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PES nurse Pam Murphy checks Nick Long's vision Wednesday morning. Murphy was recently awarded Nurse of the Year by The N.H. School Nurses' Association.

ConVal: Making a difference

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

To Pam Murphy, Peterborough Elementary School’s nurse, her job isn’t just about sticking Band-Aids on boo-boos. “It’s about supporting students, their family, and staff in many different ways,” she said Tuesday, “so we can really make a difference in students’ educational lives and keep them healthy.” Murphy, who has been the PES nurse for 17 years, later said, “It’s important … 0

Showing of solidarity at State House

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It was a crisp, chilly morning Wednesday, but that didn’t stop hundreds of people from turning out in front of the State House to protest proposed cuts in the state budget that could impact New Hampshire resources for substance abuse and alcohol treatment, as well as services for people with developmental disabilities. Lisa … 0

Peterborough: Kuster: I’ll fight for solar, biomass energy legislation

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster said Wednesday she can’t do much to stop Kinder Morgan from building a natural gas pipeline through southwest New Hampshire. But the congresswoman assured about a dozen Peterborough officials and renewable energy experts that she will fight for legislation that subsidizes projects for solar and biomass … 0

Moments of Bliss: Facing my mortality

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Our region offers multiple places for good coffee. The variety can make coffee more like lunch. Calorie-free if I stay away from the milk and pastry. As with lunch, coffee sipping is a time of communion. A time … 0

Viewpoint: State budget could hurt students, taxpayers

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

House Bill 1 — the biennial state budget bill — is currently going through the House, where the budget is being cut dramatically. The cuts being considered now could make the tax burden on our local districts be seen in our towns. With the declining enrollment in ConVal … 0

Editorial: Francestown is trying to move on

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

While the Francestown public is still awaiting the full story behind the quick succession of officers leaving their Police Department, there is some relief in knowing the department now has some leadership. There’s a new officer in charge, Bennington Police Chief Steve Campbell, as well as an administrative … 0

Peterborough: A generation’s struggle with technology

Monday, March 23, 2015

Slow down. Be wary of it. Embrace it. Put it away. This was the advice five Conant and ConVal high school students offered about social media and cell phones Wednesday, when they were asked how to prevent technology … 0

ConVal: Youth sports plan pitched

Monday, March 23, 2015

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story wrongly reported it cost $121 to play soccer in Peterborough. It cost $121 to play lacrosse. ConVal Principal Brian Pickering is convinced youth sports can unite the school district’s nine … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: seven signs of spring

Friday, March 20, 2015

Seems like it’s been a long winter, if you listen to nearly anyone who has a voice. Sure, every winter lasts about 90 days — December 21 and through March 20 — but this one seemed to grind … 0

Why care about water?

Friday, March 20, 2015

Sunday is World Water Day and while Art for Water had no official event this year to honor it, we spend a lot of time reflecting upon our mission and how we can be most effective in raising awareness of the shrinking availability of clean water. One question … 0

Climate change: A different kind of crisis

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring of 1338. April 12th, 1861. October 29th, 1929. December 7th, 1941. September 11, 2001, August 25th, 2005, April 20, 2010. These dates remain culturally significant because they represent not just an historic event, but a crisis event that forever changed lives and shifted perspectives. These are “Dates … 0

ConVal: School phone systems top BudCom recommendations

Monday, March 23, 2015

ConVal’s Budget and Property Committee is recommending the School Board spend $272,000 on capital expenses in the coming year. But, the school district expects to receive much of this money back through state and federal aid. At the committee’s meeting at the SAU office Thursday, they approved recommending … 0

Basketball: 22nd Place to Go tourney raises over $9,000

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Place to Go held its 22nd annual 3-On-3 tournament Friday-Sunday at ConVal. Over $9,000 was raised and players from all around the area and beyond competed in the fun tradition. Division winners: ∎ 3/4 grade boys winners: Demons, … 0