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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 …

Maple Lanes Upgrades: Claremont Bowling Center Uses Familiar Synthetic

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Claremont — To the non-bowler, the new lanes at Maple Lanes are beautiful, clean and much improved in appearance from the old faded and discolored wooden lanes. The regular bowler sees much more. “Theoretically, it is more uniform …

Sullivan County Agency Has New Executive Director

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Newport — The Sullivan County group working to connect Claremont and Lebanon with a bus route along Route 120 is hoping that its new executive director will drive efforts to expand its transportation offerings. The Community Alliance of …

Sugar River Cleanup to Begin in Claremont

Friday, June 19, 2015

Claremont — The long-awaited cleanup of a contaminated site along the Sugar River where a coal gasification plant once supplied power to Monadnock Mills will likely begin next week, a federal environmental official said Thursday. Gary Lipson in …

High School Notes: Hanover’s ‘Baseball Guy’ Takes a Break

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hanover — Mike Jackson has plans to see Wrigley Field for the first time this summer. It was bound to happen; after all, how can any self-professed “baseball guy” carry the weight of the title without having visited …

Stevens Grads Took on Challenges

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Claremont — As suggested by Claremont School Board Chairman Richard Seaman, the Stevens High School Class of 2015 came “to celebrate and make some noise” Friday night with frequent bursts of applause, loud cheers and a few flying …

One Step at a Time

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

As his wife, Joane, holds his wheelchair steady, Claremont resident Keith Gaudette walks around the track at Monadnock Park in Claremont on Tuesday. After a series of illnesses and surgeries, Keith Gaudette visits the track nearly every day …

Germany-U.S. Friendly

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Pia Schuster, 16, an exchange student from Hannover, Germany, plays a two-person game of soccer with her host sister, Josie Lafreniere, 16, of Claremont, at Monadnock Park on Tuesday. Both girls played on the Stevens High varsity girls …

A Servant’s Heart: ‘Baby Steps’ Outgrows Claremont Church Home, Is Asked to Scale Back

Sunday, June 7, 2015

C laremont — On a warm afternoon last month, Robin Wittemann navigated the basement hallways and jam-packed storage rooms of Trinity Episcopal Church on Broad Street, where she’s spent hundreds of hours over the past six years. The …

At the Hospitals: June 7, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Alice Peck Day Names RN of the Year Lebanon — Pat Ferraro, a registered nurse in Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital’s Medical Surgical Unit, was named 2015 RN of the year in celebration of National Nurses Week, held …

Claremont Files for Trail Waiver for ATVs

Friday, June 5, 2015

Claremont — The waiver request seeking to allow motorized vehicles back on the city’s recreational trail has been submitted to the state Department of Transportation, city attorney Jane Taylor said on Friday. The filing begins a 30-day public comment period which includes a public hearing on June 23. …