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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 leave. O’Neill said he could not comment further on personnel issues. O’Neill also would not comment on whether Barth and Holmes are being paid while on leave. Barth’s salary for the current school year is $102,500 and Holmes’s salary is $60,876. O’Neill said Larry Pimental, the assistant principal at the high school, … 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 to a distinguished career as a school district administrator. Brennan died April 9, less than … 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,” a presentation for parents to influence safe driving practices while driving with children, on Wednesday … 0

ConVal: Middle school football team approved

Monday, March 24, 2014

BENNINGTON — Middle schoolers from South Meadow and Great Brook schools will have a new opportunity to play football next year, after ConVal School Board members endorsed a proposal to field a booster-funded team at their meeting on Thursday. The team will be for students at both middle … 0

ConVal: School board deadlocks on vote for this year’s chair

Monday, March 24, 2014

BENNINGTON — ConVal School Board members deadlocked when it came to choosing this year’s board chair at their first meeting following the March elections, with five of them supporting incumbent Butch Estey of Peterborough while five others backed Greenfield board member Myron Steere. But they did elect Pierce … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Teachers union to forgo $225K in raises, benefits

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

JAFFREY — After voters turned down the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School Board’s proposed budget last week, leaving a $477,479 gap in funding, district officials are scrambling to set a new budget for a March 31 deadline. At Monday’s School … 0


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Siobhan Hurley of Francestown was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at MCPHS University, Boston, Mass. To make the list a student must carry a full-time course load and achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher for the academic term. Hurley is pursuing a … 0

ConVal School: Downing recognized for her work

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

504 Paraprofessional Sarah Downing was recognized by ConVal School Board Chairman Butch Estey at last week’s school board meeting for her work with students at ConVal. Downing is an outstanding addition to the school counseling department and is … 0

CV must cut about $770,000

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Voters rejected the ConVal School District’s proposed $45.8 million operating budget on Tuesday, with just 45 percent in favor. District administrators and the School Board will now be faced with cutting about $770,000 in order to reach a … 0

J-R teaching jobs may be cut

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

In the wake of the Jaffrey-Rindge School District budget’s failure to pass muster with voters, teaching positions could be in jeopardy, according to School Superintendent James O’Neill. Rindge voters made the difference, voting 604 to 825 against the proposed budget of $26,019,402. Jaffrey voters supported the budget, with … 0

WLC: Voters OK $8.25M bond

Monday, March 10, 2014

Renovations to the Wilton and Lyndeborough’s two elementary schools is a reality after a narrow vote at Friday’s district meeting approved both a $8.25 million bond for the project, and to amend the district’s articles of agreement, making … 0

Jaffrey-rindge school district: Money sought for after-school program

Monday, March 10, 2014

RINDGE — At their meeting on March 3, Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School Board Chair Dan Whitney and Superintendent James O’Neill said that Article 7 on the warrant, to create an Extended Day Revolving Fund, will be important for the district in coming years, when the district will be looking … 0

Rindge: Heritage Christian School Open House

Friday, March 7, 2014

Heritage Christian School invites the public to its annual open house and student project fair to be held on Friday beginning at 6:30 p.m. The school is located at 13 North Street in Rindge, just off Route 119.  This year, literature is the subject of the student project … 0