The School Board asked the SAU to hire another extracurricular teacher at South Meadow School.

Peterborough: Larger student body leads to staffing issues

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — With classes like industrial arts and consumer family at South Meadow School too large to be safe, additional arts classes are being proposed. But first the district’s business manager must find the money to pay for a second arts teacher. Katherine Fox is South Meadow’s only art teacher, after district officials eliminated a second art teaching position two …

Cross-country: Local high school runners ready to make noise

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Conant, ConVal and Mascenic cross-country teams are looking to make some noise this fall on the wooded trails of Derryfield Park and Mines Falls. With the youth movement in place and team member numbers on the rise, hopes for a strong season are on the rise. The ConVal boys team is looking …

Boys’ soccer: Black, Cooper lead Cougars to second W

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

ConVal boys’ soccer continued their winning ways on Tuesday, taking down Portsmouth on the road, 2-0. Once again, ConVal got goals from Jordan Cooper and Micah Black on their way to the victory. ConVal goalkeeper Noah Bell kept the Clippers scoreless. ConVal (2-0) takes on Windham (2-0) on Friday at home at 3:30 p.m. Windham has yet to surrender a goal this season …

Football: CV preps for new season

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

There should be plenty for the ConVal faithful to cheer about this fall season as the Cougar football team takes to the field with high hopes. Head coach Paul Landau took over a program last season that had …

Viewpoint: My summer reading and ‘hot’ books

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I read a very good book last spring, “The Nightingale,” by Kristin Hannah. It’s a World War II novel about two sisters in occupied France. One of them, the nightingale in the title, finds her life’s purpose (and her estranged father’s as well) by leading downed British airmen …

Viewpoint: ISO: good hiding place

Monday, August 31, 2015

Does anyone have a good idea as to where we could hide out until Election Day? Soon there won’t be a Main Street, diner or living room in the Granite State that hasn’t been visited by at least some of these would-be presidents, and we are nowhere near …

What not to say when the kids get home from school

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Five things never to ask your child right after school: “How was school today?” “What do you have for homework?” “When are you going to do your homework?” “What did you get on the test?” “What did you learn today?” You want to interact and make connection. Your …

What to do when a loss leaves an empty nest emptier?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The purpose of parenting is to prepare our children to grow up into responsible and compassionate adults, able to go forth into the world and make a difference. We shed tears of joy and sorrow, we laugh so hard our sides hurt and we suffer years of sleep …

Hancock: Bell indicted in string of break-ins

Monday, August 31, 2015

A Hancock man has been indicted by a Hillsborough Court Superior Court grand jury on five felony burglary charges for a string of break-ins last fall and spring. Justin Bell, 20, was indicted on Aug. 20 on the Class B felony charges. Authorities allege Bell broke into four …

Good for the gut: Yogurt, kefir and, of course, pickles

Friday, August 28, 2015

It’s very simple. Your gut either keeps you healthy or it makes you ill. A healthy gut determines which nutrients to absorb and does an expert job keeping toxins, allergens and microbes out. An unhealthy gut contributes to a wide range of diseases, including diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, …

Hancock: ML

Monday, August 31, 2015

An old Mathewson Co. dump truck doubles as a flower bed, dumping a wealth of beautiful red and pink flowers onto the lawn leading up to the businesses’ entrance on Norway Hill Road. …

Cougars take down Grizzlies

Monday, August 31, 2015

ConVal got the scoring going early during their win over Goffstown Friday, when a Jordan Cooper cross deflected wildly off a Goffstown head in the box and went in the net. Cooper would go on to score a …

Girls’ soccer: A clean sweep

Monday, August 31, 2015