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COnVal: District saying bullying is down

Monday, September 15, 2014

The ConVal School District reported significantly fewer incidents of bullying last year, Supt. Dr. Brendan Minnihan said at a recent School Board meeting. The Superintendent’s Office and district principals credit this decline to encouraging students to respect one another more. The Superintendent’s Office, at the School Board’s Sept. 2 meeting, distributed the district’s bullying report for the 2013-14 school year. According to this report, there were 32 reported bullying incidents … 0

Peterborough doctor’s license suspended

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Peterborough podiatrist, with a second practice in Concord, had his state medical license temporarily suspended, according to a press release issued by the N.H. Attorney General on Thursday. Dr. Edward Newcott of Pembroke is charged with not having appropriate practices to control infection. “The [N.H. Board of Registration in Podiatry] found that Dr. Newcott’s practice, as currently operated, poses an imminent threat … 0

Peterborough: They’re living a dream

Monday, September 15, 2014

Growing up everyone has an ideal job in mind. Of course, things change as we mature, and our career dreams are no exception. “Do what you like and like what you do” is the advice people often give to those searching for the ideal career. In the Monadnock region, there are a few … 0

Roundup: ConVal boys stay undefeated after home win

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

ConVal boys soccer The Cougars faced Monadnock in ConVal’s first home game of the season on Tuesday afternoon. The game was 0-0 at half; 4:12 into the second half, Nate Sullivan scored on a feed from Ian Szep … 0

Bridging the political divide: Common Core: Common Core conundrum

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Common Core State Standards is a system of standardized tests that our schools use. We are told it is intended to lead to improvements in learning for U.S. students. However, we are finding out that it is not all good — there are pros and cons; enough … 0

Bridging the political divide: Common Core: Common Core — what is it?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Standards in education are a good thing. In fact, they are necessary. So, why did they disappear in the first place? They were still firmly in place when I graduated from high school in 1961! Back then, we in the U.S. of A. were near the top in … 0

Viewpoint: What we can learn from dogs, this 9/11

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is a piece Deb McGrath of Francestown wrote about her experience at this summer’s dog party at Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury, Vt., as it pertains to the sign in front of the chapel … 0

Rindge: No yields in search for ‘spice’

Friday, September 5, 2014

Editor’s note: This article appears in the Sept. 6 edition of the Concord Monitor. In recent weeks, Rep. Susan Emerson of Rindge has trekked around to dozens of stores in her community and nearby towns in search of “spice,” or the synthetic marijuana substance that prompted Gov. Maggie … 0

Peterborough: Peterborough High School reunion is in the works

Monday, September 8, 2014

Anyone who attended Peterborough High School, whether or not they graduated, is invited to a reunion gathering on Oct. 11, the day of Peterborough’s 275th anniversary celebration. The event will be held between noon and 3 p.m. in the upper Town Hall. Peterborough High School was built in … 0

Hancock: A shining star in open water

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hancock resident Kylie Mitchell was the fastest American swimmer in the 14-16-year-old girls category on Friday at the 2014 Federation Internationale De Natation World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships in Lake Balaton, Hungary. In her first international competition, … 0

Hancock/Peterborough: Out on a hike

Friday, September 5, 2014

Every first Friday of the school year, Well School students and faculty hike a mountain. This year, kindergarten through grade 4 students hiked the Bee Line Trail up Mount Skatutakee in Hancock. Students in grades 5 through 8 … 0

Letter: Jennifer Daler is my choice

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To the editor: I am proud and pleased to support Jennifer Daler of Temple in her bid for Executive Council in District 5. I served with Jennifer in the state Legislature and know her to be an extremely honest and dedicated public servant. She is conscientious, and always … 0

Letter: Kuster, answer this question

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To the editor: Considering Congresswoman Annie Kuster won’t answer this question when I call her office or write to her, it is only fair to publish it as a letter to the editor: Congresswoman Kuster, why do you refuse to hold a single town hall meeting with residents … 0