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Local students make University of Rhode Island dean’s list
05-12-2024 7:30 AM

Alison Asaff of Jaffrey, Thomas Bock of Francestown and Taya Kerwin of Hancock were named to the University of Rhode Island fall 2023 dean's list.To be included on the dean's list, full-time students must have completed 12 or more credits for letter...

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Tour de Francestown has a new twist
05-10-2024 12:01 PM


The Tour de Francestown fundraiser for the Old Meeting House on May 18 will have a new addition this year.Meteorologist and bike rider Cyrena Arnold has developed the new Road Ride, a 25-mile loop on primarily paved roads with some hard pack...

ConVal officials propose one athletic director position
05-09-2024 12:16 PM


Tim Conway, principal of South Meadow School, Great Brook School Principal Adam Caragher and ConVal Assistant Principal Richard Simoneau put forth a proposal to create a single ConVal athletic director position encompassing the Great Brook, South...

Local students make Rivier University dean’s list
05-05-2024 7:30 AM

Catherine Martin of Francestown, Samantha Massood of Greenville and Amanda Atkinson, Elisabeth Jacob and Madeleine Straw, all of Wilton, were named to the fall 2023 dean’s list at Rivier University.Students named to the dean’s list have achieved a...

Francestown Academy Coffeehouse is in its second year
05-01-2024 12:38 PM


Now in its second year, the Francestown Academy Coffeehouse is going strong. “We had no idea we were moving to such a supportive town. We have a good turnout every time. More and more people are becoming aware of it,” said Pamela Stohrer, who along...

ConVal committee begins to study withdrawal process
04-30-2024 8:34 AM


ConVal district administrators, Select Board members and School Board representatives from each of the district’s nine towns have begun the process of withdrawal feasibility studies for Dublin and Francestown, with a deadline of Nov. 1.“This is a...

Francestown welcomes new Library Director Beth Crooker
04-30-2024 8:32 AM


Francestown’s George H. Bixby Memorial Library was overflowing with community members eager to welcome Beth Crooker, the new director of the library, at a reception Friday evening. “We are so fortunate we found such a great candidate who is such a...

The Greenfield Beat: Jesseca Timmons – Diana Dunbar Place focuses on life’s ‘third act’
04-26-2024 3:01 PM

Saturday, May 4, is the Greenfield Spelling Bee! “Bees” will be “buzzing” from 10 a.m. to noon, and the Friends of the Greenfield Meetinghouse will host bake sale with fabulous treats from Sharon, Warren, Linda, Lenny and other Greenfield...

Antrim, Bennington and Francestown will explore Tri-Town Pit reclamation process
04-25-2024 7:31 AM


Members of the Francestown, Antrim and Bennington select boards decided to move ahead with exploring the reclamation process for the Tri-Town Pit, a sand pit adjacent to the Bennington transfer station, at a special three-town meeting Monday night....

Young scientists show off their stuff at science fair in Francestown
04-15-2024 12:14 PM


The Francestown Recreation Department hosted its second all-town science fair on Saturday at the Town Hall.About a dozen Francestown young people competed in the fair, with projects exploring everything from electromagnetic theory to the dominant paws...

The Greenfield Beat: Jesseca Timmons – Pobst pens the latest chapter of Francestown history
04-12-2024 8:47 AM

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of the covering the dinner honoring the women of Francestown, where I met quite a few of Francestown’s many active and enthusiastic community volunteers.Among them was Kevin Pobst,  author of the third volume of...

Joan Hanchett Nature Series in Francestown presents talk on nocturnal creatures
04-04-2024 9:00 AM

The Joan Hanchett Nature Series will present Slater Roosa, education coordinator for Audubon’s Massabesic Center, to speak about nocturnal creatures such as salamanders, owls, bats and skunks Friday, April 5, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Francestown Town...

Francestown Academy Coffeehouse features Bob Pope
04-03-2024 7:00 AM

Francestown Academy Coffeehouse’s April coffeehouse will Saturday, April 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Francestown Town Hall. The featured act is Bob Pope. Also on stage will be Jonas Taub, Amy Conley, Allegegash, The Ukuleles and Jack Bopp. A $5...

Springfield College honors students from Francestown, Wilton, Peterborough and Rindge
03-31-2024 7:30 AM

Springfield College recognized four local students for academic excellence for the 2023 fall semester.Alana Edwards from Francestown was named to the dean's list. Edwards has a primary major of psychology.Brooke Lane from Wilton was named to the...

Francestown honors women at dinner
03-26-2024 8:33 AM


Despite slushy roads and pouring rain Saturday night, more than 100 people attended the first Francestown Recreation Commission dinner honoring the women of Francestown, held in recognition of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. “The...

100+ Women Who Care opens nominations
03-24-2024 7:00 AM

100+ Women Who Care Monadnock, a local giving circle, has opened nominations for a local nonprofit to receive more than $10,500 in donations.Being a member is not required to nominate a nonprofit. Nominations close April 3 at 5 p.m. The more-than-200...

Francestown Town Meeting approves ConVal withdrawal article
03-19-2024 8:04 AM


Most of the articles on the 2024 Francestown Town Warrant Saturday passed with little debate, with the most-spirited discussion being over an article directing the the ConVal School Board to initiate a feasibility study of Francestown’s withdrawal...

ConVal reconfiguration article fails
03-13-2024 9:28 AM


An article that that could have resulted in Francestown Elementary School, Dublin Consolidated School, Pierce School in Bennington and Temple Elementary School closing failed at the ballot box Tuesday, receiving only 45.47% of the vote, when...

Donation preserves 216 acres in Francestown
03-13-2024 8:31 AM

The Monadnock Conservancy, in collaboration with the children of Diane and John Schott, has accepted the donation of 216 acres of forest and wetlands in Francestown that will be known as the Kermit A. Schott Forest Preserve.The property includes 1,400...

Grant will make fiber internet available to every address in Francestown
03-11-2024 8:01 AM


Francestown has been approved for funds from the state’s Broadband Matching Grant Initiative (BMGI) that will result in fiber internet being available to every address in town.  The town is working with Consolidated Communications (CCI), which...

Viewpoint: Laura Mafera – Why Francestown is looking at alternatives
03-05-2024 8:15 AM


In recent weeks, it has been brought to the attention of members of the ConVal community that Francestown is seriously considering alternatives for their elementary school in light of the proposed closure of FES as part of the School Board’s plan if...

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