New Ipswich

New Ipswich: Bridgework on the horizon

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

NEW IPSWICH — Bridgework scheduled to start next year on the state-owned Highbridge Bridge will have implications for traffic in town, as the work is scheduled to close down a section of Route 124 for a period that could stretch from April to October of next year. Replacing the bridge is expected to cost the state $3.4 million. The bridge is currently on the state’s red list, which requires a … 0

Basketball: RISING TO THE TOP

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

He’s just too quick. Mascenic opponents who have been tasked with the unappealing assignment of defending junior Jared Stauffeneker will all tell you the same thing — speed is the weapon of choice for the wiry young redhead. This season, that quickness helped him achieve one of high school basketball’s greatest milestones — … 0

New Ipswich: Capitalizing on food waste

Monday, April 21, 2014

People are becoming increasingly aware of the ecological benefits of not tossing out materials such as paper, glass, plastic and cardboard. But how many think about recycling food waste? Most don’t, and those that do tend to use it for composting. The decomposition of food waste, however, does have an effect on the … 0

Basketball: Tourney time

Monday, March 3, 2014

POSTSEASON CONTENDERS Conant boys Senior leadership key to Orioles’ state title hopes Conant’s been through it all before; will their experience pay off in the playoffs? For the Conant Orioles, this is business as usual. While most teams … 0

New Ipswich: Board member sworn in

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

NEW IPSWICH — The Select Board voted on Tuesday to appoint Woody Meiszner to the open Select Board position. Meiszner will be taking up the seat left vacant on Feb. 18 by the resignation of former Select Board … 0

Boys basketball: Stauffeneker scores career point 1,000

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

It was a festive night at Mascenic Tuesday when the Vikings took on the Huskies of Monadnock. Junior Jared Stauffeneker came into the game needing 38 points to reach 1,000 for his career, and the crowd was alive … 0

New Ipswich police logs: Feb. 27, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New Ipswich Thursday, Feb. 6 Animal complaint: At 11:34 a.m., an Ashby Road resident advised police of a stray tan and black German Shepherd with a chain collar headed up Willard Road. Police found the dog and took custody of him. At approximately 5:30 p.m., the dog owner … 0

New Ipswich: Why Flannery is right for the job

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

To the editor: Vote Lisa Flannery for Town Clerk and Tax Collector for the Town of New Ipswich on March 11. We strongly feel that she would make an excellent candidate for reasons which we will state. First of all, we have known Lisa for the past nine … 0

Letter: Support Somero’s amendment

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

To the editor: I was very surprised to see Brian Somero’s letter to the editor saying to please join himself and others to vote “no” on article 4, the town budget. My surprise being that this is the same person who got up at deliberative session and made … 0

New Ipswich: Bank robbery suspect arrested in Leominster

Saturday, February 22, 2014

NEW IPSWICH — The suspect in Friday's robbery of the TD Bank North in New Ipswich was arrested Sunday morning by Massachusetts State Police. In a press release issued Friday evening, New Ipswich Lt. Sean Cavanaugh stated Eric … 0

Court log: Feb. 25, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Greenfield police Terry L. Flagg, 53, of Greenfield, possession of marijuana, defendant appeared for trial and when told that a continuance would not be granted, left the court house and failed to return. A bench warrant was issued with bail set at $500 cash. Hancock police Max Gershfield, … 0

New Ipswich: Windblown to offer Women’s Day

Monday, February 24, 2014

Come and enjoy the Windblown trails and scenery with other women at Women’s Day this Wednesday. Learn to ski or hone your ski technique with Peggy and Michelle, our veteran Windblown instructors. $50 includes trail pass, yoga, group lesson, lunch, ski gear talk, guided ski tour. (Rentals are … 0

Letter: Teacher merit pay not the answer

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

To the editor: Merit pay is not the answer for the Mascenic District. Jason Somero might be surprised to know that under our previous two principals, if they didn’t have to show cause for firing teachers on tenure, some of our best teachers would be gone; and some … 0