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

Keene: MDS 5K is Saturday morning

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Are you ready to run, walk, and smile? Join the first annual MDS Run-Walk-Smile 5K/1Mile in downtown Keene on Saturday and raise funds for critical dental care for people with developmental disabilities. People of all ages, abilities and fitness levels are invited to participate and can choose to … 0

Viewpoint: Yearbook team creates unique time capsule

Friday, May 15, 2015

I’ve always been told that I needed to buy a yearbook because it would become a treasured memory of the of good times and the not-so-good times of high school. But now that I am part of the team creating the yearbook at ConVal High School, I have … 0

Milestones: Locals make WPI Dean’s List

Friday, May 22, 2015

The following local residents were among 1,166 students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute named to the university’s Dean’s List for academic excellence for the spring 2015 semester. Melissa Boule of Antrim, N.H., is a junior majoring in chemical engineering. Katie Brochu of Jaffrey, N.H., is a sophomore majoring in … 0

Letters: Transition should be seamless

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

To the editor: Having worked for the town of Peterborough for the majority of my life under the direction of Harry Reed Jr., John Isham and Pam Brenner, I can not think of a more seamless transition than promoting Public Works Director Rodney Bartlett to town administrator upon … 0

Moments of bliss: Following in the footsteps of my father’s books

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

“Moby Dick” was my father’s favorite book. Before he died, he gave me his copy published in 1926. Just above the opening line of “Call me Ishmael,” he wrote a note to himself, “Read about Ishmael in the Bible.” So that’s what I did. Ishmael, whose father was … 0

Letters: About the genesis of litter

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

To the editor: This is in response to Neal Brown’s thoughtful letter on litter in the May 26 edition, specifically to his statement that most of the litter is foisted upon us by Dunkin’ Donuts, Anheuser-Busch, et. al. While much of the litter may be engendered by companies, … 0

Editorial: Balance is the key to technology use

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Smartphones are the single most innovative, world-changing invention of the past 100 years. But like many of the global catalysts the human race has churned out, the extremely useful technology could end up killing us all. Much has been made of the ironic juxtaposition of the power smartphones … 0

Letters: Don’t trust others’ opinions

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

To the editor: In the May 19 paper, Benji Rosen reported on a presentation by Alison Weir to the Rotarians, where she was critical of U.S. support for Israel. Rosen informed readers that the Anti-Defamation League says Weir “...employs anti-Semitic imagery in portraying Israel’s influence over America.” Reporting … 0

Letters: Petition on voting for consideration

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

To the editor: Disgusted by the fact that with very few exceptions only we older people take the trouble to vote, some of us will consider submitting the following petition to the town of Peterborough at the next Town Meeting. We need only 19 signatures, as 25 are … 0

Milestones: Keene State College announces Dean’s List

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Students were honored for academic excellence in the spring 2015 semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, Keene State undergraduates must be enrolled in a degree program and must have completed a minimum of six credit hours in the semester, receiving no failing or incomplete grades. Students must … 0