Hancock: Eight-year-old wins Ice-Out

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

HANCOCK — The ice went out on Norway Pond quickly last week, leaving a replica of the Hancock Meetinghouse drifting on open water, with a red banner flying from its steeple, and a white cinder block sitting at the bottom of the pond. The banner went up at the exact moment when the cinder block broke through the melting ice, … 0

Hancock: Poetry sharing at the library, Saturday

Monday, April 21, 2014

A poetry sharing will be held at the Hancock Town Library on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. This is the fifth annual gathering and is hosted by Three or More Poets. Chaz Beaulieu will be featured with his poems and flute. Anyone is welcome to bring a poem or two to share. Listeners also are welcome. This is a casual and spontaneous … 0

Hancock: Encaustic paintings on view at library

Monday, April 21, 2014

Award-winning encaustic painter Danielle M. Le Bris will have an exhibition entitled “Dreamscapes” in the Daniels Room at the Hancock Town Library, from May 10 through June 19. On opening day May 10, the artist will host a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For many years, Le Bris was fascinated by … 0

Letter: A superintendent without peer

Monday, April 14, 2014

To the editor: I just learned my good friend Tom Brennan has died. I have given a lot of eulogies through the years and regrettably I will not be able to offer my condolences to the Brennan family in person. Tom and I go way back to the … 0

REgion: ‘Purple Up’ to support military families, kids

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

On Tuesday, keep an eye out for friends, co-workers and students who are dressed in purple clothing. They may well be wearing the bright color to support and celebrate the more than 5,400 children in New Hampshire who have at least one parent serving in the military. Since … 0

Francestown: Crotched’s light shields are in, not up

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

FRANCESTOWN — The ski season is all but over, but the process of installing shields on Crotched Mountain Ski and Ride’s lights is still in full swing, even though the mountain missed the initial Jan. 22 deadline for installation, established in late December. Pat Terry, general manager for … 0

ConVal School District: Raising their voices

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

It’s all about the music. That’s what the stars of the ConVal Drama Club’s upcoming show, “Off Broadway: A Musical Cabaret,” say, anyway. Unlike most of the performances put on by ConVal Drama, the cabaret is a musical … 0

Hancock: Ogden Nash spotlighted

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Pontine Theatre will present “Pretty Halcyon Days: On the Beach with Ogden Nash” at the Hancock Town Library on Thursday at 7 p.m. Ogden Nash and his family spent their summers on Little Boar’s Head in North Hampton. Using examples from their original stage work, “Home is … 0

letter: The Right to Know laws work

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the editor It’s been many, many years since I have been on the Conval School Board and now I find things don’t seem to change much. Recent headlines in the Union Leader stir unpleasant memories of my three years on the board. The Timberlane School Board has … 0

letter: Shaheen standing up for wind

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the editor: I want to thank N.H. Senator Shaheen for standing up for American wind power and for New Hampshire. Wind power is a good deal for New Hampshire that, with the right policy in place, can only get better. Recently, Sen. Shaheen joined a bipartisan coalition … 0

Letter: ConVal savings a windfall, or no?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

To the editor: At the ConVal School Board meeting on April 1 management pointed out that the health insurance expense for the current year will be approximately $300,000 less than originally budgeted. This occurs because budgets are prepared using a guaranteed maximum rate while the actual rate is … 0

Viewpoint: On mental health settlement

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Two months to go, and the State House is abuzz with House and Senate committees holding public hearings on hundreds of bills. There is much work to do in committees and in House and Senate sessions before we get to committees of conference and final votes in late … 0

Viewpoint: Unexpected inspiration

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

On March 25, the N.H. House passed the Senate’s compromise on expanded Medicaid. Once this bill becomes law, 50,000 more New Hampshire citizens will be covered by health care. The bill from the Senate came to us as a bipartisan measure. In the House it did not pass … 0