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

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Keene High to forgo finals in shift to 'competency-based' education  The Keene Sentinel

Amid community concerns about the potential implications of Keene High School's ongoing shift to competency-based education, the school has released more ...

Robert F. Wilber | Obituaries  The Keene Sentinel

Robert F. Wilber. Robert “Bob” Franklin Wilber, 78, of Keene, went to Jesus to “walk on streets of gold” on the evening of Aug. 7, 2019, at Maine Medical Center ...

Taking measure of a new model: competency-based education  The Keene Sentinel

When people ask Brian Stack about competency-based education, he likes to use the analogy of a driving test.

Keene School District grappling with education change | Local News  The Keene Sentinel

As Keene High School works toward implementing a competency-based education model, some parents in the Keene School District are showing trepidation ...

Irene K. Madden | Obituaries  The Keene Sentinel

Irene K. Madden. Irene K. (Kennedy) Madden, 82, a longtime resident of Swanzey and formerly of Enfield, died on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Keene Center ...

Keene High announces students with top GPAs in class of 2019  The Keene Sentinel

Keene High School has announced the students with the highest grade-point averages in the class of 2019. Keene High's commencement ceremony was Friday ...

David M. Thomas | Obituaries  The Keene Sentinel

David M. Thomas. David Michael Thomas, 70, of Spofford, passed away on Aug. 5, 2019, with family by his side, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Days Gone By: Keene High to Fill with Moments of Nostalgia  The Keene Sentinel

This year's Keene High School concert of the music of yesteryear will take the audience on a journey around the world — even out of this world.

Michael W. Moody | Obituaries  The Keene Sentinel

Michael W. Moody. Michael W. “Mike” Moody, 58, a lifetime resident of Westmoreland, died on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

For more than 250 Keene High students, a culminating moment  The Keene Sentinel

The soon-to-be-graduates streamed onto Alumni Field in their black regalia. As they took their seats, waiting for the last formal function of their high school ...

Keene High students get the OK to wear military sashes at graduation  The Keene Sentinel

Keene High School students will be allowed to wear military sashes at graduation next week after the superintendent gave his go-ahead Friday.

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 ...

Keene High grad makes leap to the big screen  The Keene Sentinel

Keene High School graduate Jennifer Smalley's name will soon scroll across movie screens in Maine.

Keene High hires Patnode as new football coach  The Keene Sentinel

Linwood Patnode brought a state championship to the Monadnock Regional High School football program. Now, he's hoping to bring the same success to ...

Marilyn L. Coppo | Obituaries  The Keene Sentinel

Marilyn L. Coppo. Marilyn L. (Hull) Coppo, 73, of Center Harbor, beloved wife of Robert D. Coppo, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on July 21, ...

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.

With the help of new volunteers, it's 'party on' for Keene High Project Graduation  The Keene Sentinel

An annual event for local high school students will go on as planned next month in spite of concerns last year that it lacked enough volunteers to continue.

Students petition to wear military sashes at Keene High graduation  The Keene Sentinel

With Keene High School's graduation a little less than two weeks away, more than 1300 people have signed an online petition asking the school to let students ...

Cultural connection: Keene High students learn from Chinese visitors  The Keene Sentinel

Last month, Keene High School hosted 20 students, three teachers and one group leader from the Nanya School in Changsha, a city in the Hunan province of ...

Keene High School Class of 1959 to hold 60th class reunion  The Keene Sentinel

Keene High School Class of 1959 will hold its 60th class reunion on Aug. 10 at Pappagallos Restaurant, 9 Monadnock Highway in Keene.

Tomi Ingalls leaves Keene High a changed landscape, very much for the better  The Keene Sentinel

In many ways, Tomi Ingalls is at heart a performer. There's the incessant smile. The big hugs. The laugh. The love for the spotlight, not in a pretentious way, but.

Keene High relay team smashes long-held school record  The Keene Sentinel

Good teams save good things for last … or at least that was so for the talented Keene High School boys' 4x800 relay team.

Buttigieg plan aimed at boosting rural workforce | Local News  The Keene Sentinel

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg released a policy plan today that sets goals for rural economies nationwide.

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.

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.

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 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.

As both teacher and superfan, Keene's Gross supports his students  The Keene Sentinel

Some high school teams play before a sea of loyal, screaming fans. Some play for scattered puddles of friends and parents.

Keene school board agrees to fund repairs to horticulture building  The Keene Sentinel

The Keene Board of Education voted Tuesday to approve further repairs to a Keene High School outbuilding that has been closed due to mold since July.

Keene High construction trades teacher to retire after 3 decades  The Keene Sentinel

Randall “Randy” Burns didn't dream of becoming a teacher.

