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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 plans to have the committee more actively … 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

Court log: April 22, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Dublin police Eric Dennison, 32, of New York, N.Y., speeding, $1,120 with $500 for 24 months on the condition of no further misdemeanors or felonies, and no violations for serious or moving motor vehicle matters and suspended license for 30 days ordered. Jacob Miller, 22, of Millis, Mass., speeding, $1,120 with $500 suspended for 24 months on the condition of no further misdemeanors … 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

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

Region: Spring sleet leads to crashes

Monday, March 31, 2014

A late burst of winter weather made for a difficult morning commute for drivers on Monday, resulting in several minor accidents. In Peterborough, road conditions deteriorated quickly on Monday morning, according to Police Chief Scott Guinard. Four vehicles went off the roads between 5 and 7 a.m., but … 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

Letter: Voting on death penalty repeal

Friday, March 28, 2014

To the editor: It has been a very busy couple of weeks at the N.H. House. We have had many big issue bills. The repeal of the death penalty was among them. I was eating lunch but thinking about the main bill for the afternoon. At the next … 0

Letter: Administrative cuts in order

Friday, March 28, 2014

To the editor: Concerning the budget issues facing the Conval School district, I do not understand why no one ever mentions cuts in administration expenses. Let me first state that the administrators work hard, as do the teachers, related service professionals and paraprofessionals. However, historically the administrators never … 0

Peterborough: Leadership change called for

Friday, March 28, 2014

To the editor: Why am I not surprised that the ConVal School Board was deadlocked in choosing their next chairperson? Frustrated? Yes. Thankful for the tie? Absolutely, but not surprised. This is a reflection of the angst of our times. There is a clear need for change, but … 0

ConVal: Cougar teams tops in sportsmanship

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The NHIAA has announced the recipients of this past winter sports season Sportsmanship Awards and ConVal Regional High School is pleased to announce that its Girl’s Basketball, Boy’s Basketball and Boy’s Ice Hockey programs were all ranked #1 … 0

Editorial: Heading in the right direction

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

An interesting idea surfaced this week at the Jaffrey-Rindge School Board meeting, as board members discussed how to cut spending to meet the requirements of a default budget. Board member Charlie Eicher suggested that perhaps not all administrators should get a 3 percent raise next year. He recommended … 0

Letter: ConVal’s food service is good for all

Thursday, March 20, 2014

To the editor: For years, the school budget hawks — most notably Mr. Chapman — have complained about an annual food service loss of $400,000. The statement is misleading, and after seeing this falsehood mentioned repeatedly over the years, I feel the need to comment. In fact there … 0