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Tim Grossi, ConVal's director of facilities, clues in the Budget and Property Committee about the district's plans to rebuild the track at the high school this fall.

ConVal: New track to be built for fall

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The track at ConVal High School, which was built to last 20 years, started falling apart eight years after it was built. And as Director of Facilities Timothy Grossi and Athletic Director Mark Swasey prepare to rebuild the track this fall, they are leaving no stone unturned. “[We] rolled over a few rocks,” said Grossi to the School … 0

ConVal: School district OKs money for Kubota

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School District hopes to use up to $43,000 of capital reserve money to replace its 25-year-old tractor. The School Board will hold a public hearing on July 14 at 7 p.m. at the SAU about the purchase, in addition to acquiring a new scoreboard for the high school’s football field. “The tractor has begun the process of nickle and … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Climb aboard the district’s ‘Mighty Book Bus’

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge School District’s library on wheels is hitting the road again for its eighth summer. From the outside, the Mighty Book Bus looks like a big moving van. Don’t let that fool you. Inside, there are over 1,500 books arranged by reading levels, resting in plastic bins, and waiting to be chosen … 0

ConVal: Board nixes change in district billing policy

Monday, June 29, 2015

After a Temple Selectwoman faulted the ConVal School District in May with incorrectly billing each of the nine towns for enrollment, she recommended the district use current, preliminary enrollment numbers instead of finalized ones from the year before. The rest of the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee squashed Gail Cromwell’s … 0

Hancock: She’s helping children across the globe

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

If Beth Bradford had her way, every orphaned child would have their own family. Bradford, 44, an international child protection consultant, has combined her love of travel and children into a career focused on creating policies that get … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: A fond farewell

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A crowd of over 125 friends, family and colleagues gathered at The Monadnock Inn on Tuesday evening to honor Jaffrey-Rindge Supt. Jim O’Neill, who will retire June 30 after 14 years on the job. “I have enjoyed getting … 0

ConVal: ATC expands class offerings

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

PETERBOROUGH ­­­— Soon, students at ConVal and Conant High Schools will be able to earn academic certificates in computer science, engineering and manufacturing, through the Region 14 Applied Technology Center housed at ConVal High School. The expansion is … 0

Graduation:

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mara Zrzavy of Peterborough graduated from Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia, on May 24, earning a bachelor’s degree in History. She is a graduate of ConVal High School and the daughter of Helfried and Phyllis Zrzavy. … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Board approves new lights for gyms

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The lighting systems at Conant High School’s Exercise Room, the Pratt Auditorium and the Rindge Memorial School gymnasium will be upgraded over the summer, after the Jaffrey-Rindge School Board approved bid to install the fixtures. Jack Beal Electrician LLC of Keene had the winning bid at $16,500, beating … 0

Mascenic: Marshall chosen as high school principal

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tom Marshall will be taking up the reins at Mascenic High School as its new principal. The School Board announced Monday that Marshall was its pick over the other finalist under consideration, Scott Strainge, to replace current Principal … 0

Mascenic: School board chair steps down

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

GREENVILLE — Mascenic School Board Chair Richard Wallace has resigned his position, effective June 10. The School Board announced Wallace’s departure Monday. Wallace sent his resignation to Vice-Chair Earl Somero via email on June 10. “I resign as … 0

Mascenic: District to pilot math program

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The School Board found that the district cannot pursue a grant that would cover the majority of the start-up costs for an program to train emergency medical technicians. Mascenic Principal Tom Kelly approached the School Board to ask … 0

Hassan vetoes testing opt-out

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a bill last week that would have allowed parents to withdraw children from statewide assessment testing, saying it undercuts the evaluation process, puts federal funding for schools in jeopardy, and sets a dangerous precedent. The bill, HB 603, was spurred by opposition to the … 0