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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

Jaffrey: Hearse House project gives concern for mountain view

Thursday, January 15, 2015

JAFFREY — Some Jaffrey residents are up in arms over the Historical Society blocking a view of Mount Monadnock from the Meetinghouse, by building a replica of the Hearse House, in order to display two hearses from 1868. … 0

ConVal: Administrator salaries probed

Thursday, January 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Following a brief public hearing, where ConVal administrators presented their $44,746,514 proposed operating budget and $426,596 collective bargaining agreements for 2015-16, several audience members blasted the school district ‘s spending. Al Burtt of Greenfield said that … 0

ConVal: Petition articles call for closings

Thursday, January 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH—Two petition warrant articles submitted to ConVal’s SAU Tuesday afternoon continue to pose the question: Should any of the middle or elementary schools be closed? One petition article calls for closing Great Brook School in Antrim by August. South Meadow School would become ConVal Middle School. Fifth-graders would … 0

Peterborough: In search of soul

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Breathe in through your nose, exhale through the mouth; breath in through your mouth, exhale through your nose. Those are the words of Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa, as she led the 90 or so people gathered in Bass … 0

Softball: Coppo heads to Monadnock

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

When the ConVal softball team takes the field this spring, it will be the first time since 1998 that coach Jim Coppo won’t be in the dugout with them. Coppo, who was at the helm when ConVal won … 0

Alpine skiing: Tamok takes first for ConVal

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The ConVal alpine ski team hosted a four-team meet with Oyster River, Souhegan and Hollis-Brookline last Thursday. As a team, the girls placed second, behind winner Souhegan. Strong finishes by Sarah Tyler (sixth) and Fenia Benet-Higgins (seventh) pushed the Cougars into the second position. Also competing for ConVal … 0

ConVal: Web-based career, college planning program on offer

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The ConVal School Counseling Department is rolling out a web-based resource called Naviance for all students. Naviance is a program that encourages and supports post-high-school career and college planning. The features in Naviance provide students and parents with an efficient method to submit and monitor their college information … 0

Marches in support of campaign reform

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

This week, reform-minded residents will walk across New Hampshire in four simultaneous NH Rebellion marches covering more than 300 miles from Portsmouth, Nashua, Keene, and Dixville Notch to Concord. The Keene route will kick off on Saturday at Soldier’s Monument in Central Square at 9 a.m. Local events … 0

Dispatches from the Glass Museum: Making life connections with important records

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I wake up and the sun is shining through the trees like a glass of brown with ice, the hot glow bouncing off of the bathroom tiles casting a wash of amber lightning. I think this and then … 0

Hancock: Margaret Carlson’s essays read at library

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Essays of local author Margaret Carlson will be read by poet Becky Sakellariou and others at the Hancock Town Library on Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. Carlson’s book, “Looking Forward,” is a collection of true stories — both light and dark — over a lifetime, and includes excerpts … 0