recently received a grant from the Everett and Margaret H. Clement Family Fund and the Iola M. Hubbard Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to conduct a Communications Audit. This audit will assess how Monadnock Buy Local is currently driving behavior change and discover … 0

Editorial: Devotion to a dream lives on

Monday, January 19, 2015

The region in which we live has long been known for its forward thinking. Great men and women, like Willa Cather, Mark Twain and Frederick Douglass, have made their homes, if only temporarily, in our towns. Others born and raised here embody that same tolerant, creative and universally … 0

Court log: Jan. 20, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

Dublin Douglass Ahern, 18, Jaffrey, driving after suspension of license, charges not carried forward. Hancock Amanda Gagne, 22, Winchester, driving after revocation or suspension, $310 fine, operating with a suspended registration, $274 fine with $150 suspended for 12 months. Jaffrey Michelle Asaff, 47, Jaffrey, DWI, charges not carried … 0

Concord: Residents urged to bring cancer stories to State House

Monday, January 19, 2015

The 2015 American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Legislative Breakfast will take place on Wednesday at the State House in Concord. Cancer advocates, survivors, and members of the legislature are invited to attend from 8 to 10 a.m. This is an important day for those living with cancer … 0

Viewpoint-: Martin Luther King Jr. was an American hero

Friday, January 16, 2015

I am very inspired by the speech “I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King Jr. I have found some very inspirational quotes from this speech. It was held on Aug. 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. In the speech, one of Dr. King’s most … 0

Viewpoint: Martin Luther King Jr. — a legend with lessons that live on

Friday, January 16, 2015

In researching Martin Luther King Jr., I learned lots about a man who wanted equality, justice and peace for all. He was a man who stood up for what he believed in. “Since being in India, I am more convinced than ever before that the method of nonviolent … 0

Viewpoint: Teamwork makes the dream work

Friday, January 16, 2015

I believe that teamwork makes the dream work is very true. Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t make his dream come true on his own; he needed lots of help. It took thousands of people to achieve desegregation of the Montgomery bus system through boycotts. It took tens of … 0

Viewpoint: Perseverance

Friday, January 16, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr.’s astonishing “I Have a Dream” speech inspires me to have perseverance through unyielding times. Martin Luther King Jr. had to have perseverance when our nation was unwilling to give civil rights to African-Americans. Police chiefs were allowing their officers to arrest, hurt, and even … 0