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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...


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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...


Local sports roundup – ConVal’s Sophia Lake excels at state swimming championships

02-25-2024 9:01 AM

ConVal High School senior Sophia Lake earned two top-five finishes at the recent Division II swimming and diving state championship at the University of New Hampshire, finishing second in the 100-yard breaststroke and third in the 200-yard individual...


The Greenfield Beat: Jesseca Timmons – New farmstand is among highlights as spring nears

02-24-2024 9:01 AM

The big excitement in Greenfield is that we have a new farmstand, operated by the Gagnon family of Rockrose Farm, at the site of the old Yankee Farmer garden center at 171 Forest Road.The Gagnons are selling their own homemade muffins, cookies and...


Jaffrey Woman’s Club offers scholarship

02-23-2024 8:00 AM

The Jaffrey Woman’s Club is offering a $2,000 scholarship to any Jaffrey resident graduating from high school in 2024 who is pursuing higher education opportunities.This scholarship is being offered to Jaffrey residents who are Conant graduates, as...


‘Poor decisions’ – Cog train helps rescue Mt. Washington hiker in brutal conditions

02-22-2024 9:28 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

According to New Hampshire Fish and Game, the first call came in just before noon on Saturday, Feb. 17, that 22-year-old Cole Matthes of Portsmouth had fallen while hiking in the Ammonusuc Ravine on Mount Washington. He called 911 and requested help....


Well School students perform ‘Our Town’ for the first time

02-22-2024 9:06 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

When Well School Theater Director Bronwyn Sims realized that in nearly 60 years of theater, the school had never performed Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” she knew she had the next seventh- and eighth-grade play.  “I’m not sure at what point ‘Our Town’...


Nancy Razza talks tarot at Hancock Town Library

02-22-2024 9:05 AM

By ISABELLA MESSA

Is tarot for real?Nancy Razza, a psychologist with a doctorate from Fairleigh Dickinson University, thinks so. On Tuesday, Razza held a workshop at Hancock Town Library on the education of tarot cards and tarot card readings.  Tarot cards are used in...


Harris Center in Hancock presents results of saw-whet owl study

02-22-2024 9:01 AM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

Volunteers led by wildlife biologist Hillary Siener of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation have captured 153 saw-whet owls for banding and tracking in the two years since starting their research project, which is a part of a...


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...


State Rep. Molly Howard discusses life in the Legislature

02-22-2024 8:31 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Book-banning, PFAS contamination and expanded school lunches were among the issues voted on last week in the New Hampshire legislature, state Rep. Molly Howard (D-Hancock) reported Monday night in an open house with a group of constituents at...


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,...


Greenfield Elementary School students celebrate 100 days of school

02-21-2024 11:18 AM

Greenfield Elementary School kindergartners and first-graders recently celebrated 100 days of school. Activities included decorating T-shirts and hats, counting out 100 beads in groups of 10 and reading 100 words. Students also worked on “grow and...


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...


Pierce School students celebrate Groundhog Day

02-21-2024 9:01 AM

Pierce School students recently celebrated Groundhog Day with their annual assembly. On Friday, Feb. 2, students gathered to learn about Punxsutawney Phil and his process for seeing his shadow and predicting the spring season. To kick off the...


Music on Norway Pond presents ‘Requiem’ in Hancock

02-20-2024 11:23 AM

Music on Norway Pond presented Mozart’s "Requiem" and Eric Whitacre's "Five Hebrew Love Songs" Sunday in front of a sold-out crowd at First Congregational Church of Hancock.The 60-member Norway Pond Festival Singers were joined by an 18-piece...


Boynton Middle School cheer team takes top honors

02-20-2024 9:24 AM

The Boynton Middle School cheer team took first place out of eight teams in their new division, Division 3,  Sunday at the Tri-County Athletics championships in Nashua. The TCA is the governing body for middle schools, and the competition was...


PHOTOS: Pelletier’s Sport Shop holds annual ice fishing derby in Jaffrey

02-20-2024 9:05 AM

Anglers tried their luck at the annual Pelletier’s Sports Shop ice fishing derby Sunday on Contoocook Lake. The day’s winners included Adam Getty for pickerel at 2 pounds, 8 ounces and 211/4 inches, Mike Rich for yellow perch at 12 ounces and 11 1/2...


PHOTOS: Dancing the night away at Mason Elementary School

02-20-2024 9:02 AM

On Friday, the Mason Elementary School celebrated Valentine’s Day with a school dance, with the theme, “I Love You to the Moon and Back.”


Peterborough Town Library to host second ‘Naturally NH’ talk

02-20-2024 9:01 AM

Peterborough Town Library, 2 Concord St., will host the second in its winter lecture series titled “Naturally NH, Conversations about Wildlife and Landscape” Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m.Each lecture features an expert working in the New Hampshire...



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