Croydon

Lead teacher Kelly George, center, of Newport, N.H. leads her combined first- and second-grade class in a juggling game with the help of paraprofessional Wendy Almstrom, far left, of Croydon, N.H., and student teacher Emma Lamson, right, of Williamston, during the morning meeting at Croydon Village School in Croydon, N.H., on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. With six second-grade students, four first-grade students, and two adult helpers in her class, George describes the class as a small family. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

For the Love Of the Students

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Croydon — When the bell at the top of the Croydon Village School rings, Kelly George’s 10 first- and second-graders know it’s time for classes to start. It’s a stark difference from the elementary school that George taught at in Chicago for 61/2 years, where her 30-plus kindergartners were seldom allowed to play outside. “It seems so far removed from …

Stevens, Newport Coaches Always Thinking Softball

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Stevens and Newport high schools may be getting new softball coaches, but new certainly does not mean they are new to the game. In the selection of Emily Pegoraro in Claremont and Sam McNeel in the Sunshine Town, both communities are getting certified softball junkies. The two coaches are not familiar with each …

Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Users to See Savings

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley residents served by Liberty Utilities and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will pay less for electricity come May 1. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved Liberty Utilities’ request to decrease its electric energy service rates, and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative’s board of directors also approved a rate cut. “This was a difficult winter for …

Newport Boys Rule Widsor

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Newport — An aggressive defense and 10 baskets from 3-point land sent Newport to a 59-48 win over Windsor in an across-the-river rivalry game at nearly-packed Wheeler Gym on Friday night. When Newport athletic director Doug Beaupre found out that Windsor had two open dates after Stevens decided …

Hot Start Sends Sharp-Shooting Tigers Past Royals

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Newport — Cold starts benefit nobody, be it man, machine or basketball team. Mascoma High boys basketball coach Jim Barry liked the three quarters of solid, rebound-accented play his Royals produced against archrival Newport at Wheeler Gym on Tuesday night. It was the first quarter — the opening …

A Chilly Championship: Hanover Takes Flight for Another State Title

Friday, February 13, 2015

Newport — Call it six degrees and jubilation. On a night that was so cold you thought you’d never be warm again, Hanover High rekindled the triumphant glow, winning its third consecutive state ski jumping championship and concluding …

Newport Hires Full-Time Superintendent

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Newport — Cindy Gallagher, appointed as the interim superintendent for SAU 43 three weeks ago, was hired by the SAU board in a unanimous vote Tuesday evening as the district’s full-time superintendent with a contract through June 30, …

A Woman’s Place Could Be in the Gym … If Only More Would Apply to Be H.S. Basketball Coaches

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Claremont — Some things are hard to understand. When Title IX was adopted in 1972, forcing schools to offer and fund female and male athletics equally, there was a bit of an upheaval when men were hired to …

Bears Rally, Bite Tigers at the Buzzer

Friday, February 6, 2015

Newport — It came down to making plays when they counted, and Winnisquam made the biggest — the ball dropping through the net as the final horn sounded. The Bears came from 10 down in the third quarter to surprise the Newport High boys basketball team, 59-57, Friday …

Newport Voters Favor Lowering Budget

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Newport — About 140 residents at Tuesday night’s deliberative session approved two amendments to the proposed budget, amended another article concerning a tuition agreement with Goshen and listened to a few speakers advocate for teacher and support staff contracts. The warrant will now go to voters at the …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Boys Basketball Catches Winning Fever

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

West Canaan — If winning can be contagious, it’s safe to say the Mascoma High boys basketball team has caught the bug. The Royals used a collective hot-shooting touch to beat visiting Stevens 71-47 on Tuesday night. Mason …

Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon …

Windsor Rides 3-Point Barrage to Victory Over Newport

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Windsor — A starting lineup featuring three juniors and a freshman would ordinarily mean Windsor High boys basketball coach Harry Ladue has a lot to which he can look forward in the future … if it weren’t for …