New Ipswich

Divided on new voter ID provision

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

With the New Hampshire primary, presidential elections and two other elections slated for next year, moderators and clerks are raising concerns about using their own cameras to photograph voters who lack sufficient ID — a provision of the 2012 voter ID law going into effect in September, but without funding from the state. That’s because the House’s proposed two-year budget does not include money for cameras and printers. “The whole … 0

New Ipswich: Town will join pipeline group

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — The Select Board has decided to join a coalition of towns dedicated to following the progress of Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline. The step comes at the behest of a group of residents urging the board to take a position on the pipeline. “I know you said you’re neutral, but there … 0

New Ipswich: Ordinance would fine gate scofflaws

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — Drivers that use a short-cut — meant for emergency vehicles and school buses only — to avoid a long detour around the closed High Bridge of Route 124 may soon face monetary fines. “It’s become sort of a laughingstock,” commented Select Board Chair George Lawrence, referring to drivers ignoring the … 0

New Ipswich: A bridge to the past

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Standing tall across the Souhegan River is High Bridge. Today, it is crowded with work crews replacing the road slab. But underneath, undisturbed as it has been for nearly 200 years, is the stone arch that supports the … 0

New Ipswich: Missing dog reunited with owner after 5 days

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Two hours into the search for her missing elderly Chihuahua, Corrine Joly of New Ipswich despaired of ever seeing her beloved companion again. By the time three days had passed, she had given up hope completely. Joly didn’t … 0

Peterborough: Green fest goes outside this year

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Greenerborough will be greener this year than ever before. For the first time in the festival’s eight-year history, it will held entirely outdoor, in front of the Town House and behind the Monadnock Center for History and Culture on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. … 0

Baseball: Opening day for Bordertown

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Bordertown baseball league had its opening day on Saturday, featuring players from tee-ball to Little League from Greenville and New Ipswich. … 0

Mason: High school grads eligible for $500 award

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Souhegan Lions Club will present at least one $500 Citizenship Award to a 2015 graduating high school senior from Temple, New Ipswich, Greenville, or Mason. The application deadline is May 18. For more information, contact Brenda Salmonson at 924-2288 or bls@wjplaw.com. … 0

Birth announcement:

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

RUOTSALA: A boy, Waylon Brady, weighing 8 pounds, to Gary and Melissa (Seppala) Ruotsala of New Ipswich, March 4, 2015. He joins brother Joshua. Grandparents are Mark and Kathleen Seppala of Rindge and John and Colleen Ruotsala of New Ipswich. … 0

Editorial: Vote for a cause by showing up

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It may not be quite as warm as we like, but there’s no doubt that the region is filled with the springtime buzz of activity — and much of it is for a good cause. For the first time, the Corporal Brandon Garabrant Memorial Equitation Challenge, in memory … 0

Viewpoints: Everyone benefits from Fresh Air

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Monadnock area continues its long tradition of supporting the Fresh Air Fund, a not-for-profit agency, which has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income neighborhoods since 1877. Its history dates back to The Rev. Willard Parsons, minister of a … 0

Peterborough: Theater to install service for those who are blind

Monday, April 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The Community Theatre is out to illuminate the world of movies for the visually impaired and hard of hearing. Owner Carol Nelson is fundraising to install Descriptive Video Service, a device which allows audience members can personal headsets to listen to a description of a movie, … 0

Hancock: ‘Oh, the places you’ll go’

Monday, April 27, 2015

Two years ago, Mason Ellis was a ConVal senior who played hockey, did his homework, and hung out with friends. Last month, the Hancock native and lance corporal chased elephants away from his drinking water in the Selous … 0