Francestown

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: Who do we want teaching our kids?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

To the editor: I wanted to let you know how disappointed I was to hear that Kim Wall would not be coming back to South Meadow School after this school year. Although my children have not had her as a teacher, my daughter, Delaney, has had the privilege … 0

Francestown: April 7 deadline set for Crotched

Monday, April 7, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — With the ski season over and only three required light shields installed at Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride, the town enforced a deadline of April 7 for variance compliance. If that deadline is not met, the town will take legal action with its attorney. In a … 0

A look at the housing market

Monday, April 7, 2014

As the snow melts and days get warmer throughout the Monadnock region, many people start to seriously look at either buying or selling a home. Some may have had enough of winter and don’t want to go through … 0

Home buying, how to know when it’s time

Monday, April 7, 2014

Springtime — when the thoughts of so many gradually turn to sunshine, flowers, golf, clean-up, travel, etc. And how about home buying? The spring of each year has been traditionally primetime for either buying or selling a home. … 0

Antrim: Great Brook School to host distracted driving talk

Monday, April 7, 2014

ANTRIM — Seventy-one percent of teens admit to composing or sending a text message while driving, according to the official U.S. Government website for distracted driving. In an effort to help deter young drivers from distractive driving habits, Great Brook Middle School will host “The Parent Driving Zone,” … 0

Editorial: She helps us ‘see the good in all we face’

Monday, April 7, 2014

I suppose we all have a time when we realize how someone has touched us, or the impact they’ve had on our lives, too late. This is my time. We lost Carole Allen this past week, and with … 0

Editorial: Capturing life’s most poignant moments

Monday, April 7, 2014

Carole Allen was always at home behind her lens, capturing the big events and the poignant moments. A few months ago, when Carole stepped out from behind her lens, she was the big event. She was the poignant moment. At the New Hampshire Press Association’s annual banquet in … 0

Francestown: ML

Thursday, April 3, 2014

March decided to go out with a wintry blast here in the Monadnock Region. Ice encrusted hemlocks, bench, and boulders at Glasknoll Farm in Francestown are what we woke up to on Monday, March 31st. These winter conditions … 0

Letter: Changes needed from ConVal Board

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the editor: In a 6 to 5 vote on April 1, the members of the ConVal School Board re-elected Butch Estey as this year’s chairman. My last letter to the editor called for a change in leadership. This board chose not to change their leader, so I … 0

Bennington/Francestown: Home schooling on rise?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

BENNINGTON — Concerned about what they see as shrinking enrollment in the town’s elementary school, Bennington Select Board members say they’ve noticed a surge home schooling. Following a discussion about ConVal School District budget cuts owing to the proposed budget’s failure at the polls in March, at their … 0