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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 …

Melvin Nelson

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Unity, N.H. — Melvin Nelson, of Unity formerly of Springfield, N.H. passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 26, 2015, after a long illness. He was born on June 28, 1940, in Cornish, N.H. the son of Levi and Hazel (Burke) Nelson. Melvin attended schools in Cornish and Plainfield and worked as a finish carpenter for several construction companies in the Upper Valley as …

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 stole from Phoenix Painting Co.’s storage building in Springfield, N.H., and allegedly burglarized a construction …

Kearsarge Rules Lebanon in Playoff Rematch

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Lebanon — In a battle of reloading girls lacrosse programs, Kearsarge High proved to have a bit more weaponry Friday, handing rival Lebanon a 13-6 loss during a rematch of a 2013 NHIAA Division III semifinal. Anna Stowell …

Local Roundup: Hurricanes Storm to Latest Victory

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

White River Junction — Kaitlynn Woodward again stifled the opposition for the Hartford High softball team, tossing a complete game to lead the Hurricanes to an 8-2 victory over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon. The junior hurler struck …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Lax Rallies Past Patriots

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bennington, Vt. — Down five entering the fourth quarter, the Woodstock High boys lacrosse team stormed all the way back to beat host Mount Anthony 11-10 in overtime on Haven Lantz’s game-winner. The Wasps (3-2) trailed 10-5 heading …

Retired Teacher Seeks Odell’s Seat

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sunapee — A first-term Democrat who represents several Sullivan County towns in the New Hampshire House formally declared her candidacy for the District 8 state Senate seat now held by Republican Bob Odell, who is retiring. “During my …

Local Roundup: Stevens’ Hussey Shines Under the Lights in No-Hitter

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Claremont — Ruthlessly efficient from the start, Chase Hussey tossed a no-hitter to lead the Stevens High baseball team to a 9-0 victory over Kearsarge under the lights at Barnes Park on Monday night. Hussey, a junior, needed …

Vermont Roads Dominate the 2014 Big Muddy Awards

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Are dirt roads driving your vehicle, rather than the other way around? Has a thick layer of rock-studded muck taken up residence inside the wheel wells? Does driving faster than 40 mph make your car vibrate violently? Don’t …

Cougars Complete Sweep of Raiders

Sunday, April 27, 2014

North Sutton, n.h. — Bypassing an opponent intent on knocking it down, the Kearsarge High boys lacrosse team beat Lebanon, 12-5, on Saturday, the Cougars’ second victory over their NHIAA Division III rival in three days. Freshman Justin …

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 …

State. Sen. Odell, R-New London, Plans to Step Down at End of Term

Saturday, April 19, 2014

New London — State Sen. Bob Odell, a moderate Republican known as a pivotal and principled vote in Concord, announced Friday he would not seek a seventh term in the state Senate, saying he is ready to spend …

Hanover Boys Tennis Back to Business

Friday, April 11, 2014

Staff Reports Manchester — The freshman phenom who held down the No. 1 singles position last spring is headed to a tennis academy. Another anticipated returnee opted for prep school. And of the six players to make up the singles ladder to open the season, only one saw …