Deb Beaupre

Commentator

Originally from Somerville, Massachusetts, Debra Beaupre has lived in the Upper Valley for 20 years. She is an avid public radio fan and readily admits to knowing next to nothing about pop culture. She has been teaching for 20 years in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Her work has appeared in The Valley News. She reads real, honest-to-goodness paper books as often as she can and will watch any drama involving people with British accents.

Beaupre: School Rules

Sep 24, 2017

Schools have rules that everyone is expected to follow. Be safe, be respectful, be responsible. Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself. We added feet and objects because - well - you can imagine.

Beaupre: Racist Threat

Aug 18, 2017

The Klan is no longer hiding under cover of darkness. The group now includes women, and they go out in daylight uncovered to assert their right to believe in their supremacy over everyone else – leading me to wonder if we’re losing our hard-won progress toward inclusiveness and tolerance.

Mark Washburn / Dartmouth Hitchcock

When I was sixteen, I stuffed myself in a car with 14 friends to go for ice cream. When we were stopped by the police, half of us had to get out just to roll down the window.

This is the time of year when schools are in a state of waiting. It's budget season and there’s always a certain amount of anxiety that accompanies the days leading up to Town Meeting.