Some years ago, Maria Dichtelmiller found herself unable to buy food and living in a shelter. She went to The Community Kitchen in Keene, a local food pantry.
While standing in line at the pantry, Maria noticed a chayote (a type of squash) had been sorted in with boxes of fruits. After pointing this out and explaining what a chayote was to the staff, they hired her as a volunteer. She now works at the Kitchen’s grain station and educates others on the value of food they might be unfamiliar with.
A 19-year-old student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings is in custody after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead. Police announce via Twitter that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been captured. His brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan, was killed hours earlier in a furious attempt to escape police.
A group in Concord is raising money for one of the victims in Monday’s bombing.
The Concord Youth Hockey Association has replaced its homepage with a fundraising form. IT is collecting donations for the family of Jeffrey Bauman Jr. Bauman is the man in that iconic, and very graphic image from Monday’s bombings. He’s being wheeled away from the scene by a man in a cowboy hat. His father, Jeffrey Bauman Sr., lives in Concord and is a fill-in coach for Concord Youth Hockey Association, where Bauman’s younger half-brothers used to play hockey.
If you're out for a walk this month, and you hear something that sounds like ducks quacking, don't expect to see ducks. The call of a male wood frog fools a lot of people. The all-male frog chorus is revving up now, and wood frog males are the first to announce their availability to females.
The federal government has approved Southern New Hampshire University’s online College for America.
This is the first time that a program not based on grades and credit hours has qualified for federal financial aid. College for America is competency based, which according to SNHU President Paul Leblanc, allows students a lot more flexibility. To explain what competency based education means, Leblanc says, “the key is if you can show us if you’ve mastered that writing competency in a week, then we’re not going to make you sit through 15 weeks of college composition.”
The new owners of the Telegraph of Nashua newspaper laid off a total of about 25 staffers Wednesday, according to Michael Power, the community outreach administrator in the states’ Office of Workforce Opportunity.
The New Hampshire Senate has voted along party lines to table a proposal that would have repealed a controversial education tax credit. The vote effectively kills the effort to repeal the law, which went into effect in January.
The credit lets businesses claim an 85 percent tax credit for money donated to qualified scholarship organizations. Those organizations then award scholarships worth an average of $2,500 dollars to qualified, low-income students who can use it for a private school, homeschooling or an out-of-district public school.