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Shown at the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center on July 21, 2014, Matt Baird-Torney has been named the new varsity boys basketball coach at Stevens High School.  (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Ex-Wildcat Joins Stevens Basketball

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Claremont — Matthew Baird-Torney, 26, who played his high school basketball at rival Fall Mountain Regional High School, has been selected as the varsity boys basketball coach at Stevens High School. Baird-Torney replaces Scott MacNamee, who has taken a teaching position at Con-Val Regional High School in Peterborough. Aaron House, the Stevens athletic director, said Baird-Torney was one of three candidates that applied for the position. “A fourth showed an interest but never turned in the paperwork,” said House. House went on to say in an email that a committee — consisting of six persons, four sophomore players, the athletic trainer and himself — handled …

N.H. Dept. of Labor Investigates Unity School Site Workers

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Unity — The state Department of Labor Commissioner James Craig said Tuesday they are continuing the investigation into the possibility that undocumented workers from Mexico were employed by a subcontractor at the construction site for the new Unity Elementary School. “We were up there Friday but I have not talked to the inspector and I am not sure if we will go back …

Lebanon Fills School Business Position

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lebanon — A week after the departure of three key administrators, the Lebanon School Board began filling holes in the district’s leadership team. At its meeting Tuesday, the board approved the hiring of Tim Ball, currently business administrator in Claremont, to replace outgoing nine-year veteran employee Jim Fenn, slated to leave on Aug. 1 for an undisclosed position in the private sector. Fenn …

Claremont Looks At School Grading

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Claremont — The committee formed to review and recommend ways to improve the standard-based grading system implemented two years ago in the SAU presented recommendations to the School Board Wednesday evening. The over-arching goal, committee members said, was to improve the clarity of the system and communication, especially …

H.S. Notebook: Cards’ Desilets Loses Interim Tag

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Claremont — Ivy Desilets has a vision for improving the fate of the Stevens High girls basketball program, and it’s one she’s looking forward to implementing now that she’s been officially given the reins of the team. Desilets …

Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Local Roundup: Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings …

A Raider Resurrection: Lebanon Boys Track Back On Summit

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Pelham, n.h. — With three top-five finishes behind him and his next turn in the long jump just ahead, Will Merchant turned to see Josh Fontaine chasing the leader of the 3,200-meter race at Saturday’s New Hampshire Division …

Newfound Left-Hander Stymies Stevens Again

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Claremont — Newfound pitcher Dahlton Fairbank has found a friend in Barnes Park. Last spring, the left-hander pitched an eight-inning 3-2 win over Stevens in a New Hampshire Division III first-round game at the Claremont field and returned Tuesday with a three-hitter in a 5-1 victory over the …

Sides Spar Over N.H. Prisoner’s Call Records

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Newport — Defense attorneys for a Charlestown man who is charged with allegedly killing his estranged wife argued for a protective order in court on Wednesday that would prevent prosecutors from accessing phone recordings from jail. Sullivan Superior Court Judge Brian Tucker did not make a ruling on …

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 …

Ex-Stevens Math Teacher Pleads Guilty in Sex Assault of Student

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Newport — Former Stevens High School math teacher Christopher LeBlanc will serve three-and-a-half to seven years in New Hampshire State Prison after pleading guilty Friday to felonious sexual assault and aggravated felonious sexual assault of a 14-year-old student …

Newport Baseball Has Answer for Stevens’ Arms

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Newport — Apparently Newport doesn’t read the Stevens High baseball clippings. Back by strong pitching, Stevens compiled a 5-1 record and the Cardinals’ pitchers gave up just six earned runs in 39 innings. Two of those victories were …

N.H. Man’s Attorneys Don’t Want Calls Released

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Newport — In an unusual move, attorneys defending a Charlestown man accused of murdering his estranged wife last summer are trying to block the prosecution’s access to some of his calls from the New Hampshire State Prison, where he is being held until his trial. James R. Robarge, …