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Stevens varsity soccer player Daniel Croteau takes the hand of Nick Coombs in Claremont, N.H., on Sept., 2014. The Stevens soccer team is having a special game on Sept. 27 for Coombs. 
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

Stevens Boys Soccer Team Rallies Around a Special Fan

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Claremont — This is the story of a special kid, a special community and a special night. It’s a sports story that has nothing to do with scores or saves. Instead it’s all about love and compassion. Nick Coombs may be a special needs kid, but to most everyone in this city, he’s just plain special. All you need to …

Police: Suspected Meth Lab Found in Hartford

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hartford — Police in Hartford are investigating a suspected methamphetamine lab that was found in town earlier this week. Hartford Police Chief Brad Vail declined to release the location of the residence, saying it was part of an active investigation, but said “there was no imminent threat to any of the neighbors.” The property was in a “secluded” area of town and no …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Police Urge Residents To Avoid Capped Bottles Claremont — Police are advising people to stay away from any capped soda bottles they may encounter following an incident Tuesday morning. Police said they were called to a location near the power station on Lafayette Street for a “report of a suspicious-looking soda bottle.” The bottle was thought to be a “one-pot” methamphetamine cook or …

Program Lets Disabled Athletes Enjoy Summer Sports

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Newbury, n.h. — It’s just before 10 a.m. at Lake Sunapee State Beach, and Kyle McIntyre is, in the words of caregiver Bill Hays, “all smiles and giggles.” It’s understandable that McIntyre is happy, and not only because …

Stevens High to Open Sept. 10; Renovations Delay Start of School Year

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Claremont — The ongoing renovations at Stevens High School have forced the district to delay opening of the school for grades 9-12 until Wednesday, Sept. 10, two weeks later than originally scheduled. School officials said several factors associated with the major overhaul led to the decision. An air …

Slots Sought For Students From Lebanon College

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lebanon — Officials from River Valley Community College met Monday with the president of Lebanon College to discuss how the Claremont school might enroll students from the Lebanon institution, which abruptly canceled classes for the fall semester. “They spent a couple of hours on the campus, talking about …

Charter Change in Claremont Almost Ready for Nov. Vote

Monday, August 25, 2014

Claremont — The Charter Commission has finalized its work, voting to adopt changes in the new charter proposal that were recommended after a review by the state. George Caccavaro, chairman of the nine-member panel that was elected in January and began its work soon after, said over the …

Education Transformation: City’s School Restructuring Effort Appears to Meet Key Goals

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lebanon — When the Lebanon School District sold the old Sacred Heart School building to a Lebanon dentist and his wife in June for $415,000, it was the last of four landmark properties the district had sold off …

Their Time to Shine: At the Cornish Fair, Young People Demonstrate New Skills

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The normally quiet fairgrounds are abuzz with preparations on the day before the Cornish Fair opens. Cows lumber off their trailers, chickens peck around their new spaces, and young students staple colorful and informative hand-drawn posters above their …

Claremont 2014-15 Bus Routes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Upheaval at Market Basket Has Effect on Food Pantries

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Newport — The bare shelves at Market Basket stores across the region has translated to fewer items on the shelves at some Upper Valley food pantries . Newport Food Pantry on South Main Street has seen a disruption …

New Store to Occupy Vacant Lowe’s Building in Claremont

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Claremont — Runnings, a chain of general merchandise stores headquartered in Minnesota, expects to bring 60 full- and part-time jobs to the city next spring when it opens a store at the former Lowe’s location on Washington Street. Dennis Jensen, director of marketing for Runnings, confirmed Monday that …

Thomas Harold Fuller, Jr.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Goshen, N.H. — Thomas Harold Fuller, Jr., 29, of Goshen, passed away due to degenerative heart failure on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Newbury, N.H. He was born in Claremont, N.H. on Feb. 7, 1985, the son of …