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Campaigners are urging the public to vote  "no," against petition articles on the ConVal warrant to close Great Brook School or allow the School Board to close any of the elementary schools in the future.

ConVal: Petitions 8, 9 by the numbers

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

If the public votes to approve a warrant petition article to close Great Brook School, the ConVal School District would save at least $1,682,880 each year from closing the middle school in Antrim, according to a report the District Model Study Committee published in 2012. Another petition article — to lift from Article 5 of the Articles Agreement the requirement … 0

Peterborough: Scott-Farrar closes, temporarily

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Scott-Farrar Home — a nursing home that has served the Peterborough area for more than 100 years — is closing in 40 days for financial reasons. Trustees say the home has been losing as much as $30,000 a month over the last two years. But trustees hope the closure is just temporary, as … 0

Sharon: Write-in candidate ready to serve

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ted O’Brien never expected Carl Newton, the opponent who edged him out last year for a spot on the Sharon Select Board, to ask him to serve alongside him the year after. Well, Newton did just that. Now, O’Brien hopes to apply his four decades in television and radio broadcasting to help the … 0

Hancock: Lefty Blue Musical Duo playing tonight

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lefty Blue Musical Duo offers an evening of new and old favorites at the Hancock Town Library tonight, at 7 p.m. Local musicians Brian Murphy on guitar and vocals and Monica Laskey-Rigrod on vocals will play an eclectic array of songs, from old standards to new musicals. The … 0

Peterborough: Gents bow, ladies know how

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The late Bob McQuillen of Peterborough was a longtime teacher at ConVal, as well as a larger-than-life figure in the contra dance world. He is known for his music, and for passing on his love of it to … 0

Hancock: Learn about wood turtle, flowers, at Harris Center

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Today, the Harris Center will be hosting “Wood Turtle Ecology and Conservation.” Wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) occur in cold streams in forested areas throughout the Northeast — including the Monadnock Region — but they’re especially vulnerable to habitat loss and fragmentation, mowing, and poaching. As a result, they’re … 0

Roundup: Warriors lose battle of two top-four teams

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WLC boys’ basketball The Warriors lost a battle with Epping on Tuesday night, 57-53. “It was nip and tuck all the way,” said Warriors coach Ken Garnham after the game. DIV Player of the Year candidate Jordan Litts dropped 21 points in the loss, outscored only by Epping … 0

Running: Traffie, McGurk tops in fourth Chiller

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Here are the results of the fourth Monadnock Milers Winter Chiller road race. Held on Saturday, the race started and finished at the BeFit Fitness Center in New Ipswich. The below zero weather didn’t keep the runners away. … 0

Viewpoint: Don’t gamble with their education

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A clan of private petitioners have proposed two warrant articles that will appear on the ConVal ballot. One would close Great Brook School. The other would potentially close elementary schools in the district. These petitioners, who desire to wreak havoc on the ConVal School District, have little regard … 0

Viewpoints: Actions to address climate change

Friday, February 20, 2015

Weather related disaster costs have risen from an average of $50 billion per year in the 1980s to over $200 billion per year in the last decade, according to the World Bank. We are playing warming roulette, putting … 0

Moments of Bliss: I’m building bridges over angst

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A friend of mine is fond of saying there are things worse than death. I often sight institutional care as one of them. Unfairly I suppose, but I find myself not a creature of community. I resonate with … 0

Viewpoint: Money is not the problem, management is

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

In a recent piece in the Ledger-Transcript, a ConVal student suggested it’s time to make our school be judged superior to other comparable schools and we should no longer be labeled as mediocre. Or something to that effect. When my kids and my grandsons attended ConVal several years … 0

Viewpoint: Technology and children: Cultivating health alternatives

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

We have all heard of the numerous benefits and dangers of children’s use of digital media and technology. Electronic devices have enormous educational potential, kids can be closely connected to peers, teachers and parents alike, and entertainment of all forms is readily accessible. But there are drawbacks as … 0