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Album review: The Chatfield Phoenix offers up duality and emotion on latest release

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

“Nest of Bones,” the new album by Hancock/Peterborough duo The Chatfield Phoenix, is an exercise in duality. Seth Chatfield and Adam Phoenix play off each other perfectly, with a pair of acoustic guitars and vocal harmonies twisting and fusing together to form one voice, at sometimes plaintive, at others rising in an animalian snarl. Role reversal plays a big part here, from the album art, the onstage persona and even the music itself. The title track finds the two trailing each other vocally, Phoenix nipping at Chatfield’s heels; the next track, “For the Birds,” flips that script in what may be the catchiest song about … 0

New Ipswich: Old Town Hall deemed unsafe

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NEW IPSWICH — Despite an earlier decision to allow th e use of the Old Town Hall for an annual rummage sale at the Children’s Fair, the Select Board recently overturned that decision after hearing the limits that would have to be placed on the building in order for the fire chief to issue an occupancy permit. The hall will now be used only … 0

New Ipswich: Willow Brook buffer zone debated

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NEW IPSWICH — Conservation Commission Chair Bob Boynton voiced his concerns about the cutting away of a buffer zone to Willow Brook during the July 15 Select Board meeting. The removal of trees on Academy Road property, owned by Russ Salo, that borders Willow Brook — a tributary of the Souhegan River — is a problem, said Boynton, as the town’s ordinances stipulate … 1

New Ipswich police log: July 8, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

New Ipswich Friday, June 27 Assist: At 6:35 p.m., police responded to Sharon Road to assist Souhegan Valley Ambulance Service with a woman who was unresponsive. The woman was transported to Monadnock Community Hospital for treatment. Suspicious activity: At 10:22 p.m., police took a call from a citizen … 0

Editorial: Time running short for Old Town Hall

Monday, July 7, 2014

Sounds like New Ipswich voters will soon have a tough call to make. The town’s Select Board just gave the OK for one last white elephant sale in the Old Town Hall this year, even though an engineer’s report recommended the building be closed until the deteriorating foundation … 0

Honor Rolls: Cooper-Larocque

Monday, June 16, 2014

All four quarters; all four years High honors: Shea Aldrich, Jordyn Babin, Sarah Bica, Samantha Bilodeau, Melonie Ojala, Thalia Sousa. Honors: Braeden Allen, Nina Colasanto, Megan Coponen, Saffron Duffy, Tyler Faulkner, Emma Honkala, Amanda Normandin, Christa Ojala, Kelden Traffie, Misha White, Sydney Whitehouse, Katherine Wilborg. All Four Quarters … 0

Graduation:

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The following students graduated from Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic Institute: Christopher Maino of New Ipswich earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering physics with distinction; and Leah Wilson of Mason earned a Master of Science in bioscience administration. … 0

Graduation:

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Nathan Earley graduated with honors from Alfred (N.Y.) University on May 17, earning a Bachelor of Arts in theater. He is the son of Bill and Luella Earley of New Ipswich. … 0

Achievement:

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Assumption College, Worcester, Mass.: Anne Bara of New Ipswich, class of 2014; Katie Kennedy of Wilton, class of 2014; and Melissa Shaw of New Ipswich, class of 2016. To make the list students must … 0

New Ipswich police logs: July 3, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New Ipswich Friday, June 20 Fire: At 12:37 a.m., police were advised of an involved tire fire at the intersection of Page Hill Road and Binney Hill Road. Police assisted New Ipswich Fire Department as needed, and cleared without incident. Police said youths may have taken tires for … 0

NEW IPSWICH: Fraser resigns from post as administrator

Monday, June 30, 2014

NEW IPSWICH — Former Town Administrator Roberta Fraser has resigned her position and reached an agreement with the town in a $12,500 severance package, after being in the position for little more than a year. Fraser resigned her position effective May 21, and, according to a severance agreement … 0

New Ipswich: Town is facing building repairs

Monday, June 30, 2014

NEW IPSWICH — The town has consulted a structural engineer to take a look at two town buildings, which may require repair in the coming year. During a Select Board meeting on June 24, the board discussed the engineer’s first look at the Old Town Hall and School … 0

Military:

Monday, June 16, 2014

Air Force Airman Nicholas Reynolds graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical … 0