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Tyler LeBlanc, a member of ConVal High School's bass fishing team, shows School Board members some of the equipment used by the team.

Conval: Bass fishing club takes steps towards team status

Monday, July 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Last October, ConVal’s bass fishing team concluded its first season on the water by finishing fifth overall and first in the smallmouth bass category at the NHIAA championship on Lake Winnisquam. Now the team, which competed as a club last year, wants to start the process toward becoming an official team sport at ConVal. “What we need is … 0

ConVal: Paraprofessional job, iPads and Chromebooks restored

Monday, July 21, 2014

ConVal High School students will be getting additional iPad computers next year after all, following a recent School Board decision to restore funding that had been cut after voters rejected the district’s budget proposal in March. Because of larger than anticipated savings in the School District’s health insurance costs, board members at their June 17 meeting agreed to spend $129,000 for both iPad … 0

Real estate: Q&A: What’s the word on the real estate market?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In the years since the recession hit, the real estate market has been a concern just about everywhere, both in terms of sales and median home prices. But two local Realtors say they’re beginning to see a turnaround this year. But first, some background. According to the N.H. Association of Realtors, the median … 0

Peterborough: South Meadow raises funds for United Way

Friday, June 27, 2014

South Meadow students raise funds for United Way Last month, 7th grade students at South Meadow School learned about The United Way and how the organization helps families. Four classes in Eileen Couture’s Consumer and Family class made chef’s hats and sold them, raising $115. … 0

Hancock: Montgomery and Mansfield featured at authors’ series

Monday, July 7, 2014

Hancock writers, Sy Montgomery and Howard Mansfield, will be reading from their recent works at the Tory Hill Authors Series at the Warner Town Hall on July 12. Montgomery will be speaking on birdology, chasing cheetahs, Temple Grandin … 0

Business major finds work out of the office

Monday, July 7, 2014

One of the most important things Peterborough native Tyler Whitney learned while attending Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., was that he could not spend his professional career sitting behind a desk pushing papers. While earning a degree in … 0

Region: Back in business?

Monday, July 7, 2014

Handwritten or printed, taped to windows or on the front of cash registers, a certain type of sign has been springing up around Peterborough this summer, all carrying the same promise: a job. Are these signs tangible indicators … 0

Money Matters: ‘Be as honest as you can without blowing the interview’

Thursday, July 3, 2014

I want to say up front that when it comes to job search and acquisition advice, there is no such thing as one size fits all. But I will attempt to offer some general guidelines that should be … 0

Unemployment dropping, slowly

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau of New Hampshire reports that the unemployment rate in the Peterborough Labor Market, an area made up of 10 towns, including Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Hancock, Jaffrey, New Ipswich, Peterborough, Rindge, Sharon and Temple, rose overall between 2002 and 2012, from … 0

Hancock: Book donations wanted

Monday, July 7, 2014

Donations of gently used books, DVDs and CDs are requested for the Hancock Town Library’s annual book sale, which will be held on Old Home Day weekend, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 15 and all day on Aug. 16 and during the following week. Musty books, … 0

Court Log: July 3, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

Greenfield Police Thomas Belcher, 26, of Greenfield, false imprisonment, $310; possession of marijuana, $310. Heather McCormack, 33, of Greenfield, operating without a valid license, $124. Hancock Police Dennis Gautreau, 49, of Leominster, Mass., operating without a valid license, $124; speeding, $77.50. Jaffrey Police Joshua Lane, 24, of Jaffrey, … 0

Viewpoint: Brandon Garabrant was a fine student

Monday, June 30, 2014

I first knew Brandon as a student in ConVal’s internship program. He was such a genuinely nice guy — personable, polite and very respectful. That counts a lot with me, and it served him well in his internship … 0

Viewpoint: My experience accompanying Brandon home

Monday, July 7, 2014

I must say when I heard of the passing of Brandon, I was deeply saddened. Here was a young man who was so proud to serve his country that he wanted to wear his blues to his graduation from high school. Then to hear he was from Greenfield … 0