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Peterborough: Children’s magazine closing office

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Cricket Media employee confirmed Wednesday that Cobblestone’s Peterborough office will be closed sometime this summer. Cricket Media will be consolidating Cobblestone into Cricket Media’s location in Chicago, Illinois, according to Maggie Hatfield, a senior vice president of marketing for Cricket Media. Almost two years ago, Lou Waryncia, an editorial director for Cobblestone Publishing, told the Ledger-Transcript the children’s magazine publisher wasn’t leaving Peterborough, where it’s been since it was … 0

Conval: Number of administrators questioned

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Numerous residents are speaking up about the number of administrators the ConVal Regional School District employs and how much they are paid. These residents say the number of salaries and administrators are out of sync with the district’s waning student population. But Supt. Brendan Minnihan says the number of administrators are in line with other school districts throughout New Hampshire, and that number … 0

ConVal: Board rejects petition articles

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The number of students in the ConVal Regional School District has been declining for about a decade. Over the last several years, there has been conversation among the public and School Board about whether to close a middle or elementary school in response to the declining student population. And in the … 0

Peterborough tale

Monday, January 19, 2015

I walked from Dublin to Peterborough on Sunday with the NH Rebellion. I wonder how great writers would describe that walk. Thoreau wrote about the kind of walking I usually do. He wrote about why one walks — … 0

Dublin: Taking a trek through our towns, seeking political reform

Monday, January 19, 2015

Despite facing a long journey on foot through frigid temperatures and mounds of snow, almost two dozen protesters walked through the Monadnock region over the weekend, advocating for campaign finance reform. Inspired by the activism of Dublin’s own … 0

Conval: Merit raises to be piloted by school district

Monday, January 19, 2015

The ConVal School Board and ConVal Education Association are attempting to introduce a novel program, increasing teachers’ salaries because of their performance, not their seniority. This salary increase for merit would be implemented if the collective bargaining agreement — a contract for teacher’s, paraprofessionals, and professional service providers … 0

Peterborough: Fairpoint strike continues as legislators mull state contract

Monday, January 19, 2015

Tensions continue to remain high between FairPoint Communications and its unionized employees who are on strike. 1,700 FairPoint employees in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine have been on strike since October, after FairPoint declared an impasse after four months of negotiations between them and the two unions. FairPoint … 0

Peterborough: Victims, cop testify about Durham fires

Monday, January 19, 2015

Editor’s note: This is combination of two stories posted by Foster’s Daily Democrat, with coverage of the trial on both Wednesday and Thursday. DOVER — Testimony in Gregory Potter’s arson trial continued Thursday at Strafford County Superior Court. Potter, 23, is a former Peterborough on-call firefighter and EMT … 0

Dublin School: Wildcats roundup from last week’s action

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Boys’ basketball Dublin School hosted a deep squad from Cushing Academy on Wednesday, falling by a score of 79-53. All eight players scored for the Wildcats, led by young shooting guard Dylan Savage with 14 points, all coming in the second half. Hunter Bachman added 13 points and … 0

Antrim: Grapevine program urges good choices

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Parents of youth ages 9 to 14 years are invited to participate in a workshop called Guiding Good Choices, which will be held at Great Brook School beginning Thursday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. Research has show that this program is effective in improving family communication and preventing … 0

Dublin: Community, family dinner planned

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A homemade dinner will be served at the church in the center of town, the Dublin Community Church, on Feb. 24 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. All Dublin residents and neighboring town residents are invited. It is free and handicap accessible. In case of inclement weather, the dinner … 0

Gas prices: Less pain at the pump

Monday, January 19, 2015

If you drive into Hometown Gas in Rindge, don’t surprised if you hear, “$1.99, can you believe this?” That’s what John Berry of Rindge yelled when he stepped out of his pickup truck on Wednesday. Hometown Gas is … 0

Keene: Monadnock Buy Local receives grant

Friday, January 16, 2015

Monadnock Buy Local recently received a grant from the Everett and Margaret H. Clement Family Fund and the Iola M. Hubbard Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to conduct a Communications Audit. This audit will assess how Monadnock Buy Local is currently driving behavior change and discover … 0