Bennington

Letter: ‘Eat Out’ was a success

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the editor: Our heartfelt thanks to Rick and Diane’s Restaurant, Fiddlehead’s Café and Catering, The Common Place Eatery and The Hancock Inn for supporting The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center by participating in our “Eat Out For The Grapevine” event in March. By all measures, this fundraiser was a great success and resulted in a $1,215 contribution from the restaurants to support Grapevine programs and services. We are … 0

ML: It’s human nature to ignore our responsibility, fate

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Yet another cold morning in April. I prepared to walk the dog, putting on my winter coat and zipping it tight to the neck. As it was dark outside, I switched on the front porch light, but Duke pulled me to the side yard where the light did not reach. On this morning I could still see our grounds by the light of … 0

Conval: School Board hopes for smoother sailing this year

Monday, April 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — At the first meeting of the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee to the ConVal School Board in the wake of voters’ rejection of the board’s 2014 budget proposal, School Board member Myron Steere of Greenfield promised that things will be done differently in the coming year. Steere, who will be serving as chair of the Budget and Property Committee this year, said he … 0

Francestown: April 7 deadline set for Crotched

Monday, April 7, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — With the ski season over and only three required light shields installed at Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride, the town enforced a deadline of April 7 for variance compliance. If that deadline is not met, the town will take legal action with its attorney. In a … 0

Bennington: ‘Community Attitude’ survey in the works

Monday, April 7, 2014

BENNINGTON — To assist the Planning Board with updates to the Master Plan, the board will issue a Community Attitude Survey to gain community input that will guide the board with developing the town in the years to come. The survey would capture the “pulse of the community,” … 0

A look at the housing market

Monday, April 7, 2014

As the snow melts and days get warmer throughout the Monadnock region, many people start to seriously look at either buying or selling a home. Some may have had enough of winter and don’t want to go through … 0

Home buying, how to know when it’s time

Monday, April 7, 2014

Springtime — when the thoughts of so many gradually turn to sunshine, flowers, golf, clean-up, travel, etc. And how about home buying? The spring of each year has been traditionally primetime for either buying or selling a home. … 0

Antrim: Great Brook School to host distracted driving talk

Monday, April 7, 2014

ANTRIM — Seventy-one percent of teens admit to composing or sending a text message while driving, according to the official U.S. Government website for distracted driving. In an effort to help deter young drivers from distractive driving habits, Great Brook Middle School will host “The Parent Driving Zone,” … 0

Editorial: She helps us ‘see the good in all we face’

Monday, April 7, 2014

I suppose we all have a time when we realize how someone has touched us, or the impact they’ve had on our lives, too late. This is my time. We lost Carole Allen this past week, and with … 0

Editorial: Capturing life’s most poignant moments

Monday, April 7, 2014

Carole Allen was always at home behind her lens, capturing the big events and the poignant moments. A few months ago, when Carole stepped out from behind her lens, she was the big event. She was the poignant moment. At the New Hampshire Press Association’s annual banquet in … 0

Letter: Changes needed from ConVal Board

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the editor: In a 6 to 5 vote on April 1, the members of the ConVal School Board re-elected Butch Estey as this year’s chairman. My last letter to the editor called for a change in leadership. This board chose not to change their leader, so I … 0

Bennington/Francestown: Home schooling on rise?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

BENNINGTON — Concerned about what they see as shrinking enrollment in the town’s elementary school, Bennington Select Board members say they’ve noticed a surge home schooling. Following a discussion about ConVal School District budget cuts owing to the proposed budget’s failure at the polls in March, at their … 0

Kindergarten enrollment is low

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal School District officials are urging parents whose children will be entering kindergarten in the fall to get in touch, because so far just 76 potential students have been identified. Last year at this time the district had 102 students enrolled, Human Resources Director Tim Markley … 0