Congresswoman Annie Kuster met with Franklin Pierce faculty and students on Wednesday in a round table about women in leadership.

Kuster holds talks on pay equity

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

RINDGE — Last week, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-N.H. 2nd District) rolled out an economic agenda for women and families, detailing acts sponsored or supported by Kuster that would address issues of paycheck fairness, minimum wage, family leave time, job training and workforce development, and female health care. Since then, Kuster has been meeting with local colleges and business leaders to hold round-table discussions to let women and men weigh in on their own experiences in the workplace. On Wednesday, Kuster met with students, faculty and staff from Franklin Pierce University to discuss her economic agenda. Kuster told the gathered group that since her election to … 0

Milestone: Weidner selected to participate in Girls State

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Genevieve Weidner of Dublin was selected by ConVal High School faculty to represent Cheney-Armstrong Post 5 New Hampshire at the 70th session of Granite Girls State. Weidner will join approximately 100 other students from communities throughout New Hampshire also selected to attend. Granite Girls State is a mythical state patterned after the state … 0

Conval: School Board hopes for smoother sailing this year

Monday, April 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — At the first meeting of the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee to the ConVal School Board in the wake of voters’ rejection of the board’s 2014 budget proposal, School Board member Myron Steere of Greenfield promised that things will be done differently in the coming year. Steere, who will be serving as chair of the Budget and Property Committee this year, said he … 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 ( 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

Jaffrey/Rindge: Board: No raise for administrators

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

JAFFREY — Jaffrey-Rindge School Board members voted unanimously on Monday to approve most of School Superintendent James O’Neill’s recommendations for reducing the district’s 2014-2015 budget by $477,479 in order to meet default budget requirements. But they also decided … 0

Conval: Staff cuts on the table

Monday, March 24, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — In order to reach a default budget of about $45 million for next year, the ConVal School District will need to make additional staff cuts, according to Superintendent Brendan Minnihan. Because the district’s budget proposal was rejected by voters earlier this month, about $770,000 in expenses … 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