Hancock: Local man leads super-PAC backing Ayotte

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Hancock man is taking the lead to help U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) win re-election in 2016, possibly against Gov. Maggie Hassan. David Carney is the chief consultant for Commitment Kept N.H., a project of Ending Spending Action Fund, the conservative super-PAC. The project launched Wednesday, over 17 months before the election, and before Hassan has announced whether or not she will run. “We’re trying to get ahead of … 0

Peterborough/Hancock: Morgan’s Way says goodbye

Monday, June 29, 2015

When 53-year-old Jane Cartmell decided on a whim to open her first retail store ever in downtown Peterborough, outfitting it with women’s clothing from across the world, learning the industry and decorating the window display weren’t difficult for the newcomer. The most challenging part, she said, was naming it. Cartmell pondered and pondered … 0

ConVal: Board nixes change in district billing policy

Monday, June 29, 2015

After a Temple Selectwoman faulted the ConVal School District in May with incorrectly billing each of the nine towns for enrollment, she recommended the district use current, preliminary enrollment numbers instead of finalized ones from the year before. The rest of the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee squashed Gail Cromwell’s recommendation Thursday. “It created a very complicated situation,” said Chair John Jordan, about Cromwell’s suggestion … 0

Viewpoint: Republican for responsible budget, while Hassan plays politics

Monday, June 22, 2015

As a State Senator, one of the most important things we do is to write the state budget. The two-year plan controls all the money New Hampshire government will need over the next two years, in addition to … 0

Letter: Create unity, not discord

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

To the editor: And round and round we go — another fiery local presentation of the case against Israel is challenged by questions of anti-Jewish language and/or perspective, followed by a categorical dismissal of anti-Semitism. Our community has seen this divisive cycle for decades, with little or no … 0

Letter: What do you think of the budget?

Monday, June 22, 2015

To the editor: Two weeks ago I joined a vigil at the N.H. State House. Forty people from around the state stood silently in the Hall of Flags and then at the entrance to the Senate chamber, as the Senate voted on the budget proposal. We held signs … 0

Hassan vetoes testing opt-out

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a bill last week that would have allowed parents to withdraw children from statewide assessment testing, saying it undercuts the evaluation process, puts federal funding for schools in jeopardy, and sets a dangerous precedent. The bill, HB 603, was spurred by opposition to the … 0

ConVal: Board: No to hiring more teachers

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board was faced with confronting declining enrollment Tuesday, debating whether it should hire more teachers for elementary schools with declining numbers or combine grades. At least one board member, however, was critical of … 0

Rowing: Michalak named to All-Freshman team

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sydney Michalak of Peterborough was named to the American Collegiate Rowing Association’s All-Freshman team. Michalak, a 2014 ConVal graduate, is a freshman at the University of New Hampshire studying Mechanical Engineering. Criteria used were: 2,000 meter testing scores, performance of their crew, career racing results, accomplishments and leadership within their team, individual performances and coach recommendation. Selections were made by the ACRA Board of Directors. To be considered for this award, each individual’s team must be an ACRA member and the coach must have submitted the candidate’s name. … 0

Francestown: Residential solar options expand

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Residents in Francestown will soon be able to install solar panels on or next to their homes for an average of $1,500 less than standard installation costs, as a part of a new solar pilot program. Francestown will host a Solar Up launch event on Wednesday at 7 … 1

Cal Ripken: Peterborough Rangers win 2015 Majors Championship

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Peterborough Rangers won their last five games on their way to earning the 2015 Cal Ripken Majors Division Title. Prior to Monday’s 11-6 championship victory, the Rangers beat a tough ConVal North team 11-2 in the semi-finals. … 0

ConVal: ATC teacher to be hired

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — With ConVal High School projected to have 52 less students in 2015-16, and 239 less in 2024-25, the School Board chose not to hire a new woodworking teacher in early June. It backtracked on that decision … 0

Peterborough: 1833 Society holds annual meeting

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

At the annual meeting of the 1833 Society held June 10, Ron McIntire, chair of the 1833 Board, introduced Porter “Pete” Caesar and Laura Smith of Porter Caesar, LLC, who will be working with the 1833 Society, Library Trustees and other volunteers to plan and implement the capital … 0