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Hillsboro-Deering school evacuated due to unknown odor, some students get sick

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Authorities said Hillsboro-Deering High School in New Hampshire was evacuated due to an unknown odor in the building. At least two students said they felt sick yesterday morning and ambulances were called, but by midday, no major illnesses or injuries were reported. WMUR reported the Central New Hampshire Hazardous Materials team responded to the school. Superintendent Robert Hassett said the incident started in the science lab. The school was closed …

Food and dancing brings Concord’s international community together

Thursday, May 21, 2015

At the end of Concord High School’s third annual International Night, more than 100 students stood on the auditorium stage, singing “We Are the World” at the top of their lungs. About 10 students had started the song, dedicating it to the victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal. They invited audience members …

State Employees Association denounces reductions at Lakes Region, White Mountain and Great Bay community colleges

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The public employees union that represents faculty, staff and adjunct professors at the state’s community colleges said recent staff cuts conflict with the college system’s mission. The Community College System of New Hampshire implemented personnel reductions this month affecting 27 staff and faculty positions at Lakes Region, White Mountain and Great Bay community colleges. The reason for this is lower than projected revenue …

NHTI students get the most value out of their education, national report says

Thursday, April 30, 2015

When it comes to getting a good education at a more affordable price, some are choosing to skip four-year colleges and universities and go the two-year route. Luckily for aspiring students in Concord, national think tank the Brookings …

SAU 18 nears end of superintendent search

Thursday, April 30, 2015

In the past decade, the SAU 18 superintendent position has been held by four different people. For nearly a year and a half, interim superintendents have guided the Franklin and Hill school districts, after the last full-time superintendent left before her contract ended. Within the next week, the …

Beaver Meadow principal on administrative leave as police investigate incident at school

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

One of Concord’s elementary school principals has been placed on administrative leave as the Concord police are investigating an incident at the school. Beaver Meadow Elementary School principal John Forrest has not been at school for the past week and a half, according to a letter to parents …

For Concord High’s Kharel, Gates Scholarship ‘proudest moment of my life’

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ashish Kharel, a Bhutanese senior at Concord High School, prefaced what he was about to say with a smile. “I mean, over 50,000 people? I didn’t know it was possible,” he said. “I have way more options now …

Hillsboro-Deering High School baseball team extends involvement with Operation Hat Trick beyond the baseball field

Friday, April 24, 2015

The New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery was nearly silent mid-morning Saturday, but not for all of the visitors. “I still hear the rockets coming in, right here,” said Bob Williams, a Vietnam veteran, as he tapped his head …

Maybe kids aren’t over college after all

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Back in 2009, as the country emerged from recession, one trend line turned sour: Even though economic conditions were improving, fewer people were going straight to college. And it wasn’t just college enrollment numbers overall that were dropping, alarming the higher education industry. It was actually the percentage …

Kearsarge selects next superintendent

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Kearsarge Regional School Board has selected its pick for superintendent. Out of two finalists, the board chose Winfried Feneberg, currently the superintendent in Windham, to replace outgoing Superintendent Jerry Frew. The other finalist was Bow High School Principal John House-Myers. School board Chairman Ken Bartholomew said both …

Hopkinton’s Beech Hill School receives $1.3 million donation

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Beech Hill School in Hopkinton just got a big financial boost. A $1.3 million boost, to be precise. As of last week, the independent middle school received the money to pay off their start-up debt. “The first time I said it out loud I said it to …

Incoming Concord superintendent will earn more than predecessor

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The new Concord School District superintendent will start out earning more than her predecessor. Incoming Superintendent Terry Forsten’s starting salary will be $137,000 per year, according to her contract. That’s nearly $2,500 more than the annual salary of …

Former coach Vallante went from New England College to Keene State without word of previous misconduct accusations

Saturday, April 11, 2015

As the University System of New Hampshire reviews and modifies its policies to deal with sexual harassment and other misconduct, questions remain about the role New England College played after one of its former coaches was later fired …