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ConVal: Board talks equality in district programs

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The ConVal School Board continued to chew over which extracurricular activities it should and shouldn’t provide for in the budget it is drafting for next school year. At their meeting at the SAU offices Wednesday, the board continued to voice concern over how each of their choices would affect inequality among students. Equal arts At their second workshop to draft a budget, the board eventually delayed whether or not to … 0

Learning about going green

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Harris Center in Hancock was remodeled 11 years ago to the highest green and energy-efficient standards. So you think that even close scrutiny of the building wouldn’t turn up much to fix — but you’d be wrong, as the freshman class of ConVal found out when they set out to do an … 0

Reimers Reason: Just passing through: the story of fracked gas, the Northern Pass, and tar sands in New Hampshire

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

With no east-west interstate and a wild northern section, New Hampshire has long been more of a destination than a pass-through state for human travelers. However, fossil fuels are passing through all the time. Several existing pipelines already carry natural gas and oil through New Hampshire, and many companies want to increase and … 0

Editorial: What’s our community New Year’s resolution?

Monday, November 24, 2014

New Hampshire’s youth. Growing our economy. Seeding innovation and creativity. The future of education. The local food movement. Poverty. These are the topics Community Conversations — a monthly forum co-sponsored by the Monadnock Center for History & Culture and the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript — has tackled in its very … 0

Editorial: The 2015 ‘In the Spirit of Giving’ campaign is on

Monday, November 24, 2014

Now in its fifth year, the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript’s “In the Spirit of Giving” campaign aims once again to help connect readers with local nonprofits in need. This year, we’re focusing on the people who are helped by their efforts. This holiday season leading up to the New Year, … 0

Letters: School Board has it wrong

Thursday, November 20, 2014

To the editor: The ConVal School Board may have voted against discussing consolidation for three years, but there are plenty of voters in the district who care about the financial impact of keeping underutilized buildings open, maintained, and heated using taxpayer funds. I also don’t agree with declarations … 0

Letter: Snowmobile Club says thanks

Thursday, November 20, 2014

To the editor: The Crotched Mountain Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club of Greenfield had a very successful Turkey Raffle on Nov. 14. Our success was the result of donations from many supporters. Thank you to: Rick & Diane’s Pizzeria, Hillsboro Ford, Laurie MacKeigan of Houghton Farms, S.M. Atherton Auto … 0

Peterborough/Wilton: Founding farmers

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WILTON — Nowadays, community supported agriculture is everywhere. It’s a basic concept. Members pay for their goods upfront, so that farmers have some capital to start their growing season. And in return, members of the community supported agriculture, … 0

Peterborough: National award for green energy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Peterborough is the only town nationwide being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for purchasing green power — electricity from renewable sources like solar, wind and geothermal that do not emit greenhouse gases. The EPA announced Wednesday that Peterborough is one of nine entities across the country … 0

Peterborough: Students need community support

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

After a survey from last year showed that alcohol use at the high school is increasing, over 10 percent of students have had serious suicidal thoughts in the last year, and over three percent of students have tried … 0

Conval: District revamps report cards

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

For the first time in more than 20 years, every elementary school in the ConVal School District will be using the same report card this year. According to a school district press release, a group of teachers, administrators, parents, and special education staff began working two years ago … 0

Peterborough: Fender-bender on Route 202 on Wednesday

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A station wagon was driving south on Route 202 when it smashed into the sedan in front of it Wednesday afternoon. The accident occurred near the intersection of Route 136 around 3 p.m. . Police said no one … 0

ConVal: Three ConVal students commended

Monday, October 27, 2014

ConVal High School seniors Jamie Ammon, William MacPhee and Lara Matthias have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts … 0