Rindge: Osimo and Seppala are 2014 Citizens of the Year

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ronald Osimo has been named Rindge’s Citizen of the Year, and Sharlene Seppala is the Young Citizen of the Year. Both were honored at the tree lighting ceremony on Saturday night, following the tree’s dedication. “The lighting of the town tree is a tradition that is over 20-years-old,” said Monika Diab, manager of the Rindge branch TD Bank, which sponsors the annual event with Rindge Athletic Men’s Social Club, or RAMS. “Awards are given out to citizens who made outstanding contributions to the quality of life for the folks who live in the community.” Osimo was taken by surprise, he told the Ledger-Transcript following the … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Final budget review details out

Thursday, December 18, 2014

JAFFREY — The Jaffrey-Rindge School Board continued its review of the district’s proposed budget Monday night, discussing funding for technology, facilities, the district’s Gifted and Talented program and the SAU offices. While the meeting was well-attended, the focus of the discussions was much less contentious than its first session on the same topic, … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: State law requires restraint, seclusion policy update

Thursday, December 18, 2014

JAFFREY — Updates to a pre-existing state law outlining seclusion and restraint regulations has the School Board looking to the district’s own policy to keep compliant. While the school district has had to streamline the recording process of incidents, most of the restraint and seclusion practices in the district will remain the same. During its meeting Monday, the board discussed changes to its … 0

Bennington: Record numbers hit slopes

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

While many dug their cars out from Wednesday’s snowstorm or attempted to stay warm without electricity this weekend, thousands congregated to Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride for the ski resorts opening weekend from Friday to Sunday. And because … 0

jaffrey: World War I truce subject of next book discusson

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

“Silent Night: the Story of the World War I Christmas Truce” by Stanley Weintraub will be the subject of the next book discussion at the Jaffrey Public Library on Monday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. Copies are available. For more information, call 532-7301. … 0

Jaffrey: Tree festivities Friday

Friday, November 28, 2014

The town Christmas tree lighting is set for Friday at the Jaffrey Gazebo on the Jaffrey Town Common. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a reading of “Twas The Night Before Christmas.” Free refreshments are available and Santa will arrive to meet everyone and help light the tree. … 0

Jaffrey: ML

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Luksha family built a snowman that was over nine feet tall, thanks to the fresh coating of snow on Thanksgiving on River Street in Jaffrey. It was “a great way to welcome Thanksgiving 2014,” said Chris Luksha. … 0

Jaffrey: Friendly Meals served over 200 for lunch on Nov. 20 at the VFW in Jaffrey.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Friendly Meals served over 200 for lunch on Nov. 20 at the VFW in Jaffrey. … 0

Viewpoint: Let’s start rethinking our education system

Thursday, November 20, 2014

It is difficult to change beliefs, but new thinking is needed when it comes to education. Parental vouchers and charter schools should replace our public school system. I am not advocating an end to public financing of education, Instead, vouchers, funded by state revenues, should be given to … 0

Honor roll:

Monday, December 1, 2014

Conant High School Term One Grade 12 High honors: Kaisha Aho, Connor Hannu, Ashley Kantola, Emily Killmer, Trevor Knight, Ashley Rogers, Katrina Ung Honors: Zachary Buth, Katherine Chadbourne, Ivy Chalke, Megan Charron, Kaylee Devost, Courtney Emond, Jesse Guerra, Frank Horne, Zachary Lassila, Jesse LeBlanc, Drew Miller, Sharlene Seppala, … 0

Letters: Window painting contest went well

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

To the editor: Now that the 2014 election cycle has come a conclusion, I want to thank the more than 6,110 voters who took the time to come to the polls and cast their ballot for state representative for Cheshire County District 14. Voter turnout was exceptional and … 0

Viewpoint: Costs to ratepayers piling up, but who’s listening?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It is encouraging to read that PSNH CEO William Quinlan believes the cost of burying the Northern Pass project may be on the low-end of estimates. However, ratepayers need to be mindful of two important points: (1) Underground transmission line projects with the capacity and voltage of Northern … 0

Viewpoint: Success will come from compromise, not ideology

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Politics is defined by conflict, government by compromise. This balance seems to be perpetually lost on Washington, where politicians are swept away in perceived mandates and partisan warfare. This is not what the people want. Quite frankly, it’s what they most dislike about politics, and now it is … 0