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Bob Williams, a veteran of the United States Air Force who served in Vietnam, spoke with Tyler Wood and Alec Zullo (right), seniors on the Hillsboro-Deering High School baseball team, at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery on Saturday, April 18, 2015. The baseball team is one of 61 teams in the state participating in the Operation Hat Trick New Hampshire High School Initiative this year. The team visited the cemetery and the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton on Saturday.



(SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff)

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 with his right hand. Williams, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, briefly broke away from a group of veterans and volunteers …

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 of kids who’d just finished high school, meaning more of them were going straight into …

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 candidates were excellent but that Feneberg was ultimately chosen because he has experience as a …

UNH taking part in land-grant website

Saturday, March 7, 2015

The University of New Hampshire is participating in the new National Land-Grant Impacts website, a resource that highlights agricultural teaching and projects. The website provides access to accounts that document agricultural experiment station research and programming implemented by UNH and other land-grant universities. Information is available on food …

Merrimack Valley School District $38.9 million budget passes; survives motion to cut

Thursday, March 5, 2015

For the second straight year, a group of familiar budget hawks tried to cut the Merrimack Valley School District budget at the annual meeting. For the second straight year, their efforts failed. Voters in a packed Merrimack Valley High School last night eventually approved the $38.9 million budget …

New Hampshire bill requires cursive, multiplication tables

Thursday, March 5, 2015

As schools adopt new education standards and rely more on computers in the classroom, a group of New Hampshire senators wants to make sure the basics of learning cursive and multiplication tables don’t get left behind. “You definitely need to teach typing and keyboarding and all of that, …

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 …

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 …

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. …

No Child Left Behind debate in the House suspended

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The House suspended floor debate on a Republican bill to rewrite No Child Left Behind yesterday afternoon, with party leaders saying they had to shift the chamber’s focus to debate funding the Department of Homeland Security. Earlier in the day, the chances for the education bill’s passage appeared …

Merrimack Valley School District has proposed budget decrease

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Merrimack Valley School District has proposed a $38.9 million operating budget for next year. The budget is down $391,010, or 1 percent, and includes no new programs or positions. The district’s annual meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. at Merrimack Valley High School in Penacook. …

Proposed Andover School District budget up 0.53 percent

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Andover School District has proposed a $4.7 million operating budget for next year. The budget is up $25,000 – or 0.53 percent – over the current year budget. Taxpayers would be responsible for raising 72 percent of the budget. The district’s annual meeting is scheduled for Monday …

Chichester school petitioners ‘make a statement’ about SAU costs

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A petitioned article on the Chichester School District’s warrant seeks to break out the SAU budget to be voted on separately, but – if passed – it isn’t likely to have an effect any time soon. The SAU expenses are currently worked in the schools’ regular budgets. If …