Adam Lecomte of Peterborough is recovering at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, after a football-sized rock struck him in December.

Greenfield: Rock injury gives man whole new outlook

Monday, March 2, 2015

Could you look at a football-sized rock flying through your windshield, smashing you in the head, and nearly ending your life as a “bizarre gift?” Adam Lecomte can. The Peterborough resident and Greenville native said Thursday the December accident turned his outlook right side up. Lecomte is much more optimistic, and is no longer afraid to ask for help, especially … 0

Mascenic School District: Candidates both against cuts

Monday, March 2, 2015

There is a very large shake-up for the district potentially coming down the pipe, as voters will be going to the polls on March 10 to decide on the district’s budget, which was cut by $1.63 million at the deliberative session, or to implement the district’s default budget. Voters will also be making the decision on which of two candidates will be filling … 0

Mascenic School District: ML

Monday, March 2, 2015

MASCENIC SCHOOL DISTRICT Proposed Operating Budget: $17,665,000 Default Budget: $19,048,560 ∎ Budget: The budget was cut by $1.63 million at the district’s Deliberative Session. The School Board is not recommending the new proposed budget. The district has discussed possible cuts to accommodate the proposed budget if it passes, including a reduction of $400,000 in materials, 8.6 classroom teachers, two librarians, implementing pay-to-play sports, … 0

Viewpoint: Future geopolitical impacts of U.S. in world economy

Friday, January 16, 2015

It is the consensus of leading political figures that the United States will exercise less power in the coming years in nearly every region of the globe. According to Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, globalization will promote neither American values nor best practices. Although the U.S. is … 0

Letters: A good education is most important

Thursday, February 12, 2015

To the editor: Corinne Joly, a well-respected teacher at Mascenic Regional High School, you said it all. You stated what I wanted to, but with more tact and grace than I would have. I had no idea who Mr. Fionda was until this last letter you wrote; he … 0

Letters: Keep Mascenic strong and healthy

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

To the editor: The situation with the Mascenic school budget is serious. People need to consider what is important. Consider: $3 on coffee per day = $1,095 a year. Cigarettes: $300 a month = $3,600! Beer/liquor: $5 a day= $1,825 a year! Is it wise to save $500 … 0

Editorial: Sports create drive, opportunity for kids

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The importance of sports is both oft-debated and oft-underestimated. Some are quick to dismiss athletics as simply a mindless physical pursuit or a numbing diversion for the masses who tune in to the major televised sporting events every Sunday — nothing that a truly creative or intelligent person … 0

Mascenic School District: District braces for cuts

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The district got the first taste of what $1.6 million in cuts could look like during a Mascenic School Board meeting Thursday: 8.6 teacher positions, as well as a number of other jobs, foreign language studies and sports … 0

Roundup: Oriole girls beat Vikes, WLC boys lose again

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Conant/Mascenic girls’ basketball The Orioles dominated the Vikings on Thursday night, winning 57-9 at home. Conant led 16-0 after one and 30-2 at the half. Conant’s Eva Hodgson led all scorers with 15 points; Megan Wheeler scored 11 … 0

Sustainable Steps: ML

Monday, February 16, 2015

The definition of sustainable: 1. Capable of being sustained. 2. Of, relating to, or being related to harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged. For time eternal, small farmers have been doing whatever is needed to be sustainable. Considering that … 0

Viewpoint: Remus defeats Romulus at Deliberative

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A long time ago there were two famous brothers named Romulus and Remus and they started a town somewhere in Italy. They had a disagreement over how to run things and got into a big argument. Romulus defeated Remus, named himself the founder of the new town and … 0

Viewpoint: Students feel they are not heard

Thursday, February 12, 2015

When word started to spread that a nearly $2 million budget cut had been passed at the recent deliberative session, the tension at Mascenic could be cut with a knife. All of a sudden, the fear that had been spread along in whispers, or had been mentioned casually … 0