Unity

School district attorney Matt Upton, center, explains proposed litigation against Vaughn Associates, and Scott Vaughn, the original architect and construction manager on the new K-8 Unity School during Unity School Meeting in Unity, N.H., on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Also photographed are from left, Unity Elementary School Principal Chip Baldwin, SAU6 Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin and Unity School Board member Bob McDevitt. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Unity Votes to Sue School Architect

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Unity — With passionate opinions expressed by both sides at Saturday’s annual school meeting, residents approved a warrant article, 59-44, to spend up to $75,000 in legal fees and other costs to sue Vaughn Associates, the former architect and construction manager of the new Unity Elementary School. Matt Upton, the school district’s attorney, said his legal team has identified up …

Municipal Managers Decry Cost-Shifting in N.H. Budget Plan

Saturday, March 21, 2015

West Lebanon — With the New Hampshire Legislature weighing sweeping cuts to the state budget, some of which could affect services relied upon by Upper Valley residents, municipal managers this week decried what they called the prospective “downshifting” of state costs onto local government and property owners . “All they’re doing is shifting the tax burden onto the property taxpayer,” said Hanover Town …

Fire Victims Use Unity Meeting To Say Thanks

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Unity — Residents sailed through an agreeable Town Meeting on Saturday, approving spending requests and hearing from two families who thanked neighbors for their support after separate fires heavily damaged their homes. The 67 voters in attendance — 14.9 percent of the checklist — acted on 14 warrant articles with little discussion or dissent. There were no questions on the town budget, which …

Claremont School District Results

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Claremont School District Number of Voters: 891 Number on Checklist: 6,134 Town Moderator: Thomas P. Connair Clerk: Mary E. Woodman Treasurer: Vacant School Board 3 yrs: Brent Ferland School Board 3 yrs: Brian Rapp School Board 3 yrs: Chris Irish …

Unity Town Meeting 2015 Results

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Unity Number of Voters: 193 Number on Checklist: 1,014 Selectboard: William A. Schroeter Town Clerk: Rosemary Heino Treasurer: Mary R. Hall Supervisors of the Checklist 6 yrs: Mary L. Trumble Supervisors of the Checklist 2 yrs: Linda M. Murray Library Trustee 3 yrs: Sherry Schultz Library Trustee 2 yrs: Debra Leahy Library Trustee 1 yr: Marjorie A. Erickson …

Unity School Board Member Defeated

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Unity — Incumbent School Board member Prudence McCormick was defeated in Tuesday’s vote by Robert Day and Bruce Howard for two three-year seats . Day received 124 votes, followed by Howard with 90 and McCormick 70. It was the only contested race on the town and school ballots. …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Hoop Cruises to Quarters

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lebanon — The ball moved around. And the Lebanon High boys basketball team moved on. Guards KJ Matte and Ryan Milliken worked the roundball around all night, combining for 45 points as the fourth-seeded Raiders rolled over No. 13 Oyster River, 82-60, in an NHIAA Division II first-round …

Stevens Steps Over InterLakes

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Claremont — Sophomore Parker Smith had 25 points and 12 rebounds as the Stevens High boys basketball team made its way through the NHIAA Division III play-in round with a 65-54 win over InterLakes on Tuesday night at …

King Of Pins: Stevens Bowler Celebrates State Title

Monday, March 2, 2015

Claremont — Stevens High senior Chase Hussey believes his role as a closer for the Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team last summer was a major factor in his climb through 55 bowlers to win the state …

State Crown Eludes Stevens Bowling

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Manchester — In pursuit of a rare state championship, the Stevens High School bowling team saw a two-games-to-none lead in the semifinals get swallowed up by Rochester’s Spaulding High in the NHIAA state tournament Saturday at Spare Time Lanes. Stevens entered the tourney as the top seed as …

Fire Chief Urges Upkeep of Wood Stoves After Blaze Guts Unity Home

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Unity — Heat from a wood stove chimney ignited the walls of a rustic home on Quaker City Road on Monday morning. Unity Fire Chief Bruce Baker said aging pine planks that dried out over time likely combusted, …

Jury Finds Robarge Guilty in Death of His Wife

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Newport — A Sullivan County Superior Court jury on Wednesday convicted James Robarge of killing his estranged wife on the day she filed for divorce in June 2013. Over the sounds of soft crying, one by one all …

No Verdict From Jury Yet in Robarge Trial

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Newport — A Sullivan County Superior Court jury will enter into a third day of deliberations this morning in the case of James Robarge, who is accused of killing his estranged wife on the day she filed for …