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ConVal: Board talks equality in district programs

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The ConVal School Board continued to chew over which extracurricular activities it should and shouldn’t provide for in the budget it is drafting for next school year. At their meeting at the SAU offices Wednesday, the board continued to voice concern over how each of their choices would affect inequality among students. Equal arts At their second workshop to draft a budget, the board eventually delayed whether or not to … 0

Learning about going green

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Harris Center in Hancock was remodeled 11 years ago to the highest green and energy-efficient standards. So you think that even close scrutiny of the building wouldn’t turn up much to fix — but you’d be wrong, as the freshman class of ConVal found out when they set out to do an … 0

Reimers Reason: Just passing through: the story of fracked gas, the Northern Pass, and tar sands in New Hampshire

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

With no east-west interstate and a wild northern section, New Hampshire has long been more of a destination than a pass-through state for human travelers. However, fossil fuels are passing through all the time. Several existing pipelines already carry natural gas and oil through New Hampshire, and many companies want to increase and … 0

ConVal: Committee nixes talk of consolidation

Monday, November 17, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Several School Board and Select Board members on the District Study Committee insisted Wednesday that the committee not bring the subject of closing middle or elementary schools up again this year. They said they worry that if the public has to vote on anything about consolidation, … 0

Conval: Strategic plan commitee works toward inclusion

Monday, November 17, 2014

With the ConVal School District moving forward creating its five-year strategic plan, the committee drafting it is worried about not including the views of different groups that make up the school district and the nine towns it serves. … 0

Peterborough: Bass poll ruled legal

Monday, November 17, 2014

The New Hampshire Supreme Court last month absolved former U.S. Representative Charlie Bass of push polling, while also upholding a Superior Court Justice’s ruling last year that federal election laws preempt New Hampshire’s regulation of the polling practice. Push polling is asking voters questions to influence their decisions. … 0

Peterborough: Mariposa Geography Bee Brings World to Peterborough

Monday, November 17, 2014

Dick Nevell, Dave Branham and David Blair nabbed the top spot at the Maripos Museum’s Geography Challenge Saturday. Nine towns competed in the geography bee held at the Peterborough Town House. … 0

Sustainable steps: Giving thanks for food in plenty

Monday, November 17, 2014

One of the ideas central to Thanksgiving is plentiful food. In 1621, it was said that they had a three-day celebration. To survive a winter in New England, folks had to prepare all summer and fall. Planting and … 0

ANTRIM: Water project moves forward

Monday, November 17, 2014

ANTRIM — The Antrim Select Board had an special Friday morning meeting with the company that is leading a project to improve the town’s main water system, and came away encouraged but aware of its challenges. Select Board Chair Gordon Webber said the Select Board met with the … 0

Peterborough: Operation Santa underway

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Peterborough Rotary Club’s Operation Santa is launching its 29th annual gift drive and inviting neighbors to help make the holidays bright for the area’s children in need. The community can make this year’s program a success by purchasing gifts of clothing and toys for children of the … 0

Peterborough: Business After Hours at RiverMead

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours will be held Wednesday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Village at RiverMead, 50 Timber Pond Rd., in Peterborough. The After Hours are the Chamber’s networking events, allows members to meet, exchange ideas, make important long-lasting bonds, while giving … 0

Keene: New hire at land trust org.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Jennifer Zaso joins the Monadnock Conservancy, a land trust for southwestern New Hampshire, as philanthropy manager this month. In her position, Zaso will play a key role in achieving the financial objectives of the organization, now celebrating its … 0

Peterborough: Conflict resolver to talk at conference

Friday, November 14, 2014

Peterborough conflict resolution author, teacher, coach and mediator Tammy Lenski will speak on “Turning Conflict into Collaboration” at the 46th Annual Conference of New England City and Town Clerks. The conference takes place Nov. 19 to 21 in Portsmouth. Lenski will discuss the key factors for influencing the … 0