New Ipswich

NEw Ipswich: Two will vie for Lawrence’s seat

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NEW IPSWICH — George Lawrence remembers the early days of his Select Board tenure. Before the town had a zoning code. Before computers were part of the everyday business of the town and everything was written by hand. When residents would bring dead porcupines to Select Board meetings to collect the town’s bounty on them. Lawrence has been a staple …

Primary day: Trump triumphs; Sanders surges

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cars honk and people wave and shout “Bernie!” out their car window at a small group of campaigners boasting tall signs stacked with Bernie Sanders’ name. “We’ve been getting a lot of that,” said Mary Allen of Antrim, as she stood roadside across the street from the Town Hall on voting day. Allen …

New Ipswich: Fire Department rescues dogs from icy water

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NEW IPSWICH — The fire department saved two Labradors after they went through the ice on Water Loom Pond yesterday. Lora DePlante of New Ipswich was walking her two yellow labs, Maddie and Hunter, on the backside of her property on Tuesday, just after 4 p.m. It only took a second of inattention …

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 …

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 …

Boys’ basketball: Vikings win WLC rematch

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tuesday’s Mascenic/WLC boys’ basketball game was a controlled affair unlike the run-and-gun shootout earlier this season, but the end result was the same: a Vikings win. Initially, the Warriors looked to have an advantage down low, with forward …

Nominations sought for preservation awards

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance is seeking nominations for its annual Preservation Achievement Awards. The awards recognize individuals, organizations, or businesses in the categories of restoration and stewardship, rehabilitation and adaptive use, compatible new construction, public policy, and educational and planning initiatives. The deadline for submissions is March …

Scholarships for those in nursing, medicine, social work

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

After a lifetime of hard work, successful farming in the blueberry fields of New Jersey, and sound financial investments, New Hampshire native Samuel Yarnold and his wife, Alice, bequeathed more than $800,000 in scholarship funds for New Hampshire residents. Annual scholarships in the range of $1,000 to $5,000 …

Running: Traffies come in 1-2 in second Winter Chiller of the season

Monday, February 1, 2016

Here are the results of the second Winter Chiller held on Jan. 23 in Wilton at the High Mowing School. The next race (3.5 miles) is in Hancock at the Meetinghouse in the center of town on Saturday …

Looking Back: My love of tennis and a valentine for Bud

Monday, January 25, 2016

When my parents bought our house in Claremont in 1943, a clay tennis court came along with it. This was the last thing they needed, but apparently the previous owners, the Fry family, played tennis, so we inherited the court along with an arrangement with a group of …

Letter: Here’s my take on the Republicans

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

To the editor: After placing third with 23 percent of the vote, Marco Rubio is declared a winner by political pundits. Here, we have a candidate who wants to take back our country. Back to what? Another war? Another recession? Another unpopular administration? Continued accumulating deficits? Ex-governors Jeb …

New Ipswich: Collateral damage in pipeline war?

Monday, February 1, 2016

NEW IPSWICH — Wendy Juchnevics-Freeman’s opinion on the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline is well-documented. Juchnevics-Freeman, who owns land abutting the route, has been involved in the opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline since it was first …

Mascenic: Revenues down, spending down

Monday, February 1, 2016

NEW IPSWICH — The Mascenic School District warrant passed through deliberative session with little fanfare or public comment. The proposed $18.6 million budget was presented to voters Saturday morning. The proposal is lower than the previous year’s budget …