Francestown

Roundup: Clough throws complete game

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The ConVal varsity baseball team beat Milford 3-2 in the 2014 opener. Senior hurler Ivon Clough threw a complete game, striking out 12 while walking one and giving up six hits. ConVal’s offense was led by Mathias Fressilli, senior, with two hits and two runs scored. Danny Allen, freshmen, had two hits and one run scored. Matt Davis, sophomore, had two hits and two RBI. ∎ The ConVal boys tennis team … 0

Francestown: ML

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

To benefit the George Holmes Bixby Memorial Library, the Friends of the Library organized their Second Annual Cupcake Fundraiser last weekend and received a wealth of goodies. “With over 1,200 cupcakes for sale, the Friends of the GHB Memorial Library raised enough money to begin setting up a state-the-art, flexible, and much-needed art-hanging … 0

Peterborough: Pajamas in school at SMS

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

South Meadow School 8th Grade Students made pajamas in Consumer and Family Class and got some life lessons along the way. After making the pants they were allowed to wear them to school by paying $1. Altogether they raised $94 for the SMS Food Pantry. After the unit was complete, students were asked … 0

Kindergarten enrollment is low

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal School District officials are urging parents whose children will be entering kindergarten in the fall to get in touch, because so far just 76 potential students have been identified. Last year at this time the district had 102 students enrolled, Human Resources Director Tim Markley … 0

ConVal: Estey to chair School Board

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal School Board members elected Butch Estey of Peterborough as board chair on Tuesday, resolving a situation that had left the board without a leader after the March election. When they voted for a chair on March 20, the board deadlocked 5-5 between Estey, the incumbent … 0

ConVal School District: Surprise thank you

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

During a Francestown Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization breakfast in March, parents gave a thank you to former School Board member Stewart Brock, who served nine years on the board. … 0

Francestown police log: April 3, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Francestown Friday, March 18 Noise complaint: At 4:30 p.m., police received a barking dog complaint on Clarkville Road. A warning was issued to the owner of the dog. Saturday, March 19 Traffic assistance: At 10 a.m., police assisted with traffic at Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride. Monday, March … 0

Viewpoint: Do you trust your state government officials?

Friday, March 28, 2014

This often is the question: Do you trust state government officials? At a recent special meeting of the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee, after intense questioning by one senator, Commissioner of the Department of Insurance Roger Sevigny, with frustration, simply said you either could trust him or not. The … 0

Letter: Place to Go event was a success

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

To the editor: There are so many people I’d like to thank for helping make The Place to Go’s 21st Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament such a big success. The tournament is one of our major fundraisers and helps keep our after school program, Kids Together, free. … 0

Editorial: Enrollment issues aren’t going away

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Declining enrollment is the issue public school districts throughout our region are facing. In the Jaffrey-Rindge School District, it’s led to a decision to shrink the music program for the coming school year; in the ConVal District, it has Bennington Select Board members talking and wondering if a … 0

Antrim/PEterborough: Indictments handed down for burglary, drug possession

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hillsborough County Superior Court grand juries indicted several area residents in March on a variety of charges. Garrett Lobacki, 29, of Fitzwilliam was charged with possession of a controlled drug with the intent to dispense, which is designated a “special felony” on court documents. Lobacki was arrested by … 0

Peterborough/Sharon: The boom GENERATION

Monday, March 31, 2014

Writer P.J. O’Rourke, born in 1947, is a senior member of the Baby Boom generation. “We are the generation that changed everything,” O’Rourke writes in the preface of his latest book, “The Baby Boom.” “Of all the eras … 0

Region: Unemployment rate down in N.H.

Friday, March 28, 2014

The New England Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS, has released New England and state unemployment numbers for January 2014.  These data are supplied by the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program, which produces monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and labor force data for … 0