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Hancock: Local man leads super-PAC backing Ayotte

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Hancock man is taking the lead to help U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) win re-election in 2016, possibly against Gov. Maggie Hassan. David Carney is the chief consultant for Commitment Kept N.H., a project of Ending Spending Action Fund, the conservative super-PAC. The project launched Wednesday, over 17 months before the election, and before Hassan has announced whether or not she will run. “We’re trying to get ahead of … 0

Peterborough/Hancock: Morgan’s Way says goodbye

Monday, June 29, 2015

When 53-year-old Jane Cartmell decided on a whim to open her first retail store ever in downtown Peterborough, outfitting it with women’s clothing from across the world, learning the industry and decorating the window display weren’t difficult for the newcomer. The most challenging part, she said, was naming it. Cartmell pondered and pondered … 0

Dublin: ZBA chair seeks to overturn solar approval

Monday, June 29, 2015

DUBLIN — The Zoning Board chair cited a N.H. Supreme Court ruling in an attempt to force the Planning Board to reconsider its recent approval of part of Yankee Publishing’s solar energy plan. The ruling focuses on accessory use of lots, and whether the lots are contiguous or not. Because of this ruling, … 0

Editorial: A focused driver is a safe driver

Monday, June 22, 2015

How many of us have picked up a phone and checked the time, a text, or other alert when stopped at a red light or stop sign? Beginning July 1, you’ll be breaking the law if you do. New Hampshire’s Hands-Free Electronic Device Law will be in effect … 0

Achievement:

Monday, June 22, 2015

Emily Mosher of Dublin was named to the faculty honors list for the spring semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. To make the list a student must achieve a 4.0 academic average for the semester. … 0

Graduations:

Monday, June 22, 2015

Robert Meissner of Dublin, and Olivia Krommes and Colin Seger, both of Peterborough, graduated from Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts on May 17. Meissner earned a Master of Business Administration and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the national honor society for students of management. Krommes earned a … 0

Viewpoint: Republican for responsible budget, while Hassan plays politics

Monday, June 22, 2015

As a State Senator, one of the most important things we do is to write the state budget. The two-year plan controls all the money New Hampshire government will need over the next two years, in addition to … 0

Achievement:

Monday, June 22, 2015

Mathias Fressilli of Temple and Ian Tibbetts of Dublin were both named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Colby College, Waterville, Maine. To make the list students must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.76 or higher. Fressilli, class of 2018, attended ConVal High … 0

Letter: Create unity, not discord

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

To the editor: And round and round we go — another fiery local presentation of the case against Israel is challenged by questions of anti-Jewish language and/or perspective, followed by a categorical dismissal of anti-Semitism. Our community has seen this divisive cycle for decades, with little or no … 0

Letter: What do you think of the budget?

Monday, June 22, 2015

To the editor: Two weeks ago I joined a vigil at the N.H. State House. Forty people from around the state stood silently in the Hall of Flags and then at the entrance to the Senate chamber, as the Senate voted on the budget proposal. We held signs … 0

Hassan vetoes testing opt-out

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a bill last week that would have allowed parents to withdraw children from statewide assessment testing, saying it undercuts the evaluation process, puts federal funding for schools in jeopardy, and sets a dangerous precedent. The bill, HB 603, was spurred by opposition to the … 0

ConVal: Board: No to hiring more teachers

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board was faced with confronting declining enrollment Tuesday, debating whether it should hire more teachers for elementary schools with declining numbers or combine grades. At least one board member, however, was critical of … 0

Rowing: Michalak named to All-Freshman team

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sydney Michalak of Peterborough was named to the American Collegiate Rowing Association’s All-Freshman team. Michalak, a 2014 ConVal graduate, is a freshman at the University of New Hampshire studying Mechanical Engineering. Criteria used were: 2,000 meter testing scores, performance of their crew, career racing results, accomplishments and leadership within their team, individual performances and coach recommendation. Selections were made by the ACRA Board of Directors. To be considered for this award, each individual’s team must be an ACRA member and the coach must have submitted the candidate’s name. … 0