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COnVal: District saying bullying is down

Monday, September 15, 2014

The ConVal School District reported significantly fewer incidents of bullying last year, Supt. Dr. Brendan Minnihan said at a recent School Board meeting. The Superintendent’s Office and district principals credit this decline to encouraging students to respect one another more. The Superintendent’s Office, at the School Board’s Sept. 2 meeting, distributed the district’s bullying report for the 2013-14 school year. According to this report, there were 32 reported bullying incidents … 0

Peterborough doctor’s license suspended

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Peterborough podiatrist, with a second practice in Concord, had his state medical license temporarily suspended, according to a press release issued by the N.H. Attorney General on Thursday. Dr. Edward Newcott of Pembroke is charged with not having appropriate practices to control infection. “The [N.H. Board of Registration in Podiatry] found that Dr. Newcott’s practice, as currently operated, poses an imminent threat … 0

Peterborough: They’re living a dream

Monday, September 15, 2014

Growing up everyone has an ideal job in mind. Of course, things change as we mature, and our career dreams are no exception. “Do what you like and like what you do” is the advice people often give to those searching for the ideal career. In the Monadnock region, there are a few … 0

Bridging the political divide: Common Core: Common Core — what is it?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Standards in education are a good thing. In fact, they are necessary. So, why did they disappear in the first place? They were still firmly in place when I graduated from high school in 1961! Back then, we in the U.S. of A. were near the top in … 0

Viewpoint: What we can learn from dogs, this 9/11

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Editor’s note: The following is a piece Deb McGrath of Francestown wrote about her experience at this summer’s dog party at Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury, Vt., as it pertains to the sign in front of the chapel … 0

Rindge: No yields in search for ‘spice’

Friday, September 5, 2014

Editor’s note: This article appears in the Sept. 6 edition of the Concord Monitor. In recent weeks, Rep. Susan Emerson of Rindge has trekked around to dozens of stores in her community and nearby towns in search of “spice,” or the synthetic marijuana substance that prompted Gov. Maggie … 0

Peterborough: Peterborough High School reunion is in the works

Monday, September 8, 2014

Anyone who attended Peterborough High School, whether or not they graduated, is invited to a reunion gathering on Oct. 11, the day of Peterborough’s 275th anniversary celebration. The event will be held between noon and 3 p.m. in the upper Town Hall. Peterborough High School was built in … 0

Peterborough: Officials approve cell tower changes

Monday, September 8, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Town officials approved in August modifications to a cellular tower located near the Monadnock Country Club and owned by the MacDowell Colony. The revisions are minor and routine, according to Code Enforcement Officer Dario Carrara, who said the public won’t be disturbed by this work. Carrara … 0

Peterborough: Where are we now?

Monday, September 8, 2014

With Peterborough Players, the Sharon Arts Center, the Mariposa Museum, and the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough is an arts hub in the Monadnock region. And with countless independently owned retail shops, like Steele’s Stationers, the Toadstool Bookshop and Joseph’s … 0

Hancock: A shining star in open water

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hancock resident Kylie Mitchell was the fastest American swimmer in the 14-16-year-old girls category on Friday at the 2014 Federation Internationale De Natation World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships in Lake Balaton, Hungary. In her first international competition, … 0

Peterborough: MCH docs take ALS challenge

Friday, September 5, 2014

Joining the national movement that has raised millions of dollars for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease), 13 Monadnock Community Hospital doctors took the Ice Bucket Challenge Wednesday, Aug. 20. Participating in the … 0

Hancock/Peterborough: Out on a hike

Friday, September 5, 2014

Every first Friday of the school year, Well School students and faculty hike a mountain. This year, kindergarten through grade 4 students hiked the Bee Line Trail up Mount Skatutakee in Hancock. Students in grades 5 through 8 … 0

Peterborough: Web development firm hires tech support

Monday, September 8, 2014

CharlesWorks, a web development company, hired Steven Lotkowski of Keene in February 2014 to handle technical support. Lotkowski holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Computer Science from Keene State College. He specializes in hardware and server maintenance, software maintenance and technical support for staff and clients. CharlesWorks … 0