Hancock: School leader’s loss felt

Monday, April 14, 2014

Friends and colleagues in the Monadnock region are mourning the loss of Tom Brennan, a former Hancock resident who served as assistant principal at Peterborough Middle School and principal at Conant High School in Jaffrey before going on to a distinguished career as a school district administrator. Brennan died April 9, less than a year after retiring as superintendent of the Manchester School District. Although Brennan left Hancock, moving with his family to New London as his career developed, he never lost his connection to the schools and people of the Monadnock region. He’d return every year for Hancock’s Old Home Day celebration, where he … 0

Antrim: Great Discussions kicks off another season of talks

Monday, April 14, 2014

ANTRIM — The Great Decisions forum is back for its third season this spring. Each week, a group of Antrim residents meet to discuss foreign policy topics and their affect on the United States, for the sheer benefit of becoming more informed and learning new perspectives. At the first informal discussion last Wednesday, … 0

2014 BASEBALL PREVIEW: Baseball is back in the Monadnock region

Monday, April 14, 2014

The crack of the bat has already begun to ring out around the Monadnock region, as the high school baseball season kicked off last night. With Conant seeking to go back to back after a big title win last year and ConVal looking to ride their otherworldly starting pitcher Ivon Clough to the … 0

Track: ConVal hosts 5K fundraiser

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Cougars track team hosted a 5K Spring Fling race last Saturday. Erica Labella of Plymouth took the first womens spot, and John Ryan of Stoddard was first in the mens division as well as first overall. 1 John Ryan 18:29 2 Steven Constine 18:57 3 Andrew Hunt … 0

Antrim: Eclectic Book Club holds discussion

Monday, April 14, 2014

On April 24 between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Antrim Presbyterian Church, readers will discuss “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. “The Book Thief” is a novel by Australian author Markus Zusak. Narrated by “Death,” the book is set in Nazi Germany, a place and time … 0

Court log: April 15, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dublin police Suzanne Deschuiteneer, 53, of Greenfield, speeding, case dismissed at the State’s request. Hancock police Stacie Corliss, 26, of Peterborough, speeding, case dismissed at the State’s request. Jaffrey police Jesse Balcom, 22, of Jaffrey, case hearing for possession of controlled/narcotic drugs on Jan. 1, 2013, case status … 0

Viewpoint: Civil discourse: Tradition and necessity

Friday, April 11, 2014

Over the past decade, the level of partisan warfare has risen to the point where there is virtual deadlock in Congress. In New Hampshire, a similar hyper-partisan approach to governance characterized the N.H. House from 2010-2012. The resulting … 0

Letter: A superintendent without peer

Monday, April 14, 2014

To the editor: I just learned my good friend Tom Brennan has died. I have given a lot of eulogies through the years and regrettably I will not be able to offer my condolences to the Brennan family in person. Tom and I go way back to the … 0

REgion: ‘Purple Up’ to support military families, kids

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

On Tuesday, keep an eye out for friends, co-workers and students who are dressed in purple clothing. They may well be wearing the bright color to support and celebrate the more than 5,400 children in New Hampshire who have at least one parent serving in the military. Since … 0

Francestown: Crotched’s light shields are in, not up

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — The ski season is all but over, but the process of installing shields on Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride’s lights is still in full swing, even though the mountain missed the initial Jan. 22 deadline for installation, established in late December. Pat Terry, general manager for … 0

Antrim: Flanders named to panel

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Governor Maggie Hassan has appointed longtime Antrim resident and former New Hampshire State Senator Bob Flanders to the Alternate Panel of the New Hampshire Judicial Conduct Committee, to begin work on July 1, 2015. Flanders was not expecting … 0

ConVal School District: Raising their voices

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

It’s all about the music. That’s what the stars of the ConVal Drama Club’s upcoming show, “Off Broadway: A Musical Cabaret,” say, anyway. Unlike most of the performances put on by ConVal Drama, the cabaret is a musical … 0

Antrim: Historic business talk on Sunday

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Please join us Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church for a discussion of Pratt and Caughey, one of Antrim’s most significant businesses. In describing Pratt and Caughey, Parades and Promenades states: The stone wall bounding the northern section of the Maplewood Cemetery was built by Caughey … 0