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

Little League: Rangers win behind Gutwein home run

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Peterborough Orioles and Peterborough Rangers renewed their rivalry Thursday night on Picard Field. The Rangers came out on top, 9-5. Michael Gutwein led the way for the Rangers with a towering three-run home run over the fence in the bottom of the first and played stellar defense … 0

Military: Namey here and name here

Monday, May 18, 2015

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Daniel Taylor graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and … 0

Letter: Litter pickers, are we just suckers?

Thursday, May 21, 2015

To the editor: Like Mr. John Wyndham, (see his letter of May 14, “On picking up trash”) I’m a picker. However, after more than 10 years in this calling I recently decided to quit picking. My decision was based on the results of a simple experiment: Stop picking … 0

Editorial: To stop scammers, inform yourself

Monday, May 25, 2015

The person on the other end of the line knows your name, where you live and how much you owe on your electricity bill. They say you must pay up now, or else. It’s a familiar scam most of us have heard about. But somehow, when it’s us … 0

Dublin: 2000 ConVal graduate wins award for grant proposal

Friday, May 8, 2015

Dr. Andrew Bartlett, an assistant professor of mathematics and statistics at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Indiana, has won the Annette and Henry Balch Research Award from the SIUE Graduate School. The Balch Award is given annually to the most outstanding STEP grant proposal for basic research conducted … 0

Peterborough: Documentary and talk on bee crisis

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Cornucopia Project, in partnership with the Harris Center, will screen “QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us?” on June 2 at 6 p.m. at the Peterborough Community Theater. Following this one-hour, 23-minute film, there will be a talk “How to Protect Our Native Bees” … 0

Wilton: Search is on for family’s lost dog

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WILTON — One moment, the Ormistons’ dog, Teddy Bear, was on their porch while the family enjoyed a Sunday breakfast. The next, the Boxer/Border collie was gone. For 18 days since, the Ormistons have employed every resource they … 0

Peterborough: Fire hits recovery home

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Gary Carpenter of Peterborough dreamed of turning his apartment building in Keene into a sanctuary for veterans who are recovering addicts — complete with a dojo, and a classroom to offer nutrition, business development and anger management classes. … 0

ML: FinCom: Restore aid cuts

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

In March, the N.H. House eliminated $300 million from the governor’s proposed budget, burdening municipalities with the associated costs. Since then, the public has held their breath, hoping the Senate would restore at least some of these cuts. The Senate Finance Committee announced Tuesday it recommends returning more … 0

ConVal: Board suspends policy on cutoff

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

ANTRIM — The ConVal School Board temporarily suspended its own policy Tuesday to grant a waiver for a girl to enroll in kindergarten, even though she is three days younger than the cutoff date. “Her parents and teachers … 0