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April 9, 2017 by Jackie Johnson Leahy (Register to contact)

50th Reunion planning meeting at Panera Bread in Keene on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 4pm.

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Project update: Work moves along on moldy Keene High outbuilding  The Keene Sentinel

Roughly nine months after an outbuilding at Keene High School was closed due to mold, work to reopen the structure is well underway, according to ...

David A. Williams Jr.  The Keene Sentinel

David A. Williams Jr. David A. Williams Jr., 35, of Marlborough and formerly a longtime resident of Swanzey, died on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. He passed ...

Joanne B. Morse  The Keene Sentinel

Joanne B. Morse. Joanne (Brown) Morse, 79, of Keene passed away on April 16, 2019, following a period of declining health. Clinton and Ruth (Davis) Brown ...

James G. Bardis  The Keene Sentinel

James G. Bardis. James George Bardis, 85, of Keene passed away on March 29, 2019, at Langdon Place of Keene after a period of declining health. He was ...

American Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in Vt. and NH  WCAX

Local volunteers and partners will visit homes in Barre, Vermont, and Keene, New Hampshire, as part of their national Sound the Alarm event.

Dorothy H. Cashman  The Keene Sentinel

Dorothy H. Cashman. The family matriarch, Dorothy H. Cashman, 99, a lifelong resident of Keene, died peacefully, surrounded in the love of her family, ...

Local teams head to international problem-solving competition  The Keene Sentinel

At next month's Destination Imagination Global Finals in Kansas City, Mo., the Monadnock Region will be well represented, with teams from four local schools ...

Amy J. Zaluki-Stone  The Keene Sentinel

Amy J. Zaluki-Stone. The community is saddened with the unexpected passing of Amy Jo Zaluki-Stone, 53, of Antrim on April 16, 2019. Her parents, Richard H.

Edward R. Watkins, 90, of Lowville  WWNY TV 7

Lowville – Edward R. Watkins died Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Lewis County General Hospital with his loving family at his side.

Your Words: Seeking 1999 classmates for Keene High School reunions  The Keene Sentinel

Attention Keene High School Class of 1999: The Keene High School Class of 1999 will host its 20-year reunion June 15 in Keene. A website has been ...

Edward R. Watkins

Lowville – Edward R. Watkins died Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Lewis County General Hospital with his loving family at his side. Edward was born on November ...

Keene High School announces second quarter honor roll  The Keene Sentinel

The following 653 students in grades 9-12 were named to the honor roll at Keene High School for the second quarter of the 2018-2019 school year.

Grief counseling offered at Keene High after student's death  The Keene Sentinel

Keene High School counselors and other support staff will be available Tuesday to help students who are coping with the death of a peer, the school's ...

Keene High School student suffers fatal overdose  WMUR Manchester

A student at Keene High School died of an apparent drug overdose last week, school district officials confirm.

Keene school board votes to change start times in district  The Keene Sentinel

Starting with the 2020-21 school year, the first bell of the day in Keene schools will ring at a new time.

Keene High School drama club to present 'Mamma Mia!'  The Keene Sentinel

The Keene High School drama club will present the musical “Mamma Mia!,” based on the songs of ABBA, Nov. 8-10 in the school auditorium.

Mold set to keep Keene High building closed  The Keene Sentinel

An outbuilding at Keene High School that was closed due to mold this summer will likely remain shuttered for the foreseeable future.

Keene school board plans to vote on changing start times  The Keene Sentinel

Tonight, the Keene Board of Education plans to vote whether to change the start of the school day in the Keene district.

For Keene, school start time change posed  The Keene Sentinel

A Keene School District committee charged with studying school start times is recommending Keene High push back morning classes by 80 minutes beginning ...

Keene High School announces fourth quarter honor roll  The Keene Sentinel

The following 615 students were named to the honor roll at Keene High School for the fourth quarter of the 2018 school year.

