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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 …

Stevens Sub Picks Facebook Over Job

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Claremont — A Stevens High School substitute teacher has been terminated for refusing to comply with a school district policy that prohibits school employees from being Facebook friends with students. The decision, which long time substitute Carol Thebarge made public on her Facebook page Thursday night, elicited hundreds …

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 …