Rindge

Residents have been working to clean up their own roadways in their local neighborhoods and down the state highways in anticipation of Earth Day today.

Region: Pitching in for Earth Day

Monday, April 21, 2014

The snowbanks are melting, receding from the roadsides and revealing the newly-budding grass. And a whole lot of trash that has been hidden under the snow all winter. But those driving along the local roads may be noticing this week that there are also a lot of the iconic blue bags that are associated with roadside litter pickup, as residents tackle the problem in honor of Earth Day, which is today. Bonnie and Baxter Harris were out on the roads on Saturday in Peterborough, cleaning a section of their own neighborhood. They, along with several of their neighbors, do an organized pickup every year around … 0

Wedding announcement: Luke Letourneau — Megan Langevin

Monday, March 31, 2014

Megan Langevin, daughter of Norman and Christine Langevin of Jaffrey, and Luke Letourneau, son of Peter and Roberta Letourneau, were married on Sept. 7, 2013 in a double ring Nuptial Mass at St. Patrick’s Church in Jaffrey, officiated by the Rev. Wilfred Deschamps. The bride was escorted by her father. Matrons of honor … 0

Court log: April 22, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Dublin police Eric Dennison, 32, of New York, N.Y., speeding, $1,120 with $500 for 24 months on the condition of no further misdemeanors or felonies, and no violations for serious or moving motor vehicle matters and suspended license for 30 days ordered. Jacob Miller, 22, of Millis, Mass., speeding, $1,120 with $500 suspended for 24 months on the condition of no further misdemeanors … 0

letter: Music matters to our kids

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

To the editor: When is the Jaffrey-Rindge School District going to put the kids first? Every year the budget goes up and every year they cut programs. Every year parents need to go to the School Board and beg them not to diminish our children’s education further. We … 0

Editorial: Enrollment issues aren’t going away

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Declining enrollment is the issue public school districts throughout our region are facing. In the Jaffrey-Rindge School District, it’s led to a decision to shrink the music program for the coming school year; in the ConVal District, it has Bennington Select Board members talking and wondering if a … 0

Rindge: Public hearing on Master Plan tonight

Monday, March 31, 2014

At their meeting on March 18, members of the Planning Board voted unanimously to hold a public hearing tonight, April 1, at 7 p.m. to discuss the Plan NH Charrette and the request from voters to remove the item from the Rindge Master Plan Document. Residents voted to … 0

Dog Tales: Punishment works, but should you use it?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

In the 1980s when I first started training dogs, everything was taught through the use of punishment. If the dog moved out of heel position, he got a swift and meaningful “pop” on the metal choke chain. If … 0

Rindge: FPU names its 2014 honorary degree and Peterson Award recipients

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Franklin Pierce University will award two Honorary Doctorates and The Honorable Walter R. Peterson Citizen Leader Award at its 49th Commencement Exercises at 10:30 a.m. on May 17. John K. Castle and Kenneth R. Feinberg will be receiving honorary degrees at the Rindge campus ceremonies; J. Bonnie Newman … 0

Peterborough/Sharon: The boom GENERATION

Monday, March 31, 2014

Writer P.J. O’Rourke, born in 1947, is a senior member of the Baby Boom generation. “We are the generation that changed everything,” O’Rourke writes in the preface of his latest book, “The Baby Boom.” “Of all the eras … 0

Rindge: Town may explore energy grants

Monday, March 31, 2014

Rindge Energy Commission Chair Patricia Martin asked the Select Board during their meeting March 19 to explore options for Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative funding, and a Senate Bill 123 grant of $2 million to update town lighting infrastructure, in an effort to reduce energy costs. Martin presented a … 0

Swimming: Simoneau swims at YMCA meet

Monday, March 31, 2014

Conant freshman Kristyn Simoneau competed in the 2014 New England YMCA Swimming Championships in Andover, Mass. last weekend. Simoneau placed 11th in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:05:40, 24th in the 100 Fly with a time of 1:07:47 and 19th in the 50 Free with a … 0

Keene/Rindge: Colleges collaborate with substance abuse prevention

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Monadnock Voices for Prevention, the Regional Public Health Network for Substance Misuse Prevention, Keene State College, Franklin Pierce University, and Cheshire County are partnering in a collaborative effort on The Partnership for Success II Grant. The grant coordinates each of these organizations to construct and implement a plan … 0

Region: Unemployment rate down in N.H.

Friday, March 28, 2014

The New England Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS, has released New England and state unemployment numbers for January 2014.  These data are supplied by the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program, which produces monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and labor force data for … 0