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Sophomore Astrid Kipka is the two-time winner at ConVal of the Poetry Out Loud national recitation contest. Kipka will compete in a New Hampshire regional competition in February, and hopefully the state competition.

ConVal: ‘Expressing the emotions behind words’

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A spotlight blinds Astrid Kipka. She steps to the microphone, drowns out any auxiliary noise, breathes in, and starts. “We are space between, the orange black blur, of a million monarchs, on their two generation migration, south to fir-crowned Michoacan,” she recites, accenting “Michoacan” with a Spanish accent. And while Kipka narrates “Zacuanpaplotls,” by Brenda Cardenas, Kipka loses herself in … 0

ConVal: Public to have their say on budget Saturday

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ConVal School District’s Deliberative Session for its $44,746,514 proposed operating budget is Saturday at 10 a.m. at ConVal High School. The proposed 2015-16 operating budget is 1.7-percent less than this year’s $45,522,549 default budget. In March, the public rejected the proposed operating budget, forcing the School Board and administration to trim $770,000 to reach a default budget. The 2015-16 default budget is $44,547,714, … 0

Hancock: Police chief’s leave extended to Feb. 15

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

HANCOCK — Police Chief Andrew Wood — who has been on administrative leave since Jan. 1 after his state certification expired due to failure to pass required physical fitness tests — has been granted a leave extension until Feb. 15. In December, the Select Board approved Wood’s request for leave from Jan. 1 to Jan. 31; the leave request was extended to Feb. … 0

Peterborough: Grant writing workshop at The River Center

Friday, January 23, 2015

The River Center is looking for a few detail-orientated people to join a four-week “Grant Writing Mentoring Circle.” Participants will gain experience in researching, writing and proofing grant applications. Completed applications will be submitted on behalf of The River Center. The program will run on Thursdays, starting this … 0

Peterborough: Business recruiter to speak at Chamber

Friday, January 23, 2015

Michael Bergeron, a business development manager for the N.H. Dept. of Resources and Economic Development, will be the speaker at the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast on Feb. 4. Bergeron manages out-of-state business recruitment, working to assist businesses considering relocation or expansion to the Granite State. He … 0

Walpole: Monadnock Menus annual meeting

Friday, January 23, 2015

Monadnock Menus, a program launched by the Cheshire County Conservation District to provide schools and other institutions throughout Cheshire County and the western Monadnock Region with easy access to local foods, will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Historical Society of Cheshire County … 0

Viewpoint: In response to Kinder Morgan

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

In reply to the Jan. 13 Viewpoint piece by Allen Fore, vice president of public affairs at Kinder Morgan, Inc.: Mr. Fore, welcome to New Hampshire! I have a spare winter coat I can lend you. On cost/price and capacity Capacity problems have all their roots in Massachusetts. … 0

Viewpoint: ‘Heart of my heart’

Friday, January 23, 2015

Heart of my heart to the heart of the mountain angel overlighting Mount Monadnock to the angel overlighting this space fill me with love and light and wisdom I come to you with gratitude to be in THIS place at THIS time with these folk holding the vision … 0

Editorial: Concealed guns demand licensure

Monday, January 26, 2015

It’s clear that the majority of representatives in the N.H. House are in favor of people carrying concealed firearms in the Chamber, with their recent vote to allow just that. But now there’s a movement that would do away with licensing requirements for anyone, anywhere in the state … 0

Viewpoint: Dropping out of RGGI would be a mistake

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

One terrible proposal being presented up in Concord is a regressive and irresponsible bill designed to remove New Hampshire from the nine-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI. It would result in a substantial loss of income for the state and loss of greatly needed help for our … 0

Viewpoint: Closing Great Brook would cost us

Thursday, January 22, 2015

I am writing to address the recent maelstrom around the petition for a ballot article to close Great Brook School in Antrim. I realize that there are many voices in this debate, as there have been for years. However, I have decided to lend my voice to this … 0

Letter:

Friday, January 23, 2015

To the editor: Several weeks ago you published my letter that talked about the pandemonium that could result as an unintended consequence of a N.H. House rule allowing anyone to carry concealed weapons into the Statehouse. A few rebuttal letters have implied how much safer everyone would be … 0

Peterborough: Children’s magazine closing office

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Cricket Media employee confirmed Wednesday that Cobblestone’s Peterborough office will be closed sometime this summer. Cricket Media will be consolidating Cobblestone into Cricket Media’s location in Chicago, Illinois, according to Maggie Hatfield, a senior vice president of marketing for Cricket Media. Almost two years ago, Lou Waryncia, … 0