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Nason Slattery, 13, of Claremont, N.H., tightens the zip ties on his underwater robot during 4-H Robotics in Claremont, N.H., on March 23, 2015. Slattery will enter his underwater robot in the 2015 UNH Seacoast SeaPerch Regional Competition, which takes place on April 11. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Rise of the Robotics Clubs

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Claremont — Haiden Pascarelli had a dilemma. Kneeling on the carpeted floor in a room off of the indoor pool at the community center, the …

Musings on The Future Grow Gloomy

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences …

Windsor High School Wins Inaugural 3D Modeling Contest

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Since October, about 20 Vermont schools have been competing in a first-of-its-kind project that combines high tech 3D printing and old fashioned local history. Last …

A Top Student Finds Tuition Bars Access To College

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

At 17, Zakiya James has a story that shows what’s very right and very wrong in American education. Let’s just stipulate that she is pretty brilliant. She’s a junior at Drexel University in Philadelphia. At 17. Studying civil …

Who Is Trevor Noah, Comedy Central’s New ‘Daily Show’ Host?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Um ... who? That was the question for a lot of people when Comedy Central told The New York Times that Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show. Here’s what we know so …

Talk of Secession: N.Y. State’s Fracking Ban Fuels Look at Breaking Away 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Windsor, n.y. — From this village of dairy farms and friendly diners, Carolyn Price can see across the border into Pennsylvania, and it is a bittersweet view. The rolling hills a few miles away are as green as …

Outside Story: Nature Myths

Monday, March 30, 2015

Walking through the woods on a cool spring morning, I saw a barred owl in an old maple tree. I circled the owl three times from a distance. Its head kept turning to follow me, tracking my movements …

The Winners

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A panel of Valley News judges looked at 405 entries for the 2015 Valley News Amateur Photography Contest, narrowing them down to 24 finalists. They were displayed at the HomeLife Expo at Leverone Field House in Hanover on …

Volunteer Spotlight: Longtime Mount Royal Academy Volunteer Helps Spread the Good Words

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sunapee — At the end of Mass in the Mount Royal Academy gymnasium on Monday, Headmaster Derek Tremblay posed a question to the student body: How many students have worked with Lucille Husarik on their reading skills? “All …

A Rare Glimpse of the Civil War Era

Monday, March 30, 2015

Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, Ill., draped in black-and-white mourning cloth, following his assassination. African American mothers holding their babies, likely the first generation born into freedom. A battlefield in the Virginia wilderness a year after the war, …

Indiana Governor Defends New Law

Monday, March 30, 2015

Indianapolis — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that’s garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination against gays and lesbians and said Sunday it wasn’t a mistake to have enacted it. Pence appeared on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos to discuss the …

Vets Honored

Monday, March 30, 2015

Veterans Robert Porter, left, of Claremont, and Deb Cahill, of White River Junction, look through candid photos from the Gulf War on Sunday after the Shield of Valor Ceremony which presented 15 local Gulf War veterans with handmade …

Music to Set a Soul at Ease

Friday, March 27, 2015

Just a few more weary days and then I’ll fly away To a land where joys will never end I’ll fly away – from I’ll Fly Away by Alfred E. Brumley A few weeks before Buddy Pipes died …