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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 …

New Allegations Against Ex-Teacher

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Newport — A second person has come forward with allegations against the former Stevens High School teacher who was charged last month with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student. At hearing in Newport on Tuesday, Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway said after Christopher LeBlanc was arrested last month, a …

Kaleb’s Krowd: Tarczewski Leaves Hometown in Thrall

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Claremont — Take a sports bar, fill it with 100 or so noisy people and put the father of Kaleb Tarczewski in a comfy couch in front of a big screen and you have the makings for a …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the …

Stevens Seniors Named to Pair of All-Star Games

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Claremont — Reaching the New Hampshire Division III football championship game last fall has had a trickle-down effect on a pair of Stevens High seniors. Catching the eye of coaches around the state, Cardinal standouts Donald Pellerin and …

Stevens Fires Accused Teacher

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Claremont — A Stevens High School algebra teacher was fired Monday after being arraigned earlier in the day on four counts of felonious sexual assault against a 14-year-old student, including at least one instance alleged to have occurred …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Unity Voters Pass School Bond

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Claremont — Unity students in grades K-8 should be in their new school by September after voters at the annual school meeting Saturday passed a $2.75 million bond to complete construction. With 75 percent of those present voting …

Stevens High Teacher Charged With Sex Assault of Minor Girl

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Claremont — A 29-year-old math teacher at Stevens High School is facing sexual-assault charges after having an “inappropriate relationship” with a 14-year-old girl, police said Friday. Christopher LeBlanc, who also works part-time at the Claremont Community Center, was …

Unity Residents Split on Bond to Finish School

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Unity — Mixed opinions at Tuesday night’s School Board meeting portends a divided house Saturday at the annual school meeting when residents will decide whether to approve a $2.75 million bond to finish the new K-8 elementary school. Some of the roughly 50 people at the board meeting …

Unity Rejects $35,000 for New Gazebo

Monday, March 17, 2014

Unity — A $35,000 appropriation to complete the new gazebo on the town common was the only article defeated during Saturday’s nearly two-hour Town Meeting. Ironically, John Callum, who has directed the gazebo project, argued strongly against the appropriation. “I really don’t want the money,” said Callum, who …