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

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