Newport

Croydon-Area Lawmakers Support School Choice Bill in Concord

Friday, February 12, 2016

Croydon — A bill before the New Hampshire Legislature would allow the Croydon School Board, which is battling state officials over school choice, to continue sending a handful of children to private school using tax revenue. The House bill would allow New Hampshire school boards to send students in towns without a public school for their grade to “a non-religious private school which has been approved by the Department of …

Birth Announcements: Feb. 7, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center BANGRAZI — A daughter, Lilah Ann Bangrazi, born on Jan. 19, 2016, to Katelyn Gibson and Jason Bangrazi, of Newport. BLUME — A daughter, Elena Nichole Blume, born on Jan. 29, 2016, to Kylei Fischer, of Claremont, and Joshua Blume, of Cranston, R.I. Gifford Medical Center HERRING — A son, Marshall Clyde Herring, born on Jan. 22, 2016, to Jerrica …

$84,000 in Grants Awarded For Education

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Concord — Several schools and learning programs in the Upper Valley have been awarded grant funding to support ecology education programs, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation said in a recent news release. About $84,000 from the Wellborn Ecology Fund — established through a bequest by former Hanover resident Marguerite Wellborn — will be divvied up between 12 recipients. “We are working closely with …

Charlestown Man Pleads Guilty to Vandalizing Claremont Church

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Newport — An 18-year-old Charlestown man pleaded guilty on Friday to vandalizing St. Mary Catholic Church in Claremont in August and stealing sacramental wine. Sullivan Superior Court Judge Brian Tucker sentenced Zachary Underwood to nine months in county …

Rubio Aims for N.H. Victory

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Claremont — At Sen. Marco Rubio’s Friday evening campaign stop at The Common Man Restaurant, Claremont resident Leonard Boulanger related his story of uncertain financial circumstances, a tale that could have been shared by any number of Americans. …

Newport to Present School Budget Tonight

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Newport — The School Board will present its $17.8 million budget proposal for the 2016-17 school year at a public hearing tonight in the high school gym. SAU 43 Business Manager Terry Wiggin said the budget represents a 3 percent increase, or $521,473, from the current year’s and, …

Newport Oil Spill Contained

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Newport — Health officials said the environmental impacts from an oil spill at Richards Elementary School on Sunday were minimal. Fortunately, the 500 to 600 gallons of oil that leaked out a vent pipe from the school’s mechanical …

High School Roundup: Senior Sharpshooter Leads Sunapee Boys

Friday, January 8, 2016

Hinsdale, n.h. — Thirty points from Matt Tenney, including 20 in the second half alone, sparked the Sunapee High boys basketball team to a 58-48 victory at Hinsdale on Friday night. The Lakers spread the floor all night …

After 15-Year Wait, Boys Soccer Returns to Newport High

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Newport — In Newport High athletic director Jeff Miller’s mind, the time has come. It’s now or never. Starting next fall, Newport will host a boys varsity soccer team for only the second time in school history and the first time in 15 years. Miller said the pieces …

Cardinal Boys Win Battle of the Have-Nots

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Newport — The Stevens and Newport boys basketball teams entered Tuesday night’s contest at Wheeler Gym winless in NHIAA Division III play. Despite two losses, the Cardinals did have at least one small edge: They lost by only four points to Hopkinton earlier in the season, while the …

Newport Girls Basketball Pulls Past Stevens

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Claremont — The Stevens High girls basketball team knocked off Hopkinton, 40-27, back on Dec. 18, and Cardinals coach Ivy Condon was hoping that this was the team she was going to see for the rest of the …

Newport Library Receives $4,000 for STEM Programs

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Newport — Richards Free Library recently received $4,000 to buy materials for science, technology, engineering and math programming. The grant from Newport Rotary Club and Rotary International also replaced six outdated computers with Dell Inspiron Laptops and added two Chromebooks. Public access to computers is “essential” in the …

Trump Campaign Claims Upper Valley Supporters Who Say They Didn’t Commit

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

West Lebanon — Nancy Partington isn’t a fan of Donald Trump. The Woodsville resident plans to vote for a Republican in the upcoming New Hampshire presidential primary, but thinks the billionaire businessman can sometimes be “a little erratic.” …