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.

Keene-Einbeck soccer exchange to wrap up with friendly match Friday  The Keene Sentinel

Wally Secord first decided to implement a soccer element to Keene's cultural exchange program with its sister city of Einbeck, Germany, back in 2003.

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 ...

After military sash go-ahead, Keene school board mulls formal graduation-attire policy  The Keene Sentinel

Days after the superintendent gave the go-ahead for students to wear military sashes during Keene High School's commencement ceremony this year, the ...

Senators downed by Keene  The Recorder

KEENE, N.H. — Playing without its leading scorer, the Mahar Regional girls basketball summer league team lost to Keene High School, 38-24, on Friday at ...

Making her own path: Surry student completes 12 years in charter schools  The Keene Sentinel

Victoria “Tori” Fiorey knows a thing or two about charter schools.

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.

KHS Class of 1974 seeking classmates for 45th year reunion  The Keene Sentinel

The Keene High School Class of 1974 is holding its 45th year reunion on Saturday, July 13 at The Elk's Camp on East Surry Road from 3 to 9 p.m..

Hundreds turn out for Buttigieg's first visit to Keene after campaign announcement  The Keene Sentinel

Pete Buttigieg drew a crowd of hundreds to Keene High School Saturday morning, in his first stop in the Elm City after his official campaign announcement in ...

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 State basketball coach announces staff for summer camp  The Keene Sentinel

Keene State College men's basketball Coach Ryan Cain has announced his staff for the upcoming Owls Basketball Camp, which is set to take place in July.

For Keene, school start time change posed | Local News  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 ...

Military sashes to be allowed at this year's graduation after Keene students pressure school  The Union Leader

KEENE — Keene High School students enlisting in the military after graduation will be allowed to wear military sashes over their graduation robes this year after ...

Photos: 'Mayor Pete' meets and greets the people  Brattleboro Reformer

KRISTOPHER RADDER — BRATTLEBORO REFORMERSouth Bend, Indiana Mayor, and Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg greets the crowd as ...

Winchester students become a part of history | Quick Studies  The Keene Sentinel

This month, the halls of the Winchester School were transformed into a walk through history.

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 student walking on road to recovery after serious ski crash  The Keene Sentinel

There's one word Jennifer Willett uses to describe what it's like to see her son, Tyler Mark, walk: miraculous.

Setting the Spring Stage  The Keene Sentinel

A blockbuster Broadway musical. Hard-hitting drama. Comedy. An original play. It's all coming to a theater near you in the coming month.

Keene High announces its top 10 graduating seniors | Local News  The Keene Sentinel

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

Welcome to Keene: Playwright pens work set in his hometown  The Keene Sentinel

In 2014, Chicago-based playwright Brian James Polak noticed his hometown in New Hampshire was on the national news more often than usual.

Buttigieg, Williamson to stop in Keene this week  The Keene Sentinel

Presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg and Marianne Williamson will visit the region this week, with public events in Keene.

Keene considering new military sash policy for graduates  The Union Leader

Whether or not future Keene High School graduates who choose to enlist in the military will be able to wear military sashes at commencement is something the ...

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.

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 ...

NH education funding: A chance to get it right?  The Keene Sentinel

New Hampshire has been here before. Last week, a superior court judge ruled that the state is not meeting its constitutional obligation to fund an “adequate ...

Keene High School Class of 2018 | Local News  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 ...

Most Eligible Bachelorette: Tia Hockett | Choice Awards  The Keene Sentinel

She may consider herself sturdy like a carousel bench, but Tia Hockett loves a fun journey 'round. Hockett compares the reliability of the seat to the flashiness of ...

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 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.

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.


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.

Carol A. Agosta | Obituaries  The Keene Sentinel

Carol A. Agosta. The talented and vibrant voice and spirit of Carol Ann Agosta also known as Carol August “Gus” and “Beaver,” will be greatly missed by her ...

At a glance: Ron Farina  The Keene Sentinel

Name: Ron Farina. Age: 81. Hometown: Born and raised in Keene; lived in Burlington, Vt., and Concord, N.H., for a time before returning in 1970. Family: Twice ...

Celebratory mood characterizes Keene High graduation | Local News  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.

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.

Keene High School graduation | Local News  The Keene Sentinel

The following students graduated from Keene High School:

MoCo Arts' high school students to present "Legally Blonde JR."  The Keene Sentinel

MoCo Arts High School Musical Theatre students will present “Legally Blonde JR.” on May 4 and 5 in The Founder's Theatre at MoCo Arts in Keene.

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.

