New Ipswich

Mascenic School District: Central is still for sale

Thursday, December 18, 2014

After the Hillsborough County Superior Court ruling that upheld up the Zoning Board of Adjustment’s decision to deny Dollar General a variance to build a store on the current Central Elementary School property, the district will have to find a new potential buyer. The school has been on the market for three years, since elementary students were moved to the new Highbridge Hill Elementary School in 2011. The school and … 0

Cross-country: Viking runners building a legacy

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Over the 2014 season — and, indeed, the last 10 years — the Mascenic cross-country team has made a name for itself. They have been known as a running powerhouse and always have competitive athletes. They bring some of the best in the state year after year. This year, they took it to … 0

New Ipswich: Smith, Lucas run on Olympic stage

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Two local youth runners from New Ipswich recently returned from the Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Over 3000 runners from every part of the country descended on the Whispering Pines Golf Course to participate in this National Championship. Both members of the Highbridge Hill Running Club, Logan … 0

Cross-country: Traffie takes first in Mascenic alum race

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Thanksgiving storm which supplied the region with more than ten inches of snow may have altered the original plans, but couldn’t stop 35 local runners from hitting the road at the Friends of Mascenic Cross Country Alumni race held Saturday. Billed as an opportunity to run on … 0

Basketball: New blood versus old favorites

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thanksgiving weekend is a time for returning home and being with friends and family. Around here, there’s an annual tradition, one of the rites of fall, that marks the beginning of the transition into winter — alumni basketball … 0

Viewpoint: Costs to ratepayers piling up, but who’s listening?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It is encouraging to read that PSNH CEO William Quinlan believes the cost of burying the Northern Pass project may be on the low-end of estimates. However, ratepayers need to be mindful of two important points: (1) Underground transmission line projects with the capacity and voltage of Northern … 0

Viewpoint: Success will come from compromise, not ideology

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Politics is defined by conflict, government by compromise. This balance seems to be perpetually lost on Washington, where politicians are swept away in perceived mandates and partisan warfare. This is not what the people want. Quite frankly, it’s what they most dislike about politics, and now it is … 0

Editorial: Taking on the heroin epidemic

Monday, December 1, 2014

While we may not like to admit it, our communities are affected by heroin. It’s easy to turn a blind eye to the problem and think of it as an issue that’s over the border in Massachusetts or Vermont or somewhere besides our own hometowns, but the reality … 0

New Ipswich: Town website overhaul debate continues

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NEW IPSWICH — Disagreement between town officials and the town’s volunteer webmaster on how to revamp the town website has the Select Board mulling the issue. Bob Boynton, who has managed the town’s website and some of the departmental offshoot pages for more than a decade, told the … 0

Cross-country: Granite State Flash racers head to nationals

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Four local cross-country runners qualified for the USATF Junior Olympic National championships to be held on Dec. 13 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Logan Lucas and Amelia Smith of New Ipswich, Annika Madeja of Peterborough and Aaron Bresnick … 0

New Ipswich: Still no administrator after 6 months

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NEW IPSWICH — The town is approaching six months without a Town Administrator, with no likely candidates in sight, according to town officials. “There haven’t been any developments on it,” said Select Board Chair George Lawrence in an interview Wednesday, when asked about the status of the search … 0

New Ipswich: ‘Las Posadas’ presented at Highbridge Hill Elementary

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Alchemists’ Workshop will present a production of “Las Posadas” at Highbridge Hill Elementary School on Monday at 7 p.m. The 45-minute musical theater piece is based on the book “The Night of Las Posadas” by New Hampshire … 0

Manchester: Local teens dance in ‘The Nutcracker’

Monday, November 24, 2014

Madeline Garland of Peterborough and Nicole Tramack of New Ipswich will perform in the annual production of “The Nutcracker” at the Palace Theatre. There will be six performance from Nov. 28 through 30. Garland, a 15-year old student … 0