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State senate approves constitutional amendment banning involuntary servitude – except for prisoners
05-15-2024 4:34 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

An amendment to New Hampshire’s constitution that would codify a ban on slavery and involuntary servitude could head to New Hampshire voters’ ballots in November  – but it may include a carve out for those convicted of a crime.After the state’s House...


UNH seeks vandal who accused university of genocide in spray-painted message
05-14-2024 4:46 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

The University of New Hampshire’s oldest building was vandalized with the phrase “UNH FUNDS GENOCIDE” early Tuesday morning.An individual in an oversized white sweatshirt, black pants, and a facemask was captured on security camera footage at 3:58...


UNH Faculty Senate calls on university to investigate police response to protest
05-14-2024 11:43 AM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

The University of New Hampshire’s Faculty Senate passed a resolution Monday calling on the university to conduct an investigation of its police response to a May 1 pro-Palestine protest. The resolution came 12 days after UNH police arrested a dozen...


For some older Jewish professors at Dartmouth and UNH, opposition to campus arrests feels personal
05-10-2024 6:21 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

After police pushed Dartmouth professor Annelise Orleck to the ground and arrested her in an exchange that has since gone viral, an officer told her partner, “Age doesn’t matter if there’s bad behavior,” she said.“They clearly were told it was okay to...


Following budget cut, Pembroke revisits future of elementary school re-build
05-08-2024 3:11 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A massive budget cut sustained by the Pembroke School District in March has thrust the future of a long-planned elementary school building project into uncertainty.The plan to renovate or rebuild the kindergarten through fourth grade Pembroke Hill...


Transgender sports ban receives Senate committee support
05-08-2024 12:23 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A controversial bill that would ban transgender girls from participating on NHIAA- sanctioned girls’ sports teams in New Hampshire is expected to be voted on by the Senate next week, after it received support from the Senate’s Education Committee on...


UNH selects Elizabeth Chilton as university’s next president
05-07-2024 11:59 AM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

The University of New Hampshire on Tuesday named Elizabeth Chilton, the current chancellor of Washington State University’s flagship campus, as its next president.Chilton, an anthropologist, has also served as a dean at Binghamton University and as an...


UNH faculty and students call on university police chief to resign following his alleged assault on a student
05-06-2024 5:03 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Five days after police arrested 12 pro-Palestinian protesters at the University of New Hampshire, students and faculty called for the resignation of university Police Chief Paul Dean after they say he assaulted a student while responding to last...


Students and staff welcome the opening of new Allenstown K-8 school
05-05-2024 10:32 AM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Five years after planning for a new school building in Allenstown began and 19 months after builders broke ground at 171 River Road, the Allenstown Community School opened on Friday.The big day was celebrated with white shirts emblazoned with...


A turbulent 50-year history: Inside the rise and fall of a tiny Catholic college in Warner
05-04-2024 9:38 AM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

At the foot of Mount Kearsarge in Warner, a campus designed to mimic a quintessential New England town is home to the smallest higher education institution in New Hampshire.Founded in 1973, Magdalen College – with a current enrollment of 65 – has...


House narrowly votes down mandatory teacher disclosure bill
05-03-2024 2:56 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A controversial bill that would have required teachers to answer all questions from parents “completely and honestly” was narrowly voted down by New Hampshire’s House.The 185-176 vote to kill the bill was celebrated by LGBTQ advocates and the leaders...


Update: Reactions for, against the more than 100 arrested at Dartmouth, UNH
05-02-2024 10:00 AM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Police arrested about 90 pro-Palestine protesters at Dartmouth College and a smaller number of protesters at the University of New Hampshire on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, which drew both praise and condemnation.“Use of police force against...


Educators, politicians call for passage of bill that would increase state funding for schools
04-30-2024 6:50 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Three years ago, Rep. Jonah Wheeler was finishing his senior year at ConVal Regional High School in Peterborough. Ten minutes down the road, his friends in Jaffrey were wrapping up theirs at Conant Middle High School. While Wheeler received  “good...


Senate holds hearing on trans sports ban bill
04-30-2024 4:59 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

In the latest hearing for a proposed ban on transgender athletes under consideration in New Hampshire’s State House, Pembroke resident and retired physician Jennifer Smith expressed a more nuanced position than most on the divisive issue.While...


Boscawen resident takes issue with proposed town flag designs
04-28-2024 11:07 AM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A Boscawen resident is objecting to potential designs for a proposed town flag.Boscawen currently does not have a flag, but at a Beautification Committee meeting earlier this month, resident Josh Crawford proposed the idea. Crawford is a...


Christa McAuliffe sabbatical recipient plans to launch students into space through escape room-inspired game
04-25-2024 3:03 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

When Christa McAuliffe boarded the Challenger space shuttle on Jan. 28, 1986, she planned to broadcast two lessons from space into thousands of American classrooms.The first – called "The Ultimate Field Trip" – would have involved a tour of the space...


Bill requiring educators to answer parents’ questions moves forward
04-24-2024 2:47 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A bill that would require educators to answer parents’ questions about their children “completely and honestly” will move forward in the New Hampshire House without a recommendation from its Education Committee.On Tuesday – a day after the committee...


At House hearing, some argue proposed transgender sports ban would violate anti-discrimination law
04-23-2024 4:30 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

A week after a federal appeals court ruled a transgender sports ban in West Virginia was discriminatory, more than a dozen transgender girls, parents, educators and advocates in New Hampshire argued that a similar ban under consideration in New...


Matt Fisk will serve as next principal of Bow High School
04-23-2024 4:00 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Assistant principals don’t typically serve students food, but at Bow High School, lunch duty is a daily responsibility for Matt Fisk.Last Wednesday, Fisk dished out Big Mac subs and cheese nachos and checked in with students as they passed through the...


House committee weighs bill that would require teachers to answer parents’ questions
04-22-2024 4:55 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

At a parent-teacher conference a decade ago, Tina Kim Philibotte learned her child was gay.The disclosure took Philibotte – a self-described progressive and now one of four public school diversity, equity, inclusion and justice administrators in New...

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