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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. …

4-H Club Members Advance To State Fashion Competition

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Claremont — Three members of the No Strings Attached 4-H club took top honors at the Sullivan County 4-H Fashion Revue and will go on to compete in a state competition in Durham, N.H., later this month. Alison Numme, 13 of Claremont, Skye Robicheau, 14 of Plainfield, and …

City Budget Plan Down Slightly

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Claremont — City Manager Guy Santagate is proposing a $16.1 million budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The spending plan carries no projected increase in the municipal portion of the tax if approved as recommended. The budget represents a spending decrease of 1.7 percent, or $373,000, …

Claremont Dispatcher’s Sexual Assault Charge Dropped, But Case Not Yet Closed

Friday, May 1, 2015

Claremont — An aggravated sexual assault charge against a former Claremont police dispatcher has been dismissed by a Sullivan County Superior Court judge, but the investigation remains active and the assault charge and two others could be brought forward again. The order was signed by Judge Brian Tucker …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Lacrosse Nixes John Stark

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hanover — To turn fortunes around following its first loss of the season, the Hanover High girls lacrosse team knew it would need to cut down on turnovers. The Marauders did just that against John Stark on Monday, …

Claremont Chamber Wants Full-Time Executive Director

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Claremont — The Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce is searching for a new executive director and is returning the job to a full-time position for the first time since 2012. Jamie Richardson, marketing manager at Claremont Savings Bank and president of the chamber’s board, said the business booster …

Stevens Honors Coaching Legend

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Claremont — Ralph Silva may be best known for coaching Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk at Charlestown High School. But Silva was much more than that, and such thoughts were in the mind of many who turned …

Claremont City Manager Required at Trash Talks

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Claremont — The City Council voted Wednesday night to require the city manager to attend meetings of the transfer station committee until they come to an agreement on the operating deficit of the transfer station. Committee member Joe Osgood made the request in a statement to the council …

Cardinals Senior Does It All in Win Over Yellowjackets

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Windsor — Following his six-inning no-hitter in Tuesday’s season-opening, 19-0 rout of Windsor, it didn’t take long for Stevens senior Chase Hussey to determine his favorite personal accolade from the game. It wasn’t the no-no, nor his 14 …

Richards Free Library Digitizes Newspaper Archive

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Newport — In the past, searching Richards Free Library’s newspaper archives meant queuing up rolls of decades-old microfilm and scrolling through pages one by one. But thanks to a grant and enthusiastic donors, the library now boasts a searchable digital version of the papers, which span nearly 150 …

Police Charge 2 In N.H. Thefts

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Claremont —Two men from Claremont were arrested earlier this week and charged with breaking into storage trailers in the Upper Valley and stealing thousands of dollars worth of power tools and equipment, police said in a news release. Russell Anderson, 39, and his stepbrother Michael Cote, 44, allegedly …