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ConVal: Board talks equality in district programs

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The ConVal School Board continued to chew over which extracurricular activities it should and shouldn’t provide for in the budget it is drafting for next school year. At their meeting at the SAU offices Wednesday, the board continued to voice concern over how each of their choices would affect inequality among students. Equal arts At their second workshop to draft a budget, the board eventually delayed whether or not to … 0

Learning about going green

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Harris Center in Hancock was remodeled 11 years ago to the highest green and energy-efficient standards. So you think that even close scrutiny of the building wouldn’t turn up much to fix — but you’d be wrong, as the freshman class of ConVal found out when they set out to do an … 0

Bobcat’s Tail: Eight points about antlers

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

There are few defining features in nature more iconic than the majestic antler racks of deer and moose. But there’s a lot people don’t know about them. Here are eight points about antlers. 1. Antlers are different from horns: You sometimes hear folks referring to a deer’s “horns.” Maybe it’s a slip or … 0

Keene: New hire at land trust org.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Jennifer Zaso joins the Monadnock Conservancy, a land trust for southwestern New Hampshire, as philanthropy manager this month. In her position, Zaso will play a key role in achieving the financial objectives of the organization, now celebrating its … 0

Peterborough: Conflict resolver to talk at conference

Friday, November 14, 2014

Peterborough conflict resolution author, teacher, coach and mediator Tammy Lenski will speak on “Turning Conflict into Collaboration” at the 46th Annual Conference of New England City and Town Clerks. The conference takes place Nov. 19 to 21 in Portsmouth. Lenski will discuss the key factors for influencing the … 0

Peterborough: Richard Dufresne leaving PCA

Friday, November 14, 2014

Richard Dufresne, a licensed independent clinical social worker, will no longer be providing counseling and psychotherapy services effective Dec. 20. Dufresne has been an independent practitioner with Peterborough Clinical Associates since 1992. His colleagues at Peterborough Clinical Associates … 0

Keene: Starting your own business seminar

Friday, November 14, 2014

Monadnock SCORE will present a seminar on “How to Start Your Own Business” today from 6 to 9 p.m. The seminar will be presented at and sponsored by the Savings Bank of Walpole, 84 Marlborough St., in Keene. This seminar is designed for anyone who is thinking about … 0

Keene: MFS names new board

Friday, November 14, 2014

Monadnock Family Services, the Monadnock region’s community mental health center, has named Michael Chelstowski, Ann Heffernon, Stephen McGreal, Winston Sims and Sharon Price Stout to its Board of Directors. Chelstowski is the senior vice president of professional services at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene. He has served in … 0

Hancock: Bass to give book talk Wednesday

Monday, November 17, 2014

Organic farmer and author, Rosaly Bass, will be speaking at the Hancock Public Library Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Bass owns the largest and oldest organic farm in New Hampshire. After more than 40 years of learning by … 0

Letter: Network neutrality is only fair

Friday, November 14, 2014

To the editor: President Obama asked the Federal Communications Commission to set the strongest possible rules to protect network neutrality as it writes new Internet traffic regulations. He said the FCC should reclassify broadband service to be regulated like a public utility. This would mean that Internet service … 0

Letter: Pumpkin Fest support was great!

Friday, November 14, 2014

To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of Animaterra Women’s Chorus, to publicly thank everyone who supported us at this year’s Pumpkin Festival. Being a nonprofit, with members from all around the Monadnock area, we once again sold a variety of homemade turnovers … 0

Letter: Share the love for geography

Friday, November 14, 2014

To the editor: I’m a longtime geographer and supporter of the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance and a resident of the Monadnock region. Nov. 16 to 22 is Geography Awareness Week, and this year NHGA joined forces with the Mariposa Museum’s Geo Challenge, which was held Saturday in Peterborough. … 0

Letter: Troop 2 Boy Scouts say thanks

Friday, November 14, 2014

To the editor: The Boy Scouts of Troop 2 would like to thank the community for their donations to our “Scouting for Food” food drive that we held last week. These kind and generous donations helped supply the Antrim/Bennington food pantry, which will aid in feeding many families … 0