New Ipswich

Mascenic: Deliberative session Sat.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mascenic will hold its deliberative session on Saturday at the Mascenic High School auditorium at 9 a.m. until noon. Proposed budget: $19,295,348 Default budget: $19,048,560 2014 budget: $18,418,882 (includes collective bargaining agreement) Major budget changes: • Teacher negotiated salaries increases: $337,960 • Health insurance increases: $145,000 • Dental insurance increase: $15,000 • Retirement increase: $90,000 • Utilities increase: $30,000 • High speed network: $25,000 • Special Ed Director salary and … 0

Running: Thanks for a good Chip Chase

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Souhegan Lions Club, serving the towns of Temple, New Ipswich, Mason and Greenville, thank all those who participated in the New Year’s Day Peanut Butter Chip Chase 5K Run/Walk Road Race. 209 runners/walkers took part in our race, the post-race food and our many raffle prizes. The Kids’ Race had around 25 participants. With sunny skies and around freezing temperatures, it was … 0

New Ipswich police log: Jan. 29, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Ipswich Friday, Jan. 16 Unwanted subjects: At 5:58 p.m., police responded to Boynton Middle School for reports of multiple juvenile boys loitering and obstructing the normal functions of a basketball game. Police responded and made contact with two boys, who were escorted back to Boynton Middle School to await a ride home from their father. Police were advised that there were other … 0

Viewpoint: In response to Kinder Morgan

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

In reply to the Jan. 13 Viewpoint piece by Allen Fore, vice president of public affairs at Kinder Morgan, Inc.: Mr. Fore, welcome to New Hampshire! I have a spare winter coat I can lend you. On cost/price and capacity Capacity problems have all their roots in Massachusetts. … 0

Editorial: Concealed guns demand licensure

Monday, January 26, 2015

It’s clear that the majority of representatives in the N.H. House are in favor of people carrying concealed firearms in the Chamber, with their recent vote to allow just that. But now there’s a movement that would do away with licensing requirements for anyone, anywhere in the state … 0

Viewpoint: Food for thought: Eminent domain

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

While I’m not a lawyer, I’m puzzled by the possibility that Kinder Morgan can take a large piece of my land for the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project through eminent domain. The American Heritage dictionary definition of eminent domain is relatively straightforward: “eminent domain n. The power of … 0

Viewpoint: Dropping out of RGGI would be a mistake

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

One terrible proposal being presented up in Concord is a regressive and irresponsible bill designed to remove New Hampshire from the nine-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI. It would result in a substantial loss of income for the state and loss of greatly needed help for our … 0

Basketball: Hoops for Hope game set for Feb. 10

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Six years ago, some members of the Conant girls’ basketball team started a tradition that is still going strong today — the Hoops For Hope fundraiser basketball game. The girls used their game against Fall Mountain as a fundraiser for a breast cancer charity, raised some money, and … 0

WEdding announcement: Peter Somero — Melodie Gilkerson

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Melodie Gilkerson, daughter of Ronald and Nancy Gilkerson of Woodland, Wash., and Peter Somero, son of Roger and Cathryn Somero of New Ipswich, and the late Bernice Somero, were married Sept. 6, 2014 at the Apostolic Lutheran Church … 0

Achievement:

Monday, January 19, 2015

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I.: Andrew French of Dublin and Lara Kazo of New Ipswich. To make the list students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter … 0

Achievement:

Monday, January 19, 2015

The following students have been named to the president’s list for the fall semester at Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, Massachusetts: Patricia Rousseau, Jessica Sorby, both of Jaffrey; Samantha Landry of Mason; and Clayton Kuusisto of New Ipswich. To make the list, students must complete a minimum of … 0

Letters: The right to safety in the State House

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

To the editor: Our favorite local paper is again insisting we deny our most trusted citizens the right to safety in the New Hampshire House Chamber. In your Dec. 23 editorial, the editors use a Shawn Jasper quote to insinuate that, because House members have traditionally been allowed … 0

Thank you letter: Thanks for a successful fair

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

To the editor: We would like to thank the entire community for the spirit, enthusiasm and support of our fundraising event — the Handcrafted for the Holidays Craft Fair. Special thanks to our amazing volunteer crew. This event would not be possible without you. Thank you to the … 0