Inspiration for novelist's latest work comes from old Keene High yearbook  The Keene Sentinel

This 1955 Keene High School yearbook provided the inspiration for New York City author Elinor Lipman's latest novel, “Good Riddance.” Lipman's partner ...

Keene High School student dies from overdose  WMUR Manchester

A student at Keene High School died of an apparent drug overdose last week, school district officials confirm.

Proposed school start-time changes largely rebuked at hearing  The Keene Sentinel

As the primary-day polls were closing across the Elm City Tuesday night, another matter of widespread interest drew parents, students and teachers to Keene ...

Keene High School Class of 2018  The Keene Sentinel

The following students are members of the Keene High School Class of 2018: Douglas Neil Abbott, Hamilton Thomas Abert, Nathan Stuart Adams, Ryan John ...

Voters set Keene school district warrant in uneventful deliberative session  The Keene Sentinel

Saturday's deliberative session for the Keene School District wrapped up in under an hour with no amendments, but the meeting to debate a $66.7 million ...

Keene vs. Manchester Memorial High School Football Highlights, 8/31/2018  The Keene Sentinel

Highlights from the August 31 high school football game between Keene High School and Manchester Memorial. Keene won, 18-14.

Keene High hockey program aims to continue building on a culture of success  The Keene Sentinel

From good team, to great program, to state champions — the Keene High boys' hockey program ascended the ranks one rung at a time.

Keene High announces its top 10 graduating seniors  The Keene Sentinel

Editor's note: The students with the top 10 grade point averages, after the valedictorian and salutatorian, are listed alphabetically.

Celebratory mood characterizes Keene High graduation  The Keene Sentinel

As soon as the last seniors of Keene High School's Class of 2018 crossed the stage Friday night, the graduates erupted into celebration.

A novel idea: Keene High student leads book drive for Cheshire County inmates  The Keene Sentinel

It turns out some inmates at the Cheshire County jail are fond of science fiction, but not so keen on romance novels.

Keene High's Fletcher endured a long road to playing on Friday nights  The Keene Sentinel

Ask Gabe Fletcher about last Friday night and he'll start with the butterflies.

Keene High School students receive state award for short film about safe driving  The Keene Sentinel

CONCORD — Keene High School students were honored at this year's N.H. High School Short Film Festival Saturday for their public *service* announcement ...

Keene hockey team skates away from Merrimack in title game  The Keene Sentinel

T he holiday tournament format resembled a preseason hockey jamboree, with teams playing two games a day, running time, a single intermission and 9 a.m. ...

Keene boys take advantage of home field for first playoff win in seven years  The Keene Sentinel

A familiar field. A supportive crowd. A simpler arrival for pre-game warmups.

Survey registers interest in later daily start times at Keene High  The Keene Sentinel

A survey created by a Keene committee shows that 57 percent of respondents would prefer a later start time — between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. — at Keene High.

Keene High names new coach for girls' basketball program  The Keene Sentinel

Keene High School has announced the hiring of a new head coach for its girls' basketball program.

Memories aplenty as athletes from Keene's Class of 1959 reunite, by Michael M. McMahon  The Keene Sentinel

It's the greatest class to graduate from Keene High, and they aren't shy about saying it.

Keene Votes to Delay School Start Times  New Hampshire Public Radio

The Keene School Board voted Tuesday to delay school start times beginning in the fall of 2020. The move follows similar adjustments in other New Hampshire.


There's a twist in this year's sixth annual Dancing with the Keene Stars, and it has nothing to do with Chuck Berry's famous moves.

High school golf: Wild, wacky ... but mostly wet: Keene places fifth in soggy state tournament at the Oaks  The Keene Sentinel

Photos by Michael Moore / Sentinel Staff. Keene High senior Carson O'Neil, left, connects with the ball on the 18th tee during the Division I state championship ...

Former Keene High class officer sentenced for embezzling from fund  The Keene Sentinel

A former Keene High School class treasurer pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling more than $4000 from a class of 2015 reunion fund.

