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April 07, 2005 Headlines

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A 2-year-old Hancock boy explores the tsunami installation Friday afternoon at Sharon Arts Center in Sharon. The artistic display was created by his father, John Dery of Hancock, Joann Ephraim of Peterbrough, and Ann Falby of Peterborough. The installation was created in Chris Calanan's mixed media class by the three art students.

Photo by Carole Allen / Monadnock Ledger staff

Metaphysical musical

The show is "like a hallucination," says theater professor Robert Lawson at Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, and will be worth seeing. "The Death of Don Juan," a 70-minute production about the male-female dichotomy and gender roles, will be playing at the college's Warehouse Theatre starting April 7.

Dublin group organizes in opposition to Dublin pull-out

Withdrawing from the ConVal School District is going to be expensive and risky. Withdrawing certainly isn't going to change property assessments. So says a group of Dublin townspeople countering the wishes of 106 residents who voted last October for a withdrawal feasibility study.

Board to study info requests

Antrim School Board representative Bill McKinnon, at Tuesday's ConVal School Board meeting, urged the board to make many public records available on the district website.

Sometimes, no one comes to help them

Lynne Belanger of Peterborough, who has been disabled for about 10 years with multiple sclerosis, said Hospice and Community Services plays a critical role in keeping her at home.

Rescuers pull boy from mud

Rescue workers extracted a 10-year-old Peterborough boy from a cold, mud-filled gravel pit off Mercer Avenue Tuesday evening.

Diabetes doesn't slow down 4th-grader

It's not contagious. That's what Mary Kate Stewart, a 9-year-old from Peterborough who has diabetes, wants you to know about her disease.

Horse owner fined for animal cruelty

A Bennington horse owner charged with animal cruelty was sentenced to pay fines for underfeeding her animals.

Home health care: Great work, low pay

Laundry. Grocery shopping. Bathing. Cooking.

For some, these routine tasks can be simple to complete, but for others, whether or not these tasks can be completed makes the difference between living at home and living in an assisted care facility or nursing home.

Administrators of a Peterborough home health care agency are seeing an increased demand for workers but budgetary constraints are making it difficult to hire providers.

School Board mulls mentoring

The Mascenic School Board took home a copy of a proposed Teacher Mentoring program handbook Monday, and expects to make a decision on program by the end of the week.

Police dog finds missing man

A 90-year-old man afflicted with Alzheimer's disease was found on the morning of March 31 after going missing from the Friendship Manor in New Ipswich overnight.

Man takes plea in Aho death

In Nashua, a Rindge man pled guilty to a charge of reckless conduct in a plea agreement that will keep him out of jail.

Auto students take top prizes

Three students from the Mascenic Automotive Career Center competed in the USA Skills Olympics at N.H. Community Technical College on March 25. Two students took home the top two prizes.

Supt. reviews disputed book

A book review committee has approved the book "Dangerous Angels" for use in Mascenic High School classrooms.

For the sign: One do-over

New Ipswich selectmen updated residents on the next step in the sign saga and the septic system at the 1808 House on Tuesday night.

School Board fears loss of state funds

Lack of funding from voters and potential loss of funds from the state were the hot topics at Monday's Jaffrey-Rindge School Board meeting.

Future firefighters learn the ropes

The Rindge Fire Department is sponsoring a new Explorer Post. The scouting program is open to boys and girls ages 14 to 21 who want to learn firefighting skills.

Selectmen hammer out policy on committees

Rindge Selectmen hammered out a formal policy for committees, providing exceptions through waivers. They then discussed cutting the membership of the Economic Development Committee and putting it under the authority of the Planning Board. By a majority 2-1 decision Selectmen voted to retain the membership at 15 and retain authority for the committee.

History comes home

A coalition of donors has purchased the 160-year-old Constitution of the Rindge Antislavery Society and donated it the Rindge Historical Society for display in the society's museum.

Police find Brazilians without papers

A motor-vehicle stop for alleged speeding led to the detention of at least three people from Brazil who entered the United States illegally several years ago, according to Jaffrey Police.

Planning Bd. doesn't like Sears design

Rindge planners are struggling with a site plan for a new Sears store off Route 202. The board is unhappy with the design of the metal building being proposed.

Wave puts wraps on another banner year

The Peterborough Wave swim team had a terrific season once again, with scores of strong performances. Leading the way was Logan Thomas, who set six team records as a 12-year-old.

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