New Ipswich

The Smithville Cemetery on Binney Hill Road has as many as 50 to 75 graves plotted on state land.

New Ipswich: Reps back bill on graves

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — Two bills recently passed in the state House of Representatives could help to settle a dispute between the town and the state about a number of graves mistakenly plotted on land owned by the state. The issue became apparent in 2013, when the state discovered that the town had been selling grave plots in the .92 acres on the Smithville Cemetery on Binney Hill Road that abut the adjacent dam. The land is owned by the state, as part of a staging area to park equipment in case the dam needs repairs. The ownership of the land was somehow overlooked by the … 0

The sky is the limit

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A meatball that eats spaghetti, spins around and cries, a prehistoric elephant that skateboards and blows bubbles, a human jack-in-the-box that explores sound and light waves and a hybrid dance competition/rap battle in an automotive repair shop were just a few of the ideas dreamed up by winning teams from Monadnock region schools … 0

New Ipswich: Board stance still neutral in debate over KM pipeline

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — The Select Board retained its official “neutral” stance on the proposed natural gas pipeline that could run through town, after a public forum last week on the issue. Though residents who spoke all did so in opposition of the pipeline, Selectman Woody Meiszner noted that the board members “have to think about the whole town.” The biggest lure of the … 0

DUBLIN: ‘Granny D’ fight heads to D.C.

Monday, March 30, 2015

New Hampshire legislators are bringing the late Doris “Granny D” Haddock of Dublin’s fight for campaign finance reform to Washington, D.C. The N.H. Senate approved Senate Bill 136 Thursday. The bill demands Congress form a committee to address … 0

Bennington/NEW IPSWICH: Slopes slowing down as snowy season ends

Monday, March 30, 2015

As the ski and snowboard season winds down, snow lovers and ski resort managers are looking back on a season that saw no shortage of snow, but was also stymied by its late arrival. Pat Terry, general manager of Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride in Bennington, and Andy … 0

New Ipswich: Bill would aid pipeline foes

Monday, March 30, 2015

Lawmakers at the state level are pushing legislation that would give landowners more bargaining power when it comes to their land being seized for natural gas pipelines — a law that could have impact on the proposed Kinder … 1

Mascenic School District: Superintendent proposes $120K more in budget cuts

Monday, March 30, 2015

GREENVILLE — Superintendent Ruthann Goguen made a commitment at the most recent School Board meeting, to not only meet the district’s default budget, but to strive to operate well under what the default allows, in response to what … 0

New Ipswich: Building inspection petition article overruled by state RSA

Monday, March 30, 2015

Though it passed with resounding success during voting, a petition article that would ease building inspection requirements has been ruled to be illegal under state standards. The article, which passed with a strong 943-516 vote in favor earlier this month, would have allowed residents to waive permitting and … 0

Food: Syrup a-boiling

Monday, March 30, 2015

Local sugar houses gave demonstrations and showed off the bounty of the season Saturday and Sunday … 0

New Ipswich: Collins gets firm’s top award

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fidelity Bank’s 2015 Mission Accomplished Award, the bank’s top annual employee honor, has been bestowed on Tracey Collins, retail project and reporting coordinator at the bank’s Leominster headquarters. She resides in New Ipswich. Collins lives her commitment to … 0

Running: Brown wins final Chiller

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Monadnock Regional Milers held the sixth and final race of the season last weekend. The race was based at Eastern Mountain Sports. The course was longer than usual heading from Con Val High School down to Main … 0

New Ipswich: Easter egg hunt set for Saturday

Monday, March 30, 2015

The 8th annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held in the gymnasium at Highbridge Hill Elementary School on Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to the egg hunt, there will be face painting, tattoos, crafts, and games. Food, baked goods and pictures also will be … 0

New Ipswich police log: March 24, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

New Ipswich Friday, March 13 Suspicious person: At 8:45 a.m., police received a report of suspicious activity from a resident, who said a male approximately in his late 30s, with brown hair, approximately six feet tall and 190 pounds, driving a white Subaru parked in his driveway and … 0