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Viewpoint: Jeanne Dietsch – Does smaller classes improve achievement?
02-15-2024 12:40 PM

By JEANNE DIETSCH

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has spent billions to determine how to best improve student achievement. Its conclusion was that its focus would be on improving teachers’ performance.The foundation director cites a Los Angeles district study which...


Viewpoint: Robert Bitterli – Answers to ConVal questions
02-15-2024 12:37 PM

By ROBERT BITTERLI

The ConVal School Board recently published a very thoughtful opinion by Elizabeth Swan, Temple’s representative to the ConVal School Board. (“People love schools, but restructuring needed,” Jan. 16.) I would like to  offer my view. My wife and I are...


Wilton-Lyndeborough girls’ basketball clinches home playoff game with win over Mascenic
02-13-2024 3:59 PM

By BEN CONANT

Mascenic celebrated their four seniors before Monday night's girls' basketball game against Wilton-Lyndeborough, but after the game, it was the Warriors who were celebrating both a win and a guaranteed home playoff game. "With tonight's win, we should...


ConVal wrestlers look forward to state meet
02-09-2024 3:19 PM

By BEN CONANT

The ConVal wrestling team celebrated its two seniors at Wednesday's final home contest of the season, a dual meet with Souhegan. Seniors Drake Bay and Solomon Page hit their home mat for one final time after receiving pre-match accolades for their...


Gnome Notes: Emerson Sistare – ‘The Fury’ is an excellent winter read
02-07-2024 10:28 AM

By EMERSON SISTARE

A book review by The Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough.‘The Fury,’ Alex MichaelidesIn the dead of the New England winter, when the sun is setting before any of us get a chance to leave work, a compelling murder mystery is just what the bookseller...


Mount Monadnock staffers offer safety tips for hikers
02-07-2024 9:05 AM

By ANNIE CARD

On Friday, Jan. 19, when the sun set at 4:44 p.m., three adults hiking Mount Monadnock for the first time were still on the mountain.They’d begun their ascent at 9 a.m., and should have been back from what’s usually a four-hour round-trip trek.But...


Jaffrey Civic Center nears new era
02-07-2024 8:49 AM

By ISABELLA MESSA

This story has been changed from the original version. Due to incorrect information provided to the Ledger-Transcript, the schedule of events was incorrect. The Jaffrey Civic Center spring show and Greg Hunsaker will both be March 2 to April 6, with...


ConVal skiers headed to state meets
02-05-2024 12:50 PM

By BEN CONANT

The ConVal alpine skiing team held its senior night races at Crotched Mountain in Bennington Thursday afternoon and will participate in the NHIAA state championship meets. Thursday's races were in the slalom dual panel format, where competitors and...


ConVal celebrates students with learning differences
02-01-2024 9:01 AM

By ISABELLA MESSA

On Tuesday, ConVal High School hosted a community supper and film showcase to celebrate students with learning differences.Dinner was in the ConVal Cafe, followed by presentations in the Lucy Hurlin Theater. The project began in October with seniors...


New England Conservatory students Pualina Lim and Cynthia Tseng perform for Music on Norway Pond
01-31-2024 9:00 AM

By LENA FISHER

Downtown Hancock was the site of a classical music concert Sunday, when the latest in the Music on Norway Pond series was held at the town’s First Congregational Church.New England Conservatory students Pualina Lim and Cynthia Tseng performed an...


Cyrena Arnold of Francestown combines meteorology and children’s books
01-31-2024 9:00 AM

By MAGGIE BARIBAULT

“If a storm makes you scared or you want the sun to shine, remember it won’t last long. Weather changes all the time,” wrote New Hampshire meteorologist Cyrena Arnold in her 2020 children’s book, “The Weather Story with Frances Fox.”Currently, Arnold...


PREP Talk: Jean Foster – Looking forward to a great 2024
01-25-2024 10:54 AM

By JEAN FOSTER

The Peterborough Renewable Energy Project (PREP) is welcoming the new year by introducing a new set of 2024 projects to help our town reach its energy aspirations for a cleaner, safer, healthier future.Last year, we laid the foundation by setting up...


Kim Bergeron and Jean-Pierre Bernier prepare for Iron Dog
01-25-2024 9:00 AM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

Starting Feb. 17, Kim Bergeron of Dublin and Jean-Pierre “JP” Bernier of Hancock will be on snowmobiles facing the most-rugged terrain Alaska has to offer, where temperatures can get as low as minus-50 degrees.The pair will be competing the Iron Dog,...


Hikers take a walk around Hiroshi Loop in Peterborough
01-23-2024 10:36 AM

By CAMERON CASHMAN

The cold, cloudy weather wasn’t enough to keep 11 hikers from convening at the Hiroshi Loop trailhead in Peterborough Friday for a morning of exploration and discovery.Led by teacher-naturalists Nikko Gagnon and Kara Reynolds of the Harris Center for...


Business Quarterly: Nisa Simila – Don’t fear the IRS 
01-23-2024 9:00 AM

By NISA SIMILA

When you hear the word “taxes,” do you feel fear forming in the pit of your stomach? Does your heart start palpitating? Because of the way the IRS has been portrayed in the media, it’s no wonder that the IRS seems scary. However, you don’t have to be...


Sera Hodgson of Rindge returns home for Black Bears
01-16-2024 3:31 PM

By BEN CONANT

University of Maine junior Sera Hodgson of Rindge, a 6-foot guard on the Black Bears’ women’s basketball team, came back to her home state last week for the team’s Border Battle with the University of New Hampshire.Hodgson finished the game with two...


Heather Cox Richardson discusses ‘Democracy Awakening’ in Peterborough
01-15-2024 9:24 AM

By ANNIE CARD

Heather Cox Richardson discussed her new book, “Democracy Awakening” in front of a full house at the Peterborough Town House Saturday morning during a Toadstool Bookshop event."Democracy Awakening" was published in September and made the New York...


No wins yet, but ConVal-Conant girls’ hockey has hope
01-14-2024 5:58 PM

By BEN CONANT

The ConVal-Conant girls' hockey team engaged a Herculean recruiting effort to get their season on the ice, and after adding some first-time players, the Griffins are searching for their first win of the year. "They're rough around the edges, but...


Despite loss, things looking up for Wilton-Lyndeborough boys’ basketball
01-09-2024 2:22 PM

By BEN CONANT

Visiting Derryfield got the best of the Wilton-Lyndeborough boys on Monday night, but the Warrior hoopers are already well on their way to meeting their season goals under new head coach Cam Taber.“The team only had one win last year, so really,...


Viewpoint: L. Phillips Runyon III – New year, new court?
01-04-2024 12:49 PM

By L. PHILLIPS RUNYON III

What's your New Year's resolution? Maybe you've made a lot of them and hope you'll have the resolve to stick with at least one. That's always been my game plan.  Actually, I'm not here to discuss or put pressure on yours, mine or ours. No, I'm focused...

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