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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, …

Concord School District aims to finalize a contract with a local steam company

Monday, October 5, 2015

Concord School District officials are waiting for approval from the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission before they finalize a contract with beleaguered local energy company Concord Steam. The Concord School Board gave its approval to a contract with …

N.H. community colleges freeze tuition for this academic year

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tuition at the state’s seven community colleges will not rise this year. Trustees of the Community College System of New Hampshire said Thursday they had approved a tuition freeze for the current academic year. The colleges had frozen tuition provisionally for the current semester and promised a freeze …

Dunbarton School Board to consider full-day kindergarten in coming months

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Dunbarton School Board is taking a closer look at an all-day kindergarten option in the town’s elementary school. With full-day kindergarten, school and district officials say teachers won’t have to cram so much reading and math into a 2½-hour school day, leaving more time to focus on …

Colleges help student startups navigate the legal landscape

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

It seemed like a sure thing. Working on weekends in a cramped fraternity room, four friends at MIT built a computer program that would give websites a new way to make money without online ads. Not so fast. New Jersey’s attorney general alleged the software had been used …

Want to play college sports? Be proactive

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Q. What do parents and high school students need to know if the child wants to play sports in college? My son is starting his sophomore year, and he’s a three-sport athlete, with two strong sports. He would …

Science scores in state up this year, but less good over past five years

Friday, September 25, 2015

Statewide science scores rose slightly over the past five years for 11th-graders but dipped over that period for eighth- and fourth-graders despite generally improving this year, according to the results of the New England Common Assessment Program released Thursday. The test, known as NECAP Science Assessment, is given …

Franklin Pierce University puts heavy emphasis on 2016 coverage by both professors and students

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Colleges and universities across New Hampshire are in the thick of the 2016 New Hampshire primary fever, offering special political classes and hosting candidates. But one college in particular – Franklin Pierce University in Rindge – is offering its students the chance to actively participate. The school’s Marlin …

Rich Ashooh named interim director for Rudman Center

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Six months after John Broderick announced his departure from the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy at UNH Law, an interim executive director has been named. Rich Ashooh, currently the director of strategy and …

Franklin considers implementing a truancy court

Saturday, September 12, 2015

A reinstated juvenile curfew is only one tool the city of Franklin plans to use to keep minors out of trouble. City officials are also looking to create a truancy court to help keep students in school. “We are talking about very young individuals, who are our responsibility,” …

Obama wants public groundswell for free community college

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Unable to have his way with Congress, President Obama reached back to his roots as a community organizer and sought Wednesday to spark a national movement in support of his idea for free community college. Congress has shown …