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Photos: Somersworth Prom Fashion Show 2019  Foster's Daily Democrat

Somersworth High School's Class of 2020 hosts the school's 2019 Prom Fashion Show on Saturday, Feb. 2. Buy Photo. [1/26]. Somersworth Class of 2020 Prom ...



Somersworth School Board will explore withdrawal from SAU 56  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — The Somersworth school board will officially explore withdrawing from School Administrative Unit (SAU) 56, it was announced at Tuesday ...



Somersworth School Board considers second high school diploma option  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — The Somersworth School Board is considering a policy that would allow high school graduates to receive two different types of diplomas.



Rollinsford decision sparked SAU 56 split with Somersworth  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Somersworth Mayor Dana Hilliard respects the autonomy of neighboring town Rollinsford, and its decision in 2014 to send its middle- and ...



Shea: Getting high school right is vital  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — John Shea wants students to stop playing games. The game of high school, that is. “You score high, you get into college,” Shea said.



Somersworth High principal aims to transform education  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — A process to transform secondary education at the city's high school, and perhaps the rest of the country, will begin on Thursday night with ...



Haines, Burgess lead Somersworth High Class of 2018  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Bailey Haines has been named valedictorian and Michael Burgess, salutatorian for the Somersworth High School Class of 2018.



Shea rarin to go at Somersworth High  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Although he's officially been on the job for only a few days, John Shea is already fully engaged as the new principal at Somersworth High ...



Photos: Somersworth Prom 2018  Foster's Daily Democrat

Somersworth High School students celebrate the school's 2018 prom Saturday, May 19. [Daryl Carlson/Fosters.com]. Buy Photo. [1/38]. Nikky Hall and Katherine ...



Somersworth High School and Career Technical Center Honor Roll for the First Quarter, 2017-2018  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Somersworth High School and Career Technical Center released their Honor Roll for the First Quarter, 2017-2018HONORSGrade 9William ...



Somersworth teacher, artist Mommsen unveils latest mural  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — The last time Eric Mommsen painted a mural on the wall of the Somersworth High School gymnasium, it came out exactly how he wanted it ...



Shea disappointed to resign as Somersworth principal  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — For the second straight year, the city's high school is looking for a new principal after John Shea announced his resignation due to a health ...



Shea to take reins at Somersworth High  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — John Shea has been principal at schools large and small, public and private. His new assignment, which he will begin on July 1, will be at a ...



Keays to coach Somersworth in D-III football playoff game; Dan Hodsdon ousted  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Despite some recent distractions, the Somersworth High School football team is ready to put its best foot forward in the Division III playoffs ...



Police investigate alleged threat at Somersworth High School  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Somersworth Police investigated a threat of violence allegedly made by a Somersworth High School student.Police said on Tuesday they ...



Meet Ashley Fuller, Somersworths new school officer  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Ashley Fuller has been a Somersworth police officer for two years, and on Tuesday she will take over as the new resource officer for the ...



SAU 56 split talks could be contentious  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — The school boards that comprise School Administrative Unit 56 — Somersworth and Rollinsford — will meet Monday for the first time since ...



Somersworth standout Gray feels his best is yet to come  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Evan Gray isn't noted for being noisy or loud on the basketball hardwood. He just lets his game do the talking.It's a pretty good game, too.



HILLTOPPERS 28, COUGARS 27: Second-half rally sends Somersworth to D-III playoffs  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Somersworth High School played complementary football in the fourth quarter Friday night.The offense scored the go-ahead touchdown ...



Sports shorts: Somersworth HS seeks varsity football coach  Foster's Daily Democrat

Somersworth High School is seeking a varsity football coach. Candidates should have prior coaching experience, but not required. Please submit cover letter, ...



SAU 56 board tackles withdrawal question  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — The potential withdrawal of the Somersworth School Board from School Administrative Unit (SAU) 56 took another step on Monday with the ...



HS football: Local teams excited to start  Foster's Daily Democrat

DOVER – Although they play in different divisions, the Dover High School and Somersworth football teams have at least one thing in common. Both are looking ...



Somersworth High School announces top 10  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Somersworth High School announces the 2017 top 10 graduates and offers congratulations to them and their families. Following the ...



D-III Football: Hilltoppers show improvement, but not enough to beat Laconia  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Points have been hard to come by for the Somersworth High School football team this season, so the Hilltoppers can't afford to waste ...



2018 Training Camp Showcase: Somersworths Abkarian primed to make up for mistake  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH – Much like the regular season, Christian Abkarian spent the majority of the Somersworth High School football team's home playoff game last ...



Shea ambitious at start of school year  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Somersworth High School has 450 students, a modest number compared to some of the larger schools in the area. Still, getting to know ...



