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Residents were given the opportunity to meet the finalists for Jaffrey-Rindge superintendent Wednesday.

Jaffrey-Rindge: Candidates call for more community involvement

Monday, May 4, 2015

RINDGE — Two finalists have emerged in the search for a new Jaffrey-Rindge superintendent: Reuben Duncan, an area resident rising through the ranks of the education system, and Louis Steigerwald, a Michigan man looking for a more supportive educational atmosphere. Both candidates were given the opportunity to speak to interested residents last Wednesday in a meet-and-greet event at Rindge Memorial … 0

Mascenic: Automotive team qualifies for States, but won’t attend

Monday, May 4, 2015

Although two students from Mascenic’s automotive program qualified to attend the state’s Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition, the school will not send a team this year. Ian McDonald of Greenville and Regan Benoit of New Ipswich earned a spot in the state finals by achieving one of the state’s top scores in the preliminary online exam in January. Mascenic has consistently sent a … 0

Charting new waters

Monday, May 4, 2015

With shrinking enrollments and revenue sources, New Hampshire Institute of Art faced the plight of many independent colleges in the recession, and Kate Lenahan was along for the ride. Lenahan earned her undergraduate degree from the Manchester-based college in 2008. She was an employee of the Sharon Arts Exhibition Gallery when it merged … 0

Peterborough: DAR chapter honors students

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mascenic senior Kailey Allen, Conant senior Nathan Wheeler and ConVal senior William MacPhee have been selected as the DAR Good Citizens by the Mary Varnum-Platts Peterborough Chapter. Allen is Class Treasurer which she has been for four years, … 0

Mascenic School District: DOE answers testing questions

Monday, April 20, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — Residents listened to a short presentation on Smarter Balanced testing, got a chance to take practice tests and had questions answered by district and state Department of Education officials on Thursday. Scott Mantie of the … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: District has 2 finalists for superintendent

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge School Board has announced the finalists for the position of superintendent of schools. The new superintendent will replace James O’Neill, who is retiring after serving the district for 16 years. Louis Steigerwald is presently superintendent of schools in Norway, Michigan, where he has served in this … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: CHS students head to Nicaragua

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ten Interact students from Conant High School boarded a plane headed for Nicaragua Wednesday, hoping to help a family in need many miles away. The students embarked on an 11-day trip to build a house for an impoverished family and to broaden their cultural horizons. “I’m excited for … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Teacher receives accolades

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

RINDGE — Despite educating some of the smallest students at Rindge Memorial School, Courtney Lambert is in position to take home one of the biggest teaching awards in the state. Lambert, a kindergarten teacher at RMS for the … 0

Conval: Pie and parenting

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Kate Post’s son, Henry, was not enjoying the first grade. She asked her son what he would change about his school day. More recess. More P.E, he said. From Henry’s answer grew the fledgling parents’ organization … 0

Mascenic School District: Smarter Balanced test forum tonight

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The district will be holding a forum tonight on the mandated statewide assessment test, known as Smarter Balanced, after several parents banded together to protest the requirement. The forum will be an opportunity for residents to ask questions about Smarter Balanced and Common Core standards. It will include … 0

Jaffrey: Looking to the future

Monday, April 13, 2015

Finding new jobs for the staff and a new use for the school’s facilities are important conversations, but creating an easy and stress-free transition for the students has taken priority at Saint Patrick School. “We are trying to … 0

Wilton: FRES shelter renovations costly

Monday, April 13, 2015

Continuing to use the Florence Rideout Elementary School as a emergency shelter comes with a price tag, as the town has agreed to share the cost of updating wiring to accommodate a generator. The total cost for labor, wiring and commercial-grade electrical panel upgrades at Florence Rideout is … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: District pursuing lighting upgrades

Monday, April 13, 2015

RINDGE — After receiving a donation of 65 used light fixtures for the district’s gymnasiums, the Jaffrey-Rindge School District is soliciting bids for their installation. Installation costs are estimated at $17,000, but the cost of the installation would be paid off in roughly eight years because of the … 0