New Ipswich

New Ipswich: Trial date set in alleged child sex assault case

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A New Ipswich man will go to trial in August or September to answer to charges that he sexually assaulted a child while in his care. Terrence Reardon, 53, had a dispositional conference at the Hillsborough County Superior Court, South, on Wednesday, where the judge set “a trial date for August or September depending on schedules,” according to Anthony Sculimbrene, …

Candidates file for open positions

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The deadline to file for town offices has passed, and voters are getting their first looks at who their choices for local government are. If you missed the deadline, it’s too late to get your name on the ballot, but candidates can run write-in campaigns. Here is a look at Francestown, Jaffrey, New Ipswich and Sharon, and the region’s school districts. Francestown There …

Skiing / snowboarding: Get stoked

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Crotched Mountain is well-known for its extensive series of terrain parks, breeding scores of skiers and snowboarders who can hit the wildest tricks imaginable off the mountain’s plethora of ramps, pipes and other installations. But what does it take to build a park? We caught up with parks crew member Nolan Munroe to …

Bird survey coming soon

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fill up those bird feeders and dig out your binoculars for New Hampshire Audubon’s Backyard Winter Bird Survey. This annual statewide survey will take place on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14. Anyone can participate in the survey by counting the birds in their own backyard on the survey …

Police log: New Ipswich — Jan. 28, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

New Ipswich Friday, Jan. 15 Civil standby: At 1:47 p.m., police assisted with a civil standby on Playground Road while a resident picked up some of their personal belongings. Safe school report: At 2:25 p.m., police were informed that two male students at Boynton Middle School had an …

CASA seeks volunteers

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

CASA of New Hampshire, a statewide nonprofit organization, trains and supports volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children and to be a voice for these children in court proceedings. CASA volunteers identify and advocate for what is in the child’s best interest in these cases, to help …

Achievement:

Monday, January 25, 2016

Patricia Rousseau of Jaffrey was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Springfield (Massachusetts) College. To make the list a student must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded coursework for the semester, exclusive of “P” grades, no incompletes, missing grades or …

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Monday, January 25, 2016

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont: Zyla Fisher and Ariana Holmes, both of New Ipswich. …

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts: Andrew Donahue of Rindge, and Melissa Shaw of New Ipswich, , both class of 2016. To make the list students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 for a …

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The following students were named to the president’s list for the fall semester at Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, Massachusetts: Tatiana Joaquin of Jaffrey and Danica Sauvola of Rindge. To make the list students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours with a grade point average of …

Editorial: The candidates on campaign finance

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

When Merry Stockwell passed the “Granny D” torch to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at his Peterborough town hall event last week, it got us thinking it would be good to review all of the candidates’ positions on campaign finance reform. If she were still with us, that’s …

Viewpoint: In politics, support for arts important

Friday, January 22, 2016

I direct Songweavers at the Concord Community Music School. Songweavers is New Hampshire’s original women’s community chorus. Our goal is to build community through singing together. Based on the belief that everyone can sing, Songweavers is a coming together of spirit and heart through music. Begun 25 years …

Moments of Bliss: An experience of loss

Monday, January 25, 2016

I am of the age where I realize that not only my death is ever closer, but death has become reality for many whom I love. If I were observing my 60-something self from the eyes of my …