New Ipswich

Mascenic School District: Default, proposed budget: both sides of the issue

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The deadline to make a decision on the school district budget is looming. School officials are advocating for the default budget, claiming the proposed budget, slashed at the district’s deliberative, will be devastating to the operation of the schools. The other side, however, argues that the towns, particularly New Ipswich, cannot take any more tax burden without breaking. Currently, the district is not recommending the proposed budget, which was reduced at Deliberative Session from $19,295,348 to $17,665,000. The default budget, which the district is now advocating for, is $19,048,560. The district has outlined some cuts that would occur under the proposed budget: 8.6 teacher positions, … 0

New Ipswich: Warwick Mills may rent Building No. 2

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — The town may have a use for the long-empty Building No. 2, located behind the town offices. The building is virtually abandoned, used only for storage and to house the town’s radio equipment. It formerly housed as the town’s police department and Mascenic School District’s SAU office, but was left … 0

New Ipswich: Petition protests business district

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — A proposed zoning ordinance put forward by petition that would allow commercial enterprises downtown will now have to gain two-thirds support from voters if it is to pass, after a group of landowners submitted a protesting petition against the article. The proposed zoning amendment sets boundaries for the town’s limited commercial district. The zoning ordinance already has provisions for a … 0

Viewpoint: Use school dollars wisely

Friday, February 27, 2015

I support the reduced Mascenic school budget of $17,665,000 for two reasons that will seem opposed to each other. First, as a selectman in New Ipswich, I have seen the pain the tax increase last year’s school budget increase has caused our citizens. If the original proposed school … 0

New Ipswich: $450K for police building?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — What to do with the town’s police station has been a question for a number of years. While currently in a central location on Turnpike Road, almost directly across the street from the Town Offices, the police station is located in a building owned by … 0

Concord: Anthem speaks on data security breach in N.H.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Editor’s note: this story is adapted from an article which appeared in Wednesday’s Concord Monitor. Almost four weeks after the insurer disclosed a massive nationwide data breach, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield released an initial estimate on the number of New Hampshire customers “impacted” by the cyberattack: 667,866. … 0

New Ipswich: Benefit for cancer-stricken local

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

An auction and benefit dinner will be held Friday to benefit Lynda Swenson of New Ipswich. Swenson was diagnosed in January with a grade II diffuse astrocythoma, a cancerous tumor that starts in the brain and tends to remain there. She is currently being treated at the Brigham … 0

Peterborough: Carbon footprint Conversation March 10

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture, in partnership with the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, presents a Community Conversation about Personal Options for Lowering Our Carbon Footprint, on March 10 at 7 p.m., in the Monadnock Center’s Bass Hall, in Peterborough. Energy is always in the news, and there is … 0

Peterborough: Gents bow, ladies know how

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The late Bob McQuillen of Peterborough was a longtime teacher at ConVal, as well as a larger-than-life figure in the contra dance world. He is known for his music, and for passing on his love of it to … 0

Roundup: Warriors lose battle of two top-four teams

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WLC boys’ basketball The Warriors lost a battle with Epping on Tuesday night, 57-53. “It was nip and tuck all the way,” said Warriors coach Ken Garnham after the game. DIV Player of the Year candidate Jordan Litts dropped 21 points in the loss, outscored only by Epping … 0

Running: Traffie, McGurk tops in fourth Chiller

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Here are the results of the fourth Monadnock Milers Winter Chiller road race. Held on Saturday, the race started and finished at the BeFit Fitness Center in New Ipswich. The below zero weather didn’t keep the runners away. … 0

Mascenic School Board, New Ipswich seat

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Jeffrey Salmonson* Occupation: Business owner; locksmith/safe and vault technician. Time living in town: 58 years Previously elected offices: New Ipswich School Board Representative the past 3 years. Other qualifications: Chair of the Mascenic School Board, 1 year, 30 … 0

New Ipswich Budget Committee, 2-year term: Fiscal responsibility is the goal

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Paul Termin* Occupation: Medical Research Time living in town: 5 years Previously elected offices: New Ipswich Planning Board Other qualifications: Appointed to New Ipswich Budget Review Committee, 2014 What are two issues you feel are important and how … 0