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

Court log: April 1, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Dublin police Elizabeth Pedersen, 41, of Manchester, possession of marijuana, $1,284 with $850 suspended for 24 months on the condition of no further misdemeanors or felonies and no violations for serious matters, fine to be paid by April 28, or proof of completion of community service at $7.25 … 0

Letter: Voting on death penalty repeal

Friday, March 28, 2014

To the editor: It has been a very busy couple of weeks at the N.H. House. We have had many big issue bills. The repeal of the death penalty was among them. I was eating lunch but thinking about the main bill for the afternoon. At the next … 0

Letter: Administrative cuts in order

Friday, March 28, 2014

To the editor: Concerning the budget issues facing the Conval School district, I do not understand why no one ever mentions cuts in administration expenses. Let me first state that the administrators work hard, as do the teachers, related service professionals and paraprofessionals. However, historically the administrators never … 0

Peterborough: Leadership change called for

Friday, March 28, 2014

To the editor: Why am I not surprised that the ConVal School Board was deadlocked in choosing their next chairperson? Frustrated? Yes. Thankful for the tie? Absolutely, but not surprised. This is a reflection of the angst of our times. There is a clear need for change, but … 0

Antrim: Alternates step up for Planning Board

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

ANTRIM — Interest in the Planning Board brought three new alternates to the table, and the new, bigger board discussed whether or not to recommend the Select Board sell parcels of town land. The board was joined in attendance by only three residents who, however, were interested in … 0

ConVal: Cougar teams tops in sportsmanship

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The NHIAA has announced the recipients of this past winter sports season Sportsmanship Awards and ConVal Regional High School is pleased to announce that its Girl’s Basketball, Boy’s Basketball and Boy’s Ice Hockey programs were all ranked #1 … 0

Antrim police log: March 27, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Antrim Saturday, March 22 Arrest: At 12:15 a.m., police on patrol on Smith Road observed a vehicle stopped completely in the southbound lane of the road. Police observed that the vehicle’s lights and engine were turned off and the windows were completely fogged up. After making contact with … 0

Editorial: Heading in the right direction

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

An interesting idea surfaced this week at the Jaffrey-Rindge School Board meeting, as board members discussed how to cut spending to meet the requirements of a default budget. Board member Charlie Eicher suggested that perhaps not all administrators should get a 3 percent raise next year. He recommended … 0

Letter: ConVal’s food service is good for all

Thursday, March 20, 2014

To the editor: For years, the school budget hawks — most notably Mr. Chapman — have complained about an annual food service loss of $400,000. The statement is misleading, and after seeing this falsehood mentioned repeatedly over the years, I feel the need to comment. In fact there … 0

Letter: Family grateful for your kindness

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

To the editor: Our family would like to thank all the many people who extended much kindness to us at the time of the recent passing of our brother, Steven Robertson. We really have appreciated the thoughtful expressions. Liz, John and Robert Robertson Antrim … 0