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Sports Awards: What a winter

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

If only every sports season could be as exhilarating as this winter’s was! After a fall that saw every local team out of the playoffs after only one round, the winter promised more postseason possibilities. And with the area’s most popular sport — basketball — loaded up with talent this year, there was plenty to look forward to as the … 0

Rindge: Residents voice concerns about pipeline impact

Monday, March 30, 2015

RINDGE — Residents came out in full force Wednesday to air their grievances to Kinder Morgan about its proposed gas pipeline. With a crowd of over 100 people in attendance at Kinder Morgan’s informational meeting, the town stood unified in saying that the pipeline was not wanted nor needed in Rindge. “How do you deal with publicly held land?” asked Selectwoman Roberta Oeser. … 0

Food: Syrup a-boiling

Monday, March 30, 2015

Local sugar houses gave demonstrations and showed off the bounty of the season Saturday and Sunday … 0

Thank You Note: Appreciation due to police, fire

Thursday, March 12, 2015

To the editor: On behalf of the Conant community, I would like to extend a “Thank You” to Jaffrey Police and Fire Departments for their assistance at the Conant/Mascenic basketball game on March 7. As you are well aware, Conant basketball is really a Jaffrey-Rindge community event, and … 0

Letters: The global warming scare

Thursday, March 12, 2015

To the editor: The environment is key to our survival. In response to John Kondos’s Feb. 26 viewpoint article, he writes that weather-related disaster costs have risen from an average of $50 billion per year in the 1980s to over $200 billion per year in the last decade, … 0

Viewpoint: How the conversation inspired me

Friday, March 20, 2015

As Gordon Peery, the highly competent facilitator, introduced the March 10 Community Conversation, he warned us that climate change is such an overwhelming crisis, we need to focus on the small steps that we can take as individuals. A perfectly reasonable and understandable framework for a meeting, and … 1

Editorial: 3 steps forward, 3 steps back

Monday, March 23, 2015

Question: Why are we back to talking about Medicaid expansion again? Sometimes it seems as if our state Legislature never really gets anywhere. Once a decision has been made, our representatives are forever finding ways to reopen the issue. Be that as it may, we’d like to share … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Navigating the future

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Reflecting back, Susan Peterson admits she has always wanted to be a strong leader, someone who gives back to the community. Peterson feels she was able to achieve this as president of the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce in … 0

The push for a voice in gas plan

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

As Kinder Morgan moves ahead with the approval process, releasing more detailed maps of a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through Southern New Hampshire, they are also poised to attend meetings in several local townships to speak directly to citizens next week in meetings scheduled in … 0

Jaffrey: Putting in work

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

When Laura Howard of Jaffrey, a junior at Conant High School, first tried out as a trumpet player for New Hampshire’s All-State Band two years ago, she nonchalantly prepared for the audition. She received the audition music in … 0

Rindge: Woman’s club offers scholarships

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Rindge Woman’s Club is offering three $1,000 college scholarships to graduating Rindge seniors for the 2015-2016 academic year. In addition, the RWC will award the Lillian M. and William T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship to both a Jaffrey and a Rindge graduating senior. Each award will total $1,500. … 0

Basketball: Springfield, Litts highlight All-State teams

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Several local ballers made the cut for the 2014-15 All-State teams. Most notably, the two leaders of the area’s championship teams were both named Player of the Year for their respective divisions. Conant’s Madison Springfield was named the … 0

Rindge: Planners seek input on Master Plan

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

RINDGE — The Planning Board discussed updating the town’s Master Plan at Tuesday’s board meeting, setting a tentative date for a public input session to discuss the plan with residents. Interim Planning Director Kirk Stenersen told the Planning … 0