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Principal Gene Connolly in his office at Concord High School.

Community fundraiser planned for Concord High principal Gene Connolly

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Nearly one year ago, more than a thousand Concord High School students and staff marched for principal Gene Connolly, carrying banners and a unified message – “Connolly Strong.” The walk came following news in June 2014 that Connolly had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. The community rallied around him that day, raising $25,000 to fund research on the deadly neurodegenerative disease. Now, they are once again raising money to help Connolly, a beloved figure at the school. On Friday, members of Concord High School and the community will gather at the Grappone Center for “Groovin with Gene,” a night of eating and …

Hard work, perseverance the glue to NHTI’s 2015 graduating class in Concord

Friday, May 22, 2015

The 604 NHTI students who received diplomas yesterday represented the second largest class in the school’s 50-year history. The graduating class included students like Ashley Gilmore of Manchester and Amanda Moore of Nashua, who met on the cheerleading team their freshmen year and grew to become best friends. “We pretty much spent our …

No criminal charges for Beaver Meadow School principal in incident with student

Friday, May 22, 2015

A Concord elementary school principal put on administrative leave last month after an incident with a student will not face any criminal charges, the police said. The police have been investigating an incident in which Beaver Meadow School principal John Forrest allegedly had physical contact with a student “while trying to restrain him …

At Concord High, images detail the school’s history

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The brick walls of the hallway that leads from the entrance of Concord High School through the cafeteria to the foyer of the gymnasium are lined with framed images of students, athletes, coaches, teachers and countless individuals who …

Concord School District search committee announces pick for superintendent

Thursday, April 2, 2015

After a six-month search, the Concord School District’s search committee has announced its pick to replace longtime Superintendent Chris Rath. The committee chose Laconia Superintendent Terri Forsten out of three candidates. Forsten is a Concord resident and began …

Soon, students may learn to code instead of taking French class

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Parlez-vous Java? Sprechen Sie Python? At least four states – including Washington, home of Microsoft – have either passed or considered measures that would delight high school students who have trouble rolling their r’s. Rather than taking Spanish to satisfy their foreign language requirement, they could take a …

Hill residents prepare to adjust following vote to withdraw from Franklin schools

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Anticipating the likely outcome of the Hill School District annual meeting, Jennifer Turner put her house up for sale a week ahead of it. Her premonition – that Hill would vote to withdraw from the Franklin School District and instead send students to the Newfound Area School District …

Concord School Board passes district budget

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Concord School Board unanimously passed its $75.32 million budget last night. Still, board officials said this number is subject to change in the coming months as it considers contract negotiations and potential budget cuts. The board discussed numerous cuts last night but did not vote on any …

Concord School District lays out budget cuts before vote

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Concord School Board will vote on its budget tonight. The district intends to raise its budget for this year, but is also anticipating a revenue loss, so officials are looking for ways to reduce spending. The budget is currently figured at $75.32 million, 1.55 percent higher than …

Concord School Board considers cuts to next year’s budget

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Faced with potentially steep budget cuts, the Concord School Board advocated reaching for middle ground at a special meeting last night. The district intends to raise its budget but is also anticipating a revenue loss, so officials are looking for ways to reduce spending and cut approximately $1 …

Kearsarge 7th-grader heading to national geography bee championship

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A seventh-grader from Kearsarge Regional Middle School in North Sutton has won the New Hampshire geographic bee and will head to the national championship in Washington. WMUR reported that Isaac Stearns bested 101 other Granite State students to win the state title at Keene State College on Friday. …

Headmaster? Principal? Opposition mounts against name change at Pembroke Academy

Sunday, March 29, 2015

What’s in a name? That which Pembroke Academy calls a headmaster by any other name would govern as well. Or would it? That’s the question, brought by hundreds of petitioners, that will soon face the Pembroke School Board – for a second time. In September, there was no …

Rudman Center advisers looking to future, building on momentum

Saturday, March 28, 2015

When he learned the state’s flagship university wanted to dedicate a public policy center in his name, former U.S. senator Warren Rudman said there was no greater mission than to train future leaders to seek justice, serve their country and work together for the common good. The late …