New Ipswich

The Smithville Cemetery on Binney Hill Road has as many as 50 to 75 graves plotted on state land.

New Ipswich: Reps back bill on graves

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — Two bills recently passed in the state House of Representatives could help to settle a dispute between the town and the state about a number of graves mistakenly plotted on land owned by the state. The issue became apparent in 2013, when the state discovered that the town had been selling grave plots in the .92 acres on the Smithville Cemetery on Binney Hill Road that abut the adjacent dam. The land is owned by the state, as part of a staging area to park equipment in case the dam needs repairs. The ownership of the land was somehow overlooked by the … 0

The sky is the limit

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A meatball that eats spaghetti, spins around and cries, a prehistoric elephant that skateboards and blows bubbles, a human jack-in-the-box that explores sound and light waves and a hybrid dance competition/rap battle in an automotive repair shop were just a few of the ideas dreamed up by winning teams from Monadnock region schools … 0

New Ipswich: Board stance still neutral in debate over KM pipeline

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — The Select Board retained its official “neutral” stance on the proposed natural gas pipeline that could run through town, after a public forum last week on the issue. Though residents who spoke all did so in opposition of the pipeline, Selectman Woody Meiszner noted that the board members “have to think about the whole town.” The biggest lure of the … 0

Baseball: Monadnock Babe Ruth signups open

Friday, March 20, 2015

The 2015 Babe Ruth 13 to 15-year-old draft will be held on April 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Humiston Field in Jaffrey. This will be a combined draft/sign up for all eligible players from the ConVal, Conant and Mascenic school districts. There will also be a … 0

ml: Turning back

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Frozen fingers, tired thighs, heavy breathing, and a rumbling stomach. This is not the perfect recipe for skiing the backcountry. Fortunately, I recovered quickly, and relished turning through knee-high powder on my way down the Mount Washington Cog … 0

Viewpoint: No loose ends

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Our friend Liz was one of a kind. I use the past tense because she is no longer with us. This would have come as no surprise to her, however, because she’d been expecting it for some time. When she reached her last birthday, in a decade which … 0

New Ipswich police log: March 19, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New Ipswich Friday, March 6 Motor vehicle accident: At 2:40 p.m., police responded to a minor traffic accident on Turnpike Road near Timbertop Road where a 2000 Chevrolet 35000, driven by Thomas Kuusisto, 31, of New Ipswich pulled out of the S&S Concrete warehouse onto Turnpike Road when … 0

Letters: Ask the bigger question

Friday, March 20, 2015

To the editor: It would be funny if it weren’t so sad, reading the letters from Brian Somero and Francis Cook, of New Ipswich and Greenville, complaining about their school taxes. The debate is about town funding formulas and how many administrators there are in the Mascenic District. … 0

Letter: Warning about student testing

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

To the editor: We would like to publicly thank Mr. Chirichella for his efforts of trying to forewarn his students and their parents of the upcoming new Smarter Balanced Assessments tests coming to all schools this year (by the end of May), replacing the NECAP testing. We advise … 0

Basketball: 22nd Place to Go tourney raises over $9,000

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Place to Go held its 22nd annual 3-On-3 tournament Friday-Sunday at ConVal. Over $9,000 was raised and players from all around the area and beyond competed in the fun tradition. Division winners: ∎ 3/4 grade boys winners: Demons, … 0

Nelson: Apple Hill Board elects officers and trustees

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music Board of Trustees elected officers and trustees at its recent annual meeting. Elected as president, Mark Meess; vice president, Lindsay Dearborn; treasurer, Fred Hadlow; secretary, Maura Glennon; and new trustees, Deborah Ford, Eileen Sarson and Linda Stavely. Mark Meess was elected … 0

Rindge: Hunt named to HNH Board

Friday, March 20, 2015

The HNH Foundation has announced that State Representative John Hunt of Rindge has joined the Board of Directors. The mission of the HNH Foundation is to improve the health and wellness of New Hampshire’s population, with a focus … 0

Manchester: Ayotte to speak to business leaders

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire will host U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte on April 6. The senator will speak at a luncheon event to be held at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Ayotte may address topics such as the economy, … 0