Bosa donates items to Keene High; auction to benefit football program  The Keene Sentinel

John Bosa, a Keene High graduate who starred at Boston College and became a first-round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins, has donated a number of items to ...

Game for more, Keene man's business move paid off  The Keene Sentinel

From California to Boston, an Elm City native has been making his mark on the video games industry over the past 15 years.

Keene teachers union files labor complaint with state board  The Keene Sentinel

The Keene School District teachers union on Tuesday brought an unfair labor practice complaint against the district, claiming the school board failed to negotiate ...

Run the world: Keene High grad preps for international career  The Keene Sentinel

As the end of graduation season nears, many high school seniors are preparing for their next steps into the “real world.” Just a few years ago, so was Keene ...

Vaping has no place in a high school, by Richard Durkee  The Keene Sentinel

I am 18 years old. I am not a physician, nor do I have a degree in public health. But every day, I walk the halls of Keene High School, and every day, I see vaping ...

Recent death of local 16-year-old puts focus on youth substance misuse  The Keene Sentinel

Within the past year, Keene Fire Department personnel have responded to drug overdose calls involving people as old as 70 and as young as 18, according to ...

Keene school community offers counseling after teen's overdose death  WMUR Manchester

A student at Keene High School who died of an apparent drug overdose last week, school district officials confirm. Aaron Frazier died on Thursday.

Keene High School graduation  The Keene Sentinel

The following students graduated from Keene High School:

Keene High students join national walkout at school this morning  The Keene Sentinel

With a police presence on campus, more than 150 Keene High School students walked out of class Wednesday as part of a national movement.

Dorothy R. Johnson  The Keene Sentinel

Dorothy R. Johnson. Dorothy Ridley Johnson, 87, died peacefully at her 197 Water St. home in Keene on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, surrounded by the love of ...

A Moment in (Local) History: Carleton Ellis, margarine inventor  The Keene Sentinel

Did you know that the margarine that you use daily was invented by a Keene native?

Timothy H. Creamer  The Keene Sentinel

Timothy H. Creamer. Timothy H. Creamer, 53, a resident of Dover, passed away in Ayer, Mass., at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019.

Marlborough teen injured in sledding accident at Massachusetts school  The Keene Sentinel

A Marlborough teenager who was part of the Keene all-star team that went to the Babe Ruth World Series a couple years ago will spend more than a month in.

Keene High contacts police after student posts 'concerning' message on social media  The Keene Sentinel

Keene High School officials contacted police this morning about what they said was a concerning message a student posted on social media.

Blackbirds snap losing streak, top Manchester Memorial in season opener  The Keene Sentinel

Keene High senior quarterback Gabe Fletcher has endured a long journey to get back onto the gridiron, going through elbow surgery on his throwing arm that ...

Gale L. Hamlin  The Keene Sentinel

Gale L. Hamlin, 65, a lifetime resident of Keene, died on Sunday, March 3, 2019. He passed peacefully with the love of his family and dear friends near after a.

Ice-breaker: Keene High wins school's first state title in hockey  The Keene Sentinel

Keene High School has its first state title in ice hockey, and if drama counts, it was worth the wait.

Some outdoor events on Thanksgiving Day canceled, rescheduled due to expected record-breaking cold  WMUR Manchester

This year's Thanksgiving Day high school football game between Keene High School and Monadnock Regional High School has been canceled.

Patti A. Dunn  The Keene Sentinel

Patti A. Dunn. Patti Ann Dunn of Manchester and formerly of Keene died Feb. 22, 2019, at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, after a brief illness.

Kim J. Nadeau  The Keene Sentinel

Kim J. Nadeau. Kim James Nadeau, 62, of Troy and formerly of Keene and Chesterfield, passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by family on Jan.

NH commissioner's plan would credit students' learning outside the classroom  The Keene Sentinel

A proposal coming out today from the N.H. Department of Education aims to give high school students credit for learning they do outside the classroom.

