Cornish

NHIAA Aims to Be Tech-Savvy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Concord — At the start of each workday, NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins and assistant Dave Rozumek say they spend 30-45 minutes brainstorming ways to make the organization’s website, nhiaa.org, more informative and user-friendly. Some time during the 2015-16 school year, it hopes to reveal the best version yet. Implementing “Schedule Star” software and other upgrades, the NHIAA is aiming to streamline the process of changing or viewing scheduling, scores …

Roberta M. Chapman

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Cornish, N.H. — Roberta M. Chapman, known as “Bert” by her many friends, died in her sleep on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in Bothell, Wash., a suburb of Seattle. Bert was 91 years old and had lived on Town House Road for over 35 years. She loved gardening her lilies and baking pies. Her son, Clifford, took her to Gulf Shores, Ala. in …

‘She Doesn’t Back Off’: Sullivan County Manager Battles ALS Diagnosis

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Newport — For 4½ months between the late-summer night that friends noticed her slurring her words and the midwinter day that neurologists identified the source of the problem, Sullivan County Manager Jessie Levine wondered which enemy she’d be fighting. After ruling out a stroke, a brain tumor and Lyme disease as causes early …

Cornish to Combine K, Pre-K

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cornish — The School Board during an emergency meeting Monday night voted to open half-day kindergarten to pre-K students to boost the program’s enrollment after two families with kindergarten-aged students left the district in recent days. The departures, including one family who switched the affiliation of their home …

Park Service Promotes Saint-Gaudens Leader

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Rick Kendall has been named superintendent of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and the National Park Service Stewardship Institute, both in Woodstock, and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish. He succeeds Michael Creasey, who became superintendent at the National …

Lyle Edward Patterson

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Cornish, N.H. — Lyle Edward Patterson, of Cornish, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Windsor, Vt. on Dec. 21, 1946, the son of Clyde Clarence and Marion (Thomas) Patterson. Lyle leaves his wife of 49 years, Kathryn …

Cornish Plea Deal Pulled Back

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Newport — A Cornish man appeared to reject a plea deal Tuesday on a charge of sexual assault against a girl under the age of 13. Curtis Wyman, 65, had previously filed a notice of intent to plead …

Lyle Edward Patterson

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Cornish, N.H. — Lyle Edward Patterson of Cornish died on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at his home. The arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are with the Stringer Funeral Home & Crematorium, 146 Broad Street, Claremont, N.H. …

Claremont Man Receives 5 Years For Burglaries

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Newport — A 40-year-old Claremont man on Monday pleaded guilty to breaking into a storage building in Springfield, N.H., and stealing thousands of dollars worth of professional painting equipment and construction tools. Sullivan Superior Court Judge Brian Tucker sentenced Russell Anderson to five years in New Hampshire State …

Cornish School Faculty in Flux

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cornish — About 50 residents gathered to listen and weigh in on the future of Cornish Elementary School on Monday night in the wake of a spate of teacher resignations at the end of the school year. In …

Savoring Strawberries in Cornish

Monday, July 13, 2015

Stephanie Fisk, right, of South Royalton, and her son Sam, 14, pick strawberries at Edgewater Farm in Cornish on Sunday. It was the last picking day of the season for Edgewater Farm. Valley News — Sarah Shaw …

White Horses, Colorful History

Saturday, July 11, 2015

O n a rainy day this week , 12 regal white stallions quietly remain in their stalls like ballet dancers waiting in the wings for the orchestra’s first notes, their large dark eyes curiously following a flock of …

Cornish School Scrambles to Stock Staff After Resignations

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Cornish — The district is working to replace nearly half of its teaching staff after the school board accepted the resignations of eight full- and part-time educators, including one retirement, at its June 18 meeting. Board Chairman Justin Ranney said there appear to be varied reasons why the …