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Hancock: School leader’s loss felt

Monday, April 14, 2014

Friends and colleagues in the Monadnock region are mourning the loss of Tom Brennan, a former Hancock resident who served as assistant principal at Peterborough Middle School and principal at Conant High School in Jaffrey before going on to a distinguished career as a school district administrator. Brennan died April 9, less than a year after retiring as superintendent of the Manchester School District. Although Brennan left Hancock, moving with his family to New London as his career developed, he never lost his connection to the schools and people of the Monadnock region. He’d return every year for Hancock’s Old Home Day celebration, where he … 0

2014 BASEBALL PREVIEW: Baseball is back in the Monadnock region

Monday, April 14, 2014

The crack of the bat has already begun to ring out around the Monadnock region, as the high school baseball season kicked off last night. With Conant seeking to go back to back after a big title win last year and ConVal looking to ride their otherworldly starting pitcher Ivon Clough to the … 0

Track: ConVal hosts 5K fundraiser

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Cougars track team hosted a 5K Spring Fling race last Saturday. Erica Labella of Plymouth took the first womens spot, and John Ryan of Stoddard was first in the mens division as well as first overall. 1 John Ryan 18:29 2 Steven Constine 18:57 3 Andrew Hunt 19:45 4 Nick Orr 20:04 5 Erica Labella 20:29 6 Bob Clemens 21:05 7 Rowan … 0

Letter: Voting on death penalty repeal

Friday, March 28, 2014

To the editor: It has been a very busy couple of weeks at the N.H. House. We have had many big issue bills. The repeal of the death penalty was among them. I was eating lunch but thinking about the main bill for the afternoon. At the next … 0

Letter: Administrative cuts in order

Friday, March 28, 2014

To the editor: Concerning the budget issues facing the Conval School district, I do not understand why no one ever mentions cuts in administration expenses. Let me first state that the administrators work hard, as do the teachers, related service professionals and paraprofessionals. However, historically the administrators never … 0

Peterborough: Leadership change called for

Friday, March 28, 2014

To the editor: Why am I not surprised that the ConVal School Board was deadlocked in choosing their next chairperson? Frustrated? Yes. Thankful for the tie? Absolutely, but not surprised. This is a reflection of the angst of our times. There is a clear need for change, but … 0

HANCOCK: Cadet training introduces police work

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

HANCOCK — Melissa Hetrick, a Hancock police officer, spent some time last year as an advisor at the N.H. Police Cadet Training Academy, and she’s planning to do it again. “It’s a wonderful program that aims to get young people familiar with police work, and it’s also about … 0

Peterborough: Movies that Matter

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Movies matter. This year’s Monadnock International Film Festival, or MONIFF, features 10 feature films, evenly split between narratives and documentaries. Though MONIFF is not a film festival that chooses its movies with a theme each year, the lineup … 0

ConVal: Cougar teams tops in sportsmanship

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The NHIAA has announced the recipients of this past winter sports season Sportsmanship Awards and ConVal Regional High School is pleased to announce that its Girl’s Basketball, Boy’s Basketball and Boy’s Ice Hockey programs were all ranked #1 … 0

Hancock: Salamander crossing volunteers Saturday

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Salamander Crossing Brigades volunteer training will be at the Harris Center for Outdoor Education on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon. As the earth thaws and spring rains drench New Hampshire, thousands of salamanders, frogs, and toads make their way to vernal pools to breed. Many are … 0

Hancock: Painting exhibit at library opens Saturday

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Paintings by Mary Wood Cornog of Nelson will be exhibited in the Daniels Room at the Hancock Town Library from March 29 through May 8. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. After a career as a teacher/scholar of Greek, Latin and … 0

Editorial: Heading in the right direction

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

An interesting idea surfaced this week at the Jaffrey-Rindge School Board meeting, as board members discussed how to cut spending to meet the requirements of a default budget. Board member Charlie Eicher suggested that perhaps not all administrators should get a 3 percent raise next year. He recommended … 0

Letter: ConVal’s food service is good for all

Thursday, March 20, 2014

To the editor: For years, the school budget hawks — most notably Mr. Chapman — have complained about an annual food service loss of $400,000. The statement is misleading, and after seeing this falsehood mentioned repeatedly over the years, I feel the need to comment. In fact there … 0