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

New Ipswich police log: Feb. 19, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New Ipswich Friday, Feb. 13 Vehicle off the road: At 2 p.m., police took a report of an abandoned car in a snowbank on Greenville Road. Police located the owner at the scene. The vehicle was pulled out … 0

Viewpoints: Actions to address climate change

Friday, February 20, 2015

Weather related disaster costs have risen from an average of $50 billion per year in the 1980s to over $200 billion per year in the last decade, according to the World Bank. We are playing warming roulette, putting … 0

Letters: Stick to the basics in school budget

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

To the editor: When I heard they were going to cut the Mascenic budget by $1.6 million, I thought “Yikes that is a big cut!” Then when I realized the last year’s budget was $17.8 million compared to the $19.3 million they wanted this year, it doesn’t sound … 0

Mascenic School district: Board split over public comments

Monday, February 23, 2015

GREENVILLE — The Mascenic School Board once again discussed how to receive public comment at their recent meeting — and not every member is in agreement with how open the board should be to comment at business meetings. All members expressed interest in getting more resident comments through … 0

Peterborough: Fairpoint unions ratify collective bargaining plan

Monday, February 23, 2015

A handful of FairPoint technicians picketed on the sidewalk outside the telecommunication provider’s building on Concord Street in Peterborough in the rain, sleet, and snow from October through February. Meanwhile, customers of FairPoint in Sharon and Temple lacked telephone services for two months. The six or seven local … 0

Indoor track: Haase second in state, sets school record

Monday, February 23, 2015

Conant’s Justin Haase had a big day at the state indoor track championships on Saturday, placing second in the state in shot put and breaking his own school record in the process. Haase’s mark of 50’7” was longer than anyone else from DI or DII by over three … 0

Concord: Workshop on environmental, safety rules at DES March 9

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The N.H. Department of Environmental Services and WorkWISE NH are offering the New Hampshire small business community a free, half-day educational workshop on March 9. The workshop will provide presentations on hazardous waste management for small quantity generators, air emissions for minor sources, and health and safety topics … 0

Peterborough: New trustees elected at MCH

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bob Boyd, Tom Ward, Mike Shea, Bill James and Dr. Terrence McNamara have been elected to the Board of Trustees of Monadnock Community Hospital. Boyd is the founder and former president of IPC Automation in New Jersey, a … 0

New Ipswich: Zoning in plain English

Monday, February 23, 2015

NEW IPSWICH Amendment 1: Amend limitations on open space in a Cluster Development by eliminating the requirements restricting the open space to no more than 50 percent of any combination of wetlands and/or steep slopes. Cluster Developments are required to have a certain amount of open space. Currently, … 0

Mascenic: ML

Friday, February 20, 2015

The New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association and New Hampshire Athletic Directors Association held the Annual NHIAA and NHADA Scholar Athlete Awards Ceremony on Wednesdayat The Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. This was the 28th year for … 0