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Hydroponics program to continue to grow at Merrimack Valley Middle School
06-13-2024 12:25 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

When students at Merrimack Valley Middle School returned to sixth-grade science teacher Kristen Bean Warren’s classroom on the Wednesday after Memorial Day weekend, they encountered a mystery.Vegetable plants germinating in a hydroponic growing system...

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Documents show N.H. teacher took student for abortion
06-11-2024 4:38 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

New Hampshire’s Department of Education has released documents that support an assertion made by Commissioner Frank Edelblut that a New Hampshire teacher transported a student to get an abortion.The commissioner’s claim was made in an April Op-Ed...


Following middle school price estimates, Concord’s city leaders encourage school district to improve community access to schools
06-10-2024 9:00 AM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A day after Concord’s School Board unveiled long-awaited cost estimates for its middle school project, city leaders encouraged the school board to ensure and communicate that the school buildings are shared community assets.“Taxpayers are saying,...


Merrimack Valley High School graduates credit friendship and community
06-08-2024 3:49 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

When Edward Amonor Jr. arrived at Merrimack Valley Middle School in 2019 from Ghana, he knew no one and spoke only broken English.At first, he sat alone at lunch. But then a boy named Abhi Karki introduced himself.“He was the first person I felt...


New estimate puts Concord middle school project between $136 million and $166 million
06-06-2024 8:28 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Spending on Concord’s new middle school could be capped at as high as $166.6 million or as low as $136.2 million depending on a range of decisions still to come, according to long-anticipated cost estimates presented at a meeting Thursday night.The...


Murder trial in killing of Concord’s Zackary Sullivan will likely not be until June 2025
06-06-2024 2:08 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A 32-year-old Concord man accused of killing his half-brother in January will likely not stand trial until at least next June, a Merrimack County Superior Court judge indicated on Thursday.Discussion of scheduling a trial date came during a...


Pembroke Academy class of 2024 graduates
06-05-2024 5:08 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

 To offset the uniformity of the Spartan green cap and gown, some Pembroke Academy graduates decorated their caps with designs or inspirational quotes. Class president Abdalla Faiad donned a red and white keffiyah, the traditional Middle Eastern...


Boscawen police seek driver in hit-and-run involving 8-year-old girl on Queen Street Tuesday night
06-05-2024 1:29 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Boscawen police are seeking the driver of a dark-colored sedan who hit and injured an 8-year-old girl on Queen Street Tuesday night.The driver was traveling toward Penacook above the speed limit when he or she hit the girl in the back outside 334...


Mill Brook School celebrates Teacher of the Year semifinalist Laura McKenna
06-04-2024 4:31 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

In Laura McKenna’s second-grade class at Concord’s Mill Brook School, her 16 students speak at least four different languages at home, from Kinyarwanda to French.On Tuesday morning, following a meeting that involved freeze dance, high fives, and a...


In Pembroke schools, end of year celebrations are colored by anxiety about what next year will bring
06-03-2024 4:37 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Jenny Jones grew up in Pembroke, attended its schools, and began her teaching career at Pembroke Hill School 23 years ago. Over the years, she taught the children of her own childhood friends, pouring energy into a calling that felt decidedly...


On Concord’s Main Street, reactions to the conviction of former President Donald Trump run the gamut
05-31-2024 4:16 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Victoria Young, a Bow resident and owner of a paving company, said the conviction of Donald Trump on 34 counts of election law violations has only increased her support for the former president.“It’s a rotten shame,” said Young, 69, prior to grabbing...


N.H. Senate kills school funding bill despite districts, mayors voicing need
05-29-2024 10:26 AM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A month after a bipartisan group of state representatives united to pass a bill that would increase state education funding, Democrat and Republican senators came together last week to vote it down.The legislation, HB 1583, would have increased...


U.S. district court strikes down controversial ‘divisive concepts’ law
05-28-2024 3:37 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A federal judge on Tuesday struck down New Hampshire’s controversial “divisive concepts” law, ruling that it is “unconstitutionally vague” in violation of the Constitution’s 14th amendment.The summary judgment ruling by Judge Paul J. Barbadoro was...


Hometown Hero: Prolific Merrimack Valley sports coach Tom Burke shows no signs of stopping
05-27-2024 10:49 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

It’s possible that no one in the region has coached more youth and high school sports games than Tom Burke.Burke, 72, started coaching middle school basketball at St. John Regional School in 1970 at the age of 19. Since then, Burke has coached roughly...


From classroom to creek: Two Pembroke Academy students wade into streams of Bear Brook State Park
05-25-2024 9:03 AM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Pembroke Academy biology teacher Gregg Whitmore’s license plate reads “-TROUT”, an ode to the amount of time he spends in rivers as both an avid fly fisherman and researcher. On an overcast morning last Saturday, Whitmore was knee-deep in Lower Bear...


Internal emails reveal UNH administrators’ desire to quell pro-Palestine ‘encampment’ ahead of graduation
05-22-2024 5:58 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A day before a pro-Palestine protest at the University of New Hampshire earlier this month, a staff member in the university’s Office of Student Life passed on to administrators that he got word of a “plan to engage in encampment,” according to an...


Franklin High-community college partnership prompted by extreme teacher shortage garners attention from Senator Shaheen
05-21-2024 3:43 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

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...


Despite using federally funded math coaches, Concord test results are mixed
05-19-2024 1:00 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

It was supposed to be a yearlong effort to help blunt and ultimately reverse pandemic-related learning loss in math.Using relief funding from the federal government, the Concord School District pulled six expert math teachers from their classrooms in...


Parental notification bill passes Senate
05-16-2024 5:27 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A bill that would require teachers to notify parents at least two weeks before they introduce content about sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression, passed the Senate Thursday, much to the chagrin of its longest-serving...


Transgender sports ban heads to Sununu
05-16-2024 1:42 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

The New Hampshire Senate passed a bill Thursday that would ban transgender girls from participating on public school-sponsored sports teams starting in fifth grade.The bill, HB 1205, was passed by the House in March and now heads to Gov. Chris...


State senator passes out on senate floor
05-16-2024 12:34 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

At approximately 12:15 p.m. Thursday, midway through a debate on a controversial transgender sports ban, Sen. Denise Ricciardi, a Bedford Republican, passed out at the corner of the Senate floor.Sen. Sue Prentiss, a West Lebanon Democrat and a...

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