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FILE - In this Friday, May 23, 2014 file photo, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates addresses the Boy Scouts of America's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., after being selected as the organization's new president. On Thursday Gates said that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called for change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

Boy Scouts’ leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said yesterday that the organization’s long-standing ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and called for change in order to prevent “the end of us as a national movement.” In a speech in Atlanta to the Scouts’ national annual meeting, Gates referred to recent moves by …

A fond farewell

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Gary Guzouskas was recognized at the May school board meeting in Henniker with a gift presented by vice-chair Jim McElroy. He has served on the board from 2009 to 2015. …

The Scene: How does your garden grow?

Thursday, May 21, 2015

H enniker first-, third- and fifth-grade students will work with Jerry Eisen and the Lions Club Community Garden as a part of their science curriculum this spring. …

Town Crier for May 17, 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Allenstown Join in for an easy hike and cook-out at Bear Brook Park ∎ The Suncook Senior Center will host the New Hampshire Humanities Council on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with a dynamic free program call “What There Was Not To Tell,” presented by Edie Clark. This is about …

Weare Middle School honor roll

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The following students earned honors for the third quarter at Weare Middle School. Grade 8 High Honors: Alexa Archambault, Kasey Arnold, Katherine Barnes, Kyle Bowen, Lindsey Brunelle, Tyler Descoteau, Hannah Desrosiers, April Goodwin, Lucas Guerrette, Zachary Hargreaves, Fallon Hawkes, Tyler Hazzard, Kayla Houle, Maeve Hunt, Kali Kolehmainen, Abigail …

Hillsboro-Deering DECA is international champion

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Hillsboro-Deering DECA team took home two eighth-place wins during the International conference in Orlando, Fla., in April. More than 3,000 teams across the world compete in marketing, finance, hospitality and management challenges. Want to see your photo …

Food pantry donation

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Director of the West Congregational Church food pantry Patti Burwen recieved a check for $797 from the manager of the 30 Pines Market Tedeschi Food Shops for the food pantry. …

Announcements: Volunteer

Thursday, May 14, 2015

CONTOOCOOK Volunteer opening The Contoocook Riverway Association is looking for volunteers to staff its new Welcome Center to open in June at the Contoocook Railroad Depot. The center will focus on bringing visitors to a central location where they can find information about the community, walking/hiking/biking trails, parks, …

Bow Memorial School honor roll

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The following students earned honors for the third quarter at Bow Memorial School. Grade 8 HIGH HONORS: Eve Anderson, Samuel Berube, Daniel Breault, Emma Conley, Kirpal Demian, Callahan Field, James Jensen, Natalie Kay, Thomas MacEachron, Kylie Murphy, Brenna Novakoski, London Warburton, Jack Wixson Grade 8 HONORS: Spencer Allaben, …

Franklin High School honor roll

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The following students earned honors for the third quarter at Franklin High School. Grade 12 High Honors: Brianna Blake, Salena Durette, Jacob Gagne, Lucas Gagne, Alyson Gontarski, Lauren Hennessy, Brianna Mercier, Stephanie Stanley Grade 12 Honors: Joseph Caravona, Bruce Carey, Alexis Colpack, Anthony Corey, Zachary Cote, Douglas Ericson, …

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy top 10 students

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy named it’s top 10 graduates for the class of 2015. The valedictorian for the Class of 2015 is Sarah Curtin, daughter of Mike and Nancy Curtin of Strafford. During her high school career she played …

Local student accepted to Boston Ballet program

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Elise Beauchemin, 12, of Concord was recently accepted into the upcoming Boston Ballet preprofessional training program. She has been a student of Eastern Ballet Institute in Concord for the past five years. Students accepted into the program train …

St. John Regional Honor Roll

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The following students earned honors for the third quarter at St. John Regional in Concord. GRADE 8 PRINCIPAL’S LIST: Emily Casko, Blaine Manning GRADE 8 HIGH HONORS: Maria Bailey, Christa DeMichelis, Daniel Gaby, Sierra Horangic, Nathaniel McCarvill, Anna Michaud, Elizabeth Summerlin, John Tauscher, Abigail Tremblay GRADE 8 HONORS: …