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Bow High School teacher Marcel Duhaime addressed students during a presentation at Bow High School on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Students at Bow High School in Duhaime's class created a "Bow Dump Sites" application that helps track where waste has been left in the town. The project has landed the group as one of the 15 finalists in the national Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition. 

(SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff)

Bow High School students receive national recognition for online app that helps community

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

In the forest near Woodhill Hooksett Road in Bow, two tires and some scrap metal were dumped. Not far away, a pile of bottles and cans was found and household items were scattered nearby. This waste – and other similar dump sites – were located, digitally tracked and reported or cleaned in December, all by a group of freshmen at …

Voters approve Andover School District’s $4.7 million budget, study to look at transportation costs

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Student transportation costs are going up in the Andover School District, and voters want to look at the district’s options. After unanimously approving a $4.7 million operating budget at last night’s district meeting, voters green-lighted spending up to $10,000 for a district transportation study. The overall budget is up $19,912, or 0.42 percent, …

Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School student wins state bee for second year in a row

Saturday, February 28, 2015

They breezed through the spelling of “anachronism,” “minaret” and “dichotomy,” but were tripped up by “mozzarella,” “rendezvous” and “kuchen.” Slowly but steadily, children filed off the stage and rejoined their families in the audience, until just two remained. Contestants at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord participated in the New Hampshire …

Principal: Let students hurl canned food at intruders

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

An Alabama middle school principal wants to stockpile cans of corn and peas in classrooms for students to hurl at possible intruders as a last resort defense. In a letter Friday, W.F. Burns Middle School Principal Priscella Holley asked parents to have each student bring an 8-ounce canned …

At a Pittsfield school, justice is found through discussion, not detention

Monday, January 12, 2015

When one of Hope Parent’s peers at Pittsfield Middle-High School grabbed her cell phone in October and began sending hateful and upsetting messages to people in her contacts, it “had kind of a domino effect,” she said. A …

Girls Inc. prepares for move to Eastman School next month

Saturday, January 10, 2015

They call it the everything room: snack time, yoga, science projects, video games, movies, crafts – you name it – it all takes place in one room used by Girls Inc. at the Green Street Community Center in …

Obama community college tuition plan said to cost $60 billion

Saturday, January 10, 2015

President Obama’s plan to provide a free community college education to millions of students would cost $60 billion over 10 years, according to a White House official. Obama was set to unveil the proposal Friday at a community college in Tennessee, which provides free tuition for community and …

UNH launching health law and policy program

Saturday, January 10, 2015

A health law and policy program is being launched at the University of New Hampshire, a collaboration between the UNH School of Law in Concord and the Durham-based College of Health and Human Services. Lucy Hodder, a health law attorney and legal counsel to Gov. Maggie Hassan, will …

Colleges fill more seats early, favoring richer students

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Top colleges are filling more of their classes in early-admissions programs that favor affluent families, placing another barrier before poorer students hoping to better themselves through higher education. Families that need financial aid often wait for the regular round, which starts this month, so they can compare aid …

Hill voters to consider sending students to Newfound schools instead of Franklin

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Hill residents will vote in March whether to send students to a school other than Franklin for the first time in more than 50 years. The Hill School Board voted last month to bring a tuition agreement with the Newfound Area School District forward at the annual meeting …

Dunbarton School Board to file appeal with state Supreme Court over AREA agreement with Goffstown

Friday, January 9, 2015

The Dunbarton School Board plans to file a notice of appeal next week with the New Hampshire Supreme Court in response to the state Board of Education’s final decision last month regarding the AREA agreement between the Dunbarton and Goffstown school districts. “We’re hoping that the Supreme Court …

Dozens of New Hampshire schools delay start by 2 hours

Friday, January 9, 2015

Dozens of schools in New Hampshire started classes later yesterday to cope with the bitter cold – with wind chill temperatures as low as 30 degrees below zero. Many schools posted a two-hour delay and some kindergarten and pre-k classes were canceled altogether. Mark Joyce, executive director of …

The Scene: Students progress in competitions

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Area students have moved on to the next level in their academic clubs. The John Stark Quiz Bowl team earned a spot in this year’s Granite State Challenge after placing top ten at the Granite State College Super …