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Unity Elementary School Principal Chip Baldwin hugs Sergio Pritchett, 13, of Unity, as Keith Lessard, of Manchester, N.H., fixes his wheelchair in the principal's office of the new school building in Unity, N.H., on August 26, 2014. Baldwin joked that Sergio, who will be in eighth grade this year, was the first student sent to the principal's office. The school is scheduled to open on September 8. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Unity School Nearly Ready

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Unity — After years of waiting, what’s a few more days? That was the sentiment in Unity this week after the School Board announced a delay to the beginning of the inaugural year in the town’s new K-8 elementary school. The opening of the building — which has been plagued by controversy, lengthy delays and cost overruns — will be …

Program Lets Disabled Athletes Enjoy Summer Sports

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Newbury, n.h. — It’s just before 10 a.m. at Lake Sunapee State Beach, and Kyle McIntyre is, in the words of caregiver Bill Hays, “all smiles and giggles.” It’s understandable that McIntyre is happy, and not only because of the warm and sunny conditions on the lake. Thanks to the New England Handicapped …

Stevens High to Open Sept. 10; Renovations Delay Start of School Year

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Claremont — The ongoing renovations at Stevens High School have forced the district to delay opening of the school for grades 9-12 until Wednesday, Sept. 10, two weeks later than originally scheduled. School officials said several factors associated with the major overhaul led to the decision. An air quality assessment, primarily on the third floor where demolition work was recently completed, raised some …

Newport Softball Grinds Out 10-Inning Win Over Stevens

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Newport — Whatever works. Newport pitcher Stephanie Carl kept yelling encouraging words to her team as three times they fell behind late in their New Hampshire Division III second-round softball game with Stevens on Thursday. “Honestly, I even …

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 …