Francestown

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

Hancock: Scouts represent the U.S. in Curacao

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It’s that time again! Yes, summertime, but also time for another Boy Scout adventure. First, let me share with you a little about myself. My name is Stephen Baird. I am a 16-year-old Eagle Scout from Hancock who … 0

ConVal: A slew of new Cougar coaches

Monday, July 21, 2014

The 2014-15 high school sports season is fast approaching, and with it comes a slew of coaching changes at ConVal. Golf coach Don Jalbert, who recently took a new teaching position in another district, has stepped down. That … 0

Achievement:

Monday, July 14, 2014

Kelly Russo of Francestown was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y. To make the list a student must achieve a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.89. Russo is a business major. … 0

Baseball: Signups start now for Babe Ruth program

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Signups for our Babe Ruth Summer Baseball program run for the next two weeks. It is open to all players from the Conant, ConVal and Mascenic areas who played or were eligible to play during the regular Babe Ruth season as well as those who are moving up … 0

ConVal: Scholarship winners honored at dinner

Thursday, July 17, 2014

An unusual dinner celebration for two 2014 ConVal Community Scholarship Foundation award winners happened at The Village at RiverMead last week. Meghan Close of Peterborough won her scholarship award to earn a certificate or degree in Environmental Science at the University of Vermont. Dakota Jones of Antrim will … 0

Editorial: How does the past shape the future?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Everyone agrees there’s something special about the Monadnock region that draws so many here for the summer, fall foliage season and beyond. Mount Monadnock and other scenic features are popular among outdoor enthusiasts, and the Peterborough Players, MacDowell Colony and the various live music opportunities, among many others, … 0

Viewpoint: A town of ‘excessive blessings’

Friday, July 18, 2014

“What was home, really, but the place where a space just your shape and size waited for you.” -Elin Hilderbrand Historically, Francestown, like many other communities in the Monadnock region, experienced a sharp decline in population during the … 0

ConVal: Interim head sought for ATC

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School District will be looking for someone to head the Region 14 Applied Technology Center, following the recent resignation of ATC Director Don Jalbert. At Tuesday’s School Board meeting, ConVal High School Principal Brian Pickering recommended that the district look for an interim director, … 0

Achievement:

Monday, July 14, 2014

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at MCPHS University, Boston, Mass.: Siobhan Hurley of Francestown, pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy; and Hannah Therriault of Peterborough, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene. To make the list students must carry a … 0

Francestown: Land Trust to celebrate new acquisition, Sunday

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The public is invited to join the Francestown Land Trust to celebrate the newly acquired Dorothy and Herman C. Miller Family Memorial Forest on Sunday at 3 p.m. This new, 37-acre parcel will connect the Dinsmore Brook Conservation Area with the Shattuck Town Forest. Parking will be available … 0