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Pete St. Pierre, administrative manager for the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 baseball teams, watches the senior squad play on July 13, 2015. St. Pierre has worked with the post’s teams since it began sponsoring baseball during the early 1990s and has helped them grow into some of the most robust in New Hampshire.(Valley News - Tris Wykes)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

The Post Man: He Pours His Heart Into Legion Baseball

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lebanon — The sun was relentless and the temperature sweltering on July 12, when the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 baseball teams played three consecutive games on the city’s high school diamond. The senior team opened up and the junior squad closed with a doubleheader, leading to a changing cast of players, coaches, fans and volunteers swirling around the backstop and parking lot. For nearly 12 hours, however, one figure seemed constant in any mental snapshot. Pete St. Pierre, the post’s 66-year-old baseball point man, arrived before 6 a.m. and remained as the last boxes were packed away and dust settled behind the third base …

Sanders To Campaign In Claremont

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Claremont — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is bringing his Democratic presidential campaign to Claremont on Sunday. The Vermont independent plans to hold a town meeting Sunday at 5 p.m. at The Common Man Inn & Restaurant at 21 Water St. in Claremont. Sanders knows the city well, as his son Levi lives there with his family. It’s part of a two-day swing through …

Christie Discusses Policies in Newport Visit

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Newport — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called for entitlement reform in a town hall forum Tuesday afternoon, outlining a platform that involved significant cuts to retiree benefits. In his second major presidential campaign visit to the Upper Valley in recent months, Christie kicked off his appearance at Salt hill Pub with a …

Shooting Instructor From Claremont Shot Near Range

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Montpelier — A woman brought a hammer to a firearms lesson and then tried to kill her instructor by shooting the Claremont man in the face with a revolver, a prosecutor said. Veronica Lewis, 31, of Worcester, Vt., pleaded not guilty Tuesday to attempted first-degree murder in the …

Cuts Continue at Claremont Ford

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Claremont — When Claremont Ford Lincoln opened Monday morning, it felt like business as usual. In the parts and service department, manager Lucas Henderson scheduled appointments as customers arrived and a few cars sat on lifts awaiting service …

Nonprofit Seeks to Buy West Lebanon Subsidized Apartments

Sunday, June 28, 2015

West Lebanon — An Upper Valley nonprofit housing group is trying to buy two subsidized housing complexes in West Lebanon, including the 50 units at Pine Tree Lane Apartments where tenants have been told the rental assistance available …

50th Anniversary: Shattuck

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Claremont — Judith and Richard Shattuck celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 12, 2015. Richard Shattuck and Judith Davis were married on June 12, 1965. He is the son of the late Roy Shattuck Sr. and the …

North Country Smokehouse Is Expanding

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Claremont — Just three months after North Country Smokehouse on Sullivan Street was sold to a Canadian company, the new owners have announced plans to construct a 56,000-square-foot facility in the Syd Clarke Industrial Park off Grissom Lane. “I wanted to keep our production in Claremont and provide …

Ford Wins Right to Seize Cars at Claremont Dealership

Friday, June 26, 2015

Claremont — A Sullivan County Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of Ford Motor Credit Co. in its complaint against the Claremont Ford Lincoln dealership, giving the finance company the right to seize more than 100 vehicles valued at $3.2 million. It’s not immediately clear what the …

Cardinals Power Up: Stevens High Gets Equipment for New Weight Room

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Claremont — The first of two deliveries of new weight room equipment arrived at Stevens High School on Thursday and was being assembled by the school’s strength and conditioning coach Brad Eaton, with the help of sophomores Logan …

Claremont OKs Paving Budget

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Claremont — After a long discussion on the condition of city streets and the resistance to raising taxes to repair them, the City Council Wednesday approved a $1.5 million, 15-year bond for road work. The 8-1 vote — councilor James Reed was the lone dissenter — came after …

Claremont Discusses ATV Trail Use

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Claremont — About 70 people turned out for a hearing Tuesday night on a request to allow motorized vehicles to once again use the city’s recreational trail, and the overwhelming majority of those who spoke supported the waiver. Motorized vehicles, such as ATVs, have been banned from the …

Musical Chairs Is The Game at Newport

Monday, June 22, 2015

Newport — Many years ago, when Doug Beaupre was coaching and teaching at Hinsdale High School, there were nights on his way home to Meriden that he would make a stop at Stevens High’s Carr Gym. He would …