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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

Rindge: Board: To keep teachers, salaries must increase

Monday, January 19, 2015

RINDGE — At the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District’s hearing for their $25,616,015 proposed operating budget Thursday, the crowd tussled over whether teacher and professional staff member salaries should increase a total of $261,391 under their collective bargaining agreement. … 0

Rindge: Veterans Assoc. electing officers

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Rindge Veterans Association will hold their Election of Officers at the Monadnock Full Gospel Church on Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit … 0

Dublin School: Wildcats roundup from last week’s action

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Boys’ basketball Dublin School hosted a deep squad from Cushing Academy on Wednesday, falling by a score of 79-53. All eight players scored for the Wildcats, led by young shooting guard Dylan Savage with 14 points, all coming in the second half. Hunter Bachman added 13 points and … 0

Gas prices: Less pain at the pump

Monday, January 19, 2015

If you drive into Hometown Gas in Rindge, don’t surprised if you hear, “$1.99, can you believe this?” That’s what John Berry of Rindge yelled when he stepped out of his pickup truck on Wednesday. Hometown Gas is … 0

Keene: Monadnock Buy Local receives grant

Friday, January 16, 2015

Monadnock Buy Local recently received a grant from the Everett and Margaret H. Clement Family Fund and the Iola M. Hubbard Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to conduct a Communications Audit. This audit will assess how Monadnock Buy Local is currently driving behavior change and discover … 0

Editorial: Devotion to a dream lives on

Monday, January 19, 2015

The region in which we live has long been known for its forward thinking. Great men and women, like Willa Cather, Mark Twain and Frederick Douglass, have made their homes, if only temporarily, in our towns. Others born and raised here embody that same tolerant, creative and universally … 0

Men’s basketball: Ravens drop one to New Haven

Monday, January 19, 2015

Senior Ryen Vilmont scored a team-high 15 points, but the Ravens spoiled a first-half lead in a loss to the University of New Haven Chargers by a final score of 69-62 at the Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon. With the loss, the Ravens drop to 10-6 overall and 5-4 … 0

Women’s hockey: Ravens keep home win streak alive

Monday, January 19, 2015

Junior defenseman Sarah Sheils scored three times, including a pair of power-play goals, on Saturday night to lead the way for the Franklin Pierce University women’s ice hockey team in a 5-1 win over Nichols. With the win, Franklin Pierce improves to 13-2-1 and has won six in … 0

Concord: Residents urged to bring cancer stories to State House

Monday, January 19, 2015

The 2015 American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Legislative Breakfast will take place on Wednesday at the State House in Concord. Cancer advocates, survivors, and members of the legislature are invited to attend from 8 to 10 a.m. This is an important day for those living with cancer … 0

Letters: Mr. Leach’s anti-gun position

Thursday, January 8, 2015

To the editor: This letter is in direct response to Mr. Ted Leach’s opinion on the state Legislature’s decision to allow concealed carry within the State House and the legislature rooms. Mr. Leach, your portrayal of events unfolding are so laughable they are imbecilic. Your description of our … 0