Franklin High-community college partnership prompted by extreme teacher shortage garners attention from Senator Shaheen

05-21-2024 3:43 PM

At the beginning of this school year, the 270-student Franklin High School employed only one math and one science teacher, an educator shortage so dire that district administrators informed parents at a meeting last fall that they would be unable to...

At 85, Senate Dean Lou D’Allesandro announces retirement

05-21-2024 12:32 PM

Among the cacophony of the New Hampshire State Senate, Lou D’Allesandro’s booming voice has often cut through the chaos. On Tuesday, though, the longtime senator was soft-spoken, his voice quivering, as he announced his retirement from state...

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Girls’ lacrosse: Hopkinton passes final test before the playoffs begin
05-20-2024 7:23 PM

CONTOOCOOK — Last season, when Hopkinton came up short in its first playoff game, it was really the first time all season the Hawks had to contend with running around in the heat.On Monday, they had a chance to play through some warmer temperatures in...


Opinion: Bill amendment threatens property rights
05-21-2024 3:59 PM

Ann Davis, a retired journalist, lives in Wilmot. She recently received the Outstanding Industry Advocate Award from the Northeastern Loggers Association. A troublesome amendment to an New Hampshire House bill is wending its way through the...

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On the trail: Biden back to N.H. next week
05-17-2024 6:53 AM

President Joe Biden returns to New Hampshire next week for his second visit in two months to the only general election battleground state in New England.The president will hold an official White House event in Merrimack.Afterward, Democratic sources...


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NH Audubon launches NH bird guide online
05-21-2024 12:22 PM

The bright red cardinals that bring joy to so many of us are visible and vocal right now, but how much do we really know about them? Thanks to a new addition to NH Audubon’s State of the Birds website, you can find out quite a lot! The new site...


Obit photo for Gloria A. Martin Gloria A. Martin

Contoocook, NH - Gloria Martin of Contoocook, NH, passed away peacefully at home on May 6, 2024, at the age of 97. Gloria was born on January 26, 1927, in Astoria, NY. Residents of Contoocook since the late 70's, she and her husband Joh... remainder of obit for Gloria A. Martin

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Canterbury, NH - On May 13, 2024, Diane Kathleen O'Hara, of Canterbury, New Hampshire, left this world and the many people who love her. She is predeceased by her best friend and husband, Brian John Collins, who passed on September 5, 2... remainder of obit for Diane O'Hara

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Concord, NH - Janet Martha Levy died peacefully Sunday May 19, 2024 at the Granite VNA Hospice House in Concord surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Hugh Walter Emerson Jr., their daughters Sarah ... remainder of obit for Janet Levy

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Concord, NH - Virginia (Ginny) E. Strobridge, 90, of Concord, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2024 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 28, 1933, in Lawrence, MA, to Dorothy (DeLottinville) and Salvatore Costanzo. ... remainder of obit for Virginia Strobridge


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