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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. …

People for April 30, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

PEMBROKE Samara Rouse was nominated for the National Academy of Future Physicians program and she will attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in June in Boston. She is a junior at Pembroke Academy. Emily Spring was inducted …

Announcements: Volunteer with the Audubon

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Volunteer opportunity New Hampshire Audubon relies on volunteers for many activities, including field work, sanctuary stewardship, event support, animal care, committee service and office tasks. Upcoming opportunities include Chimney Swift roost counts, nighthawk watches and a trailhead restoration at Scotland Brook scheduled for Sunday from 9 a.m. to …

Get on the bus

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

John Stark Regional High School students Michael Caplan (left) and Corey Kurylo traveled to New York City on April 17 for the Get on the Bus day of human rights activism with other members of the school’s Amnesty …

People for April 28, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

NEWBURY Matthew Wilson, son of Gregory and Jennifer Wilson, was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa. He is a senior biology major with a concentration in cell and molecular biology at Colby College. Emily Kelly received a National Merit Scholarship. She is a student at Kearsarge Regional …

Lacrosse opening day

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Lakes Region Lacrosse Club had its largest opening day April 12 with more than 150 youth players from eight communities. There will be four boys’ and four girls’ teams this season. …

Donors support numerous programs

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Concord Public Library Foundation would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who made our donor appreciation April 17 event so successful. Our generous donors make programs such as Books for Babies, Concord Reads, Teen Poetry Open Mic Nights, special events, Museum of Science passes, …

Sant bani school honor roll

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The following students earned honors for the third quarter at Sant Bani School in Sanbornton. Grade 12 High Honors: Fiona Barker, Teresa Dancewicz Helmers, Sophia Gilberto, Sami Sawani, Marin Smith, Zhenglin Yu Grade 12 Honors: Ellen Lockwood, Mohamed Sapry, Colin Tripp Grade 11 High Honors: Meryem Hammam, Anastasia …

People for April 29, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

BELMONT Daniel Iacopucci was named one of New Hampshire’s top two youth volunteers of 2015 by the Prudential Spirit of Community awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. He was nominated by Belmont High School, where he is a senior. Iacopucci created a …

Announcements: Birds and wildflowers conservation

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Birds and blooms New Hampshire Audubon’s annual “Birding Walkathon” will take place May 16 to raise money to support bird conservation. This is a fun opportunity for all ages to learn about birds and wildflowers. Form a team of two to six people and register for the event …

Masons support D.A.R.E.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Masons of Horace Chase Lodge 72 of Penacook raised $1,100 through a pancake breakfast for the Boscawen D.A.R.E. program, a series of police officer-led lessons for living a drug and violence free life. …