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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

Peterborough: Richard Dufresne leaving PCA

Friday, November 14, 2014

Richard Dufresne, a licensed independent clinical social worker, will no longer be providing counseling and psychotherapy services effective Dec. 20. Dufresne has been an independent practitioner with Peterborough Clinical Associates since 1992. His colleagues at Peterborough Clinical Associates … 0

Keene: Starting your own business seminar

Friday, November 14, 2014

Monadnock SCORE will present a seminar on “How to Start Your Own Business” today from 6 to 9 p.m. The seminar will be presented at and sponsored by the Savings Bank of Walpole, 84 Marlborough St., in Keene. This seminar is designed for anyone who is thinking about … 0

Keene: MFS names new board

Friday, November 14, 2014

Monadnock Family Services, the Monadnock region’s community mental health center, has named Michael Chelstowski, Ann Heffernon, Stephen McGreal, Winston Sims and Sharon Price Stout to its Board of Directors. Chelstowski is the senior vice president of professional services at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene. He has served in … 0

Letter: Network neutrality is only fair

Friday, November 14, 2014

To the editor: President Obama asked the Federal Communications Commission to set the strongest possible rules to protect network neutrality as it writes new Internet traffic regulations. He said the FCC should reclassify broadband service to be regulated like a public utility. This would mean that Internet service … 0

Letter: Pumpkin Fest support was great!

Friday, November 14, 2014

To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of Animaterra Women’s Chorus, to publicly thank everyone who supported us at this year’s Pumpkin Festival. Being a nonprofit, with members from all around the Monadnock area, we once again sold a variety of homemade turnovers … 0

Letter: Share the love for geography

Friday, November 14, 2014

To the editor: I’m a longtime geographer and supporter of the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance and a resident of the Monadnock region. Nov. 16 to 22 is Geography Awareness Week, and this year NHGA joined forces with the Mariposa Museum’s Geo Challenge, which was held Saturday in Peterborough. … 0

Letter: Troop 2 Boy Scouts say thanks

Friday, November 14, 2014

To the editor: The Boy Scouts of Troop 2 would like to thank the community for their donations to our “Scouting for Food” food drive that we held last week. These kind and generous donations helped supply the Antrim/Bennington food pantry, which will aid in feeding many families … 0

Viewpoint: How to conduct your own food drive

Friday, November 14, 2014

People often ask us this time of year how they can help out the Peterborough Food Pantry. My first thought is always this: “If you win megabucks, please write us a big check.” OK, so that’s wishful thinking … 0

Editorial: Take some time before reacting

Monday, November 17, 2014

One inarguable fact of human existence is that people are resistant to change. No matter how good an idea turns out to be in the end, there are invariably detractors when the concept is first pitched. Just think back to those who dismissed the rising new technology of … 0

GREENFIELD: 2nd arrest in sex case

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Police have arrested a Greenfield man and charged him for a second time in less than a month with sexual assault. But, as with the last case, police are revealing few details because the victim is a minor. Greenfield Police Chief Brian Giammarino said Wednesday that Greenfield police … 0