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Mascenic School District: Candidates both against cuts

Monday, March 2, 2015

There is a very large shake-up for the district potentially coming down the pipe, as voters will be going to the polls on March 10 to decide on the district’s budget, which was cut by $1.63 million at the deliberative session, or to implement the district’s default budget. Voters will also be making the decision on which of two candidates will be filling one of the School Board’s two New … 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 heats up and the school days drag on. “It’s a question of how you juggle … 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 considered “endangered” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Join ecologists Liz Willey … 0

Peterborough: Chamber of Commerce gives ACE Awards

Friday, December 5, 2014

The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce recognized 50 students from ConVal High School in grades 9 - 12 for their Attitude, Character and Effort at the ACE Awards ceremony on Dec. 4 at Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride. … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Schedule information night set for Jan. 28

Friday, January 9, 2015

There will be a Scheduling Information Night on Jan. 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Conant High School. The CHS Counseling Center staff will be offering a summary of changes to course offerings, the seven period hybrid schedule, as well as outlining the scheduling process. … 0

Rindge: SAU 47 offices may have to move after building sold

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge School District is creating a contingency plan to move its SAU office, if they can’t negotiate a lease with the building’s new owner. The SAU 47 office is located at 81 Fitzgerald Drive in Jaffrey. Karen … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Collective bargaining calls for $211K in salary increases

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

RINDGE — The Jaffrey-Rindge School Board ratified the collective bargaining agreement with teachers and professional staff members at its meeting Monday, which would mean salary increases totaling approximately $211,000. About this tentative agreement, which voters still need to … 0

Student Voices: Budget process on its way — what do students want?

Thursday, January 8, 2015

On Dec. 16 at Francestown Elementary School, a group of 30 ConVal students attended a School Board meeting in support of River Marmorstein, a junior at ConVal and the School Board’s student representative. He presented the ConVal School … 0

Student Voices: ConVal students call for a change — silently

Monday, December 8, 2014

If you walked into the Budget Work session for the ConVal School District on Nov. 19, you would have been witness to what many students are now calling “something big.” What started as a small dispute over paying … 0

Mascenic: District spends $254K by mistake

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

GREENVILLE — Review by the State Department of Education has revealed that as much as $254,189 of state building aid anticipated to assist with bond payments for the construction of Highbridge Hill Elementary School was spent on items … 0

Mascenic School Board: Public comment process probed

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Mascenic School Board will be reviewing how they take comments from the public, after some board members expressed concerns that its current policies don’t allow an adequate avenue of public feedback. Currently, the school board only accepts public comments on items on each individual meeting agenda. Until … 0

Wilton: Zoning dispute draws Select Board’s ire

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Negotiations to resolve a zoning dispute between the town and a local paving company are underway, but the Select Board is not satisfied with the potential agreement as it stands, according to board members. Select Board member Kermit Williams explained that the issue was first raised earlier this … 0

Mascenic School District: Proposed budget is up by $876,968

Friday, January 2, 2015

The budget for the district is proposed to increase by about 4.7 percent this year, up from $18,418,380 last year to $19,295,348 for the coming school year. The default budget is set at $19,048,560. The majority of the $876,968 increase is attributed to contracted salary agreements and steep … 0