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Addition approved to Monadnock Inn for innkeepers’ quarters
06-13-2024 1:02 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The new owners of the Monadnock Inn in Jaffrey have been approved to put an addition on the south side of the building for new innkeepers' quarters.Gene and Castine Clerkin recently entered into a purchase agreement with No Box Realty and owner Randy...

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Jaffrey seeks advance on grant to knock down W.W. Cross building
06-13-2024 12:05 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The Town of Jaffrey has requested an advance on a $2 million federal grant, in hopes of kickstarting the process of tearing down the defunct W.W. Cross building, already heavily damaged by a major fire.The town has been granted $2 million from the...


Lilianne Tullio is the first local girl to make Eagle Scout
06-13-2024 12:02 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Lilianne “Lilly” Weibel Tullio of Jaffrey is the first girl to earn the rank of Eagle Scout in the Monadnock district, for her work in combating the loss of screech owl habitat through education and the construction of nesting boxes.Scouting America,...


Mascenic and Boynton cheer teams was cars for camp
06-12-2024 12:01 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The Mascenic Regional High School and Boynton Middle School cheer squads recently came together to wash cars for a common goal – fundraising for their joint trip to the National Cheerleaders Association camp this summer.Heather Schoff, coach for the...


Conant graduates begin adult journey
06-10-2024 1:55 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

A total of 83 Conant Orioles walked the graduation stage in the Pratt Auditorium on Friday night to receive their diplomas and begin their lives in the adult world.“We’ve all accomplished one of the major milestones in our lives -- high school...


ConVal graduates and their ‘gardens’
06-10-2024 1:11 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Under a cloudy sky on Saturday, ConVal Regional High School valedictorian Nathan Klonel took his class back to grade school, reading his class and their assembled guests a story from Arnold Lobel’s classic children’s books, “Frog and...


Community solar array coming to Jaffrey
06-06-2024 11:46 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

For those who are renters, or have a shaded roof, the goal of renewable solar energy might be out of reach.One potential solution is a community-owned solar field, such as the one expected to be built in Jaffrey and operational by next year.During a...


Jaffrey ZBA denies 16-unit development proposal
06-06-2024 8:53 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The Zoning Board of Adjustment turned down an application Tuesday requesting a variance that would have allowed a 16-unit open space development in the rural zone.The plan was for 16 units on a 24-acre property at 79 Town Farm Road. Using the town’s...


Cathedral of the Pines remembers D-Day
06-04-2024 12:03 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

On Thursday, in honor of the 80th anniversary of D-Day – the invasion of Normandy – the Cathedral of the Pines hosted a Memorial Day observance and presentation on the events leading up to the historic event.Paul Vincent, a former professor of Keene...


Jaffrey showcases its history with new public displays
05-30-2024 12:03 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Jeanne Duval opens a box stored in the archives of the Jaffrey Historical Society. Inside are the original wooden molds made by Charlie Bacon of Jaffrey in the shape of the now-iconic plastic maple syrup jugs used by more than 80% of syrup...


Rindge becomes Purple Heart Town
05-28-2024 11:01 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Rindge officially became a Purple Heart Town during the Select Board meeting Wednesday.During the board’s April 24 meeting, Craig Clark, representing the Rindge Veterans Association, who requested that Rindge be identified as a Purple Heart Town.The...


Jaffrey receives $2 million grant for W.W. Cross cleanup
05-27-2024 12:03 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

After years of the former W.W. Cross tack factory sitting heavily damaged due to a fire in 2020, the town has received a $2 million Brownfields Cleanup Grant to remediate the site.The site, which is on an 11-acre parcel, is now town-owned and has long...


Rindge Recreation program plants flowers for pollinators
05-27-2024 11:31 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

On the side of the Monadnock Rail Trail, a small side trail leads to an open meadow which for the past six years has been managed by the Rindge Conservation Commission, which is striving to make it a haven for local pollinators.“If you’re standing...


Author, storyteller to visit Jaffrey library due to literacy grant
05-27-2024 11:01 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Jaffrey Public Library will be hosting a professional traditional storyteller, Marv Klassen-Landis, Wednesday, June 26, at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the main floor.The program is funded by a grant from the Children’s Literacy Foundation, or CLiF Summer...


Kathleen’s Place developer proposes additional parking area
05-23-2024 11:33 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

On Tuesday, the Rindge Planning Board viewed the proposed site of 17 new parking spaces to expand guest and customer parking for the Kathleen’s Place development on Route 119.The development is mixed use, with residential condominiums in the front and...


New Ipswich Planning Board allows up to 29 lots for proposed subdivision
05-21-2024 12:05 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The New Ipswich Planning Board approved – though not in a unanimous vote – a plan that will allow a total of 29 lots on a proposed cluster subdivision on the corner of Appleton and Maki roads.According to New Ipswich’s code, before the board can...


PHOTOS: Reeling in the big ones at New Ipswich fishing derby
05-21-2024 12:04 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Despite a rainy ending, dozens of children attended the New Ipswich Recreation Department’s annual fishing derby at Cemetery Pond on Saturday.With the freshly stocked pond, children were reeling in trout all morning, with several awarded prizes,...


PHOTOS: New Ipswich marks Memorial Day
05-20-2024 11:21 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

On Sunday, New Ipswich celebrated Memorial Day with both morning and afternoon services.During the morning ceremony, the parade included a float pulled by a tractor, with veterans handing out American flags; the 5th Volunteer Company regiment; and the...


Reality Check receives approval to move into Redeeming Grace Church
05-18-2024 1:00 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The Jaffrey Planning Board approved plans for a new location for Reality Check, a Jaffrey-based addiction recovery resource center, which will allow the nonprofit to move into the former Redeeming Grace church on Stratton Road.Mary Drew, founder and...


Former librarian, Jaffrey native, Cynthia Hamilton passes at 92
05-17-2024 11:50 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Jaffrey native and avid community volunteer Cynthia Hamilton passed away on April 23, at the age of 92. She was such a town icon that she was selected last year, along with Bernie Hampsey, to be the grand marshal of the town’s 250th Anniversary...


BUSINESS: Christine Eber opens The 603 Nail Salon in Jaffrey
05-16-2024 12:01 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

After a late-in-life career change, Christine Eber is spreading her wings with the opening of her first business – The 603 Nail Salon in Jaffrey.“I’m so scared, but I’m excited – half terrified, half thrilled. I just want to thrive and meet fun...

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