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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

Editorial: Is SWRPC response too little, too late?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

With the level of opposition to the proposed natural gas pipeline in the region, we are puzzled by the Southwest Region Planning Commission’s seemingly delayed response. Just two weeks before the close of the official comment period at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the SWRPC is starting an … 1

Hancock / Rindge: Norway, Pearly ponds have algae blooms

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

High bacteria readings have been reported at beaches in Hancock and Rindge. Samples of lakes with public beaches and swimming areas are monitored by the state Department of Environmental Services. During testing last week, samples from the Hancock Town Beach on Norway Pond exceeded the state standard for … 0

Rindge: Condo association approved for community

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

RINDGE — After a number of continued meetings requesting more information, the Planning Board has conditionally approved the creation of a condominium association at the former Meeting School property. Two major issues came up at the meeting when … 0

Peterborough: Doctors talk MMJ pros and cons

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — As the state readies its medical marijuana facilities, physicians are divided over recommending it to patients once it becomes available to them next year. Some welcome the new treatment option, while others plan to tread lightly. “It’s a frontier in healthcare,” said Dr. Terrance McNamara, a … 0

Federal aid to N.H. for January blizzard

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

State and federal officials say more than $1 million in federal assistance has been delivered to New Hampshire to help cover costs of the January 26-28, 2015 severe winter storm and snow storm that buried parts of the state under two to three feet of snow. According to … 0

Franklin Pierce: Runner Holmes gets academic honors

Monday, August 17, 2015

Sophomore Jon Holmes of the Franklin Pierce University men’s cross country and track & field program has been named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District I First Team, as announced earlier this summer by CoSIDA (College Sports Information … 0

Peterborough: Let’s see a movie

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fists fly between Ant-Man and his nemesis, Yellowjacket. The unspoken tension between two characters staring at each other across a table. Spoiler alert — a kiss. These are silent moments a visually impaired moviegoer might miss watching the … 0

Franklin Pierce: Ravens volleyball nets Team Academic Award

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Franklin Pierce University volleyball team has been named as a recipient of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 2014-15 academic year, as announced earlier this summer by the AVCA. It is the sixth straight year Franklin Pierce has earned the honor from the … 0

Franklin Pierce: Ravens pitcher on international stage

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Rising senior pitcher Tricia Hansen of the Franklin Pierce University softball program represented her program abroad in the 2015 Prague Cup Tour from June 19-29, as she traveled to Germany and the Czech Republic with American International Sports … 0

Viewpoint: Lessons learned from Elsa

Friday, August 14, 2015

Elsa came to visit this summer and left me with some things to ponder. Her approach to life is enviable. She begins every day with determination. A hearty breakfast is a must. Physical activity — lots of it — is essential for her well-being, and if you are … 0