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The School Board asked the SAU to hire another extracurricular teacher at South Meadow School.

Peterborough: Larger student body leads to staffing issues

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — With classes like industrial arts and consumer family at South Meadow School too large to be safe, additional arts classes are being proposed. But first the district’s business manager must find the money to pay for a second arts teacher. Katherine Fox is South Meadow’s only art teacher, after district officials eliminated a second art teaching position two …

Antrim / Bennington / Jaffrey: Indictment in threatening case

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

An Antrim man has been indicted on criminal threatening charges after he allegedly pointed a BB gun at two police officers in March. Andrew Hart, 21, of Antrim is accused of pointing the BB gun, which appeared to be a real firearm, at Officer Robert McAllister and Sergeant Thomas Grella. Hart was indicted on four counts of criminal threatening — two for each …

Cross-country: Local high school runners ready to make noise

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Conant, ConVal and Mascenic cross-country teams are looking to make some noise this fall on the wooded trails of Derryfield Park and Mines Falls. With the youth movement in place and team member numbers on the rise, hopes for a strong season are on the rise. The ConVal boys team is looking …

Viewpoint: In Pascagoula: Helping Mr. Houston Banks, in more ways than one

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Jeff, a good friend of mine, and I, both with years of experience in carpentry, plumbing and electrical work, volunteered with a locally organized nonprofit to help Katrina victims in Pascagoula, Mississippi, a number of months after the storm. Sure, I have visual memories of Katrina’s impact on …

Viewpoint: A community rallied for those whose lives were torn apart

Friday, August 14, 2015

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina made a direct hit on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, I am reminded of how we rallied as a community to help those who had lost so much. Individuals gave, and organizations donated proceeds from spaghetti suppers, raffles, and bake sales. Tens of thousands …

Keep funding for Planned Parenthood

Monday, August 17, 2015

Planned Parenthood is a vital and necessary service for the people of New Hampshire, and the all-male Executive Council’s decision to defund state contracts with the agency was a critical mistake based on unfounded speculation. Ever since the deceptively edited video by the disreputable “nonprofit” Center For Medical …

Peterborough: Town Hall attendees urge Kasich to keep it local

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Martin Connolly of Temple didn’t want to hear Gov. John Kasich talk about U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations, his accomplishments in Ohio or his clash with Donald Trump. Connolly wanted to hear what the Republican candidate had to …

ConVal: Three awarded Edes Foundation scholarship

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Three students in the ConVal School District have been awarded scholarships to pursue educational opportunities. Dominque Tarr, Julianna Stone and Victoria Marchand will all receive a scholarship in order to pay for Scouting activities, community service related programs, or programs that demonstrate a desire for self-improvement. The scholarships …

Bennington: His final words

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

When Edward Hyland was diagnosed with stage IV esophageal cancer, he took the news in the same pragmatic way he had always lived his life. Knowing any treatment would be palliative and not a cure, he decided to …

Applicants sought for land conservation grants

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Quabbin-to-Cardigan Partnership is looking for grant proposals for its eighth round of land conservation grants, which fund transaction-related expenses on land conservation projects in the Quabbin-to-Cardigan region of western New Hampshire and north central Massachusetts. The grant program is privately funded, and administered by the Society for …

Peterborough: Paul makes obligatory Diner stop

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Republican presidential candidate and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul wants to create jobs in New Hampshire by repealing the entire IRS tax code. “I would get rid of all 70,000 pages,” Paul told the Ledger-Transcript, while he …

Viewpoint: Veto fallout: Time for an override

Thursday, July 30, 2015

On July 29 the Joint Fiscal Committee met for the first time since Gov. Hassan vetoed the 2016-2017 budget. The committee was established under RSA 14:30-a to, among other things, approve agency budget transfers or financial issues outside of the budget that arise during the biennium. The six-month …

Jaffrey: What’s at risk in ‘big data’ debate?

Monday, August 10, 2015

JAFFREY — When Philipp Krüger asked his audience at the Amos Fortune Forum Friday whether they had used or been affected by “big data,” only a few raised their hands. “I think most of you probably have,” he …