New Ipswich

Bill seeks to decrease drug overdose deaths

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A proposed bill would grant limited immunity to people who call 911 to report a drug-related medical emergency. Reporting a drug- or alcohol-related medical emergency could soon give the caller limited immunity from drug-related charges in New Hampshire — an effort intended to encourage the calling of 911 and the potential preservation of life. The bill’s intent is to try to put the brakes on hundreds of overdose deaths a … 0

Runners ready for Boston Marathon

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

John Singelais’s stomach was full of butterflies at the start of the Boston Marathon last year, on the first Patriot’s Day race since the deadly bombing. But once the starting pistol fired, and Singelais ran the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to Boylston Street, he was more than relaxed. He was invigorated by … 0

New Ipswich: You can’t get there from here on Highbridge

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — As Highbridge closes and repairs commence, one of the town’s busiest thoroughfares will be closed for at least six months. While emergency and police vehicles, as well as school buses and vans, will be able to access a time-saving detour through Mill Street and Ypya Road, the town has closed … 0

New Ipswich: Fireworks permit now requires 14-day notice

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — Going forward, residents will be required to apply for fireworks permits two weeks in advance, to allow emergency personnel to vet the site. Complaints stemming from yearly July Fourth celebrations have led the Select Board to make the amendment to the permitting process for fireworks. … 0

A first look at the area baseball teams

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Conant baseball Coach: Josh Heaphy Last Year’s Record: 6-10 (missed playoffs) First Game: April 15 at Campbell First Home Game: April 17 vs. Brady After missing the playoffs just a year after the Orioles won the DIII state … 0

Peterborough: Music and poetry come together

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Alice Fogel – New Hampshire’s poet laureate – listened to Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” hundreds of times. She concentrated on the feelings and images the masterpiece evoked. Fogel is sharing the fruits of her labor in “Interval: … 0

New Ipswich police log: April 14, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

New Ipswich Friday, April 3 Medical call: At 9:08 a.m., police assisted Souhegan Valley Ambulance services for a report of a 60-year-old woman choking on an aspirin at Boynton Middle School. While en route, police were advised that the obstruction had been removed. Motor vehicle accident: At 1:05 … 0

Birth announcement:

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Born at Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough: AHO: A girl, Harlow Cambria, weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces, to Aaron and Katie Aho of New Ipswich, March 21, 2015. She joins siblings Tyra, Asher, Trace and Cashton. Grandparents are John … 0

Viewpoint: State budget a shell game

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Recently, the N.H. House of Representatives majority leadership was poised to offer a gas tax to cover an $88 million shortfall in their transportation budget. They did not have the support of their own members. The hole was filled by raiding funds for education. When it became clear … 0

Letters: Wake up, New Ipswich voters

Thursday, April 9, 2015

To the editor: We, the taxpayers of our New Ipswich schools, need to wake up. We own our schools and are employers of the employees, but we have no say who gets hired and fired and never even know when it takes place. We need to be the … 0

Letters: School district is following the law

Thursday, April 9, 2015

To the editor: The Mascenic Education Association would like to address the current controversy concerning the Smarter Balanced test. Our School Board, superintendent and principals are following the law by administering this test. All public school educators are required to administer the Smarter Balanced test this year. We … 0

View from the river: ‘A fun evening of lively competition’

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I called my 91-year-old aunt this week. We chatted about many things, one of which was her recent interest in March Madness. I don’t really understand this, but I do know it involves basketball teams. It seems that … 0

Finding a home: Family needs a car

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A current guest at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter is the mother of three very well-behaved children. Having lived in this area at one time, the mother knew about MATS. Due to some challenges in the recent past, … 0