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Petition calls for return of ConVal athletic director
04-01-2024 3:56 PM

By JESSECA TIMMONS

More than 1,600 ConVal parents, students, alumni and community members had signed a change.org petition by Monday afternoon, protesting the non-renewal of ConVal Athletic Director Kevin Proctor’s contract at the end of the school year.Proctor, who has...

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Bill to loosen eviction guidelines passes House
03-28-2024 9:51 AM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

A bill that would ease New Hampshire’s eviction process will now head to the Senate after House members passed the measure 194-180 March 21.Today, if a landlord wanted to terminate a lease with a tenant at the end of the contract, they are required to...


Missing children located safe after mother found dead
03-01-2024 10:11 AM

Two young sisters taken by their father, considered missing and endangered after their mother was found dead Thursday night, have been located and are safe.Early Friday morning, police asked for the public’s help to locate 37-year-old Dusten Mark...


‘Poor decisions’ – Cog train helps rescue Mt. Washington hiker in brutal conditions
02-22-2024 9:28 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

According to New Hampshire Fish and Game, the first call came in just before noon on Saturday, Feb. 17, that 22-year-old Cole Matthes of Portsmouth had fallen while hiking in the Ammonusuc Ravine on Mount Washington. He called 911 and requested help....


Opinion: Take a close look at the Credit Card Competition Act
02-02-2024 9:18 AM

By MELANIE LEVESQUE

Melanie Levesque is a former NH state senator. As the first African American state senator in New Hampshire, I was proud to work to empower Granite Staters, not put stumbling blocks in front of them. Access to finance is key to empowering people to...


Erik Valdovinos, Franklin Pierce student broadcaster, helps make history for the NCAA
12-28-2023 9:24 AM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Erik Valdovinos couldn’t have scripted the moment any better.There he sat in Matthews, N.C., holding a microphone and broadcasting the NCAA men’s soccer Division II semifinals. Also a player for the Franklin Pierce University program, the 19-year-old...


Granite Geek: How Maine is using 3D printers for houses made of wood pulp
12-21-2023 9:01 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

In my career, I’ve encountered several non-traditional ways to build a home, from stacking hay bales to rolling out plastic tubes to using 3D-printed concrete. They’ve been fun to talk about but never made the slightest dent in the industry. The...


New Ipswich nixes fireworks permit process
10-18-2023 9:47 AM

By ASHLEY SAARI

New Ipswich residents no longer have to apply for a municipal permit for fireworks displays, after a unanimous vote by the Select Board to rescind the practice in September.This is a reversal of a previous decision by the board, which previously...


A statewide consensus: More affordable housing is needed in New Hampshire 
08-28-2023 1:48 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

Line up 10 New Hampshire residents and eight of them can come to a consensus on their community: more affordable housing is a must. If these 10 people are under the age of 35, it’s a unanimous consensus. The message is clear: In the midst of a housing...


Granite Geek: Slash walls can keep deer from damaging young forests
06-14-2023 2:13 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Of all the problems that are plaguing New Hampshire’s forests these days, the cutest are the deer.Those deep eyes! Those big ears! That flash of white tail as they bound through a field!  Who doesn’t love them?Anybody (like me) with a deer-ransacked...


Zoning Atlas provides new tool to map state-wide housing needs and barriers to development 
05-09-2023 10:55 AM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

An affordable, manageable starter home in New Hampshire can come in many different shapes and sizes – a small single-family home, an accessory dwelling unit on an existing lot, a manufactured home or even a tiny house on a small tract of land.However,...


Granite Geek: Technology helps the maple industry cope with climate change
01-11-2023 8:35 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

If you’re looking for an industry that is adapting to the pain that accompanies climate change, take a walk in a hardwood forest until you find plastic tubing stretching off into the distance. That’s the tradition-bound maple syrup industry tossing...


Opinion: Making the case for Biden
01-10-2023 11:48 AM

By ALLEN J. DAVIS

Allen J. Davis of Dublin is an educator and racial justice activist. Barack Obama shattered a glass ceiling and was, arguably, a very effective president. Joe Biden has done more in his first two White House years than Obama did in eight. Biden’s...


Lionheart Academy, a public charter school that received $1.5M grant, using curriculum developed by Christian school
05-18-2022 8:39 AM

By EILEEN O’GRADY

Since New Hampshire accepted the first $10 million of a federal charter schools grant, eight charter schools have been awarded funding, including five new startup schools, two expansions and one existing school that’s opening a second location.In...


As one health crisis wanes, another begins: Long COVID on the rise
04-21-2022 4:05 PM

By TEDDY ROSENBLUTH

Maria Pacelli is often struck by the sickly-sweet stench of rotting onions.The inexplicable smell is not a product of the environment but of her brain, thanks to long COVID, a syndrome that wreaks havoc on the body long after the COVID-19 virus...


Amid arrests, Executive Council votes 4-1 to reject federal funds for COVID vaccines
10-15-2021 10:40 AM

By CASSIDY JENSEN

Kathleen Labonte celebrated the Executive Council’s vote to reject $27 million in federal funding for COVID vaccinations Wednesday, saying it showed that protestors had successfully pressured their elected representatives.Labonte, a 71-year-old former...


Salinger aside, after 50 years and 18 books, Joyce Maynard of Bennington has earned her own literary fame  
08-09-2021 4:21 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

Joyce Maynard remains weary. The local author, whose own life has served as the core for much of her nonfiction and fiction work, has conquered mediums of every kind during her 50-year career.She’s written bestselling novels, magazine pieces and...

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