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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

Jaffrey-Rindge: Two-time spelling bee champion

Friday, January 23, 2015

Seventh grader Trevor Pierce accepts his first place certificate from JRMS principal, Robert Clark. Trevor is a two time winner of the bee and will move on to represent Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School in the state competition in late … 0

Peterborough: Grant writing workshop at The River Center

Friday, January 23, 2015

The River Center is looking for a few detail-orientated people to join a four-week “Grant Writing Mentoring Circle.” Participants will gain experience in researching, writing and proofing grant applications. Completed applications will be submitted on behalf of The River Center. The program will run on Thursdays, starting this … 0

Walpole: Monadnock Menus annual meeting

Friday, January 23, 2015

Monadnock Menus, a program launched by the Cheshire County Conservation District to provide schools and other institutions throughout Cheshire County and the western Monadnock Region with easy access to local foods, will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Historical Society of Cheshire County … 0

Women’s hockey: FPU wins seventh straight contest

Monday, January 26, 2015

Junior forward Karsyn Baker scored twice, including the game-winning goal, and her team held a dominant, 40-17, edge in shots on Saturday afternoon, as the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team posted a 3-0 win over Saint Michael’s in ECAC East Play at Cairns Arena. Sophomore forward … 0

Men’s basketball: Vilmont scores 20 but Ravens lose to S. Conn.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Senior Ryen Vilmont recorded yet another 20 point game this season and came one rebound shy of a double-double, but it wasn’t enough to put the Franklin Pierce University Ravens into the win column, as they lost to the Southern Connecticut University Owls by a final score of … 0

Indoor track: Gisore, Cataldo pace Ravens at Harvard

Monday, January 26, 2015

Senior Antoine Gisore and sophomore Cory Cataldo each took home a first place finish in events on Sunday afternoon as the Franklin Pierce Men’s Track and Field team competed in the 2015 Greater Boston Track Club Invitational held at the Gordon Indoor Track Facility at Harvard University. The … 0

Viewpoint: In response to Kinder Morgan

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

In reply to the Jan. 13 Viewpoint piece by Allen Fore, vice president of public affairs at Kinder Morgan, Inc.: Mr. Fore, welcome to New Hampshire! I have a spare winter coat I can lend you. On cost/price and capacity Capacity problems have all their roots in Massachusetts. … 0

Editorial: Concealed guns demand licensure

Monday, January 26, 2015

It’s clear that the majority of representatives in the N.H. House are in favor of people carrying concealed firearms in the Chamber, with their recent vote to allow just that. But now there’s a movement that would do away with licensing requirements for anyone, anywhere in the state … 0

Viewpoint: Food for thought: Eminent domain

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

While I’m not a lawyer, I’m puzzled by the possibility that Kinder Morgan can take a large piece of my land for the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project through eminent domain. The American Heritage dictionary definition of eminent domain is relatively straightforward: “eminent domain n. The power of … 0

Letters: Budget hearing disappointing

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

To the editor: On Jan. 15, I had the pleasure of being in the audience at the Jaffrey-Rindge School Board’s 2015-2016 budget hearing. The hearing was to explain and defend the cost for the next school year. To help those folks in the gallery to understand, we (the … 0