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ConVal: District proposes new digital device policy

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The multitude of digital devices now in the hands of young people has school officials and students split over whether the educational benefits outweigh the distractions. “It’s really tricky. I’m guilty. I use my phone in class pretty often,” said ConVal junior Beecher Clifton-Waite, who said it’s normal for students to use digital devices while in the classroom. Clifton-Waite, however, disagrees with controlling students’ use of phones. “It’s really the … 0

ConVal: Spanish Club team wins Iron Chef

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

South Meadow School hosted an Iron Chef competition last week, in which students competed to cook the best meals using surprise secret ingredients. The winning team was from the ConVal Spanish Club, featuring Morgain O’Connor, Astrid Kipka, Michelle Jarest and Eli Ladd. ConVal German Club and Great Brook Spanish Club also put in … 0

Rindge: Young fills his soul with history

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A love for travel, education and his country has fueled Vernon Young’s 40-year adventure as a volunteer. After returning from Battleship Cove in Fall River, Massachusetts, on May 6, Young officially completed his 40th New England Heritage Tour, a four-day, three-night adventure program that he helped create and has volunteered with ever since. … 0

Baseball: Cougars fall to Sabers despite Allen’s homer

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

While ConVal lost to Souhegan Monday, shortstop Danny Allen smashed one out of the park. Allen’s home run accounted for the Cougars’ only run, as they lost 6-1. Isaac Blake pitched six strong innings, said coach Mike Marschok, … 0

Peterborough: MacDowell gets $200,000 gift

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

An anonymous donors has given the MacDowell Colony $200,000 to fund an annual residency of up to two months at colony. The new fellowship honors literary agent Charlotte Sheedy and will be awarded to writers representing populations across racial and cultural boundaries. In announcing the Charlotte Sheedy Fellowship … 0

Boys’ Tennis: Cougars beat improved Milford squad

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Cougars are prowling towards a better than .500 record after the boys’ squad beat Milford Monday. ConVal (6-6) won 6-3 over the Spartans (3-10). The team played well, Coach Mike Young said, and the Cougars needed that top notch play for a win. “ConVal had their second … 0

Girls’ Tennis: Cougars just miss big win

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

ConVal barely missed their second win this year Monday. The Cougars (1-10) fell 5-4 to Milford (3-11), Coach Greg Morris said in an email. Morris pinpointed the performance of several of his athletes as bright spots that sustained the Cougars. “Great wins were turned in by Maddie Pagano, … 0

Little League: Orioles take down ConVal North 11-1

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The ConVal Orioles defeated ConVal North Monday night by a score of 11 to 1. Remy Hall, Zack Boyd and Sam Palumbo shared the pitching duties for ConVal North, and Noah Huard added a sharp single. Max Scheinblum pitched three strong innings and added a triple of his … 0

Bennington: Crafters wanted for Rhubarb Fest

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Bennington’s 3rd annual Rhubarb Festival to benefit the G.E.P. Dodge Library building fund will be held June 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the library lawn. Crafters are wanted for the event. Tables are $15 when you bring your own, or $20 when provided. Email Janice … 0

Track and field: Coyne, Macy take first place

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The ConVal track and field teams competed in their Cluster Championship meet yesterday. The boys team finished 6th — less than 10 points out of 3rd place — and the girls finished 5th, only a few points behind rival Hollis-Brookline. The boys were led by junior Dalton Coyne … 0

Viewpoint: Putting the ‘grand’ in grandparenting

Friday, May 15, 2015

When I was first told I would be a grandmother, I must admit I had reservations. Grandparenting is for old people. Grandmothers wear their hair in a bun, wear sensible shoes that tie, and they have false teeth. I was not ready for that. I have since discovered … 0

Letters: Finding health care providers

Friday, May 15, 2015

To the editor: Lucy Nichols’ thoughtful letter of May 12 underscored the difficulty of selecting a new health care facility based on publicly available hospital performance data. Hospitals typically expend a great deal of energy ensuring that they perform well on required safety and quality measures. A major … 0

Letters: “Eat Out” success

Friday, May 15, 2015

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 … 0