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Stevens High's Kai Kleyensteuber adjusts his shoulder pads before an afternoon workout with his New Hampshire team during Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl practice at Castleton State College on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Kleyensteuber's senior year at Stevens included playing on the school's first unified basketball team, which pairs regular students with special needs students in one program.

Valley News -- Greg Fennell

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 even setting foot at Castleton State College …

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 …

Post 22 Seniors Fall in Extras

Monday, July 28, 2014

Nashua, n.h. — Ryan Corderio delivered Mike Wasserman with a 12th-inning sacrifice fly as Dover Post 8 handed Lebanon Post 22 its first loss of the New Hampshire Senior American Legion state tournament on Friday, 2-1, at Holman Stadium. The defeat sends Post 22 (15-5) to a losers’ bracket contest this morning at 8 a.m. against Sweeney Post 2 of Nashua. Sweeney bounced …

A Spark of Life for Old Junior High

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Lebanon — An open house Friday celebrated the old junior high building’s new life as a home — for both a community center for people with special needs, and the occupants of 42 loft-style studio apartments. Built around …

Wayne Clarence Amell

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Wayne Clarence Amell, 64, of Claremont, NH, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014. He was born in Claremont on July 21, 1949, the son of Clarence and Theresa (Joly) Amell. Wayne was a generous and loving son, father and grandfather. He enjoyed fishing and …

City Charter Commission Stands Pat

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Claremont — The Charter Commission took no action Friday night on the chairman’s recommendation that it retain the current city manager/city councilor form of government and make changes to the existing charting instead of proposing a new form of government with an elected mayor and board of aldermen. …

Claremont City Council Questions Smoking Ban

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Claremont — As the City Council continues to grapple with whether to prohibit smoking in some city parks, the question of whether municipalities have the authority to pass a ban using the state law that bans indoor smoking in a number of public places seems unclear. Newport’s new …

Claremont Charter Commission Nears Finish

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Claremont — George Caccavaro, chairman of the city’s Charter Commission, said he strongly believes the commission’s proposed new charter has little chance of passing at the polls in November, and he will ask the commission members to reconsider later this week. A majority of commissioners has voted to …

Local Roundup: Lebanon’s Kennedy a N.E. Champ

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bridgewater, Mass. — Lebanon High freshman Corinne Kennedy capped a stellar first high school season by claiming the 300-meter hurdles at the 69th New England Interscholastic Track & Field Championship at Bridgewater State University on Saturday, completing a …

Sunapee Graduates Urged to Savor Every Moment

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sunapee — Like most graduates, members of the Sunapee Middle High School class of 2014 spent part of their graduation ceremony looking back on their years together and part of it imagining their futures. But rather than psyching each other up to go out and take on the …

Stevens Focuses on the NOW

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Claremont — Have a “NOW” day every day, and remember “we all love each other,” were the messages from the Stevens Class of 2014 co-valedictorians, Jenna Deschaine and Cassondra Dale at Friday …

At the Hospitals: June 8, 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014

APD Creates New Department Lebanon — Alice Peck Day Health Systems has created a new department designed to improve health outcomes and lower costs for employers in the Upper Valley. Business Health and Therapies will incorporate four existing …

Claremont Fundraiser Supports River Valley Massage Program

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Claremont — A fundraiser in Claremont this month will support a new massage therapy program for hospital patients. Massage therapy students at River Valley Community College are offering 50-minute full body massages to raise money for the program, which will provide massage therapy to inpatients and chemotherapy patients …