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Third-grade students (from left) Amelia Kilmister, Madison Cummings and Audrey Thurston collaborate on an illustration during a workshop with author and illustrator Marty Kelley on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

(SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff)

New Hampshire author and illustrator is the artist-in-residence at Gilmanton School

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Standing in front of a class of eighth-grade students yesterday morning, Marty Kelley asked if they wanted to first hear the good news or the bad news. “The bad news is you’re going to work really hard this morning. The good news is I’m not,” he said. Kelley, an author and illustrator, is the artist-in-residence at Gilmanton School this week. …

Letter: The wrong pledge

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Recently, state Sen. Sam Cataldo of Farmington signed a “Pledge of Allegiance” to Americans for Prosperity, a Virginia-based, Koch brothers founded and funded, right-wing political advocacy group. This means that Cataldo now cannot vote for any bill, no matter how beneficial it would be for New Hampshire citizens, that would lead to any tax or fee increase, and that he must fight against …

Canterbury kitchen helps Lakes Region Community College culinary program grow

Monday, October 13, 2014

In the heart of historic Canterbury Shaker Village, chef Patrick Hall is building a culinary arts program from scratch. He took the vision he had for years and added a small group of students. Then, he created and wrote an associate degree program for culinary arts and pastry arts. All he needed was …

Vote will decide library’s future in Gilmanton

Sunday, March 9, 2014

If Gilmanton voters don’t agree to pay for the privately owned Gilmanton Year-Round Library in their tax bills this year, it will close Saturday – just four days after the election. The library was built in 2008 and runs on a $70,500 operating budget. On Tuesday, the residents …

Voters to take up teachers contract, modular classrooms

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Some teachers have rolling carts for their supplies instead of their own classrooms. Part of the library has been converted to class space. The art teacher and the Spanish teacher share one room. “We are really cramped for space at the Gilmanton School,” Superintendent John Fauci said. That …

Letter: Important dates for Gilmanton voters

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Since this is only the second year that Gilmanton voters have conducted town meeting under the so-called SB 2 system, some people may still be unaware of the dates for important town issues, including electing a selectman, other town officers and school board members; voting on budgets for …

Letter: Critical vote in Gilmanton

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

To Gilmanton voters: The Gilmanton Year-Round Library board of directors is asking for your support on March 11. Please vote Yes for library funding, which will ensure continued operation of the year-round library. With funding, the library will be able to provide all the services currently offered for …

Letter: Support Gilmanton Year-Round Library

Friday, February 28, 2014

Former first lady Laura Bush has said that the most important thing in her wallet is her library card. I am in complete agreement. Libraries contribute to the educational success of children. Research shows that the amount of time children spend with books is crucial to reading achievement …

Cake auction raised money for Gilmanton Cub Scout Pack 242

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Gilmanton Cub Scout Pack 242 would like to thank all who participated in our cake auction on Feb. 15. The auction included 12 cakes and raised $94 for our overnight trip to the Montshire Museum in Vermont in March. The cake that raised the most, a three-layer …

St. Michael’s College dean’s list

Monday, February 24, 2014

The following area students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt.: ALTON Alexander Dugas, son of Gary and Sherry Dugas. He is a senior English major. Sarah Fraser, daughter of Catherine and Wayne Fraser. She is a senior …

Letter: We can’t afford not to fund Gilmanton library

Friday, February 21, 2014

Some folks think they can’t afford the additional taxes if the Gilmanton Year-Round Library is funded. Quite the opposite is true. Many residents cannot afford not having the library. Discounted hard-cover books at Barnes & Nobles, Amazon and BJ’s generally run from $17 for fiction to $24 for …

Libraries still matter

Friday, February 7, 2014

Some people may believe that because of the internet, tablets and smart phones, libraries are becoming obsolete. It may surprise you to learn that nothing could be further from the truth! Like libraries across the country, the Gilmanton Year-Round Library is getting busier every year. Libraries serve the …

Gilmanton teachers, school board agree on contract

Friday, February 7, 2014

The Gilmanton Education Association and the school board have agreed on a three-year contract, both parties announced yesterday. Voters can learn about the agreement and its effect on their taxes in the school deliberative session in the Gilmanton School gymnasium tomorrow starting at 10 a.m. The agreement calls …