Mascenic Automotive Career Center students Jack Buchanan, right, and Liam Tardiff prepare to head to Manhattan, New York, for a national automotive competition.

Mascenic School District: A drive to succeed

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

It’s not unusual for the students of the Mascenic Automotive program to receive national recognition. The program has consistently turned out high scoring students in both state and national competitions. But when it comes to the upcoming National Automotive Technical competition in New York, the top spot has been eluding the Mascenic students since they netted their last first place win in 2002. “What are my hopes? First place, that’s easy,” said Mascenic Automotive instructor Vincent Fittante in an interview at the Mascenic Automotive Center on Tuesday. “I’ve taken lesser talent and taken top 10.” This year, Fittante’s students Jack Buchanan, 18, of Brookline and … 0

Peterborough: Gregg kicks off Peterson Forum

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Intense discussion has always been part and parcel of the American system of government, said former U.S. Senator Judd Gregg during his keynote address at the first Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse on Tuesday. And that’s the way it should be when people are controlling issues that have deep personal … 0

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 … 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

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