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David Hoffman, 54, of Ashburnham, appeared in court on Wednesday in Jaffrey to be arraigned on a charge of negligent homicide.

Jaffrey/Rindge: Driver in fatal crash arraigned

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

JAFFREY — David Hoffman, the driver of a vehicle that allegedly caused a fatal accident in Rindge on Nov. 6, was arraigned on a charge of negligent homicide at the 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey, on Wednesday afternoon. As part of his bail conditions, Justice L. Phillips Runyon III ordered that Hoffman be fitted with an ankle bracelet for house arrest and that he not drive; bail was set at $20,000 cash or surety. Hoffman, 54, of Ashburnham, Massachusetts, entered the courtroom Wednesday on crutches, with his left foot in a cast from injuries suffered in the accident. Police allege Hoffman’s alcohol consumption that day was … 0

Peterborough: National award for green energy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Peterborough is the only town nationwide being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for purchasing green power — electricity from renewable sources like solar, wind and geothermal that do not emit greenhouse gases. The EPA announced Wednesday that Peterborough is one of nine entities across the country to receive the EPA’s 2014 Green Power Purchasing Award. Other award winners include the cities … 0

Keene: AIDS Memorial Quilt displaying in region

Monday, November 17, 2014

AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region will collaborate with Franklin Pierce University to bring a display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to various locations throughout the region to acknowledge World AIDS Day, held annually on Dec. 1 since 1988. The purpose of the day is to engage communities in understanding, compassion and hope using this powerful visual reminder of the AIDS pandemic and … 0

Editorial: Stark contrast of success and sorrow

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

There’s a fine line between success and sorrow. Many among us have only known one side of that line, relegated to winning or losing for their entire lives, with nary a dip or ascent to the other side. It’s a stark contrast. One might get the impression from … 0

Viewpoint: The many restrictions on execution in ancient law

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Ancient Israel had a“Common Core,” the Torah or Five Books of Moses, often inaccurately called the Old Testament. Torah was the basis of both law and education with its emphasis on values and proper behavior. Moses emphasized the importance of educating children as early as circa 1,100 BCE. … 0

Letter: Join conversation on mental health

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

To the editor: Everyone agrees that mental health services do not meet the critical needs of individuals and families coping with depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD and other mood and emotional disorders. National Alliance on Mental Illness — NH Chapter is holding a conversation to hear from … 0

Rindge: Olson sentencing delayed again

Monday, November 10, 2014

Sentencing in the case of a Rindge man who admitted in court to defrauding investors has once again been delayed. Aaron E. Olson of Rindge pled guilty to charges of tax evasion, admitting in his plea agreement that he stole $27.8 million from his investors through his investment … 0

Jaffrey/Rindge, Conval: Changes to New Hampshire’s standardized testing

Monday, November 10, 2014

This spring, elementary schoolers and eleventh-graders won’t just be bubbling in multiple-choice answers with a graphite pencil, as was typical of the NECAP and previous standardized tests. With New Hampshire incorporating a new test this year, students will … 0

Peterborough/Keene: Workshops on hiring, HR

Monday, October 20, 2014

Paula Mathews, president of HR Compliance 101, LLC will offer several workshops this quarter. Sponsored by the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce or the Hannah Grimes Center, these workshops have been developed for the employer with one to 100 employees. They will be held at Hannah Grimes Center, … 0

Wedding announcement: Robert Tremblay — Caroline Rogers

Monday, November 10, 2014

Caroline Rogers of Fitzwilliam, daughter of Brooks and Marian Rogers, and Robert Tremblay of Fitzwilliam, son of Daniel and Linda Tremblay, were married Oct. 4, 2014, at the Rogers homestead in Rindge, in a double-ring ceremony officiated by … 0

Franklin Pierce University: Ravens men eliminated from playoffs

Thursday, November 6, 2014

SCSU sophomore midfielder Markus Jacobsen scored three times on Tuesday afternoon, as the seventh-seeded Franklin Pierce University men’s soccer team suffered a 5-0 defeat at the hands of second-seeded Southern Connecticut State in the quarterfinal round of the Northeast-10 Conference Championship at Jess Dow Field. Freshman goalkeeper Noah … 0

Franklin Pierce University: Ravens’ women win in double OT

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Junior midfielder Kaycee Pereira put away the game-winning goal in the 104th minute on Tuesday afternoon to lift the fifth-seeded Franklin Pierce University women’s soccer team to a 2-1, double-overtime win over fourth-seeded Southern Connecticut State in the quarterfinal round of the Northeast-10 Championship at Jess Dow Field. … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Red ribbon week raises awareness

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Jaffrey Rindge Middle School faculty and staff worked together to offer meaningful and memorable opportunities during its annual Red Ribbon Week. Originally created to commemorate those DEA officers that have lost lives in the war on drugs, the … 0