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NHPR: Upper Valley man wipes out lunch debt at Haverhill-area schools

From NHPR:

For Isidro Rodriguez, it started in 2009, when he was working in the Woodsville Elementary school cafeteria and saw what happened to kids with lunch debt. The student would take a tray of hot food…


“And then upon checking out, they’ll give their numbers, or enter their numbers into the system. If there’s a negative balance, most of the time they take that lunch back,” Rodriguez says.


Rodriguez says the policy was to throw out that hot lunch and give the student an alternative meal. At Woodsville Elementary, that meant a sandwich made with sunbutter, which is like peanut butter but made with sunflower seeds.

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St. Paul’s School, family of Chessy Prout reach settlement

Alex and Susan Prout filed the civil lawsuit on behalf of their daughter in mid-2016 after Tunbridge resident Owen Labrie’s conviction on statutory rape and other charges. Click here to read more.

U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster thanks Chessy Prout for speaking out during “Voices for Change: A Conversation about ending sexual violence in NH,” a panel discussion at University of New Hampshire Law School, in Concord on Monday, April 17, 2017. Prout and Kuster were among the panelists. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Concord Monitor)

We have posted about a few ice skating rinks this year, but this one is probably the least conventional

Via the Town of Plainfield, NH Facebook page:

“The Estabrook Brook School on Route 12A in Plainfield Village has notified the town office that as a result of last week’s rain they have some excellent field skating available on their property. All are welcome to lace on some skates and enjoy.”