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Coach Steven Christensen explains a sprinting drill to the Newport girls field hockey team during the team's first practice of the year in Newport, N.H., on August 18, 2014. 
(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Back in Orange and Black: Christensen Rejoins Newport Field Hockey

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Newport — Steve Christensen went to a couple of field hockey games in 2003. He’s been hooked ever since. He’s coached track and field as well as softball. But field hockey is a sports to which he’s become addicted, and it’s brought him back to the Newport High program after several years away. The 62-year-old has been around. He went …

Football Team Fronts Newport Hall

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Newport — Bob Underhill coached the Newport High football team on three different occasions, leaving each time for what he thought was a better opportunity. His accumulated experience, including some with a particularly special team, will land Underhill a permanent place this fall. He and seven others will join the Newport High Hall of Fame on Oct. 4 during a ceremony at the …

Croydon School Gets New Leader

Friday, August 1, 2014

Croydon — The School Board has hired a new leader for the Croydon Village School. Kevin Johnson, an adjunct faculty member at Plymouth State University, will begin the part-time job overseeing the Croydon school’s two multiage classes, K-1 and 2-3, this month. Previously, the 28-student elementary school was managed by the SAU 43 central office, said Becky Nelson, the district’s public relations specialist. …

John A. Clements

Friday, May 2, 2014

Croydon, N.H. — Former N.H. DOT Commissioner John A. Clements of Croydon died at home on Monday, April 28, 2014, at the age of 83. He was born on Aug. 22, 1930, in Hyannis, Mass. to Florence Pinkerton and George F. Clements. John graduated from Yarmouth High School …

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 …

Local Roundup: Stevens’ Hussey Shines Under the Lights in No-Hitter

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Claremont — Ruthlessly efficient from the start, Chase Hussey tossed a no-hitter to lead the Stevens High baseball team to a 9-0 victory over Kearsarge under the lights at Barnes Park on Monday night. Hussey, a junior, needed …

He Can Throw as Well: Newport’s Houde Handles Mascoma

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Houde has made a reputation for himself as an all-state basketball player, scoring more than 1,000 points before the end of his junior season. However, when Houde switched schools, going from Pembroke Academy to Newport Middle High School after his freshman season, his father …

State. Sen. Odell, R-New London, Plans to Step Down at End of Term

Saturday, April 19, 2014

New London — State Sen. Bob Odell, a moderate Republican known as a pivotal and principled vote in Concord, announced Friday he would not seek a seventh term in the state Senate, saying he is ready to spend …

No Saying No This Time for Tigers’ Spanos

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Newport — After seven years serving as a devoted assistant to Rob Woodward on the Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team, Newport High social studies teacher Tim Spanos was finally ready to walk away from the game. …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Croydon OKs Budgets, Not Kindergarten

Monday, March 17, 2014

Croydon — Voters adopted both their town and school budgets Saturday, but rejected a proposal to expand full-day kindergarten from three to five days. Nine articles passed as warned at Town Meeting, while one passed after an amendment. …

Newport School District Voters Reject Teacher Pay Raises

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Newport — Voters emphatically rejected every proposed pay increase for teachers and support staff on Tuesday’s Town Meeting ballot while also electing Shannon Howe as a write-in candidate to the Newport School Board. The proposed budget of $17.5 million, only $15,000 more than the default budget, passed easily, …