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

New Ipswich: Parison attends book convention

Friday, March 20, 2015

Margaret Parison of New Ipswich, an educational consultant with Usborne Books & More, recently attended the company’s Northeast Region Annual Convention on March 7 in Marlborough, Massachusetts. At the conference UBAM founder Randall White of Tulsa, Oklahoma, applauded … 0

Peterborough: New location for Colonic Connection

Friday, March 20, 2015

Deborah Jean Clark owner of Colonic Connection, a hydrotherapy facility, is now scheduling appointments at her new location at 77 Hancock Rd., Suite C, in Peterborough. The building includes offices for a number of health-service providers. Clark, an accredited hydro-therapist, says, “I’m happy to hear of the health … 0

Honor Rolls:

Monday, March 16, 2015

Boynton Middle School Second Quarter Grade 8 High honors: Shannon Agonis, Kylie Bane, Britany Boulerice, Erica Frazier, Tyra Gibson, Chelsea Holombo, Kolby Lampinen, Gus Pyhala, Megan Robichaud, Havanna Sikkila, Lainey Somero, Logan Thibault, Grace Tucker, Samuel Tucker Honors: Anthony Andronaco, Ethan Bilodeau, Baelyn Case, Mahala Damery, Alexis DeFraga, … 0

Letters: We’ve got your back, Mascenic

Friday, March 20, 2015

To the editor: In regards to the March 19 letter “A stinging slap in Mascenic vote”: I found the letter to be divisive and unfounded, filled with half truths and false statements. I want to remind voters from the Mascenic district that the 50/50 formula discussion in years … 0

New Ipswich: Meshna hired as town administrator

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The town has ended its search for a new town administrator, with Joanne Meshna, who has been operating as an interim administrator for the town, accepting the position on a permanent basis this week. Meshna is a longtime … 0

The push for a voice in gas plan

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

As Kinder Morgan moves ahead with the approval process, releasing more detailed maps of a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through Southern New Hampshire, they are also poised to attend meetings in several local townships to speak directly to citizens next week in meetings scheduled in … 0

New Ipswich: Auction to support ponies

Monday, March 9, 2015

An online auction is being held to support the efforts of Villi Poni Farm, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the engandered Newfoundland Pony. There are less than 250 breeding ponies left in the world and they are not safe. Wrongly considered a “mutt,” a nuisance, and of … 0

Basketball: Springfield, Litts highlight All-State teams

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Several local ballers made the cut for the 2014-15 All-State teams. Most notably, the two leaders of the area’s championship teams were both named Player of the Year for their respective divisions. Conant’s Madison Springfield was named the … 0


Monday, March 2, 2015

J. Scott Jarvela of New Ipswich was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Boston (Mass.) University. To make the list a student must attain a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or be in the top 30 percent of their class, as … 0

New Ipswich police log: March 12, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

New Ipswich Friday, Feb. 27 Assist: At 10:39 a.m., police assisted Souhegan Valley Ambulance with a 64-year-old woman on Turnpike Road who was complaining of chest and jaw pain. Animal control complaint: At 11:54 a.m., police were advised of a gray pit bull loose in the area of … 0