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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

Manchester: Fisher Cats scholarship available now

Monday, February 24, 2014

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats and the Fisher Cats Foundation have announced the application process is now open for the 2014 Fisher Cats Foundation Scholar-Athlete Scholarships. The Foundation will award 10 scholarships to outstanding scholar-athletes from New Hampshire who demonstrate excellent academic performance, significant athletic achievement, and active … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: School Board OK’s 2 student trips

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Conant high school students will soon be heading out of town, across the country and even across the globe. The Jaffrey-Rindge school board had a brief meeting Monday at which students proposed two trips – one that will take area students to China for an exchange program and … 0

Peterborough: School vacation art, music camp

Monday, February 17, 2014

A Create Summer Music/Art Camp will be held during February vacation week, Feb. 24-28, at The River Center. The camp also will run for spring vacation week, April 21-25. Hours for both camps will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $250 for each week. Patrick … 0

ConVal: Envisioning the Art of Filmmaking

Monday, February 17, 2014

Aaron Wiederspahn says technology has made it easier for people to create their own videos and post them online. But often what they create just isn’t that interesting. “Everyone has cameras and editing software these days,” says Wiederspahn, … 0

Wilton-Lyndeborough: Articles of agreement reviewed

Monday, February 17, 2014

WILTON — Wilton and Lyndeborough voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on changes to the school district’s articles of agreement, tonight — changes which hold the key to the district’s hopes to move forward with an $8.25 million plan to renovate and consolidate the two towns’ … 0

Jaffrey: A cool day in the cold

Monday, February 17, 2014

Recent snowfall hasn’t put a damper on things for Jaffrey Grade School students. In fact, they seemed more than happy about the mountains of snow piling up around the Bible Conference Center, where they held their annual Winter … 0

Peterborough: ML

Friday, February 14, 2014

Kathryn Manning sent us this photo of her granddaughter, Harper Bergeron, 3, of Peterborough, proudly holding up her first library card, which she applied for as soon as she could write her name. … 0

Rindge: Professors weigh in on FPU cuts

Monday, February 10, 2014

RINDGE — In the wake of an announcement last week that Franklin Pierce will be cutting six majors and minors, with the majority in arts-related departments, the school’s teachers are expressing disappointment in both the decision and how … 0

ConVal: Proposed $771K cut fails at deliberative

Monday, February 10, 2014

Voters at the ConVal deliberative session turned down efforts to reduce the district’s proposed budget for next year and to strip funding for repaving of the ConVal High School parking lot. The recommended budget that voters will see … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Voters nix $1M budget cut

Monday, February 10, 2014

RINDGE — An attempt to amend the budget down by $1 million failed by ballot vote at the Jaffrey-Rindge School District’s deliberative session Friday night, leaving the budget at its originally proposed $26,019,402, with a default budget of … 0