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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 …

Volunteer Spotlight: Richards Free Library Honors 2 Volunteers

Saturday, December 26, 2015

By Aimee Caruso Valley News Staff Writer Newport — Two Newport residents were honored at Richards Free Library’s annual volunteer tea, held Dec. 10 at the library. Paula Johnson and Barbara Kvetcovsky received the Pamela Gay Award for …

Amy M. (Chase) Patnaude

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Amy M. (Chase) Patnaude died on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at her home. She was born on Oct. 5, 1922, in Derry, N.H., to Perley and Marjorie (Stark) Chase. She grew up in Derry and was very proud of going to Pinkerton Academy. She lived …

Local Roundup: A New Houde in Newport Carves Own Niche

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Keene, n.h. — The danger in being Ethan Houde is making sure everyone doesn’t look at you as being Andrew Houde, version 2.0. The younger Houde, now a sophomore, got to play with his older brother a little bit on the Newport High boys basketball team last winter. …

College Notes: Ex-Upper Valley Stars Filled Field Hockey Rosters

Friday, December 25, 2015

Let’s start off with the fall season: Field Hockey Bryant was 3-16 but freshman midfielder Emily Perryman (Lebanon) started every game and had five goals, two of which were deciding tallies during Bulldog victories. She added three assists. …

Newport Proposes School Budget

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Newport — The School Board has settled on a $17.8 million proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 and will present it at a public hearing next month. The budget represents about a 3 percent increase from this year’s. If voters approve it as presented — …

Local Roundup: Rough Quarter Dooms Newport

Monday, December 21, 2015

Keene, n.h. — The Newport High girls basketball team played Fall Mountain well through three quarters of Sunday night’s game at the Keene State Holiday Tournament. Newport coach Bill Warnken is still wondering what happened in the second period, however. The Wildcats outscored the Tigers 18-0 in the …

Newport Finalizes Withdrawal Plan

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Newport — The plan for the school district to withdraw from SAU 43 and form its own district was finalized Wednesday night after a public hearing and now will go back to the Department of Education, which had made some recommended changes to the plan submitted in October …

Lakers Top Tigers in Battle of New-Look Teams

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Newport — Matt Tenney is used to this kind of pressure, if you want to even call it that. Sunapee High’s senior point guard has been the one consistent piece to the Lakers’ puzzle over the past four …

Local Roundup: TA Girls Roll Past Bucks

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Thetford, Vt. — The Thetford Academy girls basketball team has allowed just 15 total field goals in its opening two games, including those surrendered in a 53-31 victory over Blue Mountain on Monday night. But Thetford coach Eric …

Superior Court Upholds Newport Zoning Board

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Newport — A Superior Court Judge has upheld a decision by the Zoning Board of Adjustment that a property owner on Unity Road needs a variance to process and store septage because it would be the property’s primary commercial use in a rural zoning district. Richard Kelley wanted …