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ConVal to add special education positions
06-20-2024 12:01 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

ConVal schools will have an additional full-time speech and language position and another speech and language assistant in the 2024-2025 school year after the School Board approved the positions Tuesday night.At the June 4 School Board meeting, ConVal...

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Francestown officials address resident revaluation concerns
06-20-2024 12:01 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

In response to questions from town residents about the town’s current property reassessment, the Francestown Select Board spent much of Monday night’s meeting discussing and clarifying the assessment process.“Our last revaluation was in 2019, and what...


Riders hit the trail in Greenfield for fundraiser
06-18-2024 12:03 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Thirty-one horses and their riders took the woods in Greenfield Saturday for the Piscataquog Area Trailways (PAT)  annual trail ride. The ride, which was an officially sanctioned ride of the New England Horse and Trail Association, enabled competitive...


ConVal estimates Dublin, Francestown would pay more after leaving
06-18-2024 12:03 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

According to numbers from the ConVal School District, it would most likely cost Francestown and Dublin more to withdraw from the ConVal School District than to stay. The data, generated by ConVal Business Administrator Brian Cisneros, projects for one...


Local nonprofits have big day at NH Gives
06-17-2024 12:02 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Monadnock region nonprofits benefited from the largest NH Gives event ever this year, with thousands of donors contributing to the 24-hour statewide online fundraising event sponsored by the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits June 11 and...


HOUSE AND HOME: Terry Reeves and David Baum find their dream home in Peterborough
06-14-2024 12:03 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

The first thing most people notice when they drive by Terry Reeves’ and David Baum’s house on Cunningham Pond Road in Peterborough is the porch. The shingle-style home’s wide, screened-in porch overlooks the lake, promising summer afternoons in the...


Peterborough Planning Board members decide not to revise subdivision regulations
06-13-2024 9:15 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

After reviewing the existing ordinances for Peterborough subdivisions, the Peterborough Planning Board decided no revisions are needed at this time. The board had planned to review the existing  subdivision ordinance to determine whether the revised...


Harris Center hosting exhibit of Frank Gorga nature photography
06-12-2024 4:38 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

According to nature photographer Frank Gorga of Antrim, equipment and technique are only a small part of the process of taking great photographs.“With nature photography, it’s all about how to approach your subject. It is as much fieldcraft as it is...


Map that helps tell Contoocook River story on display
06-11-2024 12:02 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

A historic 3-D contour map originally created in the early 2000s by students from ConVal, Conant and Hillsboro-Deering high schools was displayed Saturday at Hillsborough Alive festival at Kemp Park along the Contoocook River in...


Mascenic graduates called to ‘embrace the new’
06-10-2024 12:10 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Forty-eight graduates received their diplomas during Friday evening’s graduation ceremony at Mascenic High School in New Ipswich. Angela McCabe, an honors graduate who is a member of the National Honor Society, a New Hampshire Scholar and the student...


NH Gives provides fundraising boost
06-06-2024 12:01 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

According to Kathleen Reardon, CEO of the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, said this year’s upcoming NH Gives event is the largest so far, with nearly 650 New Hampshire nonprofits participating in the fundraiser.The online event begins at 5 p.m....


Ann Forrest will serve as interim ConVal superintendent
06-06-2024 12:01 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

ConVal Assistant Superintendent Ann Forrest will serve as interim superintendent following the departure of Superintendent Kimberly Rizzo Saunders, after the ConVal School Board unanimously approved her appointment Tuesday night.Rizzo Saunders, who...


Riverwalk landscaping work in Peterborough set to begin July 1
06-06-2024 11:46 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Installation of the long-awaited landscaping at Peterborough’s Riverwalk parking lot is scheduled to start on July 1, according to Peterborough Town Planner Danica Melone. Melone presented the plans created by landscape architects Wright-Pierce of...


Poetry nights take Root in Temple
06-05-2024 12:04 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Poetry at the Root began with a quest for vegetables.“My wife stopped by The Root Cafe to get some vegetables, and she came home and said, ‘That would be a wonderful place to have a poetry night,”  said Brian Evans-Jones, founder of the monthly open...


‘Brown Church’ tax issue in Antrim won’t go to special Town Meeting
06-04-2024 12:04 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

The Antrim Select Board denied a resident petition to hold a special Town Meeting seeking to abate a tax lien on the town’s “Brown Church,” formerly the Antrim Church of Christ, at the May 28 meeting, stating that a special Town Meeting was not the...


Michele Brezovec of South Meadow School is state semifinalist
06-04-2024 12:01 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Michele Brezovec of South Meadow Middle School in Peterborough has been selected as one of 15 semifinalists for the 2025 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year Award, presented by the New Hampshire Department of Education. Brezovec, who has been an...


Mutual aid keeps Antrim Police Department officers busy
06-03-2024 12:04 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

In a typical day at the Antrim police station, officers respond to anywhere from 25 to 40 or 50 incidents in a day, ranging from false alarm calls to car accidents on Route 9, and from assisting EMS first-responders to animal complaints.But they’re...


Greenfield Meetinghouse project gets $1 million grant
06-03-2024 12:02 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

Efforts to renovate and restore the historic Greenfield Meetinghouse just received a $1 million boost, as the Town of Greenfield received a forgivable loan in that amount from the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority.The CDFA...


Peterborough properties due for another reassessment in 2024
05-30-2024 12:04 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

A hot real estate market in the Monadnock region is causing the Town of Peterborough to undergo another property reassessment for the whole town – three years after a reassessment increased many residential property values by 30% to 40% and stoked...


Bennington is set to celebrate all things rhubarb
05-30-2024 11:31 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

This Saturday in Bennington, it will once again be time to “head for the rhubarb.” The trustees and the Friends of Bennington’s G.E.P Dodge Library will host the town’s annual Rhubarb Festival on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sawyer...


First floor of Lyndeborough’s Center Hall reopening
05-30-2024 10:53 AM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

After reviewing a report by Building Inspector Leo Trudeau, the Lyndeborough Select Board voted to reopen the first floor of the town’s historic Center Hall to the public, with the condition that access to the second floor be blocked.The hall,...

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