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Mascenic Automotive Career Center students Jack Buchanan, right, and Liam Tardiff prepare to head to Manhattan, New York, for a national automotive competition.

Mascenic School District: A drive to succeed

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

It’s not unusual for the students of the Mascenic Automotive program to receive national recognition. The program has consistently turned out high scoring students in both state and national competitions. But when it comes to the upcoming National Automotive Technical competition in New York, the top spot has been eluding the Mascenic students since they netted their last first place win in 2002. “What are my hopes? First place, that’s easy,” said Mascenic Automotive instructor Vincent Fittante in an interview at the Mascenic Automotive Center on Tuesday. “I’ve taken lesser talent and taken top 10.” This year, Fittante’s students Jack Buchanan, 18, of Brookline and … 0

Peterborough: Gregg kicks off Peterson Forum

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Intense discussion has always been part and parcel of the American system of government, said former U.S. Senator Judd Gregg during his keynote address at the first Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse on Tuesday. And that’s the way it should be when people are controlling issues that have deep personal … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge School District: District still mum on leaves

Monday, April 14, 2014

Two weeks after Conant High School and Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School Principal John Barth and high school music teacher Leonard Holmes were placed on leave, officials are releasing little information about why the two men have been suspended. On Friday, Jaffrey-Rindge School Superintendent Jim O’Neill confirmed that both Barth and Holmes are still on … 0

Hancock: School leader’s loss felt

Monday, April 14, 2014

Friends and colleagues in the Monadnock region are mourning the loss of Tom Brennan, a former Hancock resident who served as assistant principal at Peterborough Middle School and principal at Conant High School in Jaffrey before going on … 0

Antrim: Great Brook School to host distracted driving talk

Monday, April 7, 2014

ANTRIM — Seventy-one percent of teens admit to composing or sending a text message while driving, according to the official U.S. Government website for distracted driving. In an effort to help deter young drivers from distractive driving habits, Great Brook Middle School will host “The Parent Driving Zone,” … 0

Bennington/Francestown: Home schooling on rise?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

BENNINGTON — Concerned about what they see as shrinking enrollment in the town’s elementary school, Bennington Select Board members say they’ve noticed a surge home schooling. Following a discussion about ConVal School District budget cuts owing to the proposed budget’s failure at the polls in March, at their … 0

Conval: Board affirms budget cuts; insurance costs to drop

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

ConVal School Board members, after hearing criticism for making decisions about budget cuts in a non-public session, affirmed Superintendent Brendan Minnihan’s recommendations for staff and programming cuts publicly at their meeting on Tuesday. At their meeting on March 20, the board agreed on reductions in next year’s budget, … 0

Kindergarten enrollment is low

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal School District officials are urging parents whose children will be entering kindergarten in the fall to get in touch, because so far just 76 potential students have been identified. Last year at this time the district had 102 students enrolled, Human Resources Director Tim Markley … 0

ConVal: Estey to chair School Board

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal School Board members elected Butch Estey of Peterborough as board chair on Tuesday, resolving a situation that had left the board without a leader after the March election. When they voted for a chair on March 20, the board deadlocked 5-5 between Estey, the incumbent … 0

Antrim: Scholarships offered to Antrim students

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Antrim Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from Antrim students who plan to continue their education after high school. Applications for financial assistance for the 2014-15 academic year are available at the Antrim Town Hall or online at the town’s website (www.antrimnh.org). Completed applications must be received at … 0

Jaffrey: Students learn from nature

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Harris Center naturalist Jaime Hutchinson and Jaffrey Grade School 3rd grade teacher, Patty Long, take their classroom lessons outside to do the hands-on detective work of identifying animal tracks and scat in Jaffrey’s Children’s Woods.  … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Back to the drawing board for teachers

Monday, March 31, 2014

After voters rejected a $225,317 collective bargaining agreement between the Jaffrey-Rindge Education Association, the district teachers’ union, and the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District, the union says it’s going back to the drawing board. Their plan, according to Union President Tom Meehan, is to find an equitable balance between … 0

Rindge: FPU names its 2014 honorary degree and Peterson Award recipients

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Franklin Pierce University will award two Honorary Doctorates and The Honorable Walter R. Peterson Citizen Leader Award at its 49th Commencement Exercises at 10:30 a.m. on May 17. John K. Castle and Kenneth R. Feinberg will be receiving honorary degrees at the Rindge campus ceremonies; J. Bonnie Newman … 0