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Students in Brock Lambert's forensic science class test practice bloodstain pattern analysis.

ConVal: CSI meets summer school

Monday, July 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A metal rod dripping with blood. A bloody hammer. A red-stained, football-size rock. The objects are spread out on a sidewalk by the ConVal High School cafeteria. A student stands nearby, hands smeared red. This isn’t the ending of Stephen King’s latest horror novel. It’s Brock Lambert’s forensic science class — one of nine classes the high school … 0

Peterborough/Francestown/New Ipswich: Solar growth slows down

Monday, July 27, 2015

Uncertainty about the future of solar energy subsidies has put the brakes on its popularity in the region. Utilities will soon reach the state mandated net-metering cap, and legislation that would raise the cap is not expected to pass. Also, Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of the Legislature’s two-year budget proposal has put renewable energy rebates in limbo. And Congress has yet to rule … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: Six things to do before summer is over

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Summer slides into place and we settle in, enjoying long days and easy times. By the time we’ve caught our breath and recall the distant memories of dirty snowbanks, we glance at the calendar. It’s late July, leaving a month or so of summer, depending on how you define it. With only a … 0

Reimers Reason: What is timber trespass?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Trees are valuable. They provide firewood and lumber, as well as privacy and beauty, but they also block scenic vistas and interfere with driveways and roads. For all of these reasons, nearly all landowners cut down trees from … 0

$230k available in state ‘moose plate’ grants

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The New Hampshire State Conservation Committee has announced that the 2016 conservation “moose plate” grant applications are available. Applications are due by Sept. 25, Eligible applicants include municipalities, county conservation districts, qualified nonprofit organizations engaged in conservation programs, public and private schools, county cooperative extension natural resource programs … 0

Tennis: Dollars for Scholars tourney set for Sept.

Friday, July 24, 2015

The ConVal Community Dollars for Scholars will host their third annual tennis tournament the weekend of Sept.18 - 20. The tournament will be held at Adams Playground in Peterborough, with additional tennis courts secured as needed. The tournament will include a men’s and women’s doubles A & B … 0

Jaffrey: Love of storytelling drives Eaton

Monday, July 27, 2015

JAFFREY — A question-and-answer with the longtime executive producer of PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre offered three generations of fans the opportunity to reminisce on their favorite shows in the program’s 45-year history, from the 1971 series, “Upstairs, Downstairs” to … 0

Local family fights poverty in Rwanda

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — When Brandon Walsh moved to Rwanda a year ago with his wife, Emily, and infant daughter, Elsa, he expected to haggle over groceries and be plagued by frequent electricity and water outages. However, the Anglican priest … 0

ConVal: Wilson to replace Ferenc on board

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The ConVal School Board replaced a Peterborough representative who stepped down because he is moving to Hancock. To replace Tom Ferenc, the board elected Jerry Wilson, who brings with him four decades of experience as a teacher and administrator. When Chairman Butch Estey introduced Wilson to the rest … 0

Jaffrey: ‘Downton Abbey’ producer to speak at forum

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

JAFFREY — The executive producer of PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre and its award-winning TV series “Downton Abbey” is the speaker at the Amos Fortune Forum Friday at 8 p.m. at the Meetinghouse. The forum’s marketing and publicity chair Steve … 0

Dublin: Carrying on

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Walden School resembles any other summer camp. The 59 campers, hailing from all over the world, play outside, eat second helpings of Reuben sandwiches and ice cream, and apply layers of sunscreen and bug spray. Yet, these … 0

Baseball: Umpire certification clinic runs in August

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The New Hampshire Baseball Umpires Association will be putting on a three-day umpire clinic to certify umpires to work high school, Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman and Prep school games during the 2016 season. The clinic will start on Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. at Keene State. To register … 0

LETTER: Thank you to ConVal community

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

To the editor: Friends of ConVal Athletics (FCVA), the multi-sport booster club for ConVal High School, would like to thank all of the community members who made our first year such a success. This includes the local businesses who made donations to fundraisers such as our October “31 … 0