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Hopkinton's Luke Greabe slides safely into second base before Stevens' Corey Hussey can catch the ball during the game in Claremont, N.H., on May 20, 2015. Hopkinton won 7-1. (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>

Stevens Baseball Grounded by Hopkinton

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Claremont — It was a bad day for Stevens High baseball even before the game began. It didn’t get any better once play started. Brandon Bell, who was supposed to start at first base, suffered a concussion during batting practice and was unable to play. Once the game started, it was Hopkinton hurler Kyle Stevira and his changeup that made …

Teacher Background Check Legislation Stalls

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Claremont — Legislation that could provide school officials with more information about a prospective employee’s criminal record stalled in the New Hampshire Senate last week after the state’s top teachers union raised privacy concerns. State senators on Thursday voted to send the bill back to the Education Committee after receiving a letter from National Education Association New Hampshire urging further review of the …

Virginia M. Butterfield

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — A graveside service for Virginia M. Butterfield who passed away on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, will be held at the Weathersfield Bow Cemetery in Weathersfield, Vt., on Saturday, May 23 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Harold Noyes officiating. …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to …

Arthur W. Blake, Jr.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Plainfield, N.H. — Arthur W. Blake, Jr. 82, of Plainfield, died on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Elm Wood Center in Claremont. He was born in Wolfeboro, NH on Jan. 11, 1933 the son of Arthur and Emma (Ryan) Blake. He served in the US Air Force. Arthur …

Claremont Eyes Senior Housing

Friday, May 15, 2015

Claremont — An independent-living community geared to seniors could see tremendous demand if it were constructed in Claremont. That was the consensus of about 30 senior citizens and city officials at a Thursday presentation by Ellen Quinn, leasing and marketing manager for Quail Hollow, an independent-living community off …

Moody Park Upgrades Set to Begin

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Claremont — New trail construction and improvements to existing trails will begin in Moody Park in about a week, Parks and Recreation Director Mark Brislin told the City Council Wednesday night. Sinuosity of Morrisville, Vt., the same business that developed a trail management plan for the park last …

Angela Marie Sampson

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Croydon, N.H. — Angela Marie Sampson, 50, of Ash Swamp Brook Road in Croydon, died Friday, May 8, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., following a period of failing health. She was born in Windsor, Vt., on July 21, 1964 the daughter of David A. “Joe” …

Lee Gabriel Lemal

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Lee Gabriel Lemal, 61, died on Friday, May 8, 2015, at her home in Norwich surrounded by her family. She had fought a courageous year-long battle with lung cancer. She was born Lee Ann Gabriel in Ottumwa, Iowa, on April 30, 1954. During her years …

Local Roundup: Kennedy, Raiders Solid at CVC North Track Meet

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Windsor — Local athletes made their marks on Tuesday when 10 schools converged on Windsor High’s Murphy-Morse Oval for the Connecticut Valley Conference North track and field meet. In the girls 200-meter dash, Lebanon’s Corinne Kennedy was first …

Paul R. Pushee

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — A graveside service for Paul R. Pushee, 70, of Claremont, who died on Dec. 12, 2014, will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 2 p.m., in the Orford, N.H. cemetery. A sermon will be delivered by Sam Fulford. …

Despite Lack of Victories, Stevens Lacrosse Presses On

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Claremont — The backup midfielder on the Hopkinton High boys lacrosse squad strolled in front of a line of his teammates Saturday, midway through the first half of their road game with Stevens at Monadnock Park. “You’re going …

Dancing to the Tune of Tradition: Girls Gather for Annual Apple Blossom Cotillion

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Showtime was 7:30 p.m., but by 6:45, a standing-room only crowd filled the Riverside Middle School gym, awaiting the start of the Apple Blossom Cotillion. Audience members, many clasping bouquets for the contestants, sat hip …