Hancock: School leader’s loss felt

Monday, April 14, 2014

Friends and colleagues in the Monadnock region are mourning the loss of Tom Brennan, a former Hancock resident who served as assistant principal at Peterborough Middle School and principal at Conant High School in Jaffrey before going on to a distinguished career as a school district administrator. Brennan died April 9, less than a year after retiring as superintendent of the Manchester School District. Although Brennan left Hancock, moving with his family to New London as his career developed, he never lost his connection to the schools and people of the Monadnock region. He’d return every year for Hancock’s Old Home Day celebration, where he … 0

2014 BASEBALL PREVIEW: Baseball is back in the Monadnock region

Monday, April 14, 2014

The crack of the bat has already begun to ring out around the Monadnock region, as the high school baseball season kicked off last night. With Conant seeking to go back to back after a big title win last year and ConVal looking to ride their otherworldly starting pitcher Ivon Clough to the … 0

Track: ConVal hosts 5K fundraiser

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Cougars track team hosted a 5K Spring Fling race last Saturday. Erica Labella of Plymouth took the first womens spot, and John Ryan of Stoddard was first in the mens division as well as first overall. 1 John Ryan 18:29 2 Steven Constine 18:57 3 Andrew Hunt 19:45 4 Nick Orr 20:04 5 Erica Labella 20:29 6 Bob Clemens 21:05 7 Rowan … 0

Letter: Changes needed from ConVal Board

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the editor: In a 6 to 5 vote on April 1, the members of the ConVal School Board re-elected Butch Estey as this year’s chairman. My last letter to the editor called for a change in leadership. This board chose not to change their leader, so I … 0

Hancock Police Log: April 8, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hancock Thursday, March 27 Fire call: At 2:02 p.m., police responded with the Fire Department to an Antrim Road residence, where they assisted as needed with a chimney fire. Saturday, March 29 Arrest: At 11:15 p.m., following a traffic stop on Main Street for an alleged traffic violation, … 0

Bennington/Francestown: Home schooling on rise?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

BENNINGTON — Concerned about what they see as shrinking enrollment in the town’s elementary school, Bennington Select Board members say they’ve noticed a surge home schooling. Following a discussion about ConVal School District budget cuts owing to the proposed budget’s failure at the polls in March, at their … 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

HANCOCK: Spider talk at library

Monday, March 31, 2014

A presentation on the “Truths and Myths about Spiders” will be presented at the Hancock Town Library on April 3, at 7 p.m. This presentation is designed to dispel several common myths about spiders and to highlight that instead of being “creepy and dangerous,” they are in fact … 0

Hancock: Brazilian music featured Sunday

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The ensemble Choro Bastardo from Boston’s New England Conservatory will be perform Music on Norway Pond’s final concert of the season on Sunday at 4 p.m. Choro is an instrumental music style based on improvisation that grew out of the cafes of Rio de Janeiro in the 19th … 0

Jaffrey: Students learn from nature

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Harris Center naturalist Jaime Hutchinson and Jaffrey Grade School 3rd grade teacher, Patty Long, take their classroom lessons outside to do the hands-on detective work of identifying animal tracks and scat in Jaffrey’s Children’s Woods.  … 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

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