New Ipswich

Eighth-grader Lei-Lani Finch is striving to become a professional ballerina. She hopes to move next year from Peterborough to New York City to study dance.

Peterborough: She’s on point

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Most eighth-grade students at South Meadow can’t wait to move onto high school, and experience their first relationships, learn to drive, and stay out late with friends. Not Lei-Lani Finch. “You can do more than that,” said the 13-year-old ballerina, who hopes to enroll in a dance academy in New York City sophomore year. “20 years from now, I want … 0

Peterborough: Well School’s Bobcat bill heads to Senate floor

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thanks to some civic-minded, animal-loving fourth- and fifth-grade students at The Well School, the bobcat is one step closer to becoming the state wildcat. On April 16, the Senate Rules, Enrolled Bills and Internal Affairs Committee unanimously approved HB423, which students from the independent elementary school in Peterborough lobbied their legislators to draft. The Senate plans to address the bill on the floor, … 0

Mascenic School District: Schools to see new leaders at the top

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Boynton Middle School and Mascenic Regional High School will see a change in leadership for the coming year. Boynton Principal Tom Starratt and Assistant Principal Louis “Chip” Mercurio and Mascenic Regional High School Assistant Principal Marlise Bryant will all retire at the end of the year. The district accepted Bryant’s retirement in early February, according to meeting minutes posted on the district’s website. … 0

ML: Looking for tourist dollars

Monday, April 13, 2015

Last year, state officials expected 14.9 million tourists to visit New Hampshire and spend billions of dollars in the Granite State on anything from maple syrup to craft beer. And this May, for the first time ever, the Monadnock region will be hosting the state Governor’s Conference on … 0

Basketball: Gym Rats host hoops tourney

Monday, April 13, 2015

The New Hampshire Gym Rats hosted a basketball tournament last weekened which drew teams from all around New England to Peterborough and Jaffrey. … 0

Special Olympics: ML

Monday, April 13, 2015

Mascenic Vikings Special Olympics Basketball Team meet the Governor. The Vikings won the silver medal in the 5v5 Basketball Tournament in Division 2 at the State Games in Londonderry on Saturday. Left to right: Josiah Parison, Matt Conrad, … 0

New Ipswich: Skinny Cat Rd. land for sale

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Kinder Morgan has been tight-lipped about possible locations for compressor stations that would serve its proposed natural gas pipeline, but concern is high that a property in New Ipswich may fit the bill. The nearly 300-acre property at 40 Skinny Cat Rd. in New Ipswich is currently on … 1

Jaffrey/New Ipswich: From Mad Man to romance

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Shannon Stirnweis got his start the same way as many young artists — by smearing paint on his grandmother’s newly-hung wallpaper as a toddler. A new retrospective exhibit centering around Stirnweis, a New Ipswich oil painter, at the … 0

Track: Vikings, Orioles hot at Campbell

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Having proven themselves among the best in winning the Division III cross-country State Championships, the Mascenic boys’ track team put up some impressive numbers at Tuesday’s meet at Campbell. Being used to “bust the rust off” and get … 0

New Ipswich: Pipeline revenue is questioned

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — Research by Town Assessor David Marazoff shows the tax revenue expected from a proposed natural gas pipeline is significantly lower than those suggested by the line’s developer, Kinder Morgan. At the behest of Town Administrator Joanne Meshna, Mazaroff did research into the possible value of … 1

Mascenic: Email on eligible purchases reviewed

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

An email between former Mascenic business administrator Jenifer Krook and a N.H. Department of Education official dating from 2010 has raised the question about whether the district had gotten the OK from the state to spend construction bond funds on computers — costs that the state later identified … 0

Running: Traffie, Walkonen tops at 5K race

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Under dark and blustery conditions, 39 hearty souls took to the roads of Jaffrey in the first annual Caddyshack Classic 5K race. Intended to run the reverse direction of the Shattuck’s back nine, the race made a last-minute … 0

Bridging the political divide: Political correctness: Appomattox at 150

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Today marks the 150th anniversary of Lee’s surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the country’s four devastating years of Civil War. There were other Union and Confederate armies still in the field and more … 0