Residents have been working to clean up their own roadways in their local neighborhoods and down the state highways in anticipation of Earth Day today.

Region: Pitching in for Earth Day

Monday, April 21, 2014

The snowbanks are melting, receding from the roadsides and revealing the newly-budding grass. And a whole lot of trash that has been hidden under the snow all winter. But those driving along the local roads may be noticing this week that there are also a lot of the iconic blue bags that are associated with roadside litter pickup, as residents tackle the problem in honor of Earth Day, which is today. Bonnie and Baxter Harris were out on the roads on Saturday in Peterborough, cleaning a section of their own neighborhood. They, along with several of their neighbors, do an organized pickup every year around … 0

Wedding announcement: Luke Letourneau — Megan Langevin

Monday, March 31, 2014

Megan Langevin, daughter of Norman and Christine Langevin of Jaffrey, and Luke Letourneau, son of Peter and Roberta Letourneau, were married on Sept. 7, 2013 in a double ring Nuptial Mass at St. Patrick’s Church in Jaffrey, officiated by the Rev. Wilfred Deschamps. The bride was escorted by her father. Matrons of honor … 0

Court log: April 22, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Dublin police Eric Dennison, 32, of New York, N.Y., speeding, $1,120 with $500 for 24 months on the condition of no further misdemeanors or felonies, and no violations for serious or moving motor vehicle matters and suspended license for 30 days ordered. Jacob Miller, 22, of Millis, Mass., speeding, $1,120 with $500 suspended for 24 months on the condition of no further misdemeanors … 0

Court log: April 15, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dublin police Suzanne Deschuiteneer, 53, of Greenfield, speeding, case dismissed at the State’s request. Hancock police Stacie Corliss, 26, of Peterborough, speeding, case dismissed at the State’s request. Jaffrey police Jesse Balcom, 22, of Jaffrey, case hearing for possession of controlled/narcotic drugs on Jan. 1, 2013, case status … 0

Letter: Word of advice to a Rindge resident

Friday, April 11, 2014

To the editor: I’m sure that, like myself, there are many Rindge voters who would like to thank Larry Cleveland for his efforts in making us aware of the numerous ill effects the N.H. Charrette plan would have had on the town. But just a word of advice, … 0

Viewpoint: Civil discourse: Tradition and necessity

Friday, April 11, 2014

Over the past decade, the level of partisan warfare has risen to the point where there is virtual deadlock in Congress. In New Hampshire, a similar hyper-partisan approach to governance characterized the N.H. House from 2010-2012. The resulting … 0

REgion: ‘Purple Up’ to support military families, kids

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

On Tuesday, keep an eye out for friends, co-workers and students who are dressed in purple clothing. They may well be wearing the bright color to support and celebrate the more than 5,400 children in New Hampshire who have at least one parent serving in the military. Since … 0

Rindge: Conant alum Bennett shines on the court

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Conant High School alum Drew Bennett, now at Franklin Pierce University, played some terrific tennis last week, winning big matches against both Saint Anselm’s and Assumption College. Againt St. Anselm’s, Bennett paired with fellow sophomore Jared Taylor to … 0

letter: No substitute for direct experience

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

To the editor: In response to William Thomas’s letter, “Awaiting alternatives to the nixed N.H. Charrette plan” posted April 8. After reading this, I am not sure how anything in this letter has any credibility. Apparently folks can write letters pertaining to subjects that they know nothing about. … 0

Viewpoint: Education is about more than just facts and figures

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The primary problem of public education has nothing to do with public education. The collapse of societal values as reflected in acceptance of out-of-wedlock births, declining male participation in the workforce and colleges, a culture that excuses bad behavior by creating categories of alleged psychological disorders, and the … 0

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Rindge: Seminar sheds light on state gun laws

Monday, April 7, 2014

Rindge Crime Watch hosted an informational seminar on New Hampshire’s Stand Your Ground laws, which dictate the situations in which citizens may use deadly force in self-defense, in March after Rindge Police noticed an recent increase in pistol permit applications by town residents. Police Chief Frank Morrill said … 0

A look at the housing market

Monday, April 7, 2014

As the snow melts and days get warmer throughout the Monadnock region, many people start to seriously look at either buying or selling a home. Some may have had enough of winter and don’t want to go through … 0