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White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card leans on U.S. President George W. Bush's chair in the Oval Office of the White House Oct. 1, 2003,  while the President meets with Pakistan's Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali.

FPU names new president

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Franklin Pierce University has named its new president: Andrew H. Card, a former trustee of the University who has served on the staff of three U.S. presidents. Card has previous ties to the school, having been a former Franklin Pierce University trustee from 1996 until 2000, but has additional experience in leadership as a former White House chief of staff, … 0

Moment of bliss: Time to hunt the kangaroos

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

During the Thanksgivings of my early youth, an old friend of my mother’s came from Baltimore to stay the weekend. She took my room, and I climbed to a favored place in the attic. On Christmas Eve, relatives and neighbors assembled in our dining room to converse and gossip around a large punch … 0

Mascenic School District: Former employee seeks hearing

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

NEW IPSWICH — The family of a former Mascenic School District employee who served as business administrator is making a second attempt at calling a public meeting, seeking answers about the non-renewal of the employee’s contract following the release of an internal controls audit last year. Jenifer Krook, the district’s former business administrator, … 0

Wilton-Lyndeborough: Students of the Month

Monday, November 10, 2014

Students of the Month Florence Rideout Elementary School and Lyndeborough Central School Principal Tim O’Connell gives out certificates and gifts to October’s Florence Rideout Student of the Month, Zachary Taylor, and Lyndeborough Central School Student of the Month … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Red ribbon week raises awareness

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Jaffrey Rindge Middle School faculty and staff worked together to offer meaningful and memorable opportunities during its annual Red Ribbon Week. Originally created to commemorate those DEA officers that have lost lives in the war on drugs, the … 0

ML: Board sees need for special ed reps

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board agreed Monday that special education administrators should be present at more committee meetings, after Board Member Linda Quintanilha of Bennington voiced her concern about committees being misinformed about a law regarding educating children with disabilities. In an interview on Wednesday, Quintanilha said … 0

Wilton-Lyndeborough: Board mulls staff dress code

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WILTON — The Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School Board is considering a revision to its dress-code policy for its teachers. The first draft of the new dress code calls for “business casual” dress, defined as “looking well put together, crisp … 0

Peterborough: Author speaks on bullying, empowerment

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

When author Jay Asher wrote his young-adult novel, “Thirteen Reasons Why,” he didn’t think he was writing about bullying. Asher said the novel about a teenager who records her motives for committing suicide on 13 cassette tapes was … 0

ConVal: School Board won’t talk consolidation for 3 years

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TEMPLE — The ConVal School Board decided Tuesday to not consider a proposal to close the district’s two middle schools, at least not for the next three years. In arriving at the decision, the board referred to a … 0

ConVal: School district uses rebate for energy efficiencies

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

In addition to the money ConVal School District is saving installing more energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, Public Service of New Hampshire awarded the district a rebate of $23,616 for installing them. The district has used that … 0

ConVal/Conant/Mascenic: Students get a taste of manufacturing during site tours

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Two groups of students visited local companies on Sept. 30, as part of National Manufacturing Day 2014 events. These events were sponsored statewide by the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership. More than 30 students from ConVal and Conant … 0

ConVal: Selectman proposes closing middle schools to save

Monday, October 13, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A committee of School Board members and selectmen is recommending the Conval School Board consider eliminating the district’s middle schools, having each elementary school serve kindergarten through eighth grade, and that the district sell the buildings of Great Brook and South Meadow middle schools. Barbara Miller, … 0

ConVal Voices: Can’t do math? Ask questions and learn from your mistakes

Thursday, October 9, 2014

“I can’t do math.” Many people of all ages, in many different situations, make this statement, and it’s accepted by an unbelievable amount of sympathizers. It may not be said this way exactly, but the connotation is the same. At some point, people have come to believe that … 0