Business: Protecting against financial abuse

Monday, December 22, 2014

New Hampshire lawmakers are attempting to crack down on a crime that seems to prey heavily on the elderly population: financial abuse. But HB 1555-Fn, a bill recently signed into law, is really meant to strengthen protections against fraud close to home — perpetuated by family or caretakers against an elderly person. Prosecuting the other half of the problem — scams by strangers perpetuated by phone, online or by mail … 0

Rindge: Cutting loose

Monday, December 22, 2014

RINDGE — New Hampshire Dance Institute finished off a residency at Rindge Memorial School with dance recitals in the gym. … 0

Fitzwilliam: Residents turn out against gas plan

Monday, December 22, 2014

On Saturday morning, dozens of residents from affected towns stood on the Fitzwilliam Town Common, holding signs declaring “No pipeline” or “Protect New Hampshire, stop the pipeline,” and waving to cars that honked their support. Those there were protesting the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Inc. natural gas pipeline. In November, the company announced … 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

Bennington: Record numbers hit slopes

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

While many dug their cars out from Wednesday’s snowstorm or attempted to stay warm without electricity this weekend, thousands congregated to Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride for the ski resorts opening weekend from Friday to Sunday. And because … 0

Dog Tales: Myth busting 101: Crate as time out and alpha rolling

Friday, November 28, 2014

Myth number one: Don’t use your dog’s crate as a punishment. The thought with this myth is that if you use your dog’s crate as a punishment location, a time out, the dog won’t like the crate. This … 0

Rindge: Ravens women take down Caldwell

Monday, December 1, 2014

Freshman Jemma Thacker netted her career- high of 17 points to lead the Franklin Pierce University women’s basketball team to 82-64 win over Caldwell University at the Field house in non-conference play. The Ravens advance to an overall record of 4-2, and remain 2-1 in Northeast-10 Conference play, … 0

Rindge: Ravens improve to 5-2 overall

Monday, December 1, 2014

Senior Ryen Vilmont knocked down 11-19 shots on the night, including shooting 8-16 from behind the three-point line to total a season-high 33 points as the Franklin Pierce Men’s Basketball team defeated the Mansfield (Pa.) University Mountaineers by a final score of 94-81 in non-conference play at the … 0