Rindge: Osimo and Seppala are 2014 Citizens of the Year

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ronald Osimo has been named Rindge’s Citizen of the Year, and Sharlene Seppala is the Young Citizen of the Year. Both were honored at the tree lighting ceremony on Saturday night, following the tree’s dedication. “The lighting of the town tree is a tradition that is over 20-years-old,” said Monika Diab, manager of the Rindge branch TD Bank, which sponsors the annual event with Rindge Athletic Men’s Social Club, or RAMS. “Awards are given out to citizens who made outstanding contributions to the quality of life for the folks who live in the community.” Osimo was taken by surprise, he told the Ledger-Transcript following the … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Final budget review details out

Thursday, December 18, 2014

JAFFREY — The Jaffrey-Rindge School Board continued its review of the district’s proposed budget Monday night, discussing funding for technology, facilities, the district’s Gifted and Talented program and the SAU offices. While the meeting was well-attended, the focus of the discussions was much less contentious than its first session on the same topic, … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: State law requires restraint, seclusion policy update

Thursday, December 18, 2014

JAFFREY — Updates to a pre-existing state law outlining seclusion and restraint regulations has the School Board looking to the district’s own policy to keep compliant. While the school district has had to streamline the recording process of incidents, most of the restraint and seclusion practices in the district will remain the same. During its meeting Monday, the board discussed changes to its … 0

Basketball: Orioles dominate

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Conant girls basketball team came out of the gate so dominant on Friday night that for a while, it was unclear whether their first opponent, Sanborn, would even get the ball past halfcourt, let alone score. “Our … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge School District: New blood for Conant Interact

Monday, December 8, 2014

On Dec. 2, the CHS Interact Club held its third induction of new members. This brought the Club membership to a total of 48. The CHS Interact Club is sponsored by the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club. The CHS Interact … 0

Monadnock United Way seeking nonprofit partners

Friday, December 5, 2014

Monadnock United Way is offering an open, competitive process to become a MUW partner and apply for funding opportunities for Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016. Under the organization’s “Agenda for Collective Impact,” MUW focuses its funding criteria for maximum impact on critical human services that will ensure … 0

Peterborough: Community forum is canceled due to weather

Friday, November 21, 2014

The year-end Community Conversations program at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture to create a New Year’s resolution for the community has been canceled due to an impending storm. The event was scheduled to take place today at 7 p.m. Community Conversations forums, a collaboration between the … 0

Editorial: O’Brien denial a coup for voters

Monday, December 8, 2014

Last month when the Republican caucus nominated Rep. Bill O’Brien as Speaker of the House, it was undoubted that the Republican state representative from Mont Vernon and former House speaker would once again take up the gavel in the N.H. House. Politicians at the state and federal levels … 0

Letters: Property owners’ rights at issue

Monday, December 8, 2014

To the editor: I’m one of the unlucky landowners directly affected by the proposed pipeline, which will be running right through my property. I currently own five acres in which PSNH has a 250-foot-wide easement. The edge of the current easement is 200 feet from my house. Kinder … 2

JAFFREY-RINDGE: O’Neill calls for 9 teachers to be cut

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

RINDGE — The Jaffrey-Rindge School District has only wrapped up the first of its three budget reviews, but the superintendent is already aiming to hold spending flat and cut nine teaching positions in the coming school year. That’s … 0

Rindge: Planning Board proposes internally lit signage

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

RINDGE — The Planning Board voted to put seven proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance on the upcoming ballot in March, including one that would allow internally lit signs in town. With input from the town’s Sign Committee … 0

Letters: Children helping others admirable

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

To the editor: Considering the season of giving that we are upon, this is a timely story of children serving others in their community. Children taking responsibility for others’ needs is bound to bring inspiration and cheer. On Sunday, Dec. 1, six children, between the ages of 8 … 0

Peterborough: Holiday retail sales down

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Was lackluster holiday shopping in parts of the Monadnock region this past weekend part of a national epidemic? Nationally, retail sales were surveyed to have declined by 11 percent from 2013. Or, was it merely a hangover from … 0