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Campaigners are urging the public to vote  "no," against petition articles on the ConVal warrant to close Great Brook School or allow the School Board to close any of the elementary schools in the future.

ConVal: Petitions 8, 9 by the numbers

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

If the public votes to approve a warrant petition article to close Great Brook School, the ConVal School District would save at least $1,682,880 each year from closing the middle school in Antrim, according to a report the District Model Study Committee published in 2012. Another petition article — to lift from Article 5 of the Articles Agreement the requirement … 0

Peterborough: Scott-Farrar closes, temporarily

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Scott-Farrar Home — a nursing home that has served the Peterborough area for more than 100 years — is closing in 40 days for financial reasons. Trustees say the home has been losing as much as $30,000 a month over the last two years. But trustees hope the closure is just temporary, as … 0

Sharon: Write-in candidate ready to serve

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ted O’Brien never expected Carl Newton, the opponent who edged him out last year for a spot on the Sharon Select Board, to ask him to serve alongside him the year after. Well, Newton did just that. Now, O’Brien hopes to apply his four decades in television and radio broadcasting to help the … 0

Viewpoint: Don’t gamble with their education

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A clan of private petitioners have proposed two warrant articles that will appear on the ConVal ballot. One would close Great Brook School. The other would potentially close elementary schools in the district. These petitioners, who desire to wreak havoc on the ConVal School District, have little regard … 0

Viewpoints: Actions to address climate change

Friday, February 20, 2015

Weather related disaster costs have risen from an average of $50 billion per year in the 1980s to over $200 billion per year in the last decade, according to the World Bank. We are playing warming roulette, putting … 0

Moments of Bliss: I’m building bridges over angst

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A friend of mine is fond of saying there are things worse than death. I often sight institutional care as one of them. Unfairly I suppose, but I find myself not a creature of community. I resonate with … 0

Viewpoint: Money is not the problem, management is

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

In a recent piece in the Ledger-Transcript, a ConVal student suggested it’s time to make our school be judged superior to other comparable schools and we should no longer be labeled as mediocre. Or something to that effect. When my kids and my grandsons attended ConVal several years … 0

Viewpoint: Technology and children: Cultivating health alternatives

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

We have all heard of the numerous benefits and dangers of children’s use of digital media and technology. Electronic devices have enormous educational potential, kids can be closely connected to peers, teachers and parents alike, and entertainment of all forms is readily accessible. But there are drawbacks as … 0

Viewpoint: The New Hampshire ‘Sophie’s Choice’

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

“Sophie’s Choice” is the 1982 film that brought Meryl Streep her first Academy Award for Best Actress. The movie tells the story of a woman forced to make an impossibly difficult choice, in a no-win situation. Many New Hampshire communities are facing their own “Sophie’s Choice”: Pay for … 0

Viewpoint: ConVal can be great or fine — we decide

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Last year, our district voted down the proposed school budget. Items were cut or trimmed until a heaping mass of $770,000 was disposed of. Without a doubt, our schools saw a profound impact — oftentimes it seemed as if we were considered to simply be some sort of … 0

Peterborough: Agricultural ordinance revision nears end of road

Monday, February 23, 2015

Town officials spent much of the fall and winter drafting improvements to Peterborough’s agricultural ordinance, which the Planning Board said failed to protect the interests of farmers and their neighbors. Now, the public will have one last chance … 0

Peterborough: Fairpoint unions ratify collective bargaining plan

Monday, February 23, 2015

A handful of FairPoint technicians picketed on the sidewalk outside the telecommunication provider’s building on Concord Street in Peterborough in the rain, sleet, and snow from October through February. Meanwhile, customers of FairPoint in Sharon and Temple lacked telephone services for two months. The six or seven local … 0

Indoor track: Haase second in state, sets school record

Monday, February 23, 2015

Conant’s Justin Haase had a big day at the state indoor track championships on Saturday, placing second in the state in shot put and breaking his own school record in the process. Haase’s mark of 50’7” was longer than anyone else from DI or DII by over three … 0