Eighth-grader Lei-Lani Finch is striving to become a professional ballerina. She hopes to move next year from Peterborough to New York City to study dance.

Peterborough: She’s on point

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Most eighth-grade students at South Meadow can’t wait to move onto high school, and experience their first relationships, learn to drive, and stay out late with friends. Not Lei-Lani Finch. “You can do more than that,” said the 13-year-old ballerina, who hopes to enroll in a dance academy in New York City sophomore year. “20 years from now, I want … 0

Peterborough: Well School’s Bobcat bill heads to Senate floor

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thanks to some civic-minded, animal-loving fourth- and fifth-grade students at The Well School, the bobcat is one step closer to becoming the state wildcat. On April 16, the Senate Rules, Enrolled Bills and Internal Affairs Committee unanimously approved HB423, which students from the independent elementary school in Peterborough lobbied their legislators to draft. The Senate plans to address the bill on the floor, … 0

WLC: A wonderful world of music

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WILTON — Students from Lyndeborough Central School performed in a concert for parents on Tuesday night, to a theme of “What a Wonderful World.” Students sang, used American Sign Language, played recorders and drums to perform songs celebrating the United States and the larger world, including the titular Louis Armstrong hit, “I Love … 0

WLC: Teachers, students honored by VFW

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Three teachers from across the district were given nods recently from the Merrimack VFW for their dedication to teaching citizenship. Holly Gladsden, Linda Buttrick and Michael Dupont were each recognized in a ceremony Sunday at the Merrimack VFW … 0

Girls’ Tennis: Undefeated Bow tops Warrior girls

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Wilton-Lyndeborough girls’ tennis squad lost to Bow Tuesday, with No. 1 Madison Bacon dropping her second match of the season. The Warriors (2-4) fell 1-8 to the Bulldogs (5-0), and Bacon lost to Laura Zbehlih 4-8 at the top spot. Freshman No. 6 Jackie Bird’s 8-5 win … 0

Softball: Defending champs still working out the kinks

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

With a prolonged start to the spring season, even the most elite programs are struggling to adjust as they finally move outside and begin practicing and playing in earnest. The defending champion WLC Warriors softball team is no … 0

Concord: Online event on special education

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Parent Information Center of Concord will hold a free brown-bag lunch webinar on the basics of special education on Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m.. The online event will provide participants with an introduction to the New Hampshire special education process. It includes a brief overview of … 0

Keene: United Way gives awards to donors

Friday, April 3, 2015

Monadnock United Way announced several award winners at its annual campaign recognition event at the Keene Country Club on March 26. John Round, the 2014-2015 general campaign chair, thanked the hundreds of volunteers, businesses, organizations, and donors who were involved this year’s campaign. Through individual and corporate contributions, … 0

Wilton: Keaton film screening Sunday

Monday, April 20, 2015

The 1926 silent film “The General,” Buster Keaton’s U.S. Civil War comic masterpiece, will be shown at the Town Hall Theatre on Sunday, at 4:30 p.m. “The General” tells the story of a Confederate locomotive engineer played by … 0

Wilton: Swanson to speak at UCC Sunday

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

On Sunday, at its 10:30 a.m. worship service, the Wilton Center Unitarian Congregational Church presents guest speaker Dr. Glen W. Swanson, who will speak on Unitarianism and William Ellery Channing. It’s the first in a series on “Interpreting the Will of God — Religion and Reason: Faith and … 0

Police arrest fugitive wanted on charges of theft, money laundering

Monday, April 20, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A Pennsylvania fugitive wanted on warrants issued by the state of Virginia was arrested Thursday near the rotary on Dublin Road. Harrisonburg police has 11 warrants for Kristiana R. Kufuor, 24, of Pennsylvania, charging her with … 0

Peterborough: Suspect in antique store theft identified

Monday, April 20, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — After releasing video surveillance Wednesday, police say they have identified a suspect wanted for the theft of doilies, pillows, hand towels and other products from Twin Elm Farm in February. Police are not identifying the suspect at this time, pending an arrest, said Chief Scott Guinard. … 0

Clinton visits Keene on first New Hampshire tour as candidate

Monday, April 20, 2015

KEENE — Hillary Rodham Clinton started off the New Hampshire campaign of her second presidential bid as the everywoman, hugging former mayor Patricia Russell inside a furniture factory, after Clinton lunched at Kristin’s Bistro & Bakery downtown. While … 0