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 for students to use digital devices while in the classroom. Clifton-Waite, however, disagrees with controlling students’ use of phones. “It’s really the … 0

ConVal: Spanish Club team wins Iron Chef

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

South Meadow School hosted an Iron Chef competition last week, in which students competed to cook the best meals using surprise secret ingredients. The winning team was from the ConVal Spanish Club, featuring Morgain O’Connor, Astrid Kipka, Michelle Jarest and Eli Ladd. ConVal German Club and Great Brook Spanish Club also put in … 0

Antrim: ZBA approves cell tower plan

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ANTRIM — The Zoning Board has approved a special exception and a variance, which will allow construction of a cell tower in a residential zone at 115 Pierce Lake Rd. Despite protests from several residents of the Pierce Lake Road neighborhood, the board approved both the use of a cell tower in the … 0

Rindge: Young fills his soul with history

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A love for travel, education and his country has fueled Vernon Young’s 40-year adventure as a volunteer. After returning from Battleship Cove in Fall River, Massachusetts, on May 6, Young officially completed his 40th New England Heritage Tour, … 0

Peterborough: Riding for cancer awareness

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Jessica Nelson’s mother, Carol Heath, lost her nine-month fight with advanced colon cancer in July 2013. A month later, Nelson, a Peterborough resident, was on a run while she was visiting family in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Suddenly, droves of … 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

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

Little League: Undefeated Mets top Orioles at Picard

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Mets and the Orioles squared off Monday night at Picard Field for what turned out to be a fantastic Memorial Day Game. The Mets took an early lead, scoring five runs in the first inning. Spencer Newsham held the Orioles to a single run in his two … 0

Running: Well School 5K set for Sunday morning

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

5K enthusiasts can run an exciting race this weekend — and simultaneously support local conservation. The Well School will be holding their second annual 5K Sunday on their campus, Athletic Director Russ Freeman said — participants should arrive and park near the school’s main entrance as early as … 0

ConVal: Parents’ meeting for middle school football

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

On Wednesday, there will be an informational meeting for all parents of children interested in playing ConVal middle school football next season. The meeting is 6-7 p.m. in the ConVal gym. New middle school football coach Nick Duffy will be on hand, as well as ConVal head coach … 0

Girls’ Tennis: Cougars swept in final match of year

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ConVal lost to Hanover in the season’s last match. The Cougars (1-13) were swept by the Marauders (14-0) Friday. The team was outmatched, losing 8-0 at seven of nine positions, according to Coach Greg Morris. No. 4 Anita Anable was competitive in her singles match and as part … 0

Peterborough: ConVal students compete for Mariposa grant today

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Nine ConVal students will compete today to win a $3,000 Mariposa grant for their designated charity at the third annual YES competition. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough. The public is invited to cheer teams on, and admission is free. … 0

Keene: MDS 5K is Saturday morning

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Are you ready to run, walk, and smile? Join the first annual MDS Run-Walk-Smile 5K/1Mile in downtown Keene on Saturday and raise funds for critical dental care for people with developmental disabilities. People of all ages, abilities and fitness levels are invited to participate and can choose to … 0