New Ipswich

Divided on new voter ID provision

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

With the New Hampshire primary, presidential elections and two other elections slated for next year, moderators and clerks are raising concerns about using their own cameras to photograph voters who lack sufficient ID — a provision of the 2012 voter ID law going into effect in September, but without funding from the state. That’s because the House’s proposed two-year budget does not include money for cameras and printers. “The whole … 0

New Ipswich: Town will join pipeline group

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — The Select Board has decided to join a coalition of towns dedicated to following the progress of Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline. The step comes at the behest of a group of residents urging the board to take a position on the pipeline. “I know you said you’re neutral, but there … 0

New Ipswich: Ordinance would fine gate scofflaws

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — Drivers that use a short-cut — meant for emergency vehicles and school buses only — to avoid a long detour around the closed High Bridge of Route 124 may soon face monetary fines. “It’s become sort of a laughingstock,” commented Select Board Chair George Lawrence, referring to drivers ignoring the … 0

Softball: Vikings finally play, win in extra innings vs. Hillsboro

Monday, April 27, 2015

The lady Vikings got off to a shaky start in their first game of the season Wednesday, but ultimately settled into a rhythm to defeat Hillsboro-Deering in extra innings. Things started out rough for the Vikings, with the team giving up five runs in the first two innings, … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: Hanging in the balance: support for Fish and Game

Friday, April 24, 2015

While our streams and forests are springing to life, the Statehouse halls in Concord are stirring with conversations about New Hampshire’s commitment to wildlife. In the N.H. Senate, the House and the governor’s office, they’re talking about how … 0

Boys’ Volleyball: Mascenic tops Keene for season sweep

Monday, April 27, 2015

After sweeping Keene in this year’s previous matchup, Mascenic went into the game Wednesday confident and ultimately pulled out another win in a 3-1 game. The Vikings kept strong control in the first two sets of the game, leading coach Greg Smith to mix it up in the … 0

Peterborough: MCH ranks in top rural hospitals

Friday, April 24, 2015

Monadnock Community Hospital was recently named one of the iVantage Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the U.S. “Monadnock Community Hospital is proud of the efforts of our physicians and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation,” said Cynthia McGuire, CEO and president. “At the … 0

Peterborough: She’s on point

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Most eighth-grade students at South Meadow can’t wait to move onto high school, and experience their first relationships, learn to drive, and stay out late with friends. Not Lei-Lani Finch. “You can do more than that,” said the … 1

Peterborough: Well School’s Bobcat bill heads to Senate floor

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thanks to some civic-minded, animal-loving fourth- and fifth-grade students at The Well School, the bobcat is one step closer to becoming the state wildcat. On April 16, the Senate Rules, Enrolled Bills and Internal Affairs Committee unanimously approved HB423, which students from the independent elementary school in Peterborough … 0

Mascenic School District: Schools to see new leaders at the top

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Boynton Middle School and Mascenic Regional High School will see a change in leadership for the coming year. Boynton Principal Tom Starratt and Assistant Principal Louis “Chip” Mercurio and Mascenic Regional High School Assistant Principal Marlise Bryant will all retire at the end of the year. The district … 0

Volleyball: Mascenic loses on road at Souhegan

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Vikings boys’ volleyball team lost their first game of the season on Monday, beaten by Souhegan in a 3-1 game on the road. Mascenic pulled out the second game of the match 25-22, but lost the rest 25-17, 25-11 and 25-17. Coach Greg Smith said the game … 0

Concord: Online event on special education

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Parent Information Center of Concord will hold a free brown-bag lunch webinar on the basics of special education on Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m.. The online event will provide participants with an introduction to the New Hampshire special education process. It includes a brief overview of … 0

Keene: United Way gives awards to donors

Friday, April 3, 2015

Monadnock United Way announced several award winners at its annual campaign recognition event at the Keene Country Club on March 26. John Round, the 2014-2015 general campaign chair, thanked the hundreds of volunteers, businesses, organizations, and donors who were involved this year’s campaign. Through individual and corporate contributions, … 0