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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 …

First Person: Flying Coop Has Worked for Kaleb Tarczewski

Monday, June 23, 2014

Claremont — Fourteen-year-old Kaleb Tarczewki was 6-foot-9 when he left Stevens High School to study and play basketball at St. Mark’s School in Stoughtonborough, Mass. In the ensuing six years, he grew three more inches, and his basketball …

Saint-Gaudens Site Hosts First Family Picnic

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Cornish — The Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site is inviting the public to its inaugural Cornish Colony Family Picnic on Sunday. The festivities start at 11 a.m. with Denishawn dancing (invented a century ago by Ruth St. Denis and husband Ted Shawn) from the Cornish Colony era, as well …

School Notes: Cradle of Valedictorians: Cornish Students Top Their High School Classes

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cornish — On the eve of delivering her speech for Hartford High School’s graduation last week, valedictorian Emma Healy wasn’t surprised to learn that she was following in a long line of students who walked to the podium …

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 …

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 …

Norma L. Hodgdon

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cornish, N.H. — Norma L. Hodgdon, 79, a lifelong resident of Cornish, passed away Saturday evening, June 7, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Cornish following a five year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born Oct. 9, 1934 in Cornish the daughter of Walter and …

Newport Softball Grinds Out 10-Inning Win Over Stevens

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Newport — Whatever works. Newport pitcher Stephanie Carl kept yelling encouraging words to her team as three times they fell behind late in their New Hampshire Division III second-round softball game with Stevens on Thursday. “Honestly, I even …

Claremont Looks At School Grading

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Claremont — The committee formed to review and recommend ways to improve the standard-based grading system implemented two years ago in the SAU presented recommendations to the School Board Wednesday evening. The over-arching goal, committee members said, was to improve the clarity of the system and communication, especially …

Forum Letters, June 4: Hate, Solar Panels, War Stories

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pardon Your French To the Editor: In an issue of the Valley News, we noticed the headline on the sports page “Vive La Habs.” (“Vive La Habs: Canadiens Stop Bruins to Advance” May 15) While we are sure you have no bias for the Bruins and the headline …

Sullivan County Outlays Up $600K

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Newport — County commissioners will present a $29.8 million proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 at a public hearing next Monday . If the Sullivan County delegation of state representatives approves the spending plan as recommended, county officials anticipate a 3 cent increase in the …