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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

Viewpoint: Dropping out of RGGI would be a mistake

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

One terrible proposal being presented up in Concord is a regressive and irresponsible bill designed to remove New Hampshire from the nine-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI. It would result in a substantial loss of income for the state and loss of greatly needed help for our … 0

Letters: Not my water, not my land, not here

Thursday, January 22, 2015

To the editor: I am concerned that many residents affected by the Northeast Direct Pipeline Project in New Hampshire are unaware of the scope and depth of this undertaking. First, my greatest concern is the safety of our water in our communities. Most of the affected communities have … 0

Rindge: Depths of despair

Friday, January 23, 2015

Bryan Cullinane of Rindge had already told his parents that he was doing heroin. They knew that he was deep into some kind of trouble. But it wasn’t until she found a hypodermic needle in his bedroom that … 0

Basketball: Hoops for Hope game set for Feb. 10

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Six years ago, some members of the Conant girls’ basketball team started a tradition that is still going strong today — the Hoops For Hope fundraiser basketball game. The girls used their game against Fall Mountain as a fundraiser for a breast cancer charity, raised some money, and … 0


Monday, January 19, 2015

The following students have been named to the president’s list for the fall semester at Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, Massachusetts: Patricia Rousseau, Jessica Sorby, both of Jaffrey; Samantha Landry of Mason; and Clayton Kuusisto of New Ipswich. To make the list, students must complete a minimum of … 0

Rindge police log: Jan. 22, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Rindge Wednesday, Jan. 14 At 3:50 p.m., Following a motor vehicle stop for speed, Meghan O’Neil, 34, of Rindge, was arrested and charged with aggravated DWI and breach of bail. She was held at the House of Corrections in lieu of $2,500 cash bail. She was arraigned on … 0

Rindge: Welcome Table Supper, Jan. 26

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The next Welcome Table Community Supper will be held Monday, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Rindge Meeting House, 6 Payson Hill Rd., Rindge. The menu this month includes a main dish, bread and tossed salad, beverages and a variety of desserts. A vegetarian option will also … 0

Men’s hockey: FPU skaters fall to SNHU

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Southern New Hampshire senior forward Dane Caracino broke a 1-1 tie with a power-play goal with 34 seconds to play in regulation on Tuesday night, as the Franklin Pierce University men’s ice hockey team dropped a 2-1 decision to Southern New Hampshire in Northeast-10 Conference play at Jason … 0

Jaffrey: Monadnock Advisory Commission to meet

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Monadnock Advisory Commission will hold a meeting on Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Jaffrey Civic Center, 40 Main St. The commission will receive reports from the N.H. Division of Parks and Recreation, the park manager, the Society for the Protection … 0

Letters: New nursing home just makes sense

Friday, January 16, 2015

To the editor: As New Hampshire’s ombudsman for long-term care, I have attended many meetings in and around Keene over the last year to offer insights related to current nursing home care. In Cheshire County, after much review, the Maplewood Task Force has recommended that a new nursing … 0