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Medical assistant student Nenette McCusker shows off her gold tassel, indicating a 3.5 or higher cumulative grade point average, as she passes family and friends in the procession to the 47th commencement of River Valley Community College in Claremont, N.H. Friday, May 22, 2015. Tiffany Mooreis at right. RVCC awarded degrees to 225 students in 30 programs during the ceremony. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Students Graduate RVCC

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Claremont — More than 220 students and their families celebrated their educational achievements Friday evening at the 47th commencement at River Valley Community College. “The veterans, single moms, first in family to go to college, and everyone who thought they couldn’t make it, who thought this day would never come — take a moment. Look around. You are here. You …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to 12-1, and it came with a dramatic ending that left a home fan and a …

At the Hospitals: May 17, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO and President Among ‘Outstanding Americans’ Lebanon — Dr. James Weinstein, chief executive officer and president of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system, has received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations. This year’s recipients, 90 in all, include talk show host Meredith Vieira; New York Yankees pitcher …

Business Notes: May 17, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Newport — Lake Sunapee Bank joined three other New Hampshire businesses as a winner of a 2015 Business in the Arts Award from the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts. Lake Sunapee Bank was cited for its …

Newport Board Won’t Study Airport

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Newport — In a vote at the annual Town Meeting Tuesday, residents narrowly defeated an amended petition article requiring the Selectboard to “explore options to sell, lease or retain” Parlin Field, the town-owned airport. In the only contested race on the ballot, incumbent Todd Fratzel won another three-year …

Local Roundup: Raptors Rule the Fairway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quechee — With the high school golf season winding toward the postseason, Mid Vermont Christian School co-coach Gary Ott can breathe easier. He now has a team. Hosting three schools on the Quechee Club’s Highland course front nine, …

Newport Softball Slips Past Sunapee

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sunapee — The Sunapee High softball team was poised for a come-from-behind victory in the last of the seventh inning on Monday. Trailing Newport 5-3 when they came up for their last raps, the Lakers scored once and had runners on second and third with no outs and …

Newport Could Study Airport

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Voting on the Town Meeting warrant will take place Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Newport Opera House. Newport — Regardless of the outcome of a Town Meeting vote on Tuesday on the town-owned Parlin Field, a study of the airport by a committee probably …

Book Notes: Valley Native Wesley McNair Wins Award for New Book

Friday, May 8, 2015

After years of boiling down memories of his Upper Valley childhood hardships into poetry, Wesley McNair this spring harvested acclaim for exploring through verse what his mother endured growing up in the depths of the Great Depression. In …

Sunapee Man Pleads Guilty to Charges in Shooting Incident

Friday, May 8, 2015

Newport — A 23-year-old man pleaded guilty on Thursday to firing shots near two men in an attempt to recover $45 at a Claremont property that was taken by the city for back taxes in 2013. Chadwick Peck-Smith, of Sunapee, was sentenced to two years in the Sullivan …

Hartford Baseball Improves to 7-0

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

White River Junction — Playing on a freshly remade infield, the Hartford High baseball team laid out visiting U-32 on Monday, 8-2. The victory pushed the Hurricanes’ record to 7-0, with upcoming road games at Windsor today, at …

Newport Baseball Jumps on Sunapee Miscues

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Newport — Sunapee, which won three NHIAA Division IV state titles in the last four years by throwing strikes and picking up the ball on defense, got away from the script Monday afternoon. Laker pitchers walked eight and the defense made six errors, making it easy for Newport …

Hearing Set for Monday On Newport Detour Plan

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Newport — The Selectboard will hold a public hearing Monday to discuss plans for replacing the Oak Street bridge in either 2017 or 2018. The board seeks public comment on detour routes around the bridge, which is a main road to North Newport, and other aspects of the …