Jaffrey-Rindge: Schools OK $700K back to taxpayers

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

RINDGE — With nearly $1 million in unexpected revenue returning to the Jaffrey-Rindge School District, the School Board had to decide how much would be kept and how much would be returned to the taxpayers. In a 5-2 vote, the School Board on Monday chose to retain $200,000 in unaudited, unassigned money to have funds available for emergency expenditures. The remaining estimated $720,580 will be returned to reduce taxes when … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: District purchase policy mulled

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

RINDGE — Who pays for the $15 pizza when Jaffrey-Rindge teachers and administrators are working late? According to School Board member Charlie Eicher, that responsibility should fall on the staff. Eicher recently proposed a policy that would require any district purchase of entertainment, catering, food, beverages or venue rental for a non-student use … 0

Peterborough/Rindge: Back-to-school shoppers think before spending

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A middle-schooler’s shopping list — two spiral notebooks, colored pencils, two three-ring binders and a backpack — sets a parent back nearly $50. And that’s just the beginning of back-to-school shopping. As the cost of products continues to rise post-recession, retailers here have found customers are walking into stores knowing more than they … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Dress code rules in JRMS handbooks

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

RINDGE — Just in time for the start of the 2015-16 school year, the Jaffrey-Rindge School Board has approved changes to the Conant High School and Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School handbooks. The middle school saw the most changes to its handbook this year, as tardiness definitions, dress code, a … 0

Rindge: Panhandlers now face arrest

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

After receiving numerous complaints from Hannaford Supermarket, the Rindge Police Department has put panhandlers on notice. Those found in violation of panhandling on the island at the entrance of the Hannaford and Walmart parking lot, which abuts Route 202, will first be assessed a warning. For subsequent offenses, … 0

Rindge: FPU adopts test-optional admissions policy

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Franklin Pierce’s own internal research has found what many test-optional colleges have discovered: that high school classroom performance is the best available screening device for applicants and for forecasting academic success in college. FPU’s analyses indicated that High School GPA was a significant predictor of Rindge student grades … 0

New Ipswich: Groups raise funds to fight KM pipeline

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Several benefit events will be held this weekend to raise funds for anti-pipeline campaigns, including a motorcycle rally, and a barbecue and music festival at Winter’s Summer Home Farm in New Ipswich. N.H. Spirit, a nonprofit formed to raise funds for pipeline awareness campaigns, will be holding a … 0

Milford: music makes a difference

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Folk music has often been a force for social change. It’s been used to protest war, address political issues in both a satirical and serious light, and now, concert organizers hope it can help stop a natural gas … 0

Franklin Pierce: Minors named to First Team All-America

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sophomore Dage Minors of the Franklin Pierce University men’s track & field program has earned All-America First Team honors in the outdoor 800 meters from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, as announced … 0

Peterborough: CVTC celebration

Friday, August 21, 2015

Contoocook Valley Transportation Company hosted its second annual A Summer’s Evening event at the end of July at the Monadnock Country Club. Fred Marple entertained the group with his unique brand of Yankee humor, telling tales about the … 0

Golf: Jaiden’s Angel charity golf tournament set for Sept. 25

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Jaiden’s Angel Foundation will host its 8th annual Golf Tournament on Sept. 25 at Crotched Mountain Golf Club in Francestown with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. All funds raised go directly toward our charitable mission: providing financial support and services to local families facing tragic child accidents, catastrophic … 0

Running: Traffies on top as Fun Season comes to close

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The final Jack Murphy 5K fun run of the season saw a downshift in numbers as much of the local youth were missing as the high school cross country season has begun. But that didn’t mean the quality of racing went away as Adam Traffie won handily in … 0

Police Logs: Rindge - Aug. 27, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Rindge Tuesday, Aug. 18 Restraining order: At 8:59 p.m. police arrested George A. Picard, Jr., 39, of Rindge, and charged him with violation of a restraining order. Picard was transported to the Cheshire County House of Correction and held without bail. Picard was arraigned the following morning at … 0