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Recent Newport High graduate Andrew Houde (18) plays for the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior baseball team. He’s headed to Keene State in the fall, where he aims to compete for the Owls’ basketball and baseball squads.
Valley News — Tris Wykes

It’ll Be a Hoot: Newport’s Houde Getting Sports Double Duty at Keene State

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Lebanon — Andrew Houde strode to the plate at Lebanon High on Sunday, his 6-foot-4, 200-pound frame but a stick figure to his father, Scott, who watched from a parking lot beyond the center-field fence. Two runners were already aboard for the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior baseball team, which was leading visiting Keene by a run in the …

Later Beats Never: Lebanon Post 22 Offense Overcomes Defense

Monday, July 6, 2015

Lebanon — The first half of Sunday’s 15-6 rout by Lebanon American Legion Post 22’s senior baseball team over visiting Keene Post 4 was all too familiar to pitcher Steve Cerrone. The hosts’ starter, a former Hartford High competitor, endured less-than-ideal defense and run support while playing his first season at Phillips Exeter …

‘Ugly’ Victory for Post 22

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lebanon — Early in Friday’s game against visiting Milford, Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior player Bryar Rouillard produced a prodigious belch while leading off first base. The Stevens High graduate promptly excused himself, but he and his teammates are hoping their seemingly-stacked lineup can give the rest of the state’s squads indigestion …

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, …

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 …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

The Best Of the Rest

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Valley News’ three staff photographers and intern logged many miles over the first two weeks of March covering town and school meetings across the Upper Valley. Here are a few favorites that were not part of the …

Tuition Rules Croydon Meeting

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Croydon — The fallout of the state Department of Education’s ruling that the Croydon School District’s practice of tuitioning students to private schools is unlawful dominated discussion at the school’s annual meeting Saturday afternoon. Croydon School Board Chairwoman …

State: Croydon Choice Unlawful

Friday, March 13, 2015

Croydon — The state Department of Education will allow the Croydon School District to continue paying tuition for four students attending private institutions for the remainder of the school year — but at a price. The district could potentially lose some state aid as a result of the …

Croydon Town Meeting 2015 Results

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Croydon Number of Voters: 113 Number on Checklist: na Selectboard 3 yrs: James C. Harding Selectboard 1 yr: Steve Cunningham Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Charleen Little Auditor: Edward Little Trustee of Trust Funds and Cemeteries: Steven L. Michel School Board: Jim Peschke School Moderator: Willis H. Ballou School Treasurer: Kimberly McKinney School Clerk: Jill Janas …

Newport School District Meeting 2015 Results

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Newport School District Number of Voters: 693 Number on Checklist: 3,675 School District Moderator: Wm. Howard Dunn School Board 3 yrs: Ann Spencer School Board 3 yrs: Deanna Armstrong School District Treasurer: Robert Scott School District Clerk: Robert Scott …

Newport Falls to Campbell in D-III Quarterfinals

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Newport — All teams have a game plan, but rarely does it work like the one Campbell brought to Newport on Saturday night. In a New Hampshire Division III quarterfinal matching two 15-4 teams, the No. 4 Tigers …

Tigers Earn Revenge

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Newport — There were no surprises this time. Last winter, underdog Raymond, the 13th seed in the New Hampshire Division III boys basketball tournament, came into Wheeler Gym in the second round and shocked the fourth-seeded Tigers, 59-51, but this year the Tigers made sure there was no …