Jaffrey: Operating budget up 3.4 percent at $6,043,881

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

JAFFREY — The Select Board and Budget Committee are confident the public will be pleased their 2015-16 proposed operating budget is just 3.4 percent more than last year’s approved $5,843,392 budget. They are, however, worried the public will rebuff warrant articles to buy a new road grader and loader, since these articles contribute to the 6.99-percent increase in the total amount being asked of taxpayers this year, $10,408,616. At the … 0

Jaffrey: Finding a spiritual home

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A year following the publication of “A Religion of One’s Own,” Thomas Moore says the book has garnered a lot of response, much like his New York Times-bestseller “Care of the Soul,” which came out 22 years ago. But not everyone likes the word “religion.” “It’s been really remarkable,” Moore said Tuesday about … 0

Women’s basketball: Ravens fall to Southern Conn.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Although three were in double digits Saturday afternoon, the Franklin Pierce women’s basketball team came up short against Southern Connecticut 71-63 at the Moore Fieldhouse in Northeast-10 Conference play. With the loss, the Ravens fall 10-5 overall, with an 8-4 record in Northeast-10 play. Southern Connecticut advances to 11-9 in overall play, and 8-4 in Northeast-10 play Kara Charette netted 18 points and … 0

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

JAFFREY Wednesday, Jan. 21 Summons: At 5:45 a.m., as the result of a motor vehicle stop for a violation, police discovered that the driver was operating on an expired license. Cecil V. Berkman, 47, of Jaffrey was issued a must appear summons for operating without a valid license. … 0

Editorial: Enough hot air — time to play ball

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl are always a time for media hype, overblown issues and millions of words dedicated to discussing things most NFL fans already know. This year is no exception to that rule. In fact, it’s the best example in recent memory … 0

Letters: It’s just greed, pure and simple

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

To the editor: Why, oh why, is it that so many people support politicians and causes that are directly contrary to their own best interests? No sooner do we get the frightful news that Kinder Morgan is proposing a huge new natural gas pipeline to run through our … 0

Letters: Pipeline got a ‘full-court press’

Thursday, January 15, 2015

To the editor: I’m not sure what the New Hampshire journalism awards are called, but I hope your paper is recognized for the remarkable work you are doing covering the story of the Kinder Morgan pipeline planned for this region. Since local towns were first made aware of … 0

Moment of Bliss: ‘Don’t end up a panther in a cage’

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The ides of January has come and gone. Jan. 15, the day a little toy snowblower on my desk lost a wheel. It happened when I tripped over an APC back-up, while carrying my MacBook Pro. I caught … 0

Jaffrey: Hearse house location questioned

Monday, January 26, 2015

JAFFREY — Several residents of Jaffrey, concerned about a replica of a hearse house obstructing Mount Monadnock, are urging the Jaffrey Historical Society to move their planned site out of view of the mountain. Residents are encouraging the … 0

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 … 0

Legislating change: How to grow the economy

Monday, January 26, 2015

How to grow the economy? That’s the question on many people’s minds, including our representatives in Concord. Both N.H. House and Senate Republicans are proposing that business taxes be cut. Sen. Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford) is among those sponsoring … 0

Concord: Small Business Day planned, Feb. 13

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Business and Industry Association’s annual Small Business Day will be held Feb. 13 at the Holiday Inn in Concord from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The event is an opportunity for small business owners and managers to hear from New Hampshire’s top policy-makers. Topics to be discussed this … 0

Keene: United Way nears its goal

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Monadnock United Way fundraising campaign is now at $1,755,960, or 83 percent of the goal, according to a report given by a Jan. 21 meeting by campaign chair John Round. While the amount is an increase of $81,289 over what was reported two weeks earlier, $350,274 still … 0