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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

Andrew H. Card, former White House chief of staff, former Franklin Pierce trustee, and most recently acting dean of the George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, was announced today (Tuesday) as Franklin Pierce University’s fifth president. “Andy brings extraordinary experience and leadership to the presidency. He brings a strong vision for Franklin Pierce, … 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

Achievement: Achievement

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The following students have entered Colby-Sawyer College, New London, this fall as freshmen: Theresa Edick of Dublin, majoring in environmental studies, and Hannah Putnam of Wilton, majoring in environmental science — aquatics. … 0

Graduation: Graduation

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Emily Glavey graduated from Cambridge University, Cambridgeshire, England on July 27, earning a master’s degree in environmental policy. She is a 2003 Mascenic High School graduate and the daughter of Cheryl Glavey and Matthew Glavey of New Ipswich. … 0

COnVal: District saying bullying is down

Monday, September 15, 2014

The ConVal School District reported significantly fewer incidents of bullying last year, Supt. Dr. Brendan Minnihan said at a recent School Board meeting. The Superintendent’s Office and district principals credit this decline to encouraging students to respect one another more. The Superintendent’s Office, at the School Board’s Sept. … 0

Dublin: Growing dinosaurs

Friday, September 5, 2014

“A very interesting pepper that we picked from our school garden this morning. Craziest pepper I’ve ever seen!,” says Cathy Carabello of the Dublin Community Preschool. … 0

Hancock/Peterborough: Out on a hike

Friday, September 5, 2014

Every first Friday of the school year, Well School students and faculty hike a mountain. This year, kindergarten through grade 4 students hiked the Bee Line Trail up Mount Skatutakee in Hancock. Students in grades 5 through 8 … 0

Rindge: President’s last school year

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

RINDGE — Dr. James Birge enjoyed what may well be his last traditional Saturday before Labor Day move-in party with freshmen last weekend. The president of Franklin Pierce University announced late last month his intention to step down … 0

ConVal: ConVal board rethinks budget plans

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board is changing how they piece together their yearly budget, after voters rejected the school district’s $45.8 million budget last March. Meanwhile, the school district plans to return $680,000 unspent funds from the previous school year to taxpayers. A Budget and Property Subcommittee … 0

ConVal: Principal, unplugged

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Last Friday, ConVal Regional High School Principal Brian Pickering kicked off the school year by bringing all the students together. This school year, Pickering said, “We are emphasizing preparation, practice and perseverance with our students to achieve their … 0

Antrim: Four new faces at middle school

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ANTRIM — Four new employees have joined the Great Brook Middle School staff this year. In the office, there will be two new faces — Catrina Young and Bambi Kierstead. Both have already been in their new positions … 0

ConVal School District

Thursday, August 28, 2014

ANTRIM Route1 AM Antrim Elementary 7:44 am BUS TERMINAL Left turn at US-202 HANCOCK RD US-202 CONCORD ST US-202 MAIN ST US-202 CONCORD ST 7:57 am US-202 CONCORD ST 7:58 am US-202 CONCORD ST OLD TURNPIKE RD OLD TURNPIKE RD@GIBSON MOUNTAIN RD US-202 CONCORD ST 8:05 am US-202 CONCORD ST 8:07 am US-202 CONCORD … 0