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Amy Marchildon (left), President of the Zonta Club of Concord, presents a $1,000 scholarship award to Natasha Deneault (center), a dental hygiene student at NHTI, with NHTI President Susan B. Dunton in attendance. (Courtesy photo)

Zonta Club of Concord lends a helping hand to NHTI student

Monday, November 30, 2015

What happens when a student who is one semester away from graduating with a degree in dental hygiene learns that she won’t be receiving a grant she was counting on? First there is panic. Then there is the hardest step: asking for help. For Natasha Deneault, that is exactly the path she followed one month ago. She turned to her …

Giving thanks: Concord High sure knows how to put on a Thanksgiving feast

Monday, November 30, 2015

When Peter Bombaci arrived at Concord High School more than 20 years ago as a special education teacher, he was charged with creating a more inclusive environment. Where students with disabilities and students without did things together, something that wasn’t typical more than two decades ago. So Bombaci had a thought. “What better …

Ray Duckler: The highs and lows of a diabetic grade school boy

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Luc Gautreaux, 7, pulled off the top like a pen cap, exposing a pinpoint sharp enough to pop a balloon. He pricked the end of his index finger and squeezed, creating a tiny pool of blood, then smeared it onto a strip inserted into what looked like an old cell phone. His sister, …

New Hampshire Smarter Balanced test results are in, and they’re better than national scores

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The results are in. New Hampshire students exceeded the national average on the Smarter Balanced Assessment in both English language arts and mathematics. The test is meant to gauge where students are in their career and college readiness at elementary, middle and high schools. While the state bested …

U. of Missouri president, chancellor leave over race tension

Monday, November 9, 2015

The president of the University of Missouri system and the head of its flagship campus resigned Monday with the football team and others on campus in open revolt over what they saw as indifference to racial tensions at …

Number of in-state freshmen attending UNH on the decline

Sunday, November 8, 2015

For the third year in a row, the number of Granite State students entering the University of New Hampshire is on the decline. Foster’s Daily Democrat reported that only 39 percent of this year’s UNH freshmen are in-state students. The percentage has declined steadily from 43 percent in …

Dartmouth designates new house communities

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Dartmouth College is beginning its transition to a new residential model designed to provide students with more continuity when living on campus and greater interaction with faculty beyond the classroom. The move to a residential college system was among the changes President Philip Hanlon announced in January to …

UNH guest lecturers vindicate Patriots in Deflategate

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Three guest lecturers at a unique University of New Hampshire class claim their work has vindicated the New England Patriots of all wrongdoing in the Deflategate scandal. Boston.com reported MIT engineering professor John Leonard was joined by UNH professors Michael Briggs and Martin Wosnik on Wednesday in leading …

Public school enrollments continue long, slow decline in Concord region

Saturday, October 31, 2015

The region’s long, slow decline in the number of public school students shows no sign of ending, judging from official enrollments for the new school year, and nobody expects that to change any time soon. In the past …

Concord High School Principal Gene Connolly says declining health spurs resignation

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Concord High School Principal Gene Connolly announced Tuesday he will resign from his post at the end of the year, capping a 14-year run at the school’s helm. Connolly was diagnosed with ALS last year but has continued …

Concord School Board lowers tax rate, increases budget

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Concord School Board added $590,000 to its current yearly budget but was still able to decrease its portion of the city’s tax rate. On Monday night, the board unanimously voted to set the school district’s tax rate at 3.94 percent, down from the previous rate of 4.79 …

School board candidate Maureen Redmond-Scura wants to be a voice for Concord taxpayers

Sunday, October 25, 2015

When Maureen Redmond-Scura first moved to Concord, she was drawn in part by the quality of the city’s schools. At that time, Concord was all over national news because of Christa McAuliffe, the young teacher who died in …