FRANCESTOWN: Library heating mulled

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Francestown Select Board is expected to address issues with the Bixby Memorial Library’s geothermal heating system at Monday’s meeting. Town residents and the Select Board have expressed concerns about whether the library’s heating system is adequate. Town Administrator Michael Branley said on Wednesday that the library has had “various maintenance issues with the well” over the last few years. Henry Kunhardt, a Francestown resident and civil engineer who serves … 0

ConVal: Petitions 8, 9 by the numbers

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

If the public votes to approve a warrant petition article to close Great Brook School, the ConVal School District would save at least $1,682,880 each year from closing the middle school in Antrim, according to a report the District Model Study Committee published in 2012. Another petition article — to lift from Article … 0

Peterborough: Scott-Farrar closes, temporarily

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Scott-Farrar Home — a nursing home that has served the Peterborough area for more than 100 years — is closing in 40 days for financial reasons. Trustees say the home has been losing as much as $30,000 a month over the last two years. But trustees hope the closure is just temporary, as … 0

Sharon: Write-in candidate ready to serve

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ted O’Brien never expected Carl Newton, the opponent who edged him out last year for a spot on the Sharon Select Board, to ask him to serve alongside him the year after. Well, Newton did just that. Now, … 0

Dress in Blue Day is Friday

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Please join me and wear blue tomorrow, Dress in Blue Day, to increase awareness of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer, or cancer in the colon or rectum, is the second leading cause of cancer death and the third most … 0

FRANCESTOWN: Three big issues

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

FRANCESTOWN Proposed operating budget: $1,619,250 ∎ Article 4 would change the town clerk/tax collector’s compensation from a combination of statutory fees and salary to only a salary. The warrant article would take effect in 2016. ∎ Article 1, the most expensive one on the ballot, would have Francestown … 0

At MacDowell: Filmmaker opens 14th MacDowell season

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Filmmaker Katarzyna Plazinska will introduce her films and discuss current projects at MacDowell Downtown at The Monadnock Center for History and Culture on Friday. Plazinska, who grew up in Kolobrzeg, Northern Poland, describes herself as a curious sort, … 0

Francestown LIbrary Trustee, two seats: Adapting to changes in technology

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Deborah Rogers* Occupation: Nurse, accountant, homemaker Time living in town: Resident 7 years; property owner 25-plus years Previously elected offices: Francestown Library trustee (3 year term); community organizations: Current treasurer, Francestown Garden Club, former treasurer, Amherst Junior Women’s … 0

Francestown Select Board: Offering a fresh perspective

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Brad Howell Occupation: Retired Lawyer Time living in town: My wife, Bridget, and I became full-time residents in the summer 2013, but I have spent my vacations in Francestown my entire life. Previously elected offices: None Other qualifications: … 0

ConVal: Cougars volleyball seeks middle-schoolers

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

When ConVal moved from NHIAA’s Division III to Division II, their volleyball program found themselves playing against much more experienced competitors, many of whom started playing volleyball in middle or even elementary school. Now, ConVal is looking to … 0

Boys’ basketball: CV gets huge win on road

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Nothing is set in stone yet, but with their big road win Tuesday night at Milford, the ConVal boys look to have punched their ticket to the postseason for the first time since 2002. After last week’s loss … 0

Editorial: ConVal voters, we have choices!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Two petition articles on the ConVal ballot may not sit well with everyone, but they offer this: a chance to vote for change. The goals seem clear: Rein in costs while offering the best education our money can buy. It’s the how best to do this that will … 0

Boys’ basketball: A true act of sportsmanship at South Meadow

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The last game of the Blue Winter Slam Basketball Tournament afternoon boys session at SMS turned out to be a championship game. Hillsboro defeated SMS in the first game, the Monadnock defeated SMS in the second game; both … 0