Originally from New Hampshire, Jackson Nicoll was just five-and-a-half when his mother brought him along when his older sister Jayden went to an audition. The casting director noticed Jackson's irrepressible personality and recommended him for a role in David O. Russell's "The Fighter." He won the part of Christian Bale's son in the Oscar-winning drama, which lead to bigger roles in the comedies "Arthur" and "Fun Size" (where he first met Knoxville).
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CONWAY — Although they admit there's little chance of getting reimbursed, the members of the Conway School Board are asking the state to pay for costs related to switching to Smarter Balance testing as required by the new standards called Common Core, which they believe is an unfunded mandate.
Economic activity throughout New England improved during the month of November, though Massachusetts - the Boston metropolitan area in particular - fared better than its neighbor to the south, according to the Federal Reserve's most recent Beige Book.
TILTON — The starting salary for teachers will increase by about $5,000 per year — to $36,191 — according to the terms of a new collective bargaining agreement signed by the Winnisquam Regional School District and the union representing teachers.