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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 …

Forum, July 30: America’s Game: Wealth; Beware Single-Payer; The Obession of the ‘Valley News’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Reading Is Still Fundamental To the Editor: On May 31, members of the American Legion Post 84 joined White River School staff to help us raise money to preserve our Reading is Fundamental program. Adjutant Dan Hillard and his colleagues learned that federal funds for the RIF program had been eliminated and they organized a coin drop to help us maintain this important …

Robert H. Densmore

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cornish, N.H. — Robert H. Densmore, 102 formerly of Route 120 in Cornish, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. following a brief illness. He was born in Claremont, N.H. on June 22, 1912 the son of Arthur J. and Lilla (Brymer) Densmore and had been a lifetime area resident. Robert had been employed as a papermaker …

Cornish Combines Elementary Grades

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cornish — The School Board voted this month to reconfigure the Cornish Elementary School class grades — combining grades one and two, as well as three and four — following the departure of a teacher to another school district. The board had previously voted to combine grades two, …

Arthur K. Brown

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cornish, N.H. — Arthur K. Brown, 82, of Jackson Road in Cornish died on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, N.H. He was born in Reading, Vt. on June 15, 1932, the son of Preston K. and Blanche (Rayno) Brown. Art was a graduate …

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’ …

Summer Journal: Warm Weather Brings Shakespeare’s Plays to Life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Anguished cries of lovers lost to knife and poison filled the air outside the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum on Bean Road in Meriden one warm evening earlier this month. Under a setting sun, the Cornish-based Momentum Theatre Troupe …

Ex-Wildcat Joins Stevens Basketball

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Claremont — Matthew Baird-Torney, 26, who played his high school basketball at rival Fall Mountain Regional High School, has been selected as the varsity boys basketball coach at Stevens High School. Baird-Torney replaces Scott MacNamee, who has taken …

Art Notes: Saint-Gaudens Crowdsources An Exhibition

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Museum directors the world over may quake at the thought, but the staff at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish embarked on an unusual experiment this spring: turning the curating of an exhibition over to the public. Staff …

Forum, July 16: Co-op Matters; Waste in Vermont; Coverage Appreciated

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Management Flaw To the Editor: Terry Appleby’s column in the Valley News (“The Co-op Serves Its Members and Workers,” July 12), intended to ease the minds of concerned friends of the Co-op regarding recent firings, instead revealed what could be the source of our discomfort — a fatal …

Volunteers Sought for Connecticut River Water Sample Effort

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Pomfret — Volunteers are needed to help with a one-day water quality monitoring program in the Twin States’ portion of the Connecticut River watershed. The “sample-palooza” will include nutrient monitoring at about 60 locations in the Connecticut River watershed on the same day. A dry, low-waterflow day is …

Harold C. Fox

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cornish, N.H. — Harold C. Fox, 92, of East Road in Cornish died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Woodlawn Care Center in Newport, N.H. following a period of failing health. He was born in Charleston, Vt. on Aug. 17, 1921, the son of Floyd and Erlene (Johnson) Fox …

Cornish to Hear Revised Policies

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cornish — A group of about 35 townspeople who gathered Thursday night informally agreed that former town moderator Peter Burling should present the School Board with a revised policy on public participation at board meetings that he had written as an alternative to one being considered by the …