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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 …

Personal Glory: Phys Ed Classes Go Beyond Team Sports

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lebanon — Across the Upper Valley, traditional team sports models within public high school physical education curriculums are being replaced by fitness and personal-growth initiatives. At Lebanon High, longtime PE teacher Tim Kehoe teaches personal fitness courses that …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Lacrosse Nixes John Stark

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hanover — To turn fortunes around following its first loss of the season, the Hanover High girls lacrosse team knew it would need to cut down on turnovers. The Marauders did just that against John Stark on Monday, …

Ethel Charlotte Syriac

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Ethel Charlotte Syriac, age 98, passed away at Sullivan County Health Care in Unity, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. She had been a resident there for the past five years. Ethel was born on October 13, 1916, in Westfield, Mass., daughter to the late Edward and …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Baseball Extends Divisional Reign

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hanover — Wash. Rinse. Repeat. Eight times. Dartmouth College senior Matt MacDowell hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in the first game of a doubleheader against Brown, then scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth in …

Richards Free Library Digitizes Newspaper Archive

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Newport — In the past, searching Richards Free Library’s newspaper archives meant queuing up rolls of decades-old microfilm and scrolling through pages one by one. But thanks to a grant and enthusiastic donors, the library now boasts a searchable digital version of the papers, which span nearly 150 …

Enfield, Newport on Women’s Heritage Trail

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The first round of inductees to the incipient New Hampshire Women’s Heritage Trail includes 25 women and three historic sites, among them a Newport native and a former religious community in Enfield. Markers have not yet been made …

Pauline Anne Wilson

Friday, April 17, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Pauline Anne Wilson, 75, of Maple Street, passed away following a battle with leukemia Tuesday evening, April 7, 2015, at her home with her family by her side. Polly was born May 28, 1939, the second of seven girls to Theodore Henry and Phyllis Juanita …

Police Charge 2 In N.H. Thefts

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Claremont —Two men from Claremont were arrested earlier this week and charged with breaking into storage trailers in the Upper Valley and stealing thousands of dollars worth of power tools and equipment, police said in a news release. Russell Anderson, 39, and his stepbrother Michael Cote, 44, allegedly …

Sarah J. Gunzinger

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Perkinsville, Vt. — Sarah J. Gunzinger, 70, passed away Saturday evening, April 11, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born June 23, 1944, in Newport, N.H. the daughter of George and Laila (Anderson) Watling. She attended schools and graduated from Towle High School …

Fencing — and Finding — Friends

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Norwich — As the Selectboard settled in for a meeting in the basement of Tracy Hall, a different sort of bout was underway upstairs, where members of the Upper Valley Fencing Club warmed up with a gleeful game …