New Ipswich

Mascenic: Deliberative session Sat.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mascenic will hold its deliberative session on Saturday at the Mascenic High School auditorium at 9 a.m. until noon. Proposed budget: $19,295,348 Default budget: $19,048,560 2014 budget: $18,418,882 (includes collective bargaining agreement) Major budget changes: • Teacher negotiated salaries increases: $337,960 • Health insurance increases: $145,000 • Dental insurance increase: $15,000 • Retirement increase: $90,000 • Utilities increase: $30,000 • High speed network: $25,000 • Special Ed Director salary and … 0

Running: Thanks for a good Chip Chase

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Souhegan Lions Club, serving the towns of Temple, New Ipswich, Mason and Greenville, thank all those who participated in the New Year’s Day Peanut Butter Chip Chase 5K Run/Walk Road Race. 209 runners/walkers took part in our race, the post-race food and our many raffle prizes. The Kids’ Race had around 25 participants. With sunny skies and around freezing temperatures, it was … 0

New Ipswich police log: Jan. 29, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Ipswich Friday, Jan. 16 Unwanted subjects: At 5:58 p.m., police responded to Boynton Middle School for reports of multiple juvenile boys loitering and obstructing the normal functions of a basketball game. Police responded and made contact with two boys, who were escorted back to Boynton Middle School to await a ride home from their father. Police were advised that there were other … 0

Swimming: Boulerice wins pair of races, Simoneau twins have good day

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Conant swim team competed at Hanover last Friday. On the boys’ side, senior Ryan Aho took fifth in the 50 freestyle. Aho also took third in the 100 freestyle. Joseph Muhonen was fifth in the 200 freestyle. Evan Schuyler and Christian Hirsch landed fourth and fifth in … 0

Dispatches from the Glass Museum: Making life connections with important records

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I wake up and the sun is shining through the trees like a glass of brown with ice, the hot glow bouncing off of the bathroom tiles casting a wash of amber lightning. I think this and then … 0

New Ipswich police log: Jan. 15, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

New Ipswich Friday, Jan. 2 Fire: At 1:20 p.m., police responded to a report of a tree on fire resting on the telephone wires. Police assisted New Ipswich Fire Department with blocking the road until an engine arrived and was able to block traffic while the fire was … 0

Viewpoint: David and Goliath: citizens versus Kinder Morgan

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A giant is poised to march through the towns along the southern border of New Hampshire, and its footprint would be deep and lasting. For some time now, Kinder Morgan and the Tennessee Pipeline Co. have been plotting ways to move natural gas from the fracking fields in … 0

Viewpoint: Eminent domain is the enemy

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Even at this age, I still remember with clarity the day I walked into our family home and found my mother so upset. She had just been told we had to pack up and move out of our home. My mom said we had no choice. Who could … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Demand doesn’t equal need’

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

We built our home in 1985 and over the years have acquired additional land. We try to be good stewards of the land, planting an orchard, keeping bees, and maintaining the remains of the Thomas & Towne Mill. … 0

Viewpoint: Could the pipeline benefit NH?

Thursday, January 8, 2015

When the Ledger-Transcript invited me to write a letter in support of the pipeline, I said I am not a staunch supporter of the pipeline, only because I don’t know enough about it. I guess it was because I was one of only a couple of people who … 0

Viewpoint: The best energy supply proposal for NH

Monday, January 12, 2015

Last week, New Hampshire experienced the season’s first bitter cold spell, with below zero temperatures across the state. Residents and businesses, already reeling from the impact of increased energy prices to heat and light their homes and power their companies, are facing the most costly heating season ever. … 0

Viewpoint: There is a better alternative

Friday, January 9, 2015

Many people have written about the pros and cons of building the Kinder Morgan Tennessee Gas Pipeline known as Northeast Direct, or NED. Our Governor, in her inaugural address Thursday talked about bringing more affordable electricity prices to New England because of better access to natural gas. She … 0

Legislative outlook: Let’s get more competitive

Friday, January 9, 2015

Since January 2011, the focus of the nonpartisan N.H. House Business Caucus has been to promote job creation and expansion of the economic base through strong, responsible business growth and success. As founder and chair, I have led … 0