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Opinion: An election official’s view on HB 1370 and HB 1569
06-13-2024 6:00 AM

By IRIS ALTILIO

Iris Altilio is Supervisor of the Checklist for Pembroke. I’ve been a checklist supervisor for almost ten years, and I have grave concerns about bills HB 1569 and HB 1370. Today, to register to vote, you are required to provide proof of age,...

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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...


Pembroke, Concord to get money for electric school buses in latest grant awards
05-29-2024 10:47 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

As four electric buses in Henniker and Weare wind up their first full month of operation, news has come that Pembroke and Concord will receive some through the latest round of federal grants.In Wednesday’s announcement, part of an ongoing effort to...


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...


Opinion: Funding public education
05-19-2024 4:00 PM

By DIANNE SCHUETT

Rep. Dianne Schuett, Merr. 12, Pembroke. To the families of Pembroke, I recently received a resolution from the Pembroke School Board. It was addressed to all of their elected representatives in the state legislature, of which I am one. It calls...


Speaker in Pembroke seeks to shed light on the ongoing war in Gaza
05-13-2024 5:18 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

For years, lecturer Mohamed Defaa has sought to demystify the social, cultural and historical complexities surrounding the Middle East for Western audiences.Then, on Oct. 7 of last year, this combustible region, already a difficult subject 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...


Pembroke seminar on climate change aims to set the record straight
04-17-2024 5:12 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

Ayn Whytemare doesn’t like the view from the top of her hayfield in Pembroke.From there, rising from pines like a lonely skyscraper, stands the smokestack used by the Bow coal plant, the last facility of its kind in New England. And while the visible...


‘It’s pretty grim’: Pembroke schools to eliminate 27 positions following major budget cut
04-03-2024 12:54 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Pembroke plans to eliminate 27 positions from its schools next year in response to a voter mandate to eliminate $3 million, or 10% of the budget, in the face of spiking taxes.“It’s pretty grim, in my opinion, when you see the number of positions laid...


Pembroke School Board mulls major cuts to next year’s budget
03-27-2024 3:54 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

In Kadyn Dean’s favorite class at the Pembroke Hill School, she works with robots, builds cardboard houses, and helps maintain a local hiking trail. In the past week, the third grader learned the class – called ILAB – is not expected to continue next...


‘People are at a breaking point’ – Pembroke residents lash out at spending
03-16-2024 5:10 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

As town officials ramp up spending year after year, people like Ray Olivier can’t keep up. On Saturday, the challenge for Oliver and other residents on fixed incomes became more pronounced after Pembroke voters approved a $11.6 million budget, which...


In Pembroke, steep tax increase leads residents to cut school budget
03-09-2024 5:25 PM

By MICHAELA TOWFIGHI

The way William O’Mahoney saw it, Pembroke voters had two options: price out the elderly or support schools. With a proposed budget of $33.8 million delivering a 28% tax increase, it was hard to feel like one didn’t come at the expense of the...


Community power continues spreading through the region
03-09-2024 1:10 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Community power, the system under which communities can buy their own electricity instead of depending on the utility, is continuing its rapid expansion in towns throughout the region.Three Concord area towns are among the dozen launching the system...


Pembroke voters facing nearly 30% tax increase
03-06-2024 5:52 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

Amid all the property tax hikes in the Concord area this town meeting season, Pembroke residents are facing the biggest with a whopping 28.1% increase in one year.The combined town and school tax rate is expected to increase from $27.88 to $35.70 –...


Opinion: Why more mental health services won’t help
03-02-2024 7:30 AM

By MAURICE REGAN

Maurice Regan is a psychologist and former college professor. He lives in Pembroke. Many news stories of personal tragedy include the suggestion that “mental health services” or more mental health services might have prevented the disturbing outcome....


Opinion: NH legislators, don’t stigmatize young people with SB 524
02-23-2024 6:00 PM

By JENNIFER SMITH

Jennifer Smith, MD, MPH, lives in Pembroke. I was upset to see Rep. Moffett’s black and white opinion on transgender girls’ participation in sports. His My Turn shows insufficient knowledge and a bias that seems widespread among some in the NH...


Pembroke gearing up for community power this spring
01-01-2024 12:05 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Pembroke residents will get their chance to join the community-power bandwagon soon, with notices going out in mid-January and a Jan. 31 public meeting.The meeting, set for 6:30 p.m. in the Pembroke Academy auditorium, will explain how Pembroke...


Pembroke Hill teacher Elizabeth Duclos is Granite State’s best
10-05-2023 3:18 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

Elizabeth Duclos, a third-grade teacher at Pembroke Hill School, was named the state’s Teacher of the Year Thursday.Duclos was nominated for the award by superintendents, principals, past and present colleagues, parents of students and other community...


Pembroke Hill celebrates Elizabeth Duclos, a finalist for New Hampshire Teacher of the Year
08-29-2023 11:35 AM

By RAY DUCKLER

The twin boys, 10-year-olds Jackson and Bradley Doyle, devised a plan to keep their former teacher at Pembroke Hill School in their lives.They called it Lunch Bunches, an informal setting that the boys invented during recess one day. They chose a...


Longtime resident paints a picture of lost treasures in Pembroke
08-26-2023 2:00 PM

By RAY DUCKLER

Lianne Keary’s son turns 18 this year, and that tells her a lot.It tells her that the photos she used to publish Pembroke’s version of the popular Acadia Images of America series were used 18 years ago, because she was pregnant when she pieced those...


Opinion: An idea for the college affirmative action problem
07-08-2023 6:00 AM

By MAURICE REGAN

Maurice Regan lives in Pembroke. That famous, inventive psychologist B.F. Skinner once described a crackpot idea that he could train pigeons to be missile guidance systems for use in WWII. This idea led to the Pelican Project and the development of a...

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