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Somersworth students apply to dream schools  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Even though she's never visited, Rachael Wattimena described St. Joseph's College New York as her "dream school.""My goal is to go to ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Club Notes from Nov. 29 | Lifestyles  The Union Leader

NASHUA — Nashua Lions Club King Lion Mike Francoeur and member Evelyn Flynn recently presented comfort knitted hats for newborns to nurses in the ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Somersworth eyes split from SAU 56, Rollinsford  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — The city's School Board has reached a consensus to withdraw from School Administrative Unit 56, splitting away from the town of ...



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.



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 ...



Somersworth High School and Career Technical Center Honor Roll for Quarter 2, 2017-2018.  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Somersworth High School and Career Technical Center released their Honor Roll for Quarter 2, 2