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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...

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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...


New Ipswich ZBA approves short-term rental cabins at Old Homestead Farm
05-14-2024 12:01 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Old Homestead Farm has received a variance for owners Chelsea and Ben Hatcher to build five short-term rental cabins on their 160-acre farm, mainly to supplement their event venue.On Thursday, the Hatchers appeared before the Zoning Board for a public...


Dublin celebrates moms with fancy tea party
05-13-2024 4:31 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The Dublin Community Center celebrated all types of moms on Saturday with a fancy tea party at the DubHub.In a follow up to a tradition begun last year, the DCC hosted a tea, along with fancy cups and teapots, and a variety of desserts and finger...


FPU Ravens fly after 59th Commencement celebrations
05-13-2024 3:29 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Franklin Pierce University celebrated the closing of its 59th year on Saturday, conferring degrees on 442 graduate and undergraduate students who have completed their education.It was not always an easy journey, University President Kim Mooney...


Grants help farmers implement systems to fight climate change
05-09-2024 12:01 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Farms across New Hampshire are fighting the impacts of climate change on the agricultural industry with grants issued by the state’s conservation districts, including farms in Peterborough, Jaffrey and New Ipswich.The state’s 10 conservation...


Jaffrey Zoning Board approves variance allowing Reality Check to move to residential area
05-09-2024 11:31 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Addiction services center Reality Check has received permission to operate a commercial business in a new location on Stratton Road, in the former Redeeming Grace Church.During a Zoning Board meeting on Tuesday, Mary Drew, the founder and CEO of the...


Sixteen-unit development draws ire from neighbors in Jaffrey
05-09-2024 10:01 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

After hearing feedback from neighbors during a Zoning Board public hearing on Tuesday,  the developer of a proposed 16-unit open space development on Town Farm Road in Jaffrey requested the application be tabled, so that some of the points made...


Jaffrey hosts inaugural Monadnock Comic-Con
05-07-2024 12:04 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Escape Hatch Books, TEAM Jaffrey and The Park Theatre collaborated to bring a longtime dream into reality last week with what they hope will be the first of an annual Monadnock Comic-Con event.On Friday and Saturday, Main Street hosted vendors with...


Mary Lawler remembered for a life of service
05-07-2024 12:01 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Mary Lawler, who was recently recognized for her years of volunteerism at Monadnock Community Hospital by being named Granite Stater of the Month by U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, has died at the age of 86.Lawler died April 23 at the Cheshire Medical Center...


Monadnock Falconry visits Boynton Middle School
05-06-2024 12:03 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Henry Walters of Monadnock Falconry gave New Ipswich residents a chance to meet some birds of prey during a talk at the Boynton Middle School athletic field on Saturday.Walters displayed two live birds during the talk, including Pete, a great horned...


Hope for Nica 5K raises funds for the education of children in Nicaragua
05-06-2024 11:32 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

The 10th annual Hope for Nica 5K Saturday continued the Hope Fellowship Church’s ongoing mission of supporting Nicaraguan children in getting a education.The annual race typically raises about $20,000 for Jardin Infantil y El Padul in Managua,...


New photography studio opens on Jaffrey Main Street
05-03-2024 12:01 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

Kassia Oaks uses her camera to capture major milestones in her clients’ lives – sometimes following them through multiple major life events – and she said her goal is to always capture people’s “authentic energy.”Oaks opened her first solo studio,...


RMS students record short stories in collaborative podcast project
05-02-2024 11:31 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

“It is the year 2024, and my time machine is done. It is time to travel to 2909, where I will expand our human society to space.”That’s the opener to “Aidan and the Time-Traveling Scientist,” the first of nine short stories turned into an podcast by...


Man charged with negligent homicide in fatal Rindge crash
05-02-2024 7:30 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

A Manchester has been charged in negligent homicide related to a crash in Rindge in November, which killed one person and injured another.On April 24, Elie Embal Angol Ayaya, 25, of Manchester, was arrested and charged with two Class B felonies...


New Ipswich firefighters called on to rescue horse
04-29-2024 10:34 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

On Wednesday morning, New Ipswich fire crews responded to a unusual rescue request – a horse that had fallen through the floor of his barn and was stuck in his stall.Shortly before 8 a.m., crews responded to 11 Preston Hill Road, and when they...

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