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O'Bee Byrd of Hartford, Ct. boards an Amtrak train heading south out of Claremont Wednesday, July 30, 2014. A meeting was held in Claremont Wednesday to discuss improvements to the stop, the only one on the western side of the state. 
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Train Station In Claremont Due for Update

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Claremont — Train travelers planning a stop in Claremont won’t find much to do there if they rely on Amtrak’s website. The site provides a few options for lodging and several restaurants but just two places to “see”: Maple Lanes Bowling and the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church. Moreover, the website notes that the station has no enclosed waiting area, no …

Stevens Football Player Comes With a Unified Message

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — At its essence, the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl is less about a football game between Vermont and New Hampshire high school seniors than it is an opportunity for those teenagers to give a child a moment to smile. Stevens High’s Kai Kleyensteuber had a head start in that department before …

River Valley Community College to Present Award to Hypertherm Exec

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Claremont — For her years of support of efforts to train and employ graduates of River Valley Community College in Claremont, and to generally widen access to job training, the school will confer its Walter R. Peterson Award on Hypertherm’s Barbara Couch. Couch, Hypertherm’s vice president of corporate responsibility, will receive the award on Sept. 19, during the Peterson Award dinner that will …

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 …

Claremont Convenience Store May Have to Keep Footprint

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Claremont — Responding to concerns from an abutting property owner, the Planning Board has agreed that if Cumberland Farms goes forward with plans to build a new, larger convenience store at the corner of Pleasant and Summer streets, it should be built on essentially the same footprint as …

First Person: Flying Coop Has Worked for Kaleb Tarczewski

Monday, June 23, 2014

Claremont — Fourteen-year-old Kaleb Tarczewki was 6-foot-9 when he left Stevens High School to study and play basketball at St. Mark’s School in Stoughtonborough, Mass. In the ensuing six years, he grew three more inches, and his basketball …

29 Graduate From Leadership Program

Sunday, June 22, 2014

White River Junction — Leadership Upper Valley, a program of Vital Communities, recently graduated 29 at a ceremony in Windsor. The keynote speaker was Pamela Pantos, executive director of Opera North and a 2010 alumnae of the program. “The modern models of leadership that are most widely embraced …