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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, …

Community gears up for second annual ‘Connolly Tough’ walk this weekend

Thursday, October 15, 2015

For the second year in a row, Concord High School students and staff will walk with purpose in the annual homecoming parade. In addition to celebrating the Crimson Tide, the school community will raise money and show support …

New Veterinary Diagnostic Lab helps backyard farmers as well as researchers

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The new Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire can analyze everything from a 2-ton moose to microscopic pathogens, with animals from alpacas and loons to guinea pigs in between. But the creature it’s most likely …

Old gift to Dartmouth College leads to a new investigation

Monday, October 12, 2015

Frustrated by a lack of response from Dartmouth College, a state lawmaker hopes the Legislature will force the Ivy League school to explain how it has repaid New Hampshire for its generosity more than a century ago. In 1807, the state gave the then-cash-strapped college 42 square miles …

UConn mac and cheese incident spawns fundraisers

Sunday, October 11, 2015

UConn students are trying to use an embarrassing video about macaroni and cheese to raise a little cheddar. The video of a fellow student berating food service workers who refused to sell him jalapeno-bacon mac and cheese prompted …

N.H. colleges, universities hone safety plans for gun violence

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Following the fatal shooting of nine people on a community college campus in Oregon, the systems that run New Hampshire’s universities and community colleges say the safety of students, faculty and staff is paramount and that officials constantly review security and emergency response plans. The state’s four university …

Aides buff up on special-ed training

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The icebreaker was simple: Choose a partner and learn three things about her. The catch: Your partner will pretend she does not speak. The room full of New York City school paraprofessionals gestured and thumped the table in …

‘Be the Change Club’ at Concord High a microcosm of community inclusion

Friday, October 9, 2015

When students in Concord High School’s Be the Change Club have disputes, they resolve things in a simple way: sit down and talk about it. Students examine both sides of the conflict, try to understand the other person’s …

Proposed Concord School District budget an increase of $1.1 million

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Concord School District budget is set to increase $1.1 million next year if board members approve it later this month. This year’s proposed budget comes in at $75.3 million, a 1.6 percent increase from last year’s figure of $74.2 million. The biggest cost drivers include salaries, health …

Concord parents urge school board to consider full-day kindergarten

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

As neighboring school districts have implemented full-day kindergarten, a growing number of voices are calling for Concord elementary schools to do the same. Multiple parents and community members spoke in favor of a full-day program at both September’s and October’s monthly Concord School Board meetings, saying they do …

NEC announces new scholarship program for NH Scholars participants

Monday, October 5, 2015

New England College is adding a financial incentive for prospective students who participate in the NH Scholars program. New Hampshire students who are NH Scholar recipients and choosing a STEM or ARTS pathway in the school will qualify for $15,000 per year minimum scholarship aid to the college, …