Denis G. Jobin | Obituaries  The Keene Sentinel

Denis G. Jobin. Denis George Jobin, a lifelong resident of Keene, died peacefully at his home on June 4, 2019, with his wife of 48 years, Pauline, by his side.

Owen Fauth: Following in the footsteps of his parents  The Keene Sentinel

Owen Fauth didn't wander far in his embrace of academics and athletics. Didn't have to. His father, Dr. James Fauth, is a clinical psychologist at Antioch ...

Keene High School students perform with national concert band  The Keene Sentinel

Keene High School students Taylor Hoefer and Macy Woudenberg recently returned from performing in the All National Concert Band at the All National Honor ...

David A. Venske | Obituaries  The Keene Sentinel

David A. Venske. David A. “Davey” Venske, 36, a lifetime resident of Keene, died unexpectedly from a brain aneurysm on Saturday, May 25, 2019, ...

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.

Senators top NH state champs  The Recorder

KEENE, N.H. — The Mahar girls basketball team beat a New Hampshire state champion to open its summer league season on Tuesday.The Senators beat ...

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

SOMERSWORTH — There were interludes when it didn't rain, but they were brief and infrequent.

Mary K. Parker | Obituaries |  The Keene Sentinel

Mary K. Parker. On Friday, May 31, 2019, surrounded by the love and support of her family, Mary Kittredge Jewett Parker, passed away at her home in Sullivan.

Leslie A. Miglietta | Obituaries  The Keene Sentinel

Leslie A. Miglietta. Leslie Allison (Piper) Miglietta passed away on May 4, 2019, after a short illness. She was born on May 18, 1959, in Keene; as the second ...

Michael A. Scadova | Obituaries  The Keene Sentinel

Michael A. Scadova. Michael A. Scadova, 51, a lifelong resident of Keene, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 19, 2019, from an unknown heart condition.

Albert B. Stroshine Jr. | Obituaries  The Keene Sentinel

Albert B. Stroshine Jr. The famous call welcomed by all NASCAR fans — “Gentlemen, start your engines” — will no longer be heard by one of the sport's biggest ...

Gale L. Hamlin | Obituaries  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.

Granite Gorge Ski Area scheduled for foreclosure auction  The Keene Sentinel

ROXBURY — A prominent local ski area has been scheduled for foreclosure auction, although the ski area said the auction will not happen.

Robert J. Lammela | Obituaries  The Keene Sentinel

Robert J. Lammela. Robert J. “Bob” Lammela, 83, a longtime resident of Swanzey and formerly of Keene passed peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, June 8, ...

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.

Mildred B. Wolfe | Obituaries  The Keene Sentinel

Mildred B. Wolfe. Mildred B. “Millie” (Babcock) Wolfe, 79, a longtime resident of Keene and formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa., died on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

William L. Thompson | Obituaries |  The Keene Sentinel

William L. Thompson. William L. Thompson, 61, of Mt. Airy, N.C., passed away on April 15, 2019, after a battle with leukemia. Bill was born Feb. 13, 1958, in ...

Amy J. Zaluki-Stone | Obituaries  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.

James H. Hastings Jr. | Obituaries  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 ...

Bulletin Board: Senators top Panthers in Keene Summer League  The Recorder

KEENE, N.H. — Defense led to offense for the Mahar Regional School girls summer league basketball team in a 55-24 win over Pioneer Valley Regional at ...

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.

Vote to buy Keene mobile home park leaves some residents crying foul  The Keene Sentinel

After a close vote last week approving the purchase of Tanglewood Estates by a resident-owned cooperative, some who opposed buying the Keene ...

David A. Williams Jr. | Obituaries  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 ...

James G. Bardis | Obituaries  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 ...

For the love of people — and pickleball — Farina gets it done  The Keene Sentinel

It is a gorgeous summer day, not a single cloud in the sky, and Ron Farina sits at the kitchen table at his West Keene residence of 44 years, looking.

Logan appointed principal of Keene High School | Local News  The Keene Sentinel

The Keene Board of Education didn't have to look far for the next principal of Keene High School.

Marlborough students send marshmallow into space | Quick Studies  The Keene Sentinel

Students at Marlborough School could give NASA a run for their money.

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 ...

Pamela Cummings | Obituaries  The Keene Sentinel

Pamela Cummings. Pamela (Stillings) Cummings, 65, a resident of Swanzey and lifelong resident of the Monadnock Region, passed away on Sunday, June 16, ...

Martha L. Watson | Obituaries |  The Keene Sentinel

Martha L. Watson. Martha Louise Watson sadly died March 7, 2019, at her home in Palm Bay, Fla., after a period of failing health. Born in Quincy, Mass., ...

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