Free Workshop - Life After High School - Transition and the IEP

WOLFEBORO — A free workshop ''Life After High School – Transition and the IEP'' will be held on Tuesday October 7, 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Kingswood Regional High School, South Main St, Lecture Hall, Wolfeboro.

This free workshop provides participants with an overview of the transition requirements in the IEP, including strategies they can use for effective transition planning. Pre-registration is required. To register, call the Parent Information Center(PIC) 603-224-7005 or 800-947-7005 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, phone number, email address and date of workshop. If you require special accommodations please specify when registering.

Foreclosure relief clinic to be held Oct. 15 in Laconia

LACONIA — The New Hampshire Foreclosure Relief Project will host a free public foreclosure clinic in Laconia on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Lakes Region Community College.

Homeowners who attend this clinic will meet one-on-one with an attorney who specializes in mortgage and foreclosure cases to formulate a plan to avoid, cope with or fight foreclosure, depending on individual circumstances.

Seating is limited and pre-registration for the clinic is required. Those who wish to register should contact Vanessa Beauchesne, project coordinator of the NH Foreclosure Relief Project at the NH Bar Association, at (603) 715-3255 or register by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The foreclosure clinic is funded by a portion of New Hampshire's share of the national mortgage settlement. The NH Foreclosure Relief Project is a collaboration of the New Hampshire Bar Association's Legal Services Department, New Hampshire Legal Assistance and the Legal Advice and Referral Center of New Hampshire.


Celebrate Sanbornton on Oct. 4 Includes Eagle Scout's Blanket and Socks Drive

SANBORNTON — Saturday, October 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. "Celebrate Sanbornton" will happen in the Town Square, including the library, UCC church, Old Town Hall, Lane Tavern and Currier Building and field, and Life / Safety Building.

Included will be Eagle Scout Luke Morrison's project to benefit the community homeless, working with Carey House in Laconia to collect 300 blankets and 600 pairs of socks. Blankets need to be clean and socks need to be new.

PSU Earns High National Ranking in Employability of Alumni

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University alumni rank in the top 15 percent in a recent national review of more than 1,200 institutions that was conducted by a national non-profit agency, Educate to Career (ETC). PSU alumni are better positioned to work in their chosen field and receive better-than-average salaries compared to graduates from competing institutions, according to ETC, which offers data-driven, outcome-focused tools that enable high school students and their parents to make informed, objective university and career planning decisions.

Dr. Jim Hundrieser, PSU's Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs, said the ranking illustrates Plymouth State's value to potential students.

"As an innovative residential campus, Plymouth State University is continuing to seek ways to engage students to ensure that they are career ready upon graduation," Hundrieser said.

"Employers who hire our alumni tell us PSU graduates are ready to work and make significant contributions within their fields, and the latest alumni survey tells us 99% of our recent graduates are either employed or enrolled in graduate school."

ETC uses various metrics to determine an institution's value in preparing graduates for the workforce, including:

· Percentage of graduates employed in occupations that utilize their field of study,

· Average salary earned by recent graduates, by school for each major category (adjusted for region, occupation and other variables),

· Percentage of persons employed within one year of graduation (weighted on an occupational trend basis),

· Major, weighted against national norms,

· Number of years to graduate, and

· Tuition- net cost.

The ETC College Rankings Index is comprised of four-year colleges and universities, with annual enrollments greater than 1,000 students. The Index analyzes data for over 1,200 colleges, representing 94% of all students enrolled in four-year institutions.