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Stevens High to Open Sept. 10; Renovations Delay Start of School Year

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Claremont — The ongoing renovations at Stevens High School have forced the district to delay opening of the school for grades 9-12 until Wednesday, Sept. 10, two weeks later than originally scheduled. School officials said several factors associated with the major overhaul led to the decision. An air quality assessment, primarily on the third floor where demolition work was recently completed, raised some concerns, Dave Putnam, chairman of the school …

Education Transformation: City’s School Restructuring Effort Appears to Meet Key Goals

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lebanon — When the Lebanon School District sold the old Sacred Heart School building to a Lebanon dentist and his wife in June for $415,000, it was the last of four landmark properties the district had sold off since 2012. The sale of the 1909 building — which followed the School District’s divestiture …

Their Time to Shine: At the Cornish Fair, Young People Demonstrate New Skills

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The normally quiet fairgrounds are abuzz with preparations on the day before the Cornish Fair opens. Cows lumber off their trailers, chickens peck around their new spaces, and young students staple colorful and informative hand-drawn posters above their animals’ stalls describing the projects they’ve been working on. As they confidently lead these projects …

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 …

H.S. Notebook: Cards’ Desilets Loses Interim Tag

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Claremont — Ivy Desilets has a vision for improving the fate of the Stevens High girls basketball program, and it’s one she’s looking forward to implementing now that she’s been officially given the reins of the team. Desilets …

Climate Change Discussion in Cornish

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Cornish — A free talk about climate change is set for Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. The talk about documented changes in plants and animals will be led by Alyson Eberhardt, a coastal ecosystems extension specialist with New Hampshire Sea Grant and University of …

Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Local Roundup: Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings …

A Raider Resurrection: Lebanon Boys Track Back On Summit

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Pelham, n.h. — With three top-five finishes behind him and his next turn in the long jump just ahead, Will Merchant turned to see Josh Fontaine chasing the leader of the 3,200-meter race at Saturday’s New Hampshire Division …

Letter: What About the Beavers’ Ecosystem?

Friday, May 30, 2014

To the Editor: State workers recently rallied to prevent flooding on Route 12A in Plainfield by pulling apart a newly constructed beaver dam that caused water to rise along the road (“State Busts Beaver Dam Threatening to Submerge Route 12A,” May 13). I write not to express any …

Board Will Vote Again In Cornish

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Cornish — The district superintendent said the School Board will revisit the votes it took related to grade consolidation at Tuesday night’s contentious meeting because members appeared to have strayed from proper procedure by reconvening several minutes after voting to adjourn because of an unruly audience. Toward the …