Fairpoint employees in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine are on strike after the telecommunications provider declared an impasse during contract renegotiations.

Peterborough: Fairpoint workers picketing over contract negotiations

Monday, October 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A handful of local Fairpoint technicians picketing on Concord Street outside the Fairpoint facility on Monday and Friday are some of the 1,700 employees on strike in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, after a failed attempt by two unions to renegotiate the unionized workforces’s contract. These employees — part of the Communications Workers of America and the International … 0

Rindge: Skateboard competition returns

Monday, October 20, 2014

RINDGE — A defunct skateboarding event once held by Franklin Pierce University will be resurrected, after the Select Board gave approval on Wednesday for a portion of Mountain Road to be shut down for a short time on Thursday to allow for a slalom competition. On Wednesday, Doug Carty, the director of campus recreation at Franklin Pierce University appeared before the board to … 0

Rindge: Street sign damages cruiser

Monday, October 20, 2014

RINDGE — The town’s 2013 Ford Taurus cruiser is out of commission, after an accident on Sept. 30 that damaged the driver’s side of the vehicle. Repairs are expected to be completed by next week, according to police. Police Chief Todd Muilenberg appeared before the Select Board on Wednesday to discuss the damages. He estimated $6,200 in repairs will be needed to return … 0

Jaffrey: Fashion plates

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Rob Stephenson took this picture in the Civic Center parking lot on Sept. 17. … 0

Portsmouth: NH Furniture Masters holding gala

Monday, October 6, 2014

The N.H. Furniture Masters will be holding their grand gala at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel on Sunday. Furniture Master William Thomas of Rindge will be among the participants. Public viewing of the exhibit will be from noon … 0

Rindge police log: Oct. 9, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Rindge Wednesday, Oct. 1 Fire: At 10:19 a.m., police assisted the Rindge Fire Department with traffic control on Route 202 during a utility pole fire. Power to the entire town was shut down for a few minutes while the problem was isolated, and then was restored by PSNH. … 0

Letters: Vote for Sterling and Hunt

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

To the editor: On Oct. 2, I attended Candidates Night at the Fitzwilliam VFW. The candidates in attendance were Rep. John Hunt, Frank Sterling, Luke Sacher, Lee Nyquist, Pat Martin and Rep. Susan Emerson. In my opinion, it turned out to be the John and Frank show. Here … 0

They’re off to the other side of world

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Beijing, Shanghai, the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Temple of Heaven, the Forbidden City — it’s a trip that could easily grace just about anyone’s bucket list. It’s that trip you always dreamed of taking, but never actually … 0

Rindge: Swearing in

Monday, October 6, 2014

RINDGE — Residents got the opportunity to meet the newly-appointed chief of police, Todd Muilenberg, during a swearing-in ceremony at the Meeting House on Thursday morning. … 0

Rindge: Wolken joins staff at Franklin Pierce

Friday, October 3, 2014

Franklin Pierce University has announced the hiring of Jim Wolken as executive director of marketing and communications, a new position for the university. Wolken brings more than 20 years of marketing experience to Franklin Pierce, having held senior … 0


Monday, October 6, 2014

The following students graduated from Franklin Pierce University this summer: Earl Collins of Rindge, magna cum laude, Bachelor of Science in management; Ashlyn Kundert of Rindge, Bachelor of Arts in social work and counseling; Derek Lawn of Jaffrey, magna cum laude, Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice; and … 0

Letter: What’s wrong with politics today

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

To the editor: On Nov. 4, 2014, will we vote for solutions or the same old things? Did you know that our borders are wide open? According to Nancy Pelosi the U.S. and Mexico are a community that happens to have a border running through it. That is … 0

Letter: It’s predictable politics

Thursday, October 2, 2014

To the editor: Some people are pretty predictable, especially people who are thinking about running for a political office. You can always tell the polished politician from the inexperienced. Such is the case with Larry Cleveland challenging Susan Emerson’s loyalty to the Republican party, while portraying himself as … 0