Needle exchange sparks discussion  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — A school-wide discussion about a new weekly syringe exchange and outreach program in the city sparked a number of different opinions ...



D-III boys hoop: Saints fend off late Somersworth surge  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH – The wire-to-wire win turned into a high-wire act in the late stages.But in a game it might have lost in the past, the St. Thomas Aquinas High ...



Grant, Hilltoppers felt right at home in title win  Foster's Daily Democrat

MANCHESTER — Colby Grant loves playing at Southern New Hampshire University. This particular stage, for some reason, brings out the very best in him.



Restoring burned 1885 Somersworth home  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Kelli Marti couldn't bear to see what she believes is one of the city's finest Victorian homes torn down, even though it was heavily damaged ...



Somersworth High School and Career Technical Center Quarter 2 Honor Roll, 2016-2017  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Somersworth High School and Career Technical Center announce the Honor Roll for Quarter 2, 2016-17. HONORS. Grade 9.



Gadomski settles in at SAU 56  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — The new superintendent of SAU 56 said he's feeling good about the upcoming school year, which is set to get underway in less than two ...



Somersworth cop resigns after DWI charge  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — A Somersworth police lieutenant has resigned following his arrest on a DWI charge.According to court records, John Kelly, a detective with ...



Toppers tamed in D-III championship  Foster's Daily Democrat

MANCHESTER — The Somersworth High School baseball team knew the bunts were coming. Even then, it wasn't enough.A pair of White Mountains' bunts ...



Top of the World! Hilltoppers capture first D-III title since 2011  Foster's Daily Democrat

MANCHESTER — Campbell won the first half of the Division III boys basketball championship Saturday night. No dispute from Somersworth High School coach ...



Principal Says We Need to Talk About Guns for Safe N.H. Schools  New Hampshire Public Radio

Administrators and lawmakers continue to discuss safety in the classroom after another school shooting took place earlier this month. This time it was in.



Fun with Frosty coming to Somersworth  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Frosty the Snowman and his friends at the Somersworth Festival Association will really be cooking at the annual Winterfest Pancake ...



Photos: Berwick and Somersworth Christmas Parade 2018  Foster's Daily Democrat

Berwick and Somersworth join up to celebrate the holiday season with the Annual Berwick Somersworth Christmas Parade and Winter Gala Saturday.



SAU 56 hires new superintendent  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — The communities of Somersworth and Rollinsford have a new superintendent of schools.According to SAU 56 Chairman Matt Hanlon, the ...



Somersworth grads look to future  Foster's Daily Democrat

DURHAM — The Class of 2017 learned the history of the Hilltopper, the importance of choices and were asked to spread kindness. At commencement exercises ...



D-III boys hoop: Toppers get early jump  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — One quarter can make the difference in any basketball game.In Tuesday's Division III basketball contest between Somersworth High School ...



To the Editor: Debra will represent the people - News  Foster's Daily Democrat

To the Editor:I am sending this endorsement for a woman I have come to know through one of my toughest life struggles. Debra devotes her time selflessly and ...



D-III football: Campbell blindsides Toppers in opener  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — With only one healthy senior on the field, a roster stacked with underclassmen and a bevy of injuries, the deck was stacked against the ...



Somersworth High announces top 10 seniors  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Somersworth High School recently announced its top 10 graduates for the Class of 2016. There actually are 11, due to a tie for fourth place.



Principal: I give Gov. Sununu an F on student safety  Foster's Daily Democrat

Dear Governor Sununu,I've been a high school principal for about a dozen years. Starting in July, I'll be the principal of Somersworth High School. Several years ...



Somersworths Citizens Place represents community  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — How the Ten Commandments monument in the Hilltop City's downtown was toppled remains a mystery more than two years later.Whatever ...



D-II hockey: STA uses late surge to subdue Bearcats  Foster's Daily Democrat

DOVER — The bond between Wayne Shaheen and Shane Maurice has remained strong ever since Shaheen last coached Maurice at Somersworth High ...



N.H. high school basketball: ‘Topper boys move to the front of the class  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — It was a Cinderella story last season for the Somersworth High School boys basketball team.The Hilltoppers went from a tournament ...



Rideout gives his last sermon at First Parish UCC  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — To a packed congregation, Rev. Mark Rideout led his last sermon at the First Parish UCC in Somersworth on Sunday.Rideout is retiring ...



Election 2018: Six running for three District 18 seats  Foster's Daily Democrat

Six candidates are vying for three seats in the state House of Representatives in Somersworth and Rollinsford (Strafford County District 18).Gerri Cannon ...



Cougars can't get going in 15-2 loss to Somersworth | News, Sports, Jobs  Nashua Telegraph

LITCHFIELD – In the second inning of Wednesday's encounter with the Somersworth High School baseball team, a voice could be heard from the Campbell ...