Coming Home: McCully's transfer brings a familiar name back to Keene State  The Keene Sentinel

When James McCully's grandfather emigrated from Scotland to the U.S., it was a voyage to a strange land to build a new life for his family.

Student suffers fatal overdose  WGNO New Orleans

A student at Keene High School died of an apparent drug overdose last week, school district officials confirm.

For high school seniors, the last of the firsts  The Keene Sentinel

SWANZEY CENTER — Across the Monadnock Region this week, students of all ages paused outside front doors and beside school bus stops for parents to ...

Richard D. Swahnberg  The Keene Sentinel

Richard Swahnberg. Richard D. Swahnberg of Keene died Nov. 21, 2018, at RiverMead in Peterborough. He was 95. Richard “Dick” was born on May 19, 1923, ...

Robert S. Posner  The Keene Sentinel

Robert S. Posner. Robert S. “Bob” Posner, 53, a longtime resident of Keene and formerly of Spofford, died unexpectedly on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at ...

Janice A. Hulslander  The Keene Sentinel

Janice A. Hulslander. Janice A. Hulslander, 83, a lifelong resident of Keene, passed away on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at Langdon Place of Keene. Her parents ...

Questionnaire: Dave Morrill, NH House, Cheshire District 4  The Keene Sentinel

Name: Dave Morrill. Age: Did not answer. Town: Keene. advertisement. Party affiliation: Democrat. How long have you lived in New Hampshire: Born here, lived ...

Youth to call for climate action at Keene rally  The Keene Sentinel

Local youth plan to take a stand against climate change at Ashuelot River Park Saturday.

Bruce W. Wyman  The Keene Sentinel

Bruce W. Wyman. Bruce W. Wyman, 61, of Clermont, Fla., and a former longtime resident of Keene, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at South Lake ...

Doreen L. Palmer  The Keene Sentinel

Doreen L. Palmer. Doreen L. (Grover) Palmer, 54, of Swanzey and a former longtime resident of Winchester, died unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, ...

James H. Hastings Jr.  The Keene Sentinel

James H. Hastings Jr. James H. “Jim” Hastings Jr., 68, of Harrisville passed away on March 11, 2019, with family by his side at the Jack Byrnes Center in ...

Team effort: Conant students assemble to build a better greenhouse  The Keene Sentinel

Did you ever wonder when you'd use the skills you learned in high school geometry?

Visions of Love: Keene High Drama Club Presents 'Almost, Maine'  The Keene Sentinel

With the tagline, “It's love. But not quite,” the spring play performed by Keene High School's Drama Club proves romance comes and goes – and it's sometimes ...

Books Before Bars: Teen's book drive for inmates shows even self-improvement can use a helping hand  The Keene Sentinel

It's an old cliché: the convict who, with nothing but time on his hands, hits the weights and becomes a physical specimen akin to a Mr. Universe contestant.

Guided by faith, talent and business acumen, Miller acing career as local tennis pro  The Keene Sentinel

WESTMORELAND — For 29-year-old Jacob Miller, life has been about keeping his eye on the ball.

Pamela A. Blood | Obituaries |  The Keene Sentinel

Pamela A. Blood. Pamela A. Blood, 56, of Keene died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, from cancer. She was born April 3, 1962, in Keene, daughter of Shirley ...

Cheshire Career Center looks for new leader as director takes Dover post  The Keene Sentinel

The Cheshire Career Center, housed at Keene High School, is searching for a new director.

Fire destroys Keene home on Park Avenue | Public Safety  The Union Leader

A passerby noticed smoke coming from the home Tuesday around 10:46 a.m., and called 911, the fire department said.

New director named for Cheshire Career Center  The Keene Sentinel

The Keene School District has selected a new director of the Cheshire Career Center.

Keene High bids farewell to ski coaches Borden, Bayr  The Keene Sentinel

For nearly a decade, Dave Borden and Klaus Bayr have dedicated countless hours to coaching the Keene High School ski teams, Borden with the Alpine squad ...

