ConVal: District proposes new digital device policy

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The multitude of digital devices now in the hands of young people has school officials and students split over whether the educational benefits outweigh the distractions. “It’s really tricky. I’m guilty. I use my phone in class pretty often,” said ConVal junior Beecher Clifton-Waite, who said it’s normal for students to use digital devices while in the classroom. Clifton-Waite, however, disagrees with controlling students’ use of phones. “It’s really the … 0

ConVal: Spanish Club team wins Iron Chef

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

South Meadow School hosted an Iron Chef competition last week, in which students competed to cook the best meals using surprise secret ingredients. The winning team was from the ConVal Spanish Club, featuring Morgain O’Connor, Astrid Kipka, Michelle Jarest and Eli Ladd. ConVal German Club and Great Brook Spanish Club also put in … 0

Rindge: Young fills his soul with history

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A love for travel, education and his country has fueled Vernon Young’s 40-year adventure as a volunteer. After returning from Battleship Cove in Fall River, Massachusetts, on May 6, Young officially completed his 40th New England Heritage Tour, a four-day, three-night adventure program that he helped create and has volunteered with ever since. … 0

Milestones: Locals make WPI Dean’s List

Friday, May 22, 2015

The following local residents were among 1,166 students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute named to the university’s Dean’s List for academic excellence for the spring 2015 semester. Melissa Boule of Antrim, N.H., is a junior majoring in chemical engineering. Katie Brochu of Jaffrey, N.H., is a sophomore majoring in … 0

Francestown police log: May 28, 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

FRANCESTOWN Saturday, May 23 Tree removed: At 1:55 p.m., police responded to Route 47 between the route’s intersections with Back Mountain Road and School House Road for a tree across the roadway. The tree was eventually removed by a resident. Sunday, May 24 Untimely death: At 9:36 a.m., … 0

Moments of bliss: Following in the footsteps of my father’s books

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

“Moby Dick” was my father’s favorite book. Before he died, he gave me his copy published in 1926. Just above the opening line of “Call me Ishmael,” he wrote a note to himself, “Read about Ishmael in the Bible.” So that’s what I did. Ishmael, whose father was … 0

Editorial: Balance is the key to technology use

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Smartphones are the single most innovative, world-changing invention of the past 100 years. But like many of the global catalysts the human race has churned out, the extremely useful technology could end up killing us all. Much has been made of the ironic juxtaposition of the power smartphones … 0

Letters: Don’t trust others’ opinions

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

To the editor: In the May 19 paper, Benji Rosen reported on a presentation by Alison Weir to the Rotarians, where she was critical of U.S. support for Israel. Rosen informed readers that the Anti-Defamation League says Weir “...employs anti-Semitic imagery in portraying Israel’s influence over America.” Reporting … 0

Milestones: Keene State College announces Dean’s List

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Students were honored for academic excellence in the spring 2015 semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, Keene State undergraduates must be enrolled in a degree program and must have completed a minimum of six credit hours in the semester, receiving no failing or incomplete grades. Students must … 0

Hockey: Team USA doctor travels world to heal athletes

Monday, May 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Our nation’s top athletes, Dr. Douglass Weiss will tell you, aren’t all that different from his other patients. Weiss, a physician at Monadnock Orthopedics, has served as the USA Hockey team doctor in various stints and … 0

Viewpoint: Installation options for solar energy

Friday, May 8, 2015

The state of New Hampshire passed legislation encouraging the use of solar electric energy for nonprofit entities, such as towns and schools, with the cooperation of utility companies to allocate grid connections for transmission of projects that are … 0

ConVal: Starting nonprofit a ride

Monday, May 25, 2015

Beecher Clifton-Waite didn’t think it was right some of his friends couldn’t afford to ski or snowboard. Why are there charity organizations that provide food and shelter, he asked, but not something fun? “My passion is skiing. So … 0

Boys’ Tennis: Cougars finish year over .500 with win

Monday, May 25, 2015

ConVal beat Pembroke to end the season over .500. The Cougars (7-6) won 7-2 over the Spartans (0-13). They accomplished that win-loss record despite only one player with competitive experience, Coach Mike Young said in an email. This … 0