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Jaymes Sanchez encourages campers to use more space during warm ups at a meeting of the Youth Shakespeare Project at the Howe Library in Hanover, N.H. on July 14, 2014.  The project, which meets four days a week, is a theater camp for students from 11-17 of all backgrounds and is free to attend.  Sanchez and Laura Neill founded the camp in 2012 while undergrads at Dartmouth.  This is the second year of the camp. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

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 ran through the scenes of Juliet and Her Romeo , the familiar tale with particular emphasis on its female characters. The outdoor …

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 a teaching position at Con-Val Regional High School in Peterborough. Aaron House, the Stevens athletic …

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 on the Saint-Gaudens Facebook page asked the public to suggest themes for a small show, …

Letter: Wanting the Best for Cornish Schoolchildren

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wanting the Best for Cornish Schoolchildren To the Editor: The Cornish School Board is made up of five elected volunteers. They all have jobs and families. In addition to having monthly meetings (sometimes more), they are also on subcommittees that require time and dedication. Before being on the …

Contentious in Cornish: Outraged Residents Bombard School Board

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cornish — Pandemonium erupted when the School Board chairman announced that he would not allow public comment at the board’s meeting Tuesday night, even as the audience of nearly 100 demanded the chance to speak on the controversy …

Newfound Left-Hander Stymies Stevens Again

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Claremont — Newfound pitcher Dahlton Fairbank has found a friend in Barnes Park. Last spring, the left-hander pitched an eight-inning 3-2 win over Stevens in a New Hampshire Division III first-round game at the Claremont field and returned Tuesday with a three-hitter in a 5-1 victory over the …

Letter: Where’s the Common Sense?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

To the Editor: My three sons attended Cornish Elementary School for an accumulated total of 16 years, all having graduated by 2007. I volunteered weekly in their classrooms and on field trips, sometimes with younger children in tow (for whom I alone was responsible). So I was taken …

Letter: Democrats Disappoint on Pipeline

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

To the Editor: Now let me get this straight. A large group of Democrats (senators) petitioned the president to say “yes” to the Keystone pipeline. Ouch! Seems that they are facing tough campaigns against Republicans who, along with their investors, are overwhelmingly for it. Why? Well, profit, I …

Local Roundup: Hurricanes Storm to Latest Victory

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

White River Junction — Kaitlynn Woodward again stifled the opposition for the Hartford High softball team, tossing a complete game to lead the Hurricanes to an 8-2 victory over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon. The junior hurler struck …

Leon F. Lemieux, Sr.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Cornish, N.H. — Leon F. Lemieux, Sr., 68, of Town House Road in Cornish died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Mount Ascutney Hospital in Windsor following a sudden illness. He was born in Claremont, N.H. on May 28, 1945, the son of Louis, Sr. and Gertrude (Donovan) Lemieux …

Ex-Stevens Math Teacher Pleads Guilty in Sex Assault of Student

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Newport — Former Stevens High School math teacher Christopher LeBlanc will serve three-and-a-half to seven years in New Hampshire State Prison after pleading guilty Friday to felonious sexual assault and aggravated felonious sexual assault of a 14-year-old student …

Newport Baseball Has Answer for Stevens’ Arms

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Newport — Apparently Newport doesn’t read the Stevens High baseball clippings. Back by strong pitching, Stevens compiled a 5-1 record and the Cardinals’ pitchers gave up just six earned runs in 39 innings. Two of those victories were …

Retired Teacher Seeks Odell’s Seat

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sunapee — A first-term Democrat who represents several Sullivan County towns in the New Hampshire House formally declared her candidacy for the District 8 state Senate seat now held by Republican Bob Odell, who is retiring. “During my …