Tyler LeBlanc, a member of ConVal High School's bass fishing team, shows School Board members some of the equipment used by the team.

Conval: Bass fishing club takes steps towards team status

Monday, July 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Last October, ConVal’s bass fishing team concluded its first season on the water by finishing fifth overall and first in the smallmouth bass category at the NHIAA championship on Lake Winnisquam. Now the team, which competed as a club last year, wants to start the process toward becoming an official team sport at ConVal. “What we need is … 0

ConVal: Paraprofessional job, iPads and Chromebooks restored

Monday, July 21, 2014

ConVal High School students will be getting additional iPad computers next year after all, following a recent School Board decision to restore funding that had been cut after voters rejected the district’s budget proposal in March. Because of larger than anticipated savings in the School District’s health insurance costs, board members at their June 17 meeting agreed to spend $129,000 for both iPad … 0

Real estate: Q&A: What’s the word on the real estate market?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In the years since the recession hit, the real estate market has been a concern just about everywhere, both in terms of sales and median home prices. But two local Realtors say they’re beginning to see a turnaround this year. But first, some background. According to the N.H. Association of Realtors, the median … 0


Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Viewpoint: Stark reminders that racism persists

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Editorial note: This viewpoint ran in the June 22 edition of the Concord Monitor. Daniel Weeks is a 2001 ConVal grad. June 12 was Loving Day. What’s that? The day that, in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court handed … 0

Editorial: Finding the way at Franklin Pierce

Monday, June 30, 2014

Times are tough these days for small liberal arts schools like Franklin Pierce University. As college costs skyrocket, both students and parents are taking a hard look at what they get for their money. They may be choosing where to attend college as much on whether it offers … 0

Peterborough: Farm to Table program underway

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The River Center’s Farm to Table program returns this summer with an eight-week series of field trips and cooking fun for parents and children. The program began on June 19, and includes strawberry and blueberry picking, cooking with local fresh produce, trips to Cornucopia Farm and making ice … 0

Viewpoint: After you’ve confronted the dragon, comes the bliss

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Annie Neugebauer graduated from the University of Texas in 2007. A favorite professor devastated her by asking why she hadn’t been in the honor’s program. A question posed even though she graduated with “highest university honors.” The professor thought she had taken the easy road and should have … 0

Greenfield: ConVal grad killed by roadside bomb in Afghanistan

Monday, June 23, 2014

“I love you, Mom. Headed to bed now. Tell everyone I love them.” These were U.S. Marine Brandon Garabrant’s last words for his mother, Jessie Garabrant, on Thursday. “He ended it with a smiley face,” she said. Garabrant, … 2

Region: A public outpour of support

Monday, June 23, 2014

When the news of Brandon Garabrant’s death broke late Friday night, there was an immediate response from friends, co-workers, schoolmates and town officials. Here are just a few of the reposnes that were posted online or emailed to … 0

A community mourns

Monday, June 23, 2014

As news of the death of 2013 ConVal graduate and U.S. Marine Brandon Garabrant made its way around the world this past weekend, no community took it harder than those in the Monadnock region, where he spent his … 0

Court log: June 24, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

Dublin Police Ryan Demers, 24, of Merrimack, driving after suspension, $310; suspended registration, $274 with $150 suspended for 24 months on condition of no further misdemeanors or felonies and no violations for serious motor vehicle matters. Louisa Munk Wells, 22, of Temple, operating without a valid license, $124. … 0