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Tim Spanos, long time Lebanon American Legion Post 22 assistant coach has taken over the varsity baseball program in his hometown of Newport Friday, April 11, 2014.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

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. Then his athletic director came calling. When Doug Beaupre needed urgent help taking over the Tigers’ girls basketball team last winter following …

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 Connecticut River opened spring practice this week. But instead of green diamonds, manicured greens, prepared …

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 NHIAA Division II coaching fraternity to win the honor, this time going to senior forward …

Croydon OKs Town, School Spending

Monday, March 18, 2013

Croydon — Voters at Town Meeting yesterday approved all spending, including a pair of warrant articles for road repair on Loverin Hill Road and Cash Street. The $404,650 operating budget represents a 4 percent increase over the one approved last year, and included a $1,000 appropriation for the …

Croydon: Longtime Incumbent Defeats Newcomer for Selectboard

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Croydon — The incumbent triumphed yesterday, as John Clements decisively locked up his third consecutive three-year Selectboard seat. Clements, a retired transportation engineering consultant, garnered 99 votes. His opponent, John Enos, who decided to run for office because of his dissatisfaction over his property’s assessed value, received 19 …

Croydon Board Seat Draws  Two Candidates

Friday, March 8, 2013

Voting for officers will take place by Australian ballot on Tuesday, March 12. Croydon Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 16, at 9 a.m. in the town hall. Attendees will act upon 12 warrant articles. ∎ Croydon — A contested Selectboard race appears next week’s most …

A Small Town Embraces a Traditional Pageant

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Stepping onto the Newport Opera House stage before a packed house Saturday night, a young woman in a flannel shirt carried a chainsaw and beamed from ear to ear. Katie Marsh, one of 11 contestants in the 2013 …

Rita D. Gross

Friday, February 8, 2013

Croydon, N.H. — Rita D. Gross, 86 of Croydon, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 6, 2013, at Woodlawn Nursing Home in Newport. She was born on April 27, 1926, the daughter of Louis and Emma (Henault) Beauchaine of Guild, N.H. Speaking only French until she was six, …

Packed Gym Watches Newport Hoops Edge Stevens

Friday, February 1, 2013

Claremont — Newport is the top team in New Hampshire Division III boys basketball because it does not lose any close games. Last night at Stevens, the Tigers hung on for a 61-57 win over the Cardinals at Carr Gym and it was the sixth time this season …

Handling a Snowy Situation: Teams Cope with Copious Postponements

Friday, December 28, 2012

Doug Beaupre was in Boston visiting relatives yesterday, but he couldn’t get away from his job as Newport High athletic director. That was because of the snowstorm wreaking havoc with travel and scheduling for his Newport boys basketball team. “It’s crazy,” Beaupre said as he spoke on his …

With New Coach, Hartford Has High Hopes

Sunday, December 23, 2012

After a six-year stint as coach of the Hartford girls basketball team, which culminated with the program’s first state championship last winter, defensive specialist Steve Landon brings his skills and dedication to the Hurricane boys this season. While …

Teams Raring to Return to the Hardwood

Sunday, December 16, 2012

With the winter season officially upon us, the best place to get a front row seat for all the action is your area gymnasiums. Last year, Oxbow and Hartford claimed state titles. Who will be this season’s Cinderella? …

Newport Student Killed

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Charlestown — The first year at Newport Middle High School for twin sisters Kennedy and Anna Pysz was to be a special one. It would be the only year the seventh-graders would share a school building with their half brother Adam Pysz, a member of the Class of …