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Dublin: Dublin School pursues solar

Monday, March 30, 2015

DUBLIN — Currently seeking a state grant and approval from the town, Dublin School hopes to move forward with a 370-kilowatt solar array project this year that could cost up to $1.2 million. A sustainability effort to reduce the school’s electricity costs and carbon footprint, Head of School Brad Bates said that the array will help educate students, too. “We also want our students to be able to learn from … 0

Mascenic School District: Superintendent proposes $120K more in budget cuts

Monday, March 30, 2015

GREENVILLE — Superintendent Ruthann Goguen made a commitment at the most recent School Board meeting, to not only meet the district’s default budget, but to strive to operate well under what the default allows, in response to what she called a “loud and clear” message from voters at the polls. Some of those … 0

Aid cuts to schools could be costly

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

If the N.H. House Finance Committee’s proposed two-year budget is passed, the ConVal and Jaffrey-Rindge School Districts could each lose more than $1 million in aid. School officials say the consequences would be devastating. “I’m just very discouraged with the Legislature right now,” Butch Estey of Peterborough, chair of the Conval School Board, said Wednesday. “To have them make those cuts — they … 0

ConVal/Jaffrey-Rindge: Districts plan as snow — and snow days — pile up

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Students across the Monadnock region must be welcoming the record level of snow that dumped in southern New Hampshire, since they have already missed several days of school because of snowstorms. Meanwhile, administrators are pulling their hair out over how make up those “snow days” when the weather … 0

Hancock: Learn about wood turtle, flowers, at Harris Center

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Today, the Harris Center will be hosting “Wood Turtle Ecology and Conservation.” Wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) occur in cold streams in forested areas throughout the Northeast — including the Monadnock Region — but they’re especially vulnerable to habitat loss and fragmentation, mowing, and poaching. As a result, they’re … 0

Mascenic School district: Board split over public comments

Monday, February 23, 2015

GREENVILLE — The Mascenic School Board once again discussed how to receive public comment at their recent meeting — and not every member is in agreement with how open the board should be to comment at business meetings. All members expressed interest in getting more resident comments through … 0

Wilton: Solving the world’s problems? All in a student’s day

Monday, February 23, 2015

The tensions between the Ukranian government and the pro-Russian separatist movement isn’t a problem to be solved overnight — but that was the challenge presented to high school students from High Mowing School and Alvirne High School in … 0

Jaffrey: JGS students win essay awards

Friday, February 13, 2015

Students from the Jaffrey Grade School along with their teachers and principal attended the awards ceremony for the American History Essay Contest at the Jaffrey Civic Center on Feb. 11. The students wrote on “A Child’s Journey Through … 0

ConVal: Petition would allow closing

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Over the past five years, residents of the ConVal School community have attempted a handful of times to close or combine schools to address the district’s declining student population. But, Matt Craig of Sharon — who … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge School District: Board approves fuel storage tank pipe upgrades, early oil contract

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

JAFFREY — The Jaffrey-Rindge School Board unanimously approved awarding a bid for the district-wide replacement of underground storage tank piping from single-wall to double-wall piping at Monday’s meeting. The work is scheduled to begin this summer. The bid, … 0

Mascenic School District: Sports funding on chopping block

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

GREENVILLE — Coming off a top-six finish at the state swim meet Saturday, a personal victory for her, Mascenic junior Briana Boulerice is already looking towards next year, when she hopes to make captain of Mascenic’s swim team. … 0

ConVal: Board votes to go with Cafe Services vendor

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — An in-house vendor has served cafeteria food to ConVal schools for 26 years. But, the School Board on Tuesday elected not to renew the contract with ConVal Food Services, and instead is switching to Cafe Services … 0

Peterborough: Wildlife Encounters at library

Friday, February 13, 2015

Peterborough Town Library will be hosting two Wildlife Encounters shows on Feb. 25. Preregistration is required for 10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.. Seating is limited. Skilled presenters will share rare wild life species while raising awareness concerning issues affecting animals, people and the earth. This “encounter” is free … 0