Mary M. Gline  The Keene Sentinel

Mary M. Gline. Mary M. (Marcotte) Gline, 84, a lifelong resident of Keene died on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene. She passed ...

Councilors take step toward plan to wean Keene off fossil fuels  The Keene Sentinel

Environmentalists young and old crowded into city hall Wednesday night, imploring Keene city councilors to take aggressive action on climate change.

Lethal liftoff: How fentanyl entered NH's heroin crisis — and eclipsed it  The Keene Sentinel

Alex Casale remembers the time before fentanyl ruled the streets. Casale, who heads New Hampshire's drug court program, had been working in the state's first ...

Forthcoming two-volume set tracks region's railroad history  The Keene Sentinel

The Monadnock Region once had 11 separate railroads, according to rail historian Bradford G. Blodget. Keene became a hub, with hundreds of people ...

New food truck set to open in Keene  The Keene Sentinel

A local resident plans to help boost the “food truck revolution.” Issac L. Kaufman is the chef and owner of Salt and Lime, a mobile restaurant he hopes to open ...

James M. Supry  The Keene Sentinel

James M. Supry. James M. “Jim” Supry, 60, a resident of Keene, passed away in Chesterfield on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. He was born Aug. 6, 1958, in ...

Keene High School declared safe after hazardous materials investigation  The Keene Sentinel

Keene High School was declared safe for students and staff after an investigation into potentially hazardous materials Wednesday found no abnormal levels of ...

Talented cast brings Keene High's 'Nostalgia' to life  The Keene Sentinel

To take a seat at a Keene High School Nostalgia performance is to drop all expectations at the door.

Joyce C. Smith  The Keene Sentinel

Joyce C. Smith. Joyce C. (Campbell) Smith, 84, of Keene died on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene. She passed peacefully with the ...

Theresa P. Hill  The Keene Sentinel

Theresa P. Hill. Theresa P. Hill, 84, of Swanzey, a former longtime resident of Keene, passed away peacefully with her devoted family by her side at Langdon ...

Keene High senior turned pain into award-winning artwork  The Keene Sentinel

It's awards season — and I'm not referring to the Oscars or Grammys.

Author to present novel inspired by KHS yearbook found at flea market  The Keene Sentinel

Elinor Lipman will discuss her new novel, “Good Riddance,” at Toadstool Bookshop in Keene on Feb. 28. The novel, Lipman's 12th, is inspired by a copy of the ...

Keene boys' track and field wins CVC Championship, girls fourth  The Keene Sentinel

LANGDON — Despite rain in the forecast, teams from throughout New Hampshire and Vermont gathered in Langdon Saturday for the Connecticut Valley ...

A night of nostalgia: Keene High's 1992 basketball team reflects on its journey, by Steve Gilbert  The Keene Sentinel

The tension in the Keene High School locker room was palpable. Players swayed nervously. They sought guidance from their coaches and captains, ...

Carol J. Teitel  The Keene Sentinel

Carol J. Teitel. Carol J. (Zimmerman) Teitel, 63, formerly of Concord and Keene, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at The Arbors of Bedford. Her parents ...

Mark P. Hayward Sr.  The Keene Sentinel

Mark P. Hayward Sr. Mark P. Hayward Sr., 67, of Westmoreland died peacefully on Dec. 18, 2018, in the comforts his home after a nearly yearlong struggle with ...

Questionnaire: Joe Schapiro, NH House, Cheshire District 16  The Keene Sentinel

Name: Joe Schapiro. Age: 67. Town: Keene. Party affiliation: Democrat. How long have you lived in New Hampshire: Keene resident for 30 years. Family: ...

Barbara R. Hook  The Keene Sentinel

Barbara R. Hook. Barbara R. (Chickering) Hook, 74, a lifetime resident of Keene, died on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative and ...

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