Whaley: 20 years since ‘Toppers last football title  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — It wasn't yesterday, but Jim Keays remembers it like it was.Twenty years ago this month the Somersworth High School football team won its ...



Sokul is new principal at Somersworth High  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Vic Sokul is officially the interim principal at Somersworth High School, but that's not how he plans to approach his job once the new school ...



Somersworth observes Memorial Day with parade, ceremony  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Hilltop residents lined the downtown streets during Monday's Memorial Day parade before assembling at Stein Park for the city's annual ...



Somersworth holds inaugural  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — The newly-elected City Council, School Board and mayor were sworn in Thursday at a ceremony in City Hall.The inaugural celebration ...



Somersworth High School band wins silver medal  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Six years ago, Matt Lagarde became the middle and high school music director at Somersworth High School. As he became more familiar ...



NE Patriot Alumni hoopsters to take on Somersworth PD  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — The Somersworth Police Association is conducting it's annual fundraiser. Currently area businesses and residents are being contacted for ...



Dover deaths ruled murder-suicide  Foster's Daily Democrat

DOVER — The state's medical examiner ruled that Daniel Barnes murdered his girlfriend Meghan Thomas then killed himself at their Palmer Drive home where ...



Former Somersworth teacher convicted of kissing student to spend 30 days in jail  WMUR Manchester

A former New Hampshire high school math teacher who was accused of kissing a 15-year-old female student has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.



Somersworth schools to open with new educators in key slots  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — When students head back to Hilltop City schools next week they will see many new faces.According to interim Superintendent Connie ...



Somersworth High juniors strut prom fashions  Seacoastonline.com

SOMERSWORTH — Under ordinary circumstances, being in the chill of a New Hampshire February, makes May 6 seem far away. This was not the case ...



Donations requested to help homeless  Foster's Daily Democrat

ROCHESTER — Tri-City Co-Op and a member of the local homeless community are asking the public for their urgent help in donating specific items to help ...



Soldati returns to Somersworth for campaign party at sons cafe  Foster's Daily Democrat

PORTSMOUTH — Soldati/Somersworth — the names fit so well together.It was 1912 when Arturo and Gemma Soldati, emigrated from Italy to the U.S., ...



Seacoast students join in National School Walkout  Foster's Daily Democrat

DOVER — Students gathered at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dover High School to participate in the National School Walkout, a countrywide event to protest gun ...



Gail Frances Francoeur Dubois | Obituaries  Katy Times

Dubois, Gail Frances Francoeur, February 25, 1939 – December 28, 2018. Born in Somersworth, New Hampshire, Gail Frances Francoeur Dubois, 79, most ...



Santas, parades and tree lightings this weekend  Foster's Daily Democrat

Santa will be busy this weekend in the Tri-City area, with potential sightings Friday, Saturday and Sunday at a variety of events such as festivals, tree lightings ...



Donald MacDougall, 82 | Obituaries  The Laconia Daily Sun

CENTER SANDWICH — Donald K. MacDougall, 82, of Center Sandwich, passed away on Aug. 13, 2018, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center hospice ...



Police train for worst-case scenario  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — City police officers took part in the first module of active shooter training at Somersworth High and Middle schools Tuesday.According to ...



Fake national threats result in added police presence  Foster's Daily Democrat

ROCHESTER — There has been an added police presence at Spaulding High School Wednesday and Thursday because officials say they are attempting to ...



Hilltop School Named to National Register of Historic Places  Patch.com

The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources is proud to announce that the Hilltop School in Somersworth has been honored by the U.S. Secretary of ...



Building tomorrows leaders today  Foster's Daily Democrat

Dover High School has an active high school Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program, one which is held in high esteem by the academic ...



Somersworth celebrates field renovation  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — I guess you could say the new pitcher's mound at Noble Pines Park earned Josh Jacques's stamp of approval.The former Somersworth ...



Somersworth graduates challenge: Make a difference  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — All eyes were on the Class of 2013 Somersworth High School and Career Technical Center graduates at their commencement Monday ...



Somersworth envisions walkable, greener downtown  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Turning the center of the Somersworth Plaza into a lush park, without losing valuable parking is a possible centerpiece to the development ...



Winnisquam's Riberdy honored for perfect season | Sports  The Union Leader

MANCHESTER — Winnisquam Regional football coach Pat Riberdy isn't the kind of guy who craves attention, but he received plenty of it during Thursday ...



Sons marathon run fights Alzheimers disease  Foster's Daily Democrat

SANFORD, Maine — Brady Flanagan will have a strong wind at his back when he runs in the Boston Marathon in a few weeks: his love for his father and his ...



Master B becomes states only seventh-degree black belt  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — A non-traditional graduation took place in Somersworth on Saturday. Somersworth High School was the scene of the promotion which ...



