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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

ConVal: School district uses rebate for energy efficiencies

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

In addition to the money ConVal School District is saving installing more energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, Public Service of New Hampshire awarded the district a rebate of $23,616 for installing them. The district has used that … 0

Francestown: Police advise town of home burglaries

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Three burglaries took place in Francestown in the past month, but information about suspects and timing is unclear. The burglaries hit the town’s Dennison Pond Road area, with two of them occurring at homes — one each on Candlewood and Dennison Pond roads — and the third at … 0

Roundup: Sturges scores two for ConVal

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ConVal boys soccer ConVal beat Manchester West 4-1 on Tuesday Max Sturges scored two goals in the first ten minutes of game, assisted by Aiden Hall on the first and Noah Cail on second. Nate Sullivan scored the third goal off a pass from Ian Szep. Manchester West … 0

Francestown: State recommends closing bridge

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — A Francestown bridge previously the state’s Red List has been closed and will soon be replaced. The N.H. Department of Transportation has recommended the town close the Scoby Bridge to traffic, because of concerns about the bridge’s stability, according to a press release issued Wednesday by … 0

Letter: Thanks from Old Greenfield Road

Monday, September 22, 2014

To the editor: As a resident of the Old Greenfield Road, I wish to publicly express my gratitude, and delight, on “my” road’s recently completed upgrade. I’m happily reminded of it each time I drive or walk along its level, smooth surface. The step-by-step planning involved in a … 0

Letter: I’m running for re-election

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To the editor: I am a candidate for re-election to the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners. Each county is governed by a three-member Board of Commissioners, which is responsible for the overall supervision of county departments. The board exercises budgetary oversight over all expenditures. Other board responsibilities include … 0

Finding a home: Asking questions is the key

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

While on the National Homeless organization’s website recently, I read an interesting article written by a college student who spent a short time living among people who were homeless. In “6 Things I Want You to Understand About … 0

View from the River Center: Supporting United Way helps River Center

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

“The River Center’s parenting program is a place you can come and learn to be the parent you want to be. ... There is no cookie-cutter approach to parenting.” That is what a group of parents concluded after participating in a parenting group at The River Center. Every … 0

Editorial: Food and farming go hand in hand

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

If you were lost in the woods, would you want a handful of dollars or a handful of food? That question, posed by farmer Ruth Holmes at Tuesday’s Community Conversation in Peterborough’s Bass Hall, is a pithy and profound way to get to the core of both the … 0

Viewpoint: What’s in store for ConVal School District?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Editor’s note: The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript asked Supt. Brendan Minnihan to share his vision of the ConVal School District’s future with readers. What follows is his response. When I was interviewing for the position of ConVal Superintendent a little over a year ago, I frequently was asked the question, … 0