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Shown at the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center on July 21, 2014, Matt Baird-Torney has been named the new varsity boys basketball coach at Stevens High School.  (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Ex-Wildcat Joins Stevens Basketball

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Claremont — Matthew Baird-Torney, 26, who played his high school basketball at rival Fall Mountain Regional High School, has been selected as the varsity boys basketball coach at Stevens High School. Baird-Torney replaces Scott MacNamee, who has taken a teaching position at Con-Val Regional High School in Peterborough. Aaron House, the Stevens athletic director, said Baird-Torney was one of three candidates that applied for the position. “A fourth showed an interest but never turned in the paperwork,” said House. House went on to say in an email that a committee — consisting of six persons, four sophomore players, the athletic trainer and himself — handled …

Temporarily Out of Stock: Upper Valley Store Feels Effect Of Market Basket’s Family Feud

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Claremont — Empty produce shelves and a sparse selection of yogurt, meat and other perishable items forced loyal Market Basket customers to shop elsewhere on Monday, as the reverberations from an intra-family feud at corporate headquarters was felt throughout the region. In Claremont, Assistant Store Director Glen Martin couldn’t tell customers when the …

Paul E. Thibault

Friday, July 18, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Paul E. Thibault, 85, of Washington Street in Claremont died on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at his home. He was born on Dec. 8, 1928, in Stratford a Province of Quebec Canada. At the age of 11 he came to the United States and resided in Claremont, with his parents Omar and Cleophee (Couture) Thibault where he resided the remaining …

Local News Briefs: Friday, July 11

Friday, July 11, 2014

Claremont Police Dispatcher Charged With Sex Crimes Claremont — A city police department dispatcher is being held on $100,000 cash bail following his arraignment Thursday on two felony sex crime charges. James Boisclair, 53, of Claremont was arraigned …

Lebanon Fills School Business Position

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lebanon — A week after the departure of three key administrators, the Lebanon School Board began filling holes in the district’s leadership team. At its meeting Tuesday, the board approved the hiring of Tim Ball, currently business administrator in Claremont, to replace outgoing nine-year veteran employee Jim Fenn, …

Inquiry Into Home Seizure OK’d

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Claremont — Though members expressed confidence in the accuracy and thoroughness of the report from Police Chief Alex Scott, the City Council voted 9-0 Wednesday night to have the city hire an outside investigator to look into the recent series of events at a home the city seized …

Lebanon Juniors on the Rise Again

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team made quick work of two foes Sunday, routing Alton, 14-4, and New London, 10-0, each in only five innings. Despite a new head coach and numerous new …

High School Students Clean Up the Trails

Friday, July 4, 2014

Norwich —This summer, Upper Valley high school students needn’t travel far to get valuable trail stewardship experience. Starting Monday, 38 teenagers from nine area schools will join Upper Valley Trails Alliance staff for its High School Trail Corps, a series of workdays clearing, building and blazing area trails. …

Dorothy (Carrier) LaClair Nies

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Unity, N.H. — Dorothy LaClair Nies, 85, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Sullivan County Nursing Home. She was born in Claremont, N.H. on July 14, 1929, a daughter of Edward and Mary Currier. She was married to Lawrence “Pat” LaClair who predeceased her. She was then married …

Ellie M. Rivard

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Ascutney, Vt. — Ellie M. Rivard, 78, passed away at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon on Saturday, June 28, 2014. She was born in Hanover, N.H. on Aug. 5, 1935, the daughter of Ernest and Elizabeth (LaBelle) Simpson. She was currently living in Ascutney, with her daughter & …

Hanover Grad Makes Quick Recovery in CHaD Football Game

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Manchester — Shawn Cavallaro didn’t receive the most valuable player award after Saturday’s third annual New Hampshire East-West High School All-Star football game at St. Anselm College. However, a solid case could have been made that No. 4 …

Field Hockey Coaches See Strength, Vitality Growing in Sport

Saturday, June 28, 2014

By Poody Walsh Valley News Correspondent Castleton, Vt. — There was a time when there was a concern for the future of field hockey on high school campuses. There was a time when it looked like the sport …

Sullivan, Grafton County Budgets Approved

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lawmakers in Grafton and Sullivan counties this week approved fiscal year 2015 county budgets that hold spending close to the rate of inflation. And officials in Grafton County also got some good news on another front — higher-than-expected federal Medicaid reimbursements freed up the $800,000 needed to undertake …