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 …

Testimony Underway; Jury Hears Opening Arguments in Robarge Trial

Friday, January 16, 2015

Newport — No one, including James Robarge, knows how Robarge’s estranged wife, Kelly, died in June 2013, a defense attorney said in opening statements at Robarge’s murder trial on Thursday. The defense team said the last time their …

Once-Mighty Orioles Take Battle of the Birds

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Claremont — Stevens High has played only five boys basketball games this winter, but during that span it’s been hard to figure out what is going on with the Cardinals, who fell 75-69 to Conant on Tuesday night at Carr Gym. After a dismal performance against Hopkinton in …

Murder Trial to Take Weeks; Jury Selection Begins in Slaying of Charlestown Woman

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Newport, n.h. — Sullivan County Superior Court Judge Brian Tucker told a packed courtroom of potential jurors on Monday that the murder trial of James Robarge, who is accused of killing his estranged wife, will begin no earlier …

Newport Outpaces Stevens

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Newport — Two freshmen led the scoring for the Newport High girls basketball team on Monday night as the Tigers had no trouble with Stevens, winning 50-20 in an NHIAA Division III game at Wheeler Gym. Ninth-graders Alexis …

The Year in Photos: More Than a Feeling; A Lasting Message

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

As newspaper photographers, we never know what our days are going to be like. Sometimes we have a day of exciting assignments; on others, we go into the community looking for photographs. Sometimes we get assignments that don’t …

Raiders on a Roll: Lebanon Takes Down Stevens in Shootout First-Rounder

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Hanover — When the next basketball classification cycle comes around, Lebanon High boys hoop coach Kieth Matte thinks — because of the enrollment situation — his Raiders could drop down from NHIAA Division II to Division III. That …

Martha S. Morse

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Unity, N.H. — Martha S. Morse, 89, of Unity died on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. after a brief illness. She was born in Bath, Pa. on Jan. 11, 1925, the daughter of Willard P. and Bessie Louise (Lewis) Smith. She had …

Unity Board Pursues Suit Against Architect

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Unity — The School Board will hear from its attorney early next month on the status of a suit being filed against Scott Vaughn and his company, Vaughn Associates, which was the original architect and construction manager on the new Unity School. At Tuesday night’s School Board meeting, …

Local Roundup: Green’s Williams Denied Ivy Player of Year Honor

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hanover — Close, but no cigar. Dartmouth College junior quarterback Dalyn Williams’ hopes for capping a stellar season with the Ivy League’s Asa S. Bushnell Cup as the league’s offensive player of the year came up short on …

Newport Girls Shine in Season Opener

Friday, December 5, 2014

Claremont — In a game that featured two coaching staffs with a solid Stevens High connection, it was the play of Newport junior Stephanie Carl that took the spotlight, as the Tigers used a strong finish to post …