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Football coach Les Lawrence speaks to his Lebanon team during practice in Lebanon, N.H., on Aug. 17, 2000. (Valley News - Amy Thompson)

‘I Thought I Wasn’t Done Yet’: Mascoma Gives Ball to Lawrence

Friday, April 11, 2014

West Canaan — As enjoyable as it may have been, watching high school football from above the sidelines wasn’t what Les Lawrence wanted. He needed to be on the sidelines. And, once more, he is. A football coaching veteran of more than three decades, Lawrence officially took over as Mascoma High’s new gridiron boss when he was approved by the …

Unity Reviews Work on School

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Unity — With the controversial $2.75 million bond vote to finish the K-8 elementary school out of the way, the School Board meeting Tuesday night drew just a couple of residents instead of the more than 50 who had been turning out for most meetings the last few months. Gordon Bristol, the owner’s representative on the school project, gave an update on construction. …

Never Fear, She’ll Bring the Cheer: Inspiration to Others, Stevens’ Berry Out to Inspire Donation to School

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Claremont — Like a lot of girls at Stevens High School, Emily Berry has a date for the junior prom and can’t wait for the grand occasion. Emily’s mom, Shelly, is sharing in the excitement. The two have already picked out a gown for the night. “She’s going to look so beautiful,” said …

Robarge Charges Upgraded

Friday, December 27, 2013

Newport — James Robarge will be arraigned Jan. 6 on charges he murdered his estranged wife, Kelly, last summer in their Charlestown home and dumped her body in a wooded area in Unity. Robarge, 43, was indicted last week by a Sullivan County grand jury on both first-degree …

Cards Battle Back To Edge Huskies

Friday, December 20, 2013

Claremont — They just kept coming back. Down by 14 points in the second quarter and not looking crisp at all, the Stevens High boys basketball team dug a little deeper, kept plugging away, and took the lead with 39.3 seconds left for a 61-56 win over Monadnock …

Stevens High Renovation Committee Approves Stage Study

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Claremont — In the first step toward revamping the auditorium stage at Stevens High School, the renovation committee voted Wednesday to spend $6,000 for a structural analysis. Steffensen Engineering, the structural engineer for the $12.6 million high school renovation project, will provide the analysis and review. In an …

Hartford Opens With Win

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

White River Junction — The Hartford High boys basketball team took an aggressive approach to getting to the hoop on Monday night, and the strategy paid off in a 63-56 win over Woodstock in the rivals’ season opener at Hartford High School. The Hurricanes’ attack of the hoop …

Hanover Swimmers Dominate Debut Meet

Monday, December 16, 2013

North Sutton — The Hanover High swimming team opened its schedule in fine fashion by beating five foes in a meet held at Colby-Sawyer College on Friday night. The Marauders combined on 12 individual and relay victories. In the process, eight Hanover athletes — Elisabeth Brechbuhl, Kristian Hansen, …

Unity Takes First Look At School Budget Rise

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Unity — The School Board got its first look at a proposed budget of almost $3.6 million for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, at Tuesday night’s board meeting. SAU 6 Business Manager Tim Ball presented the Unity school budget, which carries a spending increase of 4.4 …

State Officials Examine Unity School Plans

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Unity — With the final plans for the new K-8 elementary school now under review by the state Fire Marshal’s Office, the School Board told about 20 residents at Tuesday night’s board meeting they are still hoping to get the OK to restart construction of the school by …

Cards Soar in Opener

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Claremont — Opening night always brings with it the jitters. That’s what the Stevens High girls basketball team was experiencing in the first half of its debut with Hillsboro-Deering on Friday night at Carr Gym. Fortunately, the halftime …

Tyler J. Simpson

Friday, November 29, 2013

Unity, N.H. — Tyler J. Simpson, 22, of Carroll Brook Road in Unity died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at his home. He was born in Claremont, N.H. on Nov. 14, 1991, the son of Jerry and Kelly (Kirkpatrick) Simpson and had been a lifetime resident of Unity. He …

Unity Keeps Architect, For Now

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Unity — The School Board has decided to give architect Scott Vaughn until the end of the year to get construction restarted on the new Unity Elementary School, a decision that goes against the recommendation of SAU 6 Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin. In response to a question from the …