New Ipswich

Album review: The Chatfield Phoenix offers up duality and emotion on latest release

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

“Nest of Bones,” the new album by Hancock/Peterborough duo The Chatfield Phoenix, is an exercise in duality. Seth Chatfield and Adam Phoenix play off each other perfectly, with a pair of acoustic guitars and vocal harmonies twisting and fusing together to form one voice, at sometimes plaintive, at others rising in an animalian snarl. Role reversal plays a big part here, from the album art, the onstage persona and even the music itself. The title track finds the two trailing each other vocally, Phoenix nipping at Chatfield’s heels; the next track, “For the Birds,” flips that script in what may be the catchiest song about … 0

New Ipswich: Old Town Hall deemed unsafe

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NEW IPSWICH — Despite an earlier decision to allow th e use of the Old Town Hall for an annual rummage sale at the Children’s Fair, the Select Board recently overturned that decision after hearing the limits that would have to be placed on the building in order for the fire chief to issue an occupancy permit. The hall will now be used only … 0

New Ipswich: Willow Brook buffer zone debated

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NEW IPSWICH — Conservation Commission Chair Bob Boynton voiced his concerns about the cutting away of a buffer zone to Willow Brook during the July 15 Select Board meeting. The removal of trees on Academy Road property, owned by Russ Salo, that borders Willow Brook — a tributary of the Souhegan River — is a problem, said Boynton, as the town’s ordinances stipulate … 1

New Ipswich Police Log: July 15,2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

New Ipswich Thursday, July 3 Warrant: at 12:29 a.m., police attempted to serve an arrest warrant on Page Hill Road, but the resident did not answer the door, police said. Assist: At 8:55 a.m., police assisted Souhegan Valley Ambulance Service with a 77-year-old woman on Tote Drive who … 0

Jaffrey: A look at life, at age 100

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A banner is spread across the wall in one of the rooms at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Jaffrey. “Happy Birthday!” it proclaims in bright letters. And just above it, stapled cheekily to the center of the banner, … 0

New Ipswich: Ahead of storm, lost hikers found

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

NEW IPSWICH — The New Ipswich Fire Department joined N.H. Fish and Game for a search for four lost hikers on Wapack Trail on Tuesday night. Massachusetts residents Laura Ann Stern, 24, Erin Stern, 19, Alexis Gibbons, 18 and Whitney Mansfield, 18, had started their hike from the … 0

peterborough: Torn down

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Viewpoint: ‘The story is how we did it — with real bipartisanship’

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Last week, the state’s revenue numbers for June came in, giving us the budget picture for the whole fiscal year. The news was good: We are on track to finish the year on budget, with even a little room to spare. Since balanced budgets seem so far out … 0

Engagement announcement: Kathryn Koski-Klein — Richard Nelson

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

John Klein and Patricia Koski of New Ipswich have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn, to Richard Nelson, son of Dominic and Joanne Nelson of Princeton, Mass. The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Mascenic High School, … 0

The case for retirement

Monday, July 7, 2014

When the recession of 2008 hit the Monadnock region, many people’s plans for retirement quickly changed. Now, more than five years later, people are still adapting to an uncertain future even as they move ahead with retirement. One advisor’s view Carl Johnson says many of the prospective clients … 0

New Ipswich: Board mulls the fate of the Old Town Hall

Monday, July 7, 2014

NEW IPSWICH — Despite the objections of one Select Board member, the board voted on Tuesday to allow at least one more year’s use of the Old Town Hall as a location for the White Elephant rummage sale … 0

New Ipswich: Police station building to be put up for sale

Monday, July 7, 2014

NEW IPSWICH — The town may soon have to come to a decision regarding its police department, as the building that the town currently uses to house its police force is expected to soon be put onto the market. The building, located on Turnpike Road across from the … 0

Court Log: July 3, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

Greenfield Police Thomas Belcher, 26, of Greenfield, false imprisonment, $310; possession of marijuana, $310. Heather McCormack, 33, of Greenfield, operating without a valid license, $124. Hancock Police Dennis Gautreau, 49, of Leominster, Mass., operating without a valid license, $124; speeding, $77.50. Jaffrey Police Joshua Lane, 24, of Jaffrey, … 0