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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

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

Rindge: Program, financial cuts made at FPU

Monday, February 3, 2014

RINDGE — Franklin Pierce University will no longer be offering degrees in six areas of study, the university announced last week. Though students currently enrolled will be able to finish their degrees, those looking to major or minor in programs — including American studies, theater and dance, graphic … 0

LYNDEBOROUGH: WLC official touts consolidation plan

Monday, February 3, 2014

LYNDEBOROUGH — A plan to move Lyndeborough elementary school students to a renovated Florence Rideout Elementary School in Wilton should give students more options, School Superintendent Christine Tyrie told Select Board members on Wednesday. “With the reconfiguration, Lyndeborough students will get a gym, an adequate library and cafeteria,” … 0

Conval: Storm pushes deliberative session to Thursday

Monday, February 3, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Due to the threat of a snowstorm on Wednesday, ConVal School District officials are postponing the district’s deliberative session, rescheduling it for Thursday. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the ConVal High School gymnasium. The deliberative session is where voters can discuss and possibly … 0


Monday, February 3, 2014

Mariah Blanchette of Peterborough was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Mount Ida College in Newton, Mass. To make the list a student must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.33 and have earned at least 12 college-credit hours for the semester. … 0