New Ipswich

Mascenic: ‘Opt out’ option for state testing?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Multiple Mascenic School District parents are up in arms about the prospect of statewide assessment testing happening at the district’s three schools this month and next, with some seeking ways to exempt their children from the process. They’re also speaking out against what some parents say is a disciplinary action against a middle school teacher who was allegedly advising students that it was possible to opt out of the exam process. Boynton art teacher Anthony Chirichella has not been in school since Monday. District officials have not commented on Chirichella’s status, however, several parents said his absence came directly after their children brought home opt-out … 0

Mascenic recount yields same result

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

GREENVILLE — Following a recount of votes on the issue of the Mascenic School District budget, District Moderator Robert Romeril announced Monday night that, while there were some number adjustments, the ultimate result was the same: Voters turned down the budget and will be operating under the default for the coming year. Numbers … 0

New Ipswich: Town nears Building No. 2 lease deal

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — The town is close to reaching an agreement with Warwick Mills that would put the problematic Building No. 2 back into use as a storage facility for the local company. The building, which has served as the town’s police station and the district’s SAU office in the past, and is now empty but for some town storage, was abandoned by … 0

Boys’ basketball: Pandemonium at the Pratt

Monday, March 9, 2015

If there ever was a doubt that Mascenic and Conant are the area’s most bitter basketball rivals, it was put to bed Saturday night. After facing off in last year’s playoffs and twice in this regular season, everything … 0

Letter: Kinder Morgan complex imposing

Monday, March 9, 2015

To the editor: Late last autumn I was returning from a hunting trip to eastern New York state. Suddenly an imposing series of block buildings came into view. Then the sign said Kinder-Morgan. It’s quite a complex. Whoever opposes this pipeline has a well-established and deep-pocketed company to … 0

Letters: Addressing idea of female priests

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

To the editor: In the Feb. 26 Ledger-Transcript there were two articles about “the only female ordained Catholic priest in New Hampshire.” The articles contain information that needs clarification or correction. Those in attendance at Chabot’s talk at FPU were led to believe that she is indeed a … 0

Letters: Students deserve an education

Thursday, March 5, 2015

To the editor: This is my last year at Mascenic. I am the definition of an overachiever, and it saddens me to know other children like myself might not have the chances to succeed that I have had, and that they will have even less support than they … 0

Letters: Don’t punish the children

Thursday, March 5, 2015

To the editor: To the voters of the Mascenic School District: As a tax paying resident of New Ipswich, I can certainly understand community members are tired and feel as though they are being taxed to death. These are difficult times for most people and many of us … 0

Viewpoint: 15 years later, Granny D’s walk for democracy continues

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Fifteen years ago this past Feb. 29, a 90-year-old woman with arthritis and emphysema completed an historic march on Washington, D.C. Her cause was as old, and as bold, as the republic she loved: restoring American self-governance so … 0

Editorial: Make a difference, don’t forget to vote

Monday, March 9, 2015

With Wilton-Lyndeborough’s District Meeting on Friday night, Town Meeting season has officially begun. The district didn’t turn out the same massive crowd as last year when consolidation of the district’s elementary schools was on the table, but about 75 voters were in attendance to have their say — … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0