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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

Letter: Time to thank a caregiver

Friday, September 5, 2014

“There are only four types of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.” — Rosalynn Carter At Monadnock Developmental Services, … 0

Viewpoint: ConVal music — the search for a place to call their own

Friday, September 5, 2014

In the following interview, Martha Eichler talks with Dick Sanders, who served as the ConVal Band director for 19 years. Sanders gives an historical perspective on operating a music program at ConVal, without an actual musical performance facility. … 0

Editorial: Learning — it’s a lifelong endeavor

Monday, September 8, 2014

Usually, when we think of learning, we think of school. And when we think of school, we think of school-aged children. But learning is so much more than that, and can’t be defined by the four walls of a school or the age of the learner. Recently, Diane … 0

Column: On talking less and listening more

Monday, September 8, 2014

“Everything I need to know, I have yet to learn; but even as I age, maybe if I begin to listen more often than I speak, I might actually continue to learn more than I have forgotten.” -Deb McGrath After decades of being a student, a parent, and … 0

Letter: Budget approach is right on

Monday, September 8, 2014

To the editor: It is refreshing to read the article titled “ConVal board rethinks budget plans” in the Ledger-Transcript, dated Sept. 4, explaining the hard work facing the Budget and Property Committee under the capable direction of Mr. Myron Steere. This work will clear up some of the … 0

ConVal: ConVal board rethinks budget plans

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board is changing how they piece together their yearly budget, after voters rejected the school district’s $45.8 million budget last March. Meanwhile, the school district plans to return $680,000 unspent funds from the previous school year to taxpayers. A Budget and Property Subcommittee … 0

Peterborough: Hassan, Nyquist hold fundraiser

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Editor: A previous edition of the article stated that Saturday's event with Gov. Maggie Hassan in Peterborough is open to the public. The event is private and will benefit Lee Nyquist's State Senate campaign. It is not open to the public. Governor Maggie Hassan will be in Peterborough … 0

ConVal: Principal, unplugged

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Last Friday, ConVal Regional High School Principal Brian Pickering kicked off the school year by bringing all the students together. This school year, Pickering said, “We are emphasizing preparation, practice and perseverance with our students to achieve their … 0

Garcia has passion and compassion

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

There’s no such thing as a sure thing in politics. No matter how the polls are reading or for whom the pundits are guaranteeing victory, there’s nothing set in stone until Election Day. In New Hampshire this election cycle, we think the best example of a race where … 0

Letter: Jim Rubens is the way to go

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To the editor: The recent Granny D Memorial Walk from Dublin to Hancock reminded us of the need to place principle above party and big money politics. We have an opportunity right now to follow Granny D’s lead. Jim Rubens, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, was a … 0