ConVal: District proposes new digital device policy

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The multitude of digital devices now in the hands of young people has school officials and students split over whether the educational benefits outweigh the distractions. “It’s really tricky. I’m guilty. I use my phone in class pretty often,” said ConVal junior Beecher Clifton-Waite, who said it’s normal for students to use digital devices while in the classroom. Clifton-Waite, however, disagrees with controlling students’ use of phones. “It’s really the … 0

ConVal: Spanish Club team wins Iron Chef

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

South Meadow School hosted an Iron Chef competition last week, in which students competed to cook the best meals using surprise secret ingredients. The winning team was from the ConVal Spanish Club, featuring Morgain O’Connor, Astrid Kipka, Michelle Jarest and Eli Ladd. ConVal German Club and Great Brook Spanish Club also put in … 0

Rindge: Young fills his soul with history

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A love for travel, education and his country has fueled Vernon Young’s 40-year adventure as a volunteer. After returning from Battleship Cove in Fall River, Massachusetts, on May 6, Young officially completed his 40th New England Heritage Tour, a four-day, three-night adventure program that he helped create and has volunteered with ever since. … 0

Peterborough: Riding for cancer awareness

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Jessica Nelson’s mother, Carol Heath, lost her nine-month fight with advanced colon cancer in July 2013. A month later, Nelson, a Peterborough resident, was on a run while she was visiting family in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Suddenly, droves of … 0

Peterborough: Minor injuries in accident

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — An accident on Wilton Road on Saturday sent two women to Monadnock Community Hospital for evaluation. A 2002 Lexus SC430, driven by Richard Carvalho, 79, of Peterborough, collided with a 2009 Honda CRV driven by Heather … 0

ConVal: PIE meets with district officials

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A grassroots parent organization with hopes of increasing recess time districtwide met Tuesday with the ConVal Education Committee. The group, called Parents for Inspiring Education, claims at least 100 members, and founders Jessica Nelson and Kaitlin Post have previously met with Superintendent Brendan Minnihan, Assistant Superintendent … 0

Update: Crash victim in intensive care unit

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A Peterborough man injured in a single-vehicle rollover on Temple Mountain on Tuesday is still in intensive care, but is expected to fully recover, according to family members. Brenden Singelais, 21, suffered bone fractures to both … 0

Peterborough: ConVal teacher charged with DWI

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A ConVal High School teacher whose driver’s license was revoked two years ago, after a reckless driving conviction, was arrested Friday and charged with DWI, according to police. Police also charged Lisa Carne, 53, of Peterborough with driving after her license was revoked, said Capt. Ernest … 0

Peterborough: Dave Eggar returns to Monadnock Center

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Cellist Dave Eggar will return to Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture for a concert on Tuesday. Eggar will appear with special guests Max ZT and Arian Saleh. Eggar was a musical prodigy, beginning … 0

Peterborough: Greenblatt and Brass Taco, live

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Rich Greenblatt and Brass Taco will be performing at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture on Saturday. This modern jazz group mixes in swing, funk, odd-time signatures, South American, and the blues. The band showcases Greenblatt’s … 0

Little League: Undefeated Mets top Orioles at Picard

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Mets and the Orioles squared off Monday night at Picard Field for what turned out to be a fantastic Memorial Day Game. The Mets took an early lead, scoring five runs in the first inning. Spencer Newsham held the Orioles to a single run in his two … 0

Peterborough: Two local authors to appear at Toadstool this Saturday

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Two authors will be at the Toadstool Bookshop to sign their new books on Saturday. Fred Marple will be at the bookstore at 11 a.m. to talk about “Welcome To Frost Heaves: You Can’t Get There from Here.” Ken Sheldon as Fred Marple has created a collection of … 0

Peterborough: MacDowell fellow visits ConVal

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

On May 11 MacDowell Fellow and visual artist Benjy Davies of Ohio presented an overview of his art and discussed his practice in lithography, drawing, and painting with ConVal High School students during a 45-minute talk in the … 0