Jaffrey: Head-on collision sends two drivers to hospital

Monday, April 21, 2014

A head-on collision between on Mountain Road in Jaffrey on Thursday morning sent both drivers to the hospital. Both suffered ankle injuries. According to police reports, an eastbound Mazda Miata, driven by Richard Dwinell of Fitzwilliam, skidded out of control on a patch of ice and collided with a westbound Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, driven by Clarita Wallen of Jaffrey. … 0

Region: Pitching in for Earth Day

Monday, April 21, 2014

The snowbanks are melting, receding from the roadsides and revealing the newly-budding grass. And a whole lot of trash that has been hidden under the snow all winter. But those driving along the local roads may be noticing this week that there are also a lot of the iconic blue bags that are … 0

Jaffrey: Burn permits now required

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Effective immediately, written burn permits are required in the town of Jaffrey for all open outside burning. Burning permits will be issued based on the predicted fire danger classification, local weather conditions and at the discretion of the fire officer/forest fire warden. To obtain a burn permit, contact the fire station at 532-8377 or contact the on-call fire officer at 562-6030. Any cooking … 0

Jaffrey: Dance school spring fling Saturday

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Earth Dancer School’s 2nd annual “Spring Fling Dance Thing” will be held on Saturday. The event will feature free dance workshops for tots through teens, a sit-down tea, and a dance performance. Dancers (no experience necessary) attending … 0

ML: My bitter herbs and songs of hope

Friday, March 28, 2014

Though April Showers may come your way They bring the flowers that bloom in May. April brings showers and, usually, the holiday of Passover, which commemorates the Exodus, the liberation of the Jews from slavery in ancient Egypt. It is a joyful holiday, a time when Jewish families, … 0

Police Logs: Jaffrey – April 3, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Jaffrey Wednesday, March 26 Juvenile petition: At 9:35 a.m., a mother, a Jaffrey resident, and her 11-year-old daughter came to the police station regarding an investigation into a fire alarm that was pulled at the Jaffrey Grade School. The officer investigating the incident issued a juvenile petition for … 0

letter: Music matters to our kids

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

To the editor: When is the Jaffrey-Rindge School District going to put the kids first? Every year the budget goes up and every year they cut programs. Every year parents need to go to the School Board and beg them not to diminish our children’s education further. We … 0

Editorial: Enrollment issues aren’t going away

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Declining enrollment is the issue public school districts throughout our region are facing. In the Jaffrey-Rindge School District, it’s led to a decision to shrink the music program for the coming school year; in the ConVal District, it has Bennington Select Board members talking and wondering if a … 0

Peterborough/Sharon: The boom GENERATION

Monday, March 31, 2014

Writer P.J. O’Rourke, born in 1947, is a senior member of the Baby Boom generation. “We are the generation that changed everything,” O’Rourke writes in the preface of his latest book, “The Baby Boom.” “Of all the eras … 0

Swimming: Simoneau swims at YMCA meet

Monday, March 31, 2014

Conant freshman Kristyn Simoneau competed in the 2014 New England YMCA Swimming Championships in Andover, Mass. last weekend. Simoneau placed 11th in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:05:40, 24th in the 100 Fly with a time of 1:07:47 and 19th in the 50 Free with a … 0

Jaffrey: United Church welcomes the Rev. Owen as interim pastor

Monday, March 24, 2014

The United Church of Jaffrey welcomed the Rev. Christopher Owen as their interim pastor on Feb. 9. The Rev. Owen earned a BSFS from Georgetown University, a Master of Philosophy from the University of St. Andrews, and a … 0

Jaffrey: Woman’s Club awards annual scholarship

Monday, March 24, 2014

Melinda Breen of Jaffrey was awarded the annual Adult Continuing Education scholarship from the Jaffrey Woman’s Club. The $1,000 check was presented to Breen for her spring semester at Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, Mass. She is completing her first year in the Registered Nurse program, which also … 0

Jaffrey: EMD Millipore names new president

Friday, March 28, 2014

EMD Millipore recently announced the appointment of Dr. Udit Batra as president of the organization. Batra will formally join the organization on May 15, and joins Millipore from another division of its parent companym, Merck KGaA in Darmstadt, Germany. “EMD Millipore is a leader in both the life … 0