The Jaffrey Historical Society hosted an informational meeting Sunday about its proposal to build a replica of the Hearse House in the Village of Jaffrey Center. Residents voiced their worry that the Hearse House would obstruct the view of Mount Monadnock.

Jaffrey: Hearse house location questioned

Monday, January 26, 2015

JAFFREY — Several residents of Jaffrey, concerned about a replica of a hearse house obstructing Mount Monadnock, are urging the Jaffrey Historical Society to move their planned site out of view of the mountain. Residents are encouraging the Historical Society — which plans to build a hearse house to display two hearses from 1868 in the Jaffrey Center Commons — … 0

Region readies for big storm

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Monadnock region, like much of the Northeast, was bracing Monday for a winter storm forecasted to bring blizzard conditions to parts of Hillsborough and Cheshire counties. Yet the attitude throughout the region seemed calmer than in New York City and Boston, which were predicted to receive record levels of snowfall. Chief David Chamberlain of the Jaffrey Fire Department summarized this attitude Monday … 0

Legislating change: How to grow the economy

Monday, January 26, 2015

How to grow the economy? That’s the question on many people’s minds, including our representatives in Concord. Both N.H. House and Senate Republicans are proposing that business taxes be cut. Sen. Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford) is among those sponsoring the cuts in the Senate. SB1 would reduce the Business Profits Tax a half-percent over … 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

Letter: Grateful for all the local support

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

To the editor: My wife Mary-Lou has died. In 2007 while we were living in Portugal, she suffered a stroke. Two years later there was another stroke. These past seven years have been challenging. I chose to be Mary-Lou’s caretaker. To keep her out of a nursing home … 0

Thank you letter: Thanks for a successful fair

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

To the editor: We would like to thank the entire community for the spirit, enthusiasm and support of our fundraising event — the Handcrafted for the Holidays Craft Fair. Special thanks to our amazing volunteer crew. This event would not be possible without you. Thank you to the … 0

Viewpoint: Why I oppose 2.7-percent raises for teachers, staff

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

As Rindge budget advisor to the Jaffrey-Rindge School District, these are my recommendations for the forthcoming warrant articles for the Feb. 4 Deliberative Session and the final vote on March 10. 1) The board is recommending an operating budget of $25,616, 015. This is $74.092, or 0.29 percent, … 0

Editorial: Obama’s challenge to the people

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Imagine this: All of the constraints of commerce are lifted and the nation is at peace. Young people can get the college-level courses they need to transition from high school to a career, or perhaps to even higher institutions of learning. The new health care system is firmly … 0

Wedding Guide: Vintage and nature- inspired themes are in

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Rustic and vintage are in. That’s what Cathy Furze, owner of Country Bridals and Formal Wear in Jaffrey, and Carol Deyo of Peterborough have noticed over the last year or so. Deyo has been creating wedding cakes since … 0

Wedding Guide: the right look

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Every girl wants to look perfect on her wedding day. While the dress often becomes the focal point of the search for the perfect look, brides shouldn’t neglect the other important aspect of their wedding look — hair … 0

Wedding Guide: It was worth the wait

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

We have all the time in the world... Is there a secret formula for success in life? Are there specific steps one must take in order to find it — graduate high school, go to college or get … 0

Jaffrey: Veterans call for tax credit increase

Monday, January 19, 2015

Veterans in Jaffrey may begin receiving a $100-$200 increase in their tax credit, after several veterans pointed out to the Select Board that Jaffrey offers a lower credit than a majority of surrounding towns. Jaffrey currently offers a … 0