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Epping approves in-person back to school plan

EPPING — The Epping School District will open for in-person learning this fall, with extensive safety precautions, after a decision made by the School Board in a special meeting Tuesday.A Reopening Task Force has been meeting since spring and identified four phases for reopening. The Task Force has recommended Phase III, which would open the […]

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Heath returns home to manage N.E. Dragway

EPPING — Ron Heath was all settled down to enjoy a comfortable retirement in Florida. But the roar of the engines — and of the crowds — called him back to New Hampshire and New England Dragway.Heath is the new general manager of the racetrack, taking over for longtime director Joe Lombardo, who retired earlier […]

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Epping grads celebrate in live ceremony

EPPING — Larry Furey will always remember the contrast between his two sons’ high school graduations.Matthew, a 2016 graduate, had a full ceremony on the field behind Epping High School, with the school band and all the guests he could squeeze in. Joseph, who graduated last week, had a socially distanced commencement ceremony, with graduates […]

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High Note Festival set for Sept. 12

EPPING — In spite of COVID-19, the High Note Festival, a celebration of Epping and one of its native sons, will go on this September for its 20th year.The Festival will be held this year on Sept. 12 at the McPhee family farm on Prescott Road. Though it will look different from earlier celebrations, it […]

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O’Neil Cinemas drive-in movie nights coming to Epping, Rochester

Four family-friendly movie nights will be presented in two locations in August, starting this weekend: two at the Brickyard Square shopping center in Epping and two at The Ridge in Rochester.O’Neil Cinemas, which has a theater in Epping, announced the outdoor shows in partnership with Waterstone Properties, which owns both shopping plazas.Billed as “Drive. Dine. […]