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Letter: ‘It truly takes a village’

Friday, April 4, 2014

To the editor: Sincere appreciation and thank you to all contributing to the success of the Spring Fling dinner dance and silent auction, which raised $5,000 for restoration of the Old Meeting House of Francestown. Especially, to the sponsors underwriting the event: Monadnock Paper Mill, Francestown Village Store, Charles and Sarah Pyle, David Avery, MBA CFP, NH Historic Window and Sash, DH Hardwick and Sons, Michael Petrovick, Architect, Crotched Mountain … 0

Letter: ‘Eat Out’ was a success

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the editor: Our heartfelt thanks to Rick and Diane’s Restaurant, Fiddlehead’s Café and Catering, The Common Place Eatery and The Hancock Inn for supporting The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center by participating in our “Eat Out For The Grapevine” event in March. By all measures, this fundraiser was a great success and resulted in a $1,215 contribution from the restaurants to … 0

Conval: School Board hopes for smoother sailing this year

Monday, April 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — At the first meeting of the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee to the ConVal School Board in the wake of voters’ rejection of the board’s 2014 budget proposal, School Board member Myron Steere of Greenfield promised that things will be done differently in the coming year. Steere, who will be serving as chair of the Budget and Property Committee this year, said he … 0

Letter: A superintendent without peer

Monday, April 14, 2014

To the editor: I just learned my good friend Tom Brennan has died. I have given a lot of eulogies through the years and regrettably I will not be able to offer my condolences to the Brennan family in person. Tom and I go way back to the … 0

Francestown: Scoby Pond Bridge, Town Hall restoration underway

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — The Scoby Pond Bridge and the Town Hall projects got underway last week, following decisions made at the Select Board meeting on March 31. Heritage Commission member Maureen VonRosenvinge spoke with the board on March 31 … 0

REgion: ‘Purple Up’ to support military families, kids

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

On Tuesday, keep an eye out for friends, co-workers and students who are dressed in purple clothing. They may well be wearing the bright color to support and celebrate the more than 5,400 children in New Hampshire who have at least one parent serving in the military. Since … 0

Francestown: Crotched’s light shields are in, not up

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — The ski season is all but over, but the process of installing shields on Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride’s lights is still in full swing, even though the mountain missed the initial Jan. 22 deadline for installation, established in late December. Pat Terry, general manager for … 0

ConVal School District: Raising their voices

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

It’s all about the music. That’s what the stars of the ConVal Drama Club’s upcoming show, “Off Broadway: A Musical Cabaret,” say, anyway. Unlike most of the performances put on by ConVal Drama, the cabaret is a musical … 0

letter: The Right to Know laws work

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the editor It’s been many, many years since I have been on the Conval School Board and now I find things don’t seem to change much. Recent headlines in the Union Leader stir unpleasant memories of my three years on the board. The Timberlane School Board has … 0

letter: Shaheen standing up for wind

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the editor: I want to thank N.H. Senator Shaheen for standing up for American wind power and for New Hampshire. Wind power is a good deal for New Hampshire that, with the right policy in place, can only get better. Recently, Sen. Shaheen joined a bipartisan coalition … 0

Letter: ConVal savings a windfall, or no?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

To the editor: At the ConVal School Board meeting on April 1 management pointed out that the health insurance expense for the current year will be approximately $300,000 less than originally budgeted. This occurs because budgets are prepared using a guaranteed maximum rate while the actual rate is … 0

Viewpoint: On mental health settlement

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Two months to go, and the State House is abuzz with House and Senate committees holding public hearings on hundreds of bills. There is much work to do in committees and in House and Senate sessions before we get to committees of conference and final votes in late … 0

Viewpoint: Unexpected inspiration

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

On March 25, the N.H. House passed the Senate’s compromise on expanded Medicaid. Once this bill becomes law, 50,000 more New Hampshire citizens will be covered by health care. The bill from the Senate came to us as a bipartisan measure. In the House it did not pass … 0