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Eighth-grader Lei-Lani Finch is striving to become a professional ballerina. She hopes to move next year from Peterborough to New York City to study dance.

Peterborough: She’s on point

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Most eighth-grade students at South Meadow can’t wait to move onto high school, and experience their first relationships, learn to drive, and stay out late with friends. Not Lei-Lani Finch. “You can do more than that,” said the 13-year-old ballerina, who hopes to enroll in a dance academy in New York City sophomore year. “20 years from now, I want … 0

Peterborough: Well School’s Bobcat bill heads to Senate floor

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thanks to some civic-minded, animal-loving fourth- and fifth-grade students at The Well School, the bobcat is one step closer to becoming the state wildcat. On April 16, the Senate Rules, Enrolled Bills and Internal Affairs Committee unanimously approved HB423, which students from the independent elementary school in Peterborough lobbied their legislators to draft. The Senate plans to address the bill on the floor, … 0

Mascenic School District: Schools to see new leaders at the top

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Boynton Middle School and Mascenic Regional High School will see a change in leadership for the coming year. Boynton Principal Tom Starratt and Assistant Principal Louis “Chip” Mercurio and Mascenic Regional High School Assistant Principal Marlise Bryant will all retire at the end of the year. The district accepted Bryant’s retirement in early February, according to meeting minutes posted on the district’s website. … 0

Spice Cupboard: Treat yourself with sweet, smoky spice this spring

Friday, April 17, 2015

Well it is safe to say that spring has finally sprung. Windows are down, lawns are being cleared and the hens are busily laying eggs. It is that time of the year when the garden is ever so … 0

Peterborough: Proposed business tax cuts debated in Concord

Monday, April 20, 2015

A Peterborough businessman traveled to Concord to urge the N.H. Senate to shuck two Republican-sponsored bills that would reduce the business profits tax and business expenses tax in the Granite State. Meanwhile, a Republican legislator is championing lower state business taxes as the way to attract and retain … 0

Mascenic School District: DOE answers testing questions

Monday, April 20, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — Residents listened to a short presentation on Smarter Balanced testing, got a chance to take practice tests and had questions answered by district and state Department of Education officials on Thursday. Scott Mantie of the … 0

Temple: Souhegan Lions offer Citizenship Award

Friday, April 3, 2015

The Souhegan Lions Club is offering at least one $500 Citizenship Award to a 2015 graduating high school senior from Temple, New Ipswich, Greenville or Mason. Students do not need to attend a public high school to be eligible. Applications for the Citizenship Award will be reviewed on … 0

Boys’ Volleyball: Vikes off to undefeated start

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Vikings continued their strong opening season last week, netting two wins to bring their record up to 3-0. On Tuesday, the team took Londonderry at home in a 3-1 match, with final scores of 25-15, 24-26, 25-14 and 25-23. Coach Greg Smith noted that his team is … 0

Bill seeks to decrease drug overdose deaths

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A proposed bill would grant limited immunity to people who call 911 to report a drug-related medical emergency. Reporting a drug- or alcohol-related medical emergency could soon give the caller limited immunity from drug-related charges in New Hampshire — an effort intended to encourage the calling of 911 … 0

Runners ready for Boston Marathon

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

John Singelais’s stomach was full of butterflies at the start of the Boston Marathon last year, on the first Patriot’s Day race since the deadly bombing. But once the starting pistol fired, and Singelais ran the 26.2 miles … 0

New Ipswich: You can’t get there from here on Highbridge

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — As Highbridge closes and repairs commence, one of the town’s busiest thoroughfares will be closed for at least six months. While emergency and police vehicles, as well as school buses and vans, will be able … 0

New Ipswich: Fireworks permit now requires 14-day notice

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — Going forward, residents will be required to apply for fireworks permits two weeks in advance, to allow emergency personnel to vet the site. Complaints stemming from yearly July Fourth celebrations have led the Select Board to make the amendment to the permitting process for fireworks. … 0

A first look at the area baseball teams

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Conant baseball Coach: Josh Heaphy Last Year’s Record: 6-10 (missed playoffs) First Game: April 15 at Campbell First Home Game: April 17 vs. Brady After missing the playoffs just a year after the Orioles won the DIII state … 0