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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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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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Daughter 'angry, upset' over father's manslaughter charges  Brattleboro Reformer

BRATTLEBORO — The daughter of a Keene, N.H., man charged with involuntary manslaughter in Vermont is angry and upset over the charges.'He has a family ...

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.

David A. Venske  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, ...

Denis G. Jobin  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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Albert B. Stroshine Jr.  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 ...

John R. DiLuzio  The Keene Sentinel

John R. DiLuzio. John Rocco DiLuzio, 84, a resident of Keene, passed away at his home on May 2, 2019, following a period of declining health. He was born ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

James R. Chase  The Keene Sentinel

James R. Chase. James Robert “Jim” Chase, 67, of Keene, died on Thursday, May 30, 2019. He died at the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care in ...

Rita A. Beauregard  The Keene Sentinel

Rita A. Beauregard. Rita A. Beauregard, 87, a longtime resident of Swanzey, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019, surrounded in the love of her family, at the ...

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 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 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 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.

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 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.

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 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.

Senior news April 6, 2019  The Keene Sentinel

Chesterfield senior lunch scheduled. The senior lunch for Chesterfield residents will be held Wednesday, April 10, at the Spofford Fire Department. A Swedish ...

Mold in Keene High horticulture building eradicated, but likely to return  The Union Leader

KEENE — The work's done to clean the mold and mildew out of the Keene High School Horticulture Center, but it remains to be seen what will happen with the.

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 ...

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 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.

Keene School District meeting: full results  The Keene Sentinel

The Keene School District held annual voting at the Keene Recreation Center Tuesday. Here are the full results of the articles on this year's warrant:

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 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.

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.


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.

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.

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 ...

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 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. ...

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.

School board, budget committee races take shape in Monadnock Region  The Keene Sentinel

As next month's annual school district elections approach, local residents have declared their candidacy for school board and other district offices. Of the region's ...

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.

Carol A. Agosta  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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Keene High School graduation  The Keene Sentinel

The following students graduated from 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.

Nostalgia at Keene High  The Keene Sentinel

Take a look behind the scenes of the 42nd annual production of Keene High School's Nostalgia, a show that features student performers doing music from ...

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.

KHS class of 1999 set to hold 20th reunion  The Keene Sentinel

The Keene High School Class of 1999 will hold its 20th year reunion on June 15.

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 ...

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 ...

Bradley Bruce Payne  The Keene Sentinel

Bradley Bruce Payne. Bradley Bruce Payne passed in the comfort of his home in Daytona Beach, Fla., on April 24, 2019. Born Aug. 17, 1946, in Keene, he was ...

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 ...

ConVal town meeting: full results  The Keene Sentinel

ConVal Regional School District held its annual voting Tuesday.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Rindge voters could opt to take a look at withdrawing from Jaffrey-Rindge school district  The Keene Sentinel

RINDGE — A proposal to study the possibility of dissolving the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District will come before Rindge voters during town-meeting ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Speed demon: Spofford native rises in ranks of snowmobile racing  The Keene Sentinel

Most kids grow up learning how to ride their first bicycle up and down their hometown street.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Booker sets sights on gun control ahead of NH return  The Keene Sentinel

Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker proposed sweeping reforms to gun ownership Monday and plans to pitch his prescription to New Hampshire ...

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?

Special education at heart of Cheshire Career Center concerns  The Keene Sentinel

In the Keene Board of Education's latest discussion Tuesday of concerns about the Cheshire Career Center, one board member questioned the thoroughness of ...

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.

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.

Candidate visits  The Keene Sentinel

Saturday, May 25: Pete Buttigieg, 11 a.m., Keene High School, 43 Arch St.

Beyond the sea: Ten-year-old from Peterborough works to help endangered turtles  The Keene Sentinel

Ten-year-old Heidi Bell has two main goals: save the sea turtles, and learn as much as she can about octopuses.

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

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

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 ...

Douglas M. Dion  The Keene Sentinel

Douglas M. Dion. Douglas M. Dion, 63, of Benton and formerly a longtime resident of Harrisvile, died on Friday, April 12, 2019, at Cottage Hospital in Benton.

Patti A. Dunn | Obituaries  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.

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 ...

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, ...

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