Franklin Pierce University will offer full-tuition scholarships to 20 students of Mount Ida College.

The small college in Newton, Mass., announced this month it will close at the end of this semester.

By Thursday afternoon, Keene State College had enrolled 11 Mount Ida students, according to a spokeswoman.


The sixth annual Monadnock International Film Festival opened in Keene Thursday night.

A bit of light rain — and snow — couldn’t deter a crowd of film buffs from walking the red carpet.

Over the weekend, 17 feature films and 22 shorts will screen at The Colonial and Keene State College’s Putnam Theatre.


A Saturday event will pay tribute to the classics — vinyl records and the stores that still sell them.

Keene on Vinyl, one of several businesses at 48 Emerald St. in Keene, will have live music and food.

Bull Moose in West Street Shopping Center and Turn It Up! in downtown Brattleboro will also participate.