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Tim Grossi, ConVal's director of facilities, clues in the Budget and Property Committee about the district's plans to rebuild the track at the high school this fall.

ConVal: New track to be built for fall

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The track at ConVal High School, which was built to last 20 years, started falling apart eight years after it was built. And as Director of Facilities Timothy Grossi and Athletic Director Mark Swasey prepare to rebuild the track this fall, they are leaving no stone unturned. “[We] rolled over a few rocks,” said Grossi to the School … 0

ConVal: School district OKs money for Kubota

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School District hopes to use up to $43,000 of capital reserve money to replace its 25-year-old tractor. The School Board will hold a public hearing on July 14 at 7 p.m. at the SAU about the purchase, in addition to acquiring a new scoreboard for the high school’s football field. “The tractor has begun the process of nickle and … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Climb aboard the district’s ‘Mighty Book Bus’

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge School District’s library on wheels is hitting the road again for its eighth summer. From the outside, the Mighty Book Bus looks like a big moving van. Don’t let that fool you. Inside, there are over 1,500 books arranged by reading levels, resting in plastic bins, and waiting to be chosen … 0

Antrim:

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Paul Halloran of Antrim graduated from Framingham (Mass.) State University, earning a Master of Science. … 0

Jaffrey: Reliving Shakespeare

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Kenney Lambert distinctly remembers the combination of stress and jubilation he felt as a senior at Conant High School in 1995, as he prepared to take the stage as King Lear in the third annual Jaffrey-Rindge School District … 0

MASCENIC: Be yourself and treasure every reflected moment

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Don’t feel the need to conform. Not everyone succeeds the same way, Pastor Bob Hakala told the graduating class of Mascenic students during their baccalaureate service at the Cathedral of the Pines on Sunday. Not following the rest … 0

ConVal: District proposes new digital device policy

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The multitude of digital devices now in the hands of young people has school officials and students split over whether the educational benefits outweigh the distractions. “It’s really tricky. I’m guilty. I use my phone in class pretty often,” said ConVal junior Beecher Clifton-Waite, who said it’s normal … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge / Mascenic / WLC: DI teams back from Globals

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Six area teams got the opportunity to test their ingenuity and skills last week during the Destination Imagination Globals. Students were pitted against the cream of the crop from not only around the nation, but around the world. … 0

Jaffrey: Celebrating the past

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The doors of St. Patrick School may be closing at the end of the academic year, but school officials are working hard to ensure its legacy lives on. A dogwood tree, planted Tuesday by fifth- through eighth-graders near … 0

ConVal: PIE meets with district officials

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A grassroots parent organization with hopes of increasing recess time districtwide met Tuesday with the ConVal Education Committee. The group, called Parents for Inspiring Education, claims at least 100 members, and founders Jessica Nelson and Kaitlin Post have previously met with Superintendent Brendan Minnihan, Assistant Superintendent … 0

Mascenic: Meet Boynton’s principal candidates

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Boynton Middle School will undergo a change in administration in the coming year, as both Principal Tom Starratt and Vice Principal Chip Mercurio are retiring at the end of this school year. On Tuesday, parents will have the opportunity to meet the two selected finalists for the Boynton … 0

Mascenic: Parents follow Senate review

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Parents with concerns about the state’s Common Core assessments are closely watching the Senate’s review of several bills that deal with the statewide test. Julie Lampinen of New Ipswich, one of several area parents who opposes Common Core … 0

Peterborough: ConVal teacher charged with DWI

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A ConVal High School teacher whose driver’s license was revoked two years ago, after a reckless driving conviction, was arrested Friday and charged with DWI, according to police. Police also charged Lisa Carne, 53, of Peterborough with driving after her license was revoked, said Capt. Ernest … 0