New Ipswich

Mascenic: ‘Opt out’ option for state testing?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Multiple Mascenic School District parents are up in arms about the prospect of statewide assessment testing happening at the district’s three schools this month and next, with some seeking ways to exempt their children from the process. They’re also speaking out against what some parents say is a disciplinary action against a middle school teacher who was allegedly advising students that it was possible to opt out of the exam process. Boynton art teacher Anthony Chirichella has not been in school since Monday. District officials have not commented on Chirichella’s status, however, several parents said his absence came directly after their children brought home opt-out … 0

Mascenic recount yields same result

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

GREENVILLE — Following a recount of votes on the issue of the Mascenic School District budget, District Moderator Robert Romeril announced Monday night that, while there were some number adjustments, the ultimate result was the same: Voters turned down the budget and will be operating under the default for the coming year. Numbers … 0

New Ipswich: Town nears Building No. 2 lease deal

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — The town is close to reaching an agreement with Warwick Mills that would put the problematic Building No. 2 back into use as a storage facility for the local company. The building, which has served as the town’s police station and the district’s SAU office in the past, and is now empty but for some town storage, was abandoned by … 0

New Ipswich police log: March 12, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

New Ipswich Friday, Feb. 27 Assist: At 10:39 a.m., police assisted Souhegan Valley Ambulance with a 64-year-old woman on Turnpike Road who was complaining of chest and jaw pain. Animal control complaint: At 11:54 a.m., police were advised of a gray pit bull loose in the area of … 0

Letters: A stinging slap in Mascenic vote

Thursday, March 12, 2015

To the editor: It’s time that New Ipswich taxpayers get informed about a few facts concerning Greenville. First, I want to sincerely thank the 939 voters from both towns who supported the school budget, which lost by only 17 votes. It won in New Ipswich by 118 but … 0

Viewpoint: Help for the homeless

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

As those involved with the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter in Peterborough know, rentals in our general area are costly. An article by Scott Carrier in the March issue of Mother Jones Magazine tells how homelessness in America is … 0

Viewpoint: Here’s what’s happening this spring

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

In a few days it will officially be spring. The days are getting longer. We dare to think about our gardens, flowers and green grass. We have hope. At the core of what we do here at The … 0

Editorial: For leadership, look to our youth

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Leadership, achieving goals and making the most of yourself through hard work are traits that ought to be instilled early in a person’s life. For those who grow up playing sports, these things are ingrained through inspiring mentorship from coaches and older teammates. And when those traits carry … 0

New Ipswich: Tiff over political signs is resolved

Monday, March 16, 2015

There was a confrontation between a town official and candidate running for office Tuesday morning prior to elections, when the town’s Parks and Recreation Director Eric Maxwell contested Brian Somero removing political signs from the roadside. Somero was elected during Tuesday’s voting to hold a position on the … 0

Spice Cupboard: St. Patrick’s Day herbed mashed potatoes

Friday, March 13, 2015

Here we are on March 17, when leprechauns, shamrocks and potatoes are aplenty. Everything is green — well, except for the grass that is. To tell you the truth, St. Patrick’s Day holds a very special place in … 0

Sustainable Steps: Long winters are tough on farmers' heads

Monday, March 16, 2015

To me, it has been an extremely harsh winter. The persistent cold and the weekly snowstorms have depleted my energy and any enthusiasm I may feel about “a farmer’s slow time” in winter. If I am not shoveling snow or breaking ice out of water buckets, I am … 0

Manchester: Social media workshop set

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Christine Halvorson of Halvorson New Media will lead a workshop, “Social Media for Business,” at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications in Manchester on Friday. The day-long workshop will explore using social media as a tool for businesses or organizations. Halvorson will walk participants through creating and … 0

Keene: Screening, talk on memory loss

Monday, February 23, 2015

A Caring to Remember Community Conversation on memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia will be held at the Historical Society of Cheshire County on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Hosted by AARP New Hampshire and New Hampshire Public Television, the program will begin with a 30-minute … 0