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

Boys’ Tennis: Cougars finish year over .500 with win

Monday, May 25, 2015

ConVal beat Pembroke to end the season over .500. The Cougars (7-6) won 7-2 over the Spartans (0-13). They accomplished that win-loss record despite only one player with competitive experience, Coach Mike Young said in an email. This … 0

Girls’ Tennis: ConVal falls to Trinity, Souhegan last week

Monday, May 25, 2015

ConVal lost two matches Wednesday and Thursday. The Cougars (1-10) fell 8-1 to Souhegan (5-8) and to Trinity (8-6) by the same score. ConVal played hard in both matches, Coach Greg Morris said in an email, with doubles team No. 3 Izzy Pagano and No. 6 Issy Sylvian … 0

Antrim: Joyce Davison is Citizen of the Year

Monday, May 25, 2015

ANTRIM — While presenting the Grange’s Community Citizen Award to Joyce Davison, Sharon Stickney thought she’d listed all of her dear friend’s accomplishments — then she remembered Davison’s efforts to beautify the Transfer Station. “If there are flowers … 0

ConVal: Freedom Trail inspires models

Monday, May 25, 2015

A month ago, the fifth grade at South Meadow School walked the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail from the Boston Common to the USS Constitution. Wednesday, they will bring the trail to their middle school. Fifth-graders created models of all … 0

Peterborough: Sentence in arson case is delayed

Monday, May 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Ex-firefighter Gregory Potter, who was found guilty of setting fire to five apartment buildings in a two-hour drunken spree, will have to wait to be sentenced. His hearing was postponed. Potter, 23, faces prison sentences of … 0

ConVal: Selectman: Enrollment payments split incorrectly

Monday, May 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Temple Selectwoman Gail Cromwell says the nine towns of the ConVal School District were billed incorrectly for their portions of annual payments based on enrollment. About half of the $40 million-plus the towns paid is based … 0

ConVal: Tour guides for visitors needed

Monday, May 25, 2015

High school students from jam-packed Chinese cities will have a chance to experience the fresh air of the Monadnock region, while ConVal students show them around. Art teacher Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne, who is coordinating the exchange program, said it’s a chance for local students to see the region in … 0

Parading tradition

Monday, May 25, 2015

Jason Bergeron, 12, recently learned at South Meadow School that a soldier’s greatest fear is not dying. It is dying and not being remembered. His grandmother and chair of the Peterborough Select Board, Barbara Miller, repeated that message … 0

Peterborough: Two taken to MCH after crash

Monday, May 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Two people were taken to Monadnock Community Hospital on Saturday, following a two-car accident on Route 101 near Old Street Road. Fire Chief Ed Walker said Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team was called for a woman who initially appeared to have life-threatening injuries. “But DHART was called … 0

Running: Statewide Girls on the Run 5K June 7

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

One thousand girls, 240 volunteer coaches and approximately 1,000 other runners will descend upon Concord’s Memorial Field for the Girls on the Run New Hampshire Spring 5K Celebration on June 7. Event activities begin at 8:00 am and the non-competitive run will start at 9:30 am. More than … 0