New Ipswich

Region readies for big storm

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Monadnock region, like much of the Northeast, was bracing Monday for a winter storm forecasted to bring blizzard conditions to parts of Hillsborough and Cheshire counties. Yet the attitude throughout the region seemed calmer than in New York City and Boston, which were predicted to receive record levels of snowfall. Chief David Chamberlain of the Jaffrey Fire Department summarized this attitude Monday afternoon, saying, “This is New England. It … 0

Indoor track: Vikings get strong runs in USM meet

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Mascenic Indoor Track team finished up the regular season at the University of Southern Maine last night with some excellent seasonal best times in their events. In the 3000 meter race Jake Movsessian finished in front of Jackson Whitehouse with the pair finishing 3-4 and Jake auto qualifying for the distance at States with a 9 minute, 40 second run. Jackson was … 0

New Ipswich: Learn how to maple sugar

Monday, January 19, 2015

A program entitled “Maple Sugaring in Your Backyard” will be presented by Reuben and Peter Somero, owners of the Somero Maple Farm in New Ipswich, on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. Techniques for tapping trees and making maple syrup will be demonstrated. Attendees will have the opportunity to collect and boil sap and make maple syrup. The program, sponsored by the Stearns Burton Lecture … 0

Letter: I back current administration

Monday, January 12, 2015

To the editor: I firmly believe that our current administration and School Board are taking the flack for a former administration and School Board, and trying to remedy things that are not their fault. Under former administration, morale was terrible, people lived in fear, and looked over their … 0

Mascenic: District spends $254K by mistake

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

GREENVILLE — Review by the State Department of Education has revealed that as much as $254,189 of state building aid anticipated to assist with bond payments for the construction of Highbridge Hill Elementary School was spent on items … 0

Mascenic School Board: Public comment process probed

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Mascenic School Board will be reviewing how they take comments from the public, after some board members expressed concerns that its current policies don’t allow an adequate avenue of public feedback. Currently, the school board only accepts public comments on items on each individual meeting agenda. Until … 0

Mason: Residents: Keep natural gas project out of NH

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

More than 250 people turned out to the Mason Select Board meeting on Tuesday night to give their opinion of a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through Mason, as well as several other Monadnock towns. Overwhelmingly, … 0

New Ipswich: Minor injuries after head-on crash

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Fire crews were called out to help extract a woman who became trapped in her car after a head-on collision with a tree. On Tuesday night at about 11:30 p.m., Carol Yungk, 62, of New Ipswich, was driving her Nissan Versa on Ashby Road when she hit a … 0

Basketball: Eyes on the prize

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

It had been quite some time since Mascenic beat Conant in boys’ basketball — so long, in fact, that none of the Vikings’ current roster had ever notched a victory against Conant. But in front of a raucus … 0

Viewpoint: China and the United States in an economic race

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Chinese and American economies could be going in opposite directions, at least for the short and midterm, given the fact that presently we are running neck to neck. Let us first examine the U.S. economic trends. We know that low rates may be good for stocks, as … 0

Letters: Asking questions of Kinder Morgan

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

To the editor: As I begin my first term in the New Hampshire Senate, representing District 12, I want you to know that I am listening to your questions and concerns related to the Kinder Morgan pipeline proposal and I too have questions and concerns. Which is why … 0

Viewpoint: Time to start over

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Here we go again — we have reached the official “starting over” month. This means that it is out with last year’s cream-filled donuts and in with one of those skinny, uninteresting, low-fat English muffins — well, maybe with just a touch of butter and jam on it. … 0

Capital beat: Balancing budget may involve raiding state’s dedicated funds

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Editor’s note: This story appeared in print in the Jan. 4 edition of the Concord Monitor. It’s now officially 2015, and time for legislators to start cobbling together the state’s next two-year budget. The start of that process kicks off the desperate search for revenue, which in years … 0