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Senior Tyler Maheu prepares to snap the ball during a kicking drill at a Newport football practice at Newport High School in Newport, N.H., on Nov. 18, 2015. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Newport Football Goes for Title Today

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Newport — Bill Thurlow has been coaching Newport High’s offensive and defensive lines for nearly 50 years. It’s a position that he fills with pride — a given when you consider the football motto he sticks to at the beginning of every season: best line wins. Through 10 games, the best line on the field has been Newport’s. It’s allowed …

Newport Ties Bow Into Complete Knot

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Newport — And the beat goes on. Newport High, which blasted its way through the NHIAA Division III regular season with lopsided wins, is not bothering to slow down the express in the postseason, either. The Tigers slammed Bow, 47-7, in a D-III semifinal Saturday at Maryn Field to reach the state finals for the second year in a row. The win sends …

Newport Football Charges Into Semifinals

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Newport — Fans of Newport High’s football team kept one eye on their home scoreboard and one on their cell phones all Saturday afternoon. When the tally on the scoreboard finally appeared out of reach for Somersworth, Newport’s first-round opponents in the New Hampshire Division III tournament, all eyes searched frantically for a …

Fiorina Eager for a Fight

Friday, November 6, 2015

Newport — Though she has fallen back in the polls since capturing national attention in the first Republican debates, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, the lone woman in the large GOP presidential field, told her audience Thursday …

N.H. Legislature to Meet On Opioid Problem

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Newport — Gov. Maggie Hassan won approval Wednesday from the Executive Council to convene a special legislative session later this month to consider legislation that will address the state’s growing opiate and heroin crisis, which has claimed nearly …

Croydon Board Member Has Tuition Ties

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Croydon — Two of the students whom the School Board is allowing to attend private school in defiance of state officials’ demands are the children of a sitting board member. The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office on Monday asked a Superior Court judge to prohibit the School Board’s …

N.H. AG Seeks Legal Action Against Croydon

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Croydon — The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office has asked a judge to bar the Croydon School Board from using tax money to pay for private school tuition. The civil complaint, which asks for preliminary and permanent injunctions against Croydon in Sullivan County Superior Court, is the latest …

Local Roundup: Thetford Pulls Off a Shocker in Williamstown

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Williamstown, Vt. — Cinderella must have been stowed away on the Thetford Academy boys soccer team bus to Williamstown for the opening round of the Vermont Division III playoffs on Tuesday afternoon. The 13th-seeded Panthers beat the fourth-seeded …

Sun Sets on Cardinals, Tigers

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Newport — Both teams needed a win, and neither one got it. The Stevens High girls soccer team had a lot at stake when it went to Newport Monday for rescheduled NHIAA Division III contest. The Cardinals needed …

Upper Valley Students Win 4-H Awards at Cornish Fair

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Cornish — Winners of the Sullivan County 4-H member animal exhibitor awards at the Cornish Fair include students from across the Upper Valley. The annual fair is the culmination of 4-H work for clubs in Sullivan County, the …

Local Roundup: Marauders Set Marks in CVC Victory

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hanover — A pair of record-setting performances helped the Hanover High girls cross country team to a victory in the Connecticut Valley Conference championship meet on Friday at Storrs Pond Recreation Area. The Marauder boys took third place. …

Wade’s World: Low-Key Newport Senior Lets Running Do the Talking

Friday, October 16, 2015

Newport — Noah Wade is a man of very few words. It was evident in an offseason meeting with his second-year football coach, Larry McElreavy, who told Wade his early plans for the season: how expansive the Newport …

Croydon Board Reinforces Stand Against State on Tuition Issue

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Croydon — The School Board on Wednesday night defended its decision to continue defying the attorney general’s order to stop using tax dollars to pay tuition for five students to attend the private Newport Montessori School. At a meeting, board member Jim Peschke told about 40 residents that …