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Congresswoman Annie Kuster met with Franklin Pierce faculty and students on Wednesday in a round table about women in leadership.

Kuster holds talks on pay equity

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

RINDGE — Last week, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-N.H. 2nd District) rolled out an economic agenda for women and families, detailing acts sponsored or supported by Kuster that would address issues of paycheck fairness, minimum wage, family leave time, job training and workforce development, and female health care. Since then, Kuster has been meeting with local colleges and business leaders to hold round-table discussions to let women and men weigh in on their own experiences in the workplace. On Wednesday, Kuster met with students, faculty and staff from Franklin Pierce University to discuss her economic agenda. Kuster told the gathered group that since her election to … 0

Rindge: ZBA grants pair of exceptions

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

RINDGE — Residents can expect illuminated signs outside of West of the Border gas station and an expansion to the Camp Starfish property in the near future, following two variance applications approved by the Zoning Board of Adjustment on Tuesday night. One of the owners of West of the Border, LLC., located on … 0

Rindge: FPU celebrates Earth Week

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

On April 21 an Earth Day Fair was held in Spagnuolo Hall at Franklin Pierce University. The Sustainability Center at Franklin Pierce partnered with Farm to Institution New England (FINE) and the Health Sciences program on campus to create a day of earth celebration and wellness. Interactive displays and meet-the-farmer tables at the Fair included local food tastings; seed planting for the campus … 0

Dog Tales: Punishment works, but should you use it?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

In the 1980s when I first started training dogs, everything was taught through the use of punishment. If the dog moved out of heel position, he got a swift and meaningful “pop” on the metal choke chain. If … 0

Rindge: FPU names its 2014 honorary degree and Peterson Award recipients

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Franklin Pierce University will award two Honorary Doctorates and The Honorable Walter R. Peterson Citizen Leader Award at its 49th Commencement Exercises at 10:30 a.m. on May 17. John K. Castle and Kenneth R. Feinberg will be receiving honorary degrees at the Rindge campus ceremonies; J. Bonnie Newman … 0

Peterborough/Sharon: The boom GENERATION

Monday, March 31, 2014

Writer P.J. O’Rourke, born in 1947, is a senior member of the Baby Boom generation. “We are the generation that changed everything,” O’Rourke writes in the preface of his latest book, “The Baby Boom.” “Of all the eras … 0

Rindge: Town may explore energy grants

Monday, March 31, 2014

Rindge Energy Commission Chair Patricia Martin asked the Select Board during their meeting March 19 to explore options for Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative funding, and a Senate Bill 123 grant of $2 million to update town lighting infrastructure, in an effort to reduce energy costs. Martin presented a … 0

Swimming: Simoneau swims at YMCA meet

Monday, March 31, 2014

Conant freshman Kristyn Simoneau competed in the 2014 New England YMCA Swimming Championships in Andover, Mass. last weekend. Simoneau placed 11th in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:05:40, 24th in the 100 Fly with a time of 1:07:47 and 19th in the 50 Free with a … 0

Keene/Rindge: Colleges collaborate with substance abuse prevention

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Monadnock Voices for Prevention, the Regional Public Health Network for Substance Misuse Prevention, Keene State College, Franklin Pierce University, and Cheshire County are partnering in a collaborative effort on The Partnership for Success II Grant. The grant coordinates each of these organizations to construct and implement a plan … 0

Region: Unemployment rate down in N.H.

Friday, March 28, 2014

The New England Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS, has released New England and state unemployment numbers for January 2014.  These data are supplied by the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program, which produces monthly and annual employment, unemployment, and labor force data for … 0

Jaffrey: Chamber seeks student nominees

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce Student Citizenship Award, presented annually by the Chamber to that graduating senior who best demonstrates the Chamber’s objective of betterment for the community. The characteristics for selection include, but are not limited to, community … 0

Court log: April 1, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Dublin police Elizabeth Pedersen, 41, of Manchester, possession of marijuana, $1,284 with $850 suspended for 24 months on the condition of no further misdemeanors or felonies and no violations for serious matters, fine to be paid by April 28, or proof of completion of community service at $7.25 … 0

Viewpoints: Here’s how the ‘Fed’ works

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Understanding money is puzzling. Holding American dollars made me rich for two days of my life. After communism ended in Romania, my wife and I had finished a teaching workshop in that nation. On our last day in the capital of Bucharest, I converted $50 American money into … 0