ConVal: Eye on the ball

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Last Saturday, ConVal High School senior Jake Hollander finished second at the NHIAA Division II state golf tournament. On the surface, his success may look like a typical tale of high school athletic success — in reality, it was anything but. By the time Hollander, a Peterborough resident, finished second in the tournament’s individual portion last Saturday, he had overcome all but one competitor, as well as the absence of a golf program at ConVal High School and an untimely case of Lyme disease with which he had been diagnosed in August 2013. The illness, spread by deer ticks, has a variety of symptoms — … 0

ConVal/Conant/Mascenic: Students get a taste of manufacturing during site tours

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Two groups of students visited local companies on Sept. 30, as part of National Manufacturing Day 2014 events. These events were sponsored statewide by the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership. More than 30 students from ConVal and Conant High Schools participated in a tour of local facilities during Manufacturing Week. Students learned about … 0

Amherst: Souhegan to honor Brandon Garabrant

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Souhegan High School will host a special celebration at the Oct. 24 home Football game to honor local Veterans for their service to our nation. All Veterans and active-duty service members and families are encouraged to attend. The communities of Amherst and Mont Vernon will also be honoring the lives of two local heroes, Medal of Honor recipient and Souhegan High School graduate, … 0

Letter: Recalling Russian- made gifts

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: Many decades ago while living in Florida, my wife and I had occasion to extend a helping hand to newly arrived Russian immigrants, a married couple. My wife was gifted a beautiful matryoshka (nested dolls). Countless disassemblies and resurrection by grandchildren and great-grandchildren have provided … 0

ML: Myopia: Bad for New Hampshire

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

To the editor: I was quite concerned when I read the letter to the editor written by Mr. Cleveland of Rindge. In the last paragraph of his letter he stated that “liberals cry for bipartisanship only when it benefits them.” As a progressive “liberal” and a member of … 0

Swanzey: Humane Society staff: Board should step aside

Monday, October 6, 2014

An overwhelming majority of the Monadnock Humane Society’s staff is calling for the Board of Directors to step aside and for Michelle Thevenin, the animal shelter’s executive director the board fired in August, to be rehired. This comes after a group of donating members petitioned the Humane Society … 0

Peterborough: Health officials prepare for virus

Monday, October 6, 2014

Although there is worry across the country about an Ebola virus outbreak erupting in the U.S., State Deputy Epidemiologist Elizabeth Talbot says it’s enterovirus D68 that should be more of a concern for New Hampshire. “Enterovirus D68 is circulating widely in our region,” Talbot said Monday, referring to … 0

ParentWise: The things we carry from the past

Friday, October 3, 2014

When I heard about Adrian Peterson’s switch-beating of his 4-year-old son, with all the gruesome details, I was filled with disgust. Then he claimed that he was brought up that way and he did it to teach his … 0

Dublin: Rotary announces upcoming speakers

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Monadnock Rotary Club meets at the Dublin Community Church on Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast, a short business meeting, and a presentation by an invited speaker. Monadnock Rotary is also the sponsor of a yearly Rotary Youth Leadership event for high school students that is held … 0


Monday, October 6, 2014

Meredith Wolpe of Dublin is a member of the class of 2018 at St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y. She is a graduate of ConVal High School. Each first-year student participates in the university’s First-Year Program, one of the oldest living-learning programs in the country, helping students make successful … 0

Letter: Tennis tournament was a success

Friday, September 12, 2014

To the editor: On behalf of the ConVal Community Dollars for Scholars, I would like to thank so many people and local businesses who sponsored, donated prizes, gave of there time and money to the Dollars for Scholars Tennis tournament that was held the weekend of Sept. 5 … 0

Letter: On filling the theater void

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

To the editor: How many people does it take to fill a void? Last Saturday, 250 or more people came to the slope behind the entrance to ConVal Regional High School, the space now called “The Void,” to take an enthusiastic, giant step toward doing just that. They … 0

Letter: Thanks to all you concertgoers

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

To the editor: Thank you to all the wonderful regional performers, students and ConVal alumni who participated and donated their time for the “Fill The Void” concert this past Saturday. You showed everyone how talented and creative our region is, and why we need a true Visual and … 0