White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card leans on U.S. President George W. Bush's chair in the Oval Office of the White House Oct. 1, 2003,  while the President meets with Pakistan's Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali.

FPU names new president

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Franklin Pierce University has named its new president: Andrew H. Card, a former trustee of the University who has served on the staff of three U.S. presidents. Card has previous ties to the school, having been a former Franklin Pierce University trustee from 1996 until 2000, but has additional experience in leadership as a former White House chief of staff, … 0

Power outages plague the region before turkey day

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A blanket of white snow Wednesday morning quickly turned into a winter whiteout for drivers, businesses and residents on the day before Thanksgiving. The weather was brought by Winter Storm Cato, which moved up the Eastern U.S. throughout the day. By about 4 p.m., Cato had already dumped seven inches of wet, heavy … 0

JAFFREY: Kemp honored by Rotary

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club has chosen a longtime Jaffrey resident as the winner of its annual Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Service Award, according to the club’s president. The Rotary Club awarded its annual Service Award, which it has given for the last four years, to longtime jack-of-all-trades town mechanic Dave Kemp at its annual Nov. … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Raffle, auction raises funds

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

On Nov. 7, the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club reverse raffle and auction party was held at the Shattuck Golf Club. The event, held annually, is the club’s major fund raiser. This is an all-in project for the club, which sold 300 tickets. Money raised at the event will help … 0

Rindge: Reservations being taken for Recreation holiday dinner

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Rindge Recreation Department is currently taking reservations for this year’s annual Rindge senior holiday dinner. The holiday dinner is scheduled for Dec. 18. Seating will begin at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. This event is open to any senior citizens who are … 0

Engagement announcement: Keri Ayres — Benjamin Coll

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Pam and Mark Forrest of Rindge have announced the engagement of their daughter, Keri Ayres, to Benjamin Coll, son of David Coll of Fitzwilliam and Kelly Record of Rindge. The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Conant High … 0

Viewpoint: About the pipeline, whom can you believe?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

These days we’ve been hearing a great deal about two power projects: Northern Pass and the natural gas pipeline. We hear a lot of conflicting opinion about whether these projects are good or even necessary for New Hampshire and New England. Last January, the six New England governors … 0

View from the river: ‘Power of the spoken word’

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thank you. I doubt those words ever get old or can be said too much. Thank you. The Thanksgiving season gives an opportunity tell you about how the community encourages and keeps us going here at The River Center all year long. I want to talk about the … 0

Editorial: Rep. O’Brien isn’t right for the job

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

State Rep. Bill O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) is not the right person to serve as speaker of the House. And there are numerous examples that serve to illustrate this point. What we know of O’Brien in the role of House speaker — he previously held the position from 2011 … 0

Letter: Speaker of the House nominee

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

To the editor: William O’Brien returns to Speakership of N.H. House of Representatives. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Mike Bradley Hillsborough Editor’s note: State Rep. Bill O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) was nominated to serve as the next Speaker of the House. The … 0

Rindge: Residents up in arms about proposed natural gas pipeline

Monday, November 17, 2014

RINDGE — Rindge residents are gearing up to protest a proposed natural gas pipeline which could potentially run through Rindge, New Ipswich, Mason and Greenville, among other New Hampshire towns — with “Don’t FERC with Rindge” as their … 0

Softball: Pen, paper, Penwoman: Chalke signs with SNHU

Monday, November 17, 2014

Conant softballer Ivy Chalke can do it all. Sure, she’s one of the best pitchers in Division III, putting up gaudy numbers as she lead the Orioles to what’s considered to be its best season ever last year. … 0

Rindge: Community supper set for Nov. 24

Monday, November 10, 2014

All are welcome at the monthly Welcome Table Community Supper in Rindge. The next supper will be on Nov. 24 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Rindge Meeting House. The menu includes scalloped ham and noodles, tossed salad, bread, beverages and a variety of desserts. A vegetarian … 0