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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

Hockey: Team USA doctor travels world to heal athletes

Monday, May 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Our nation’s top athletes, Dr. Douglass Weiss will tell you, aren’t all that different from his other patients. Weiss, a physician at Monadnock Orthopedics, has served as the USA Hockey team doctor in various stints and … 0

Viewpoint: Installation options for solar energy

Friday, May 8, 2015

The state of New Hampshire passed legislation encouraging the use of solar electric energy for nonprofit entities, such as towns and schools, with the cooperation of utility companies to allocate grid connections for transmission of projects that are … 0

ConVal: Starting nonprofit a ride

Monday, May 25, 2015

Beecher Clifton-Waite didn’t think it was right some of his friends couldn’t afford to ski or snowboard. Why are there charity organizations that provide food and shelter, he asked, but not something fun? “My passion is skiing. So … 0

Boys’ Tennis: Cougars finish year over .500 with win

Monday, May 25, 2015

ConVal beat Pembroke to end the season over .500. The Cougars (7-6) won 7-2 over the Spartans (0-13). They accomplished that win-loss record despite only one player with competitive experience, Coach Mike Young said in an email. This … 0

Girls’ Tennis: ConVal falls to Trinity, Souhegan last week

Monday, May 25, 2015

ConVal lost two matches Wednesday and Thursday. The Cougars (1-10) fell 8-1 to Souhegan (5-8) and to Trinity (8-6) by the same score. ConVal played hard in both matches, Coach Greg Morris said in an email, with doubles team No. 3 Izzy Pagano and No. 6 Issy Sylvian … 0

Golf: Annual tourney seeks volunteers today

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce is looking for dedicated individuals to join the 2015 Annual Golf Tournament Committee. The committee will be responsible for all aspects of putting together one of the Chamber’s largest fundraisers. This year’s tournament will be taking place at the Shattuck Golf Club … 0

ConVal: Freedom Trail inspires models

Monday, May 25, 2015

A month ago, the fifth grade at South Meadow School walked the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail from the Boston Common to the USS Constitution. Wednesday, they will bring the trail to their middle school. Fifth-graders created models of all … 0

Peterborough: Sentence in arson case is delayed

Monday, May 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Ex-firefighter Gregory Potter, who was found guilty of setting fire to five apartment buildings in a two-hour drunken spree, will have to wait to be sentenced. His hearing was postponed. Potter, 23, faces prison sentences of … 0

ConVal: Selectman: Enrollment payments split incorrectly

Monday, May 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Temple Selectwoman Gail Cromwell says the nine towns of the ConVal School District were billed incorrectly for their portions of annual payments based on enrollment. About half of the $40 million-plus the towns paid is based … 0

ConVal: Tour guides for visitors needed

Monday, May 25, 2015

High school students from jam-packed Chinese cities will have a chance to experience the fresh air of the Monadnock region, while ConVal students show them around. Art teacher Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne, who is coordinating the exchange program, said it’s a chance for local students to see the region in … 0