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Campaigners are urging the public to vote  "no," against petition articles on the ConVal warrant to close Great Brook School or allow the School Board to close any of the elementary schools in the future.

ConVal: Petitions 8, 9 by the numbers

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

If the public votes to approve a warrant petition article to close Great Brook School, the ConVal School District would save at least $1,682,880 each year from closing the middle school in Antrim, according to a report the District Model Study Committee published in 2012. Another petition article — to lift from Article 5 of the Articles Agreement the requirement … 0

Peterborough: Scott-Farrar closes, temporarily

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Scott-Farrar Home — a nursing home that has served the Peterborough area for more than 100 years — is closing in 40 days for financial reasons. Trustees say the home has been losing as much as $30,000 a month over the last two years. But trustees hope the closure is just temporary, as … 0

Sharon: Write-in candidate ready to serve

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ted O’Brien never expected Carl Newton, the opponent who edged him out last year for a spot on the Sharon Select Board, to ask him to serve alongside him the year after. Well, Newton did just that. Now, O’Brien hopes to apply his four decades in television and radio broadcasting to help the … 0

Letter: The future of the Conval Schools

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

To the editor: Often it is real easy to see a few trends. Adjust here and there and there it is. In some ways it is extremely hard to make projections. The threat of another international war is serious stuff. Congress and the president of our country seem … 0

Viewpoint: What’s next for Temple?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

I’ve been thinking about Temple a bit lately and about the changes the town has seen in the past couple decades. Temple’s economic base and its economic management have both changed a great deal in that time, the latter more recently. Two generations ago, Temple still had considerable … 0

Viewpoint: Change isn’t easy, but it is necessary

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

“Get your facts first then distort them as you please.” — Mark Twain I value public education — an excellent, equitable and fiscally responsible public education for all students, not only in the ConVal District but at both the state and national level as well. I have attended … 1

Letters: Great Brook is valued

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

I am so disappointed in the people who seem to think they can decide what is best for the students in the ConVal School District. I have yet to see the financial breakdown of their findings, which makes me feel as though the wool is being pulled over … 0

Dublin School: ML

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

On Feb. 25, the Dublin School Snowboard team took to their own hill, Crotched Mountain, for the last Lakes Region Slopestyle Competition of this season. This competition was the first that Crotched and Dublin School partnered up to host. The team competed against Brewster Academy, New Hampton School, … 0

Peterborough: Vigil prays for the Foleys, injured in a Florida crash

Monday, March 2, 2015

As Patrick and Lisa Foley, both 47, and residents of Peterborough, recover in Florida from a three-car crash that seriously injured them on Feb. 7, several dozen of their friends congregated at Divine Mercy Parish in Peterborough to … 0

Greenfield: Rock injury gives man whole new outlook

Monday, March 2, 2015

Could you look at a football-sized rock flying through your windshield, smashing you in the head, and nearly ending your life as a “bizarre gift?” Adam Lecomte can. The Peterborough resident and Greenville native said Thursday the December … 0

Greenfield: Rehab school answers lawsuit

Monday, March 2, 2015

Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center is denying allegations that it is liable for any abuse involving two former students whose parents say their children suffered physical and emotional abuse while in the center’s care. Crotched Mountain also disputes the facts surrounding several incidents listed as abuse in a civil … 0

BENNINGTON: Three big issues

Monday, March 2, 2015

BENNINGTON Proposed operating budget: $1,650,995 Default budget: $1,652,848 ∎ Bennington’s proposed operating budget would restructure how the town compensates various emergency officials. There is a $25,222 increase in compensation for the town’s police chief, which according to Town Administrator Dee French is due to current Chief Stephen Campbell’s … 0

Peterborough: Man recounts ordeal buried under 2 ft. of snow

Monday, March 2, 2015

Drew Mullins, 48, was almost finished removing ice dams from the metal roof of his home on Old Street Road, when he heard a snap. He looked up, and saw a wall of snow rushing at him. The … 0