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(From left) Maintenance technicians Chris Lowe, Nolan Roy, and David Eastman move a power rack into the new weight room at Stevens High School in Claremont, N.H., on June 25, 2015. 
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Cardinals Power Up: Stevens High Gets Equipment for New Weight Room

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Claremont — The first of two deliveries of new weight room equipment arrived at Stevens High School on Thursday and was being assembled by the school’s strength and conditioning coach Brad Eaton, with the help of sophomores Logan Bateman and Solomon Cormier. “I’m pretty excited about it,” said Cormier, who along with Bateman plays football and lacrosse. “It is another …

Musical Chairs Is The Game at Newport

Monday, June 22, 2015

Newport — Many years ago, when Doug Beaupre was coaching and teaching at Hinsdale High School, there were nights on his way home to Meriden that he would make a stop at Stevens High’s Carr Gym. He would take a seat in the balcony, and watch and learn from Mike Hatt as he …

Sullivan County Agency Has New Executive Director

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Newport — The Sullivan County group working to connect Claremont and Lebanon with a bus route along Route 120 is hoping that its new executive director will drive efforts to expand its transportation offerings. The Community Alliance of Human Services, a Newport-based nonprofit, recently appointed Corey Gagnon to its helm. Gagnon, who hails …

Stevens, Newport Coaches Always Thinking Softball

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Stevens and Newport high schools may be getting new softball coaches, but new certainly does not mean they are new to the game. In the selection of Emily Pegoraro in Claremont and Sam McNeel in the Sunshine Town, …

Charlotte A. Jenkins

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Unity, N.H. — For the past three and a half years, residing at SCHC (Sullivan county health care) with Alzheimer’s, Charlotte A. Jenkins passed at age 78 on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Born Nov. 20, 1936, in Landaff, N.H. to Edward and Sophonia Thibodeau. Her family later moved …

Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Users to See Savings

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley residents served by Liberty Utilities and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will pay less for electricity come May 1. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved Liberty Utilities’ request to decrease its electric energy service rates, and the New Hampshire Electric …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

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 …

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 . …

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 …

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. …