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Cathy Lanigan has several  "No Pipeline" lawn signs in front of her home on Concord Street in Peterborough.

Pipeline: Feeling the ripple effect

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Even though Cathy Lanigan doesn’t live in a town that will be traversed by Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project, she defiantly displays several “Stop the Pipeline” signs on her lawn on Concord Street. “If I don’t want it in my backyard, why somebody else’s?” she said, citing concerns about the pipeline’s impact on the environment, real estate and … 0

Mason: ZBA again denies rehearing for Marty’s

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Zoning Board of Adjustment has now twice denied a request for a rehearing from Marty’s Driving Range. Marty’s, co-owned by Martin Ruggiero and his daughter Nicole Ruggiero, both of Mason, applied for a variance last month to hold twice-weekly outdoor concerts at the business, which includes a driving range, a restaurant, an outdoor bar, an ice cream stand and batting cages. The … 0

Jaffrey: Motorcyclist injured in crash Friday

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A New Ipswich man was injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon, when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle. At 1:15 p.m., police responded to an accident report where Douglas Griffis, 28, of New Ipswich, was driving his 2012 Kawasaki KLR650 west near 315 Mountain Road when he came upon a 2015 BMW X3, driven by Laura Tolman, 41, of Dublin, that was … 0

Editorial: Why not create our own assessments?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New Hampshire is divided over statewide assessment testing in our schools. Gov. Maggie Hassan’s recent veto of HB 603, which calls for an opt-out option, has ignited a firestorm of opposition. A number of parents in the Mascenic School District have been critical of the statewide assessment Smarter … 0

Viewpoint: Your kids, my kids, our kids

Friday, June 12, 2015

I will never forget taking the Dublin Girl Scouts to Del Rossi’s for a sit-down dinner. They were dressed up; we had our own room and waitress; we ordered off the menu. There was wonder in that evening. … 0

Viewpoint: Some stats on homelessness

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Last year, Hillsborough County rates for families who are homeless were the highest in our state and Cheshire County rated fifth out of the state’s 10 counties, even though elsewhere in New Hampshire the total numbers decreased. At the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter in Peterborough, the number of … 0

Mascenic: Central Elementary School building, land sold

Monday, June 15, 2015

After years of sitting on the market, the former Central Elementary School has been sold. The sale officially closed last week. Adam Ames purchased the property and former school building for $100,000. The property, located at 571 Turnpike … 0

Greenfield / Peterborough / Mason: the state of bees:

Monday, June 15, 2015

Every year, Jodi Turner of The Monadnock Beekeepers Association receives the same call from a handful of other beekeepers. Hundreds of honeybees are outside the hive. The bees are on the ground, face up, with their feet in … 0

Baseball: Vikings lose in semifinal game

Monday, June 15, 2015

MANCHESTER — Mascenic’s season has come to an end after a heartbreaking loss to Monadnock Thursday at Gill Stadium. The Vikings were in the driver’s seat from the get-go, jumping out to an early lead in the second … 0

Greenfield: My inside look at beekeeping

Monday, June 15, 2015

GREENFIELD – I was never afraid of bees or wasps. One of my first memories was slapping a yellow jacket with my bare hand. And yet, their buzzing has always unnerved me. When beekeepers Jodi Turner and Melissa … 0

New Ipswich police log: June 16, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

New Ipswich Friday, June 5 Road hazard: At 11:33 a.m., police assisted Eversource by providing an officer to direct traffic at 205 Greenville Rd., while an electrical wire was removed from the street. Suspicious person: At 2:24 p.m., police responded to Tote Drive for report of a car … 0

Viewpoint: Unemployed in a small town

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

My mother did not work outside of the home. She worked in the home, raising five children. My father went to work at 7 a.m. and came home at 4:30 p.m. Supper was on the table at 5 o’clock sharp. My father drove the only car we owned … 0

Viewpoint: Children of the compressor station

Monday, June 15, 2015

I attended the Temple meeting about the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline and compressor station Thursday. Though the pipeline will not be going through Temple, about 200 houses in Temple, including mine, will be within a two-mile radius of the compressor station on the SKAT land in New Ipswich. … 1