Jaffrey-Rindge: Lending a helping hand

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Despite working in 100-plus degree weather, sleeping on wooden cots in a military barracks-like setting, and spending 11 days in a country where most spoke Spanish, Conant High School’s Interact club had the time of their lives on their recent service trip to Nicaragua. “I really enjoyed being a part of something that was bigger than myself,” said senior Shelby … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Memorial school names new head

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Kelly Marcotte, an educator from Newport, has been chosen as Rindge Memorial School’s next principal. Marcotte serves as a supervisor and curriculum coordinator for the Newport/Croydon School District. She will begin as the new principal of RMS on July 1. “I am excited to become a part of the school and the Rindge … 0

ConVal: Board suspends policy on cutoff

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

ANTRIM — The ConVal School Board temporarily suspended its own policy Tuesday to grant a waiver for a girl to enroll in kindergarten, even though she is three days younger than the cutoff date. “Her parents and teachers all feel she is ready. She is just three days short under last year’s [date … 0

Rindge: Fiftieth Commencement for FPU

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Franklin Pierce University will host their 50th Commencement ceremony this Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m. In addition to around 300 undergraduate and 200 graduate students receiving diplomas, three honorary degrees and the Honorable Walter R. Peterson Citizen Leader Award will be given out; Juan Williams of Fox News, … 0

Rindge: Education bills draw regional concern

Monday, May 11, 2015

Saying it serves “no real function,” Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a bill Friday that would have prohibited the state from requiring local school districts to adopt Common Core standards. Districts are not currently required to adopt Common Core … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Two finalists left in middle school principal search

Monday, May 11, 2015

RINDGE — Residents have been clear in what they want to see in the next Rindge Memorial School principal: a strong leader that can continue to foster relationships and communication between students, teachers, and others involved with the … 0


Monday, May 11, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — As always, the Rotary Club fielded nominations from the community to select its Teacher of the Year. The answer, the club found, was nestled within a comment from a student on one of the nominations. “It … 0

ConVal Voices: The apple on the corner of the desk

Friday, May 8, 2015

Every morning I leave the door of my classroom open while I monitor the nearby halls of ConVal. When I returned one day this past fall, I was pleasantly surprised to find an apple on my desk. I know the image that just popped into your head. A … 0

WLC: Why I appreciate our veterans

Friday, May 8, 2015

(Editor’s note: This essay was the first-place winner in the VFW Post 8641 Patriot’s Pen essay contest, for which the author was honored at April’s Loyalty Day banquet.) There are so many reasons to appreciate our veterans. They … 0

WLC: The importance of Veteran’s Day

Friday, May 8, 2015

(Editor’s note: This essay was the first-place winner in the VFW Post 8641 Voice of Democracy essay contest, for which the author was honored at April’s Loyalty Day banquet.) The calendar tacked to my bedroom wall reads Nov. 11, 2014. Honestly, if the caption “Veteran’s Day” didn’t appear … 0

Rindge: ML

Friday, May 8, 2015

Otto Morlock of Rindge and Kachua Eliamani of Fitchburg, Massachussetts performing in Applewild School’s Kindergarten through third grade spring musical, “Bones!” by Janet Gardner, directed by Applewild’s choral director, Erin Schlesinger. “Bones!,” the toe-tapping story of Sam the … 0

ConVal: Getting kids ready for the real world

Friday, May 8, 2015

ConVal juniors who have been learning financial literacy skills during the school year will have a chance on Thursday to speak to auto salespeople, real estate agents, utilities reps, retail and service businesses, and others to practice allocating expenses they’ll have to manage in the years to come. … 0

ConVal: ConVal is talking about ‘TASC’

Friday, May 8, 2015

“TASC ”; “Book-and-go Monday”; “Student-initiated scheduling”; “Sending teachers, receiving teachers”; “pre-scheduling.” These are some of the expressions that are in common use at ConVal, but they were all new phrases for the approximately 100 attendees at the Personalization … 0