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Conant’s Little Orioles day care helps staff stay in the district
02-29-2024 8:33 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Prior to the start of the school year, Jaffrey-Rindge teacher Taylor Furtado had a major problem.She had just recently given birth and her son Atlas was four months old. In order to return to work, the first order of business was finding him child...

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New Ipswich Planning Board candidates endorse opponents
02-29-2024 8:31 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Candidates in contested races for the Planning Board and Mascenic School Board spoke to residents during New Ipswich’s candidates night Tuesday.There are multiple races for the Planning Board this year, including a four-way race for two three-year...


Piece of Jaffrey’s bicentennial history returns home
02-28-2024 10:01 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Jaffrey Historical Society archival assistant Bruce Hill cracked open a rather-ominous looking artifact on Monday – a small black coffin, marked with a plaque denoting it as belonging to “Brothers of the Brush,” along with the date marking Jaffrey’s...


Two women rescued from woods in Mason after ATV got stuck
02-28-2024 8:30 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The Mason Police Department rescued two lost and stuck ATV riders from the woods on Monday night.The department initiated a search for the women after receiving a call reporting someone in the woods screaming for help off of Starch Mill Road,...


Crews respond to house fire on Pleasant Street in Greenville
02-27-2024 11:01 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Greenville fire crews responded to a house fire on Pleasant Street Saturday.The fire was contained to a single room in the home, according to Greenville Fire Chief Ben Buttrick, and started in the area of a couch, but the department has not determined...


Jaffrey responds to Office of Consumer Services complaint on community power
02-26-2024 11:13 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The Town of Jaffrey has officially disputed a complaint filed by the Office of the Consumer Advocate and Consumer Advocate Donald Kreis with the state Department of Energy that called for a pause in rolling out Jaffrey’s community power...


Few attend Mascenic tax cap hearings in Greenville and New Ipswich
02-26-2024 10:55 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The Mascenic School Board held two public hearings last week to receive feedback on a petition warrant article which would cap tax increases from school spending at 1.2%, but both saw scant attendance and lasted only a few minutes each, with little...


Jaffrey library gets repairs to historic slate roof
02-22-2024 9:01 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

After a day of repairs on Tuesday that replaced broken, missing or loose tiles, the Jaffrey Public Library’s slate roof is in tip-top shape.Library Director Julie Perrin said the work, done by Melanson Roofing, caused the driveway of the library to be...


As ConVal towns consider leaving, Mason’s experience offers perspective
02-21-2024 12:58 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

In 2009, after a multiyear fight with the state over the right to do so, the Mason School District was able to establish itself as a standalone entity. Doing so meant it was no longer partnered with Greenville and New Ipswich in the Mascenic district,...


Mascenic School Board recommends against budget proposal
02-21-2024 9:06 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

This article has been changed from the original version. Although the Mascenic Regional School Board does not recommend the passage of the proposed budget, the adoption of a local tax cap, the creation of a School Budget Committee and eliminating the...


Greenville seeks $600,000 for wastewater improvements
02-19-2024 1:11 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Greenville is proposing a $600,000 bond or loan to design and construct improvements to the town’s wastewater treatment plant on this year’s warrant.The funds, proposed to be the first article on the warrant that will be addressed in March at Town...


Jaffrey plans for water main replacement on Squantum Road
02-14-2024 12:22 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Jaffrey expects to utilize principal-forgiveness loans from state revolving funds to tackle two large-scale projects in the coming year – replacing a section of water mains on Squantum Road and closing the town’s wastewater treatment lagoons on Old...


Jaffrey-Rindge Lions donate to Jaffrey Fire Department, DogSight Program
02-14-2024 12:07 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

During a meeting of the Jaffrey-Rindge Lions Club last week, the club made two donations to community organizations – the Jaffrey Fire Department and the New Hampshire DogSight Project.The Lions provided $1,000 for DogSight, a program of the New...


High Mowing in Wilton presents ‘Hilltop Circus and the Chocolate Factory’
02-14-2024 11:05 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The Hilltop Circus is back this year with “Hilltop Circus and the Chocolate Factory” – an artistic interpretation of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” – capping off the Pine Hill School’s winter-long block of circus skills.The circus,...


Mason Public Library displays historical love notes and poems
02-12-2024 2:02 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The entryway to the Mason Public Library is lined with 42 poems – each a sweet, sentimental declaration from prominent Mason illustrator and author Clarence W. Anderson to his wife, Madeleine, during her last few months of life in the fall of 1970.The...


Wilton Heritage Commission hosts fundraiser selling historical home signs
02-12-2024 10:39 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The Wilton Heritage Commission is hosting a fundraiser, allowing those with historic homes to mark their property with a plaque, in order to raise funds to replace some of the larger historical monument signs around town.Several houses around town...


Jaffrey-Rindge voters reject budget cut proposal, increase budget by $89,500
02-08-2024 11:06 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Jaffrey and Rindge voters increased the proposed school budget by $89,500, the cost to fund a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teacher at Rindge Memorial School, during the district’s deliberative session on Wednesday night.The...


Multiple amendments offered to New Ipswich petition article
02-07-2024 1:22 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

New Ipswich residents presented dueling amendments over a petition article that would have raised employee insurance premiums during the town’s deliberative session on Tuesday.The article, brought by a petition from Becky Doyle, would have directed...


Jaffrey Public Library and food pantry partner in  pop-up cupboard
02-07-2024 10:47 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The Jaffrey Public Library and the Jaffrey Food Pantry are teaming up to help close the food insecurity gap, with a pop-up food cupboard that will be available at the library during all open hours.Library Director Julie Perrin said the library’s...


Rindge voters approve two changes at deliberative session
02-05-2024 2:29 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

During Rindge’s deliberative session on Saturday, two amendments were approved that would increase the amount of funding for warrant articles coming from the previous year’s unspent funds, rather than new taxation.In about an hour-and-a-half, the...


Lyndeborough looks at repairs to Center Hall, Citizens’ Hall
02-05-2024 2:15 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

In addition to engineering work already planned for Lyndeborough’s Citizens’ Hall, the Center Hall is also in need of an assessment, and likely shoring up.The Lyndeborough Heritage Commission has been meeting on the issue of how to move forward on...

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