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Jaffrey: Operating budget up 3.4 percent at $6,043,881

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

JAFFREY — The Select Board and Budget Committee are confident the public will be pleased their 2015-16 proposed operating budget is just 3.4 percent more than last year’s approved $5,843,392 budget. They are, however, worried the public will rebuff warrant articles to buy a new road grader and loader, since these articles contribute to the 6.99-percent increase in the total amount being asked of taxpayers this year, $10,408,616. At the … 0

Jaffrey: Finding a spiritual home

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A year following the publication of “A Religion of One’s Own,” Thomas Moore says the book has garnered a lot of response, much like his New York Times-bestseller “Care of the Soul,” which came out 22 years ago. But not everyone likes the word “religion.” “It’s been really remarkable,” Moore said Tuesday about … 0

Women’s basketball: Ravens fall to Southern Conn.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Although three were in double digits Saturday afternoon, the Franklin Pierce women’s basketball team came up short against Southern Connecticut 71-63 at the Moore Fieldhouse in Northeast-10 Conference play. With the loss, the Ravens fall 10-5 overall, with an 8-4 record in Northeast-10 play. Southern Connecticut advances to 11-9 in overall play, and 8-4 in Northeast-10 play Kara Charette netted 18 points and … 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

Rindge: Budget proposal comes in lower than default

Monday, January 19, 2015

RINDGE — The proposed budget passed through the public hearing process with little fuss, as the board presented a decreased budget for the third year in a row, coming in with a proposal of $3,706,400. The proposed budget … 0

Petition call for pipeline delay heard

Monday, January 19, 2015

Federal lawmakers have responded to a petition — signed by more than 1,900 New Hampshire residents asking for more time to review the natural gas pipeline plan — by reaching out to both the developer and the federal regulatory commission that will have the final say. Last week, … 1