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Letter: ‘Eat Out’ was a success

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the editor: Our heartfelt thanks to Rick and Diane’s Restaurant, Fiddlehead’s Café and Catering, The Common Place Eatery and The Hancock Inn for supporting The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center by participating in our “Eat Out For The Grapevine” event in March. By all measures, this fundraiser was a great success and resulted in a $1,215 contribution from the restaurants to support Grapevine programs and services. We are … 0

Conval: School Board hopes for smoother sailing this year

Monday, April 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — At the first meeting of the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee to the ConVal School Board in the wake of voters’ rejection of the board’s 2014 budget proposal, School Board member Myron Steere of Greenfield promised that things will be done differently in the coming year. Steere, who will be serving as chair of the Budget and Property Committee this year, said he … 0

Football: Landau to take the helm at ConVal

Monday, April 21, 2014

Paul Landau will be ConVal’s new head football coach, Athletic Director Mark Swasey announced on Saturday. Landau joined the ConVal program last season as an offensive and defensive line coach and was named assistant head coach during the season. Landau will take over for Ryan McCartney, who has left ConVal after two years … 0

Editorial: She helps us ‘see the good in all we face’

Monday, April 7, 2014

I suppose we all have a time when we realize how someone has touched us, or the impact they’ve had on our lives, too late. This is my time. We lost Carole Allen this past week, and with … 0

Editorial: Capturing life’s most poignant moments

Monday, April 7, 2014

Carole Allen was always at home behind her lens, capturing the big events and the poignant moments. A few months ago, when Carole stepped out from behind her lens, she was the big event. She was the poignant moment. At the New Hampshire Press Association’s annual banquet in … 0

Letter: Changes needed from ConVal Board

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the editor: In a 6 to 5 vote on April 1, the members of the ConVal School Board re-elected Butch Estey as this year’s chairman. My last letter to the editor called for a change in leadership. This board chose not to change their leader, so I … 0

Bennington/Francestown: Home schooling on rise?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

BENNINGTON — Concerned about what they see as shrinking enrollment in the town’s elementary school, Bennington Select Board members say they’ve noticed a surge home schooling. Following a discussion about ConVal School District budget cuts owing to the proposed budget’s failure at the polls in March, at their … 0

Kindergarten enrollment is low

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal School District officials are urging parents whose children will be entering kindergarten in the fall to get in touch, because so far just 76 potential students have been identified. Last year at this time the district had 102 students enrolled, Human Resources Director Tim Markley … 0

ConVal: Estey to chair School Board

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal School Board members elected Butch Estey of Peterborough as board chair on Tuesday, resolving a situation that had left the board without a leader after the March election. When they voted for a chair on March 20, the board deadlocked 5-5 between Estey, the incumbent … 0

ConVal School District: Surprise thank you

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

During a Francestown Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization breakfast in March, parents gave a thank you to former School Board member Stewart Brock, who served nine years on the board. … 0

Viewpoint: Do you trust your state government officials?

Friday, March 28, 2014

This often is the question: Do you trust state government officials? At a recent special meeting of the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee, after intense questioning by one senator, Commissioner of the Department of Insurance Roger Sevigny, with frustration, simply said you either could trust him or not. The … 0

Letter: Place to Go event was a success

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

To the editor: There are so many people I’d like to thank for helping make The Place to Go’s 21st Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament such a big success. The tournament is one of our major fundraisers and helps keep our after school program, Kids Together, free. … 0

Editorial: Enrollment issues aren’t going away

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Declining enrollment is the issue public school districts throughout our region are facing. In the Jaffrey-Rindge School District, it’s led to a decision to shrink the music program for the coming school year; in the ConVal District, it has Bennington Select Board members talking and wondering if a … 0