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WIndsor's Tyson Boudro pitches to a Stevens batter during the Windsor at Stevens Baseball game at Barnes Park in Claremont, N.H., on April 21, 2014. 
The host Cardinals won in five innings, 16-6. Valley News - Sarah Priestap

Local Roundup: Cards Shuffle Windsor

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Claremont — It may still be early in the season, but the Stevens High baseball team is bringing the thunder thus far. Getting comfortable quickly in their home surroundings, the Cardinals exploded for a 16-6 victory in five innings over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon at Barnes Park. Ryan Tanguay sparked things early with an RBI triple for Stevens. Austin Tenney added two hits and drove in a pair of runs. Junior Tyler Woodman had his first varsity hit, a two-run single. Caleb Beckley also drove in a pair, and Richard Bell put the Cardinals up by 10 in the bottom of the fifth, driving …

Robert A. “Robbie” Robinson

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lyme, N.H. — Robert A. “Robbie” Robinson passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, April 5, 2014. He was born Dec. 26, 1940, on a snowy evening in Reading, Vt. to Mae Robinson. He was raised by Elmer and Rose (Peoples) Robinson. His family moved to Pompanussic and he attended Norwich Elementary School and graduated from Hanover High School in 1958. He …

Letter: Baffling Nuclear Policy

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

To the Editor: In another example of this administration’s baffling (to put it nicely) foreign policy, we learn that the United States is making sharp reductions in its nuclear deterrence four years before the date required by the New Start Treaty. The greatest reductions will be made in the arsenal most likely to survive a first strike. Nuclear capacity on submarines will be …

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 …

Local ‘Mathletes’ Place in Contest

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Lebanon — Several local teams and individual “mathletes” were among the top scorers in a statewide math competition earlier this month in Plymouth, N.H. About 100 students competed in New Hampshire’s Mathcounts state competition. Teams from Richmond Middle School and Lyme School placed fifth and sixth, respectively. In …

Prettying Up People’s Pets

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Fairlee — Spooky was nearly finished being brushed when a visitor at the door startled her. The Siberian tuxedo cat leapt off the portable table, but didn’t get very far before groomer Dirk Ussler scooped her up. “Good …

Thetford Grad Doing Swimmingly for Longhorns

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The saying that everything is bigger in Texas apparently includes aquatic activities. When the hometown University of Texas hosts the NCAA Division I men’s swimming championships in Austin from Thursday through Saturday, the event will be sold out …

Paper Shredder in Lyme

Friday, March 21, 2014

Stuart Lopez of Lyme operates a snow blower in his driveway on Thursday. Shreds of that day’s edition of the Valley News littered the ground after it became lost in the snow and fell victim to the machine. …

Skiing Into Spring in Hanover

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spencer May, 10, left pushes himself to the top of the hill as Scott May, Andrew May, 11, Jay Davis, and Elsa May, 8, all from Lyme, follow behind during a post-ski season training run on the trails …

Trophy Time: Marauders Skate to Girls Hockey Title

Monday, March 17, 2014

Manchester — The well-oiled machine that is the Hanover High girls hockey team kept right on churning — its gears as balanced as ever — in Saturday’s 5-1 NHIAA championship win over Berlin-Gorham at Verizon Wireless Arena. Sophomore …

As Snow Days Pile Up, School Districts Fret About Schedules

Friday, March 14, 2014

Upper Valley youngsters might be jumping for joy with each additional snow day this winter — including back-to-back days off for many this week — but school administrators are wringing their hands as frequent storms have wreaked havoc with school calendars. Indeed, some districts are scheduled to end …

Letter: Where the Buck Stops

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

To the Editor: “The buck stops here” is a rousing sentiment that, when put into practice, often turns into a smarmy attempt to define “here” as “somewhere else.” It’s with considerable gratitude and pleasure that we report an example of genuine buck-stopping in the Upper Valley. Recently, returning …

Lyme Voters OK $2 Million Budget

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lyme — Without comments or questions, about 150 voters at Town Meeting unanimously approved a $2 million town operating budget for the fiscal year that began Jan. 1. The budget is 2.1 percent, or $41,000, higher than the …