Former Fosters columnist publishes Story of Life  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Somersworth High School English teacher Stephen MacKenzie, and Amity Publications, Barrington, announce publication of MacKenzie's ...



The art of Pat Francoeur on exhibit  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Artist and art teacher Pat Francoeur is exhibiting her paintings at the Somersworth Public Library, 25 Main St., through the months of ...



Dairy Queen in Somersworth to open in two weeks  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — The much-anticipated Dairy Queen Grill and Chill at the Tri-City Plaza will open in two weeks.General Manager James Bride said the store ...



Somersworth 46, Winnisquam 8: Toppers leave no doubt in opener  Foster's Daily Democrat

TILTON — How well did the Somersworth High School football team play in its Division III opener Saturday, a 46-8 win at Winnisquam? Consider this: The ...



Mike Whaley: Ed Labbes way was tough but fair  Foster's Daily Democrat

If you played a sport for Ed Labbe, there wasn't any mystery involved — and it never was going to be easy. Ed was going to be tough on you and get you in to ...



Dinner at Old Rail, a new holiday tradition  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — The stuffing and turkey was piled high and the gravy flowing at Old Rail Pizza Thursday.The restaurant, at 400 High St. in Somersworth ...



2017 H.S. Volleyball Preview: For Hodsdons, the games a mix of love and competition  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Somersworth High School volleyball coach Steve Hodsdon may have the best player in Division II in his household.Unfortunately, his ...



D-III boys soccer: Hilltoppers foiled, fall to Prospect  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — The Somersworth High School boys soccer team has its defense down pat. Now it's trying to add some zip to its offense.The Hilltoppers fell ...



D-III football: Abkarian (5 TDs) sparks Toppers over Franklin  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH – Christian Abkarian is literally doing everything for the Somersworth High School football team these days.A week after scoring four ...



Hit list report at Exeter High determined to be unfounded  Seacoastonline.com

EXETER — Authorities investigated a report of an alleged hit list at Exeter High School on Thursday and the threat was determined to be unfounded.Exeter ...



Small-town boy makes MTV splash  Foster's Daily Democrat

A former track and field standout from Somersworth High School is all grown up and wowing the nation as a hunky bad boy on MTV's "Real World: Go Big or Go ...



D-III baseball: Toppers no-hit by Gilfords Siravo  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH – Nick Dalesio lofted a fly ball to shallow right field that looked like it might drop until Cody Boucher made a nice sliding catch near the foul line ...



Teatotaller billboard continues to play with words  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — As promised, the owner of Teatotaller has delivered another eye-catching billboard.Owner Emmett Soldati said of the new sign that they ...



Parents of former coach who died want answers  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — The parents of a Rollinsford man who died of a drug overdose want answers from the school district that forced him to resign a coaching ...



Jess leaves legacy in breast cancer fight  Foster's Daily Democrat

ROCHESTER — A local woman, who shared her courageous battle with cancer with the community and helped to bring awareness of the disease, has died at ...



Roger Brown's State of Sports: Oh, baby, what a day for Schneider  The Union Leader

THIS WILL MAKE for a good story,” former Fisher Cats manager John Schneider said from the other end of the phone call. “I'm in the hospital, so I have spotty.



Spaulding AD named schools new football coach  Foster's Daily Democrat

ROCHESTER — Spaulding High School didn't have to look too far to find its next head varsity football coach.He was in the athletic director's office.Although it is ...



Chili cookoff fundraiser declared a success  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — The delicious smells of home-cooked chili filled the room at the Tri-City Christian Academy as the first, but not the last, chili cookoff was held ...



D-III football: Toppers bounce back, blast Tigers  Foster's Daily Democrat

FARMINGTON — After a discouraging first loss of the season to Campbell last week, the Somersworth High School football team team needed to get back on ...



NH Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Hugging, Kissing Student  CBS Local

SOMERSWORTH, NH (CBS) – A Somersworth High School teacher has been arrested for allegedly hugging and kissing a female student. The charges allege ...



2018 Training Camp Showcase: Spaulding finds its leader in AD Hebert  Foster's Daily Democrat

ROCHESTER — Spaulding High School, in its ongoing search to stabilize its football program, is hoping it now has its man in the district's athletic director, Kevin ...



O’Neil Cinemas hosting Granite Youth Film Festival  Seacoastonline.com

EPPING — O'Neil Cinemas is hosting the 6th annual Granite Youth Film Festival June 10-11.The film festival, which is sponsored by Exeter Hospital, Amerigas, ...



Seacoast Sports Awards: 2018 Baseball Player of the Year nominees  Foster's Daily Democrat

Seacoast Media Group is excited to announce our nominees for 2018 Baseball Player of the Year.SMG's live, ESPYs-style event will be returning to The Music ...



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