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HOUSE AND HOME: The Old Parsonage in Antrim is a ‘happy house’
04-12-2024 8:33 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Heading north on Route 31 in Antrim, just past the historic Antrim Grange, drivers often tap their brakes at the sight of a restored, brick-red antique Colonial home. A sign on the lawn declares that the home is “The Old Parsonage.”  “People actually...

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Spectators gather to watch near-total eclipse at Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge
04-11-2024 8:33 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Joseph Clayton of Leominster, Mass., was one of many from out of state who traveled to Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge on Monday to see the solar eclipse closer to totality.“What we saw was the grace of God,” said Clayton. “It makes you feel pretty...


Jaffrey-Rindge community conversations focus on early childhood development
04-11-2024 8:31 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

As part of a grant focused on preschool development and community schools planning, the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District has been holding an ongoing series of community conversations about growing access to resources for families with young...


ReVision proposes community-owned solar field in Jaffrey
04-11-2024 8:16 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

ReVision Energy is proposing construction of a community solar farm on land owned by the Town of Jaffrey.Representatives of ReVision appeared before the Jaffrey Planning Board on Tuesday for a review of a plan, which would include a 1.3...


Temple residents’ input sought on studying ConVal withdrawal
04-10-2024 11:22 AM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

Temple residents will have a chance to share whether they would be interested in holding a special Town Meeting on a potential feasibility study to withdraw from the ConVal School District.At the Temple Select Board meeting Tuesday night, Jim...


‘Puppet’ tells Antrim native Dan Hurlin’s story
04-10-2024 8:31 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Contemporary puppet artist Dan Hurlin is returning to his hometown of Antrim on April 14 for a special screening of “Puppet,” a documentary about his work, at 2 p.m. at the Antrim First Presbyterian Church Hall, 73 Main St.The presentation is free and...


Two Jaffrey-Rindge Destination Imagination teams move on to Globals
04-09-2024 8:33 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Two of the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District’s Destination Imagination teams will be moving on to Global Finals May 22 to 25 in Kansas City after the Destination Imagination state affiliate finals Saturday at Bedford High School.A total of 31...


Parker and Sons Coffee Roasting in Peterborough strives to create the perfect coffee
04-09-2024 8:33 AM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

Coffee-drinkers may find themselves wondering, “Why do I like some coffee and not others?”It’s this exact question that drove Mason Parker, the owner of Parker and Sons Coffee Roasting in Peterborough, to start researching the coffee-roasting process...


Mark Fernald’s maple syrup named best for third time in Ledger-Transcript contest
04-08-2024 12:22 PM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

Mark Fernald of Sharon took home his second consecutive win and third overall among the judges at the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript’s 42nd annual maple syrup contest Saturday.The event was held at the Bantam Grill in Peterborough, where attendees had...


Sarah Hull of Hancock is representing New Hampshire at Cherry Blossom Program
04-08-2024 8:31 AM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

Cherry blossoms might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about New Hampshire, but some do grow here – notably, in Portsmouth.Hancock also now has a place in New Hampshire’s cherry blossom lore, as resident Sarah Hull was selected...


Hungry Bear Farm owner Gene Jonas stresses eating local, organically produced food
04-05-2024 8:31 AM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

Gene Jonas, owner and operator of Hungry Bear Farm in Mason, said New Hampshire imports about 90% of its supermarket food from outside the state. That's in spite of the almost 4,000 farms in operation within New Hampshire, according to a 2023 study by...


Charging hoverboard causes fire in Jaffrey
04-05-2024 7:31 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

A charging hoverboard is believed to be the source of a recent apartment fire on Stratton Road.According to a release issued by the Jaffrey Fire Department, on March 28, at about 10:23 a.m., crews responded to a first-alarm fire on Stratton Road,...


Monadnock region gets back to normal after last week’s storm
04-04-2024 2:04 PM

STAFF REPORTS

Although there’s still a lot of cleanup to be done, Dublin Fire Chief Tom Vanderbilt said the town was coming down the homestretch in dealing with last week’s snowstorm, as power had been fully restored and all roads were open as of 10:30 a.m. on...


Community remembers World War II vet, avid volunteer, lawmaker and entrepreneur Joe Manning of Jaffrey
04-04-2024 8:46 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Joe Manning, a veteran of World War II, entrepreneur, former state representative and avid town volunteer in Jaffrey, died at the age of 97 March 28.“He was many things,” said his friend Marc Tieger. “He was an entrepreneur, a devoted citizen and a...


NASA eclipse ambassadors prepare students, citizens
04-04-2024 8:35 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

On April 8, the southern edge of New Hampshire will be experiencing an eclipse with more than 95% total coverage – an event that won’t occur for the area again for more than 50 years.In anticipation of the event, NASA has tasked “eclipse ambassadors”...


Dublin Select Board meets with education advisory committee chair
04-04-2024 8:31 AM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

The Dublin Select Board met with Dublin Education Advisory Committee Chair Jay Schechter Monday, with the intention of aligning the two groups’ goals – specifically, narrowing the committee’s focus and coming to an agreed-upon timeline for their work...


Donated New Ipswich fire truck to get refurbishments
04-04-2024 8:01 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

A donated fire vehicle will be going out for refurbishment, after the Select Board approved a bid for the work on Tuesday night.Town Administrator Deb Deaton said the board had a scheduled bid opening on Tuesday for the work, but only received one...


AT&T proposes data boost for Route 202 in Rindge
04-04-2024 7:30 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

A “micro” site to boost data access for AT&T users may be coming to the main shopping strip along Route 202.During a Planning Board meeting Tuesday, Vincent Paquette, the director of small cell installations for the Northeast for Centerline...


ConVal residents, students speak out in favor of Kevin Proctor
04-03-2024 11:48 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

An overflow crowd of more than 100 parents, community members and students filled the SAU1 conference room during Tuesday night’s ConVal School Board meeting to protest the non-renewal of ConVal Athletic Director Kevin Proctor’s contract.On Friday,...


Happy Hardware looks to put the fun in hardware shopping
04-02-2024 8:33 AM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

It may be hard to find a more appropriately named store in the area than Happy Hardware in New Ipswich, where de facto manager Lisa Belliveau makes sure people have the most fun they’ve ever had in a hardware store. “I don’t want anyone to ever come...


Peterborough fire station architects meet with public
04-02-2024 8:01 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

About 40 residents took advantage of the last formal opportunity to meet with the architects of Peterborough’s proposed new fire and rescue station Wednesday evening at the Peterborough Town Library.The proposed station, which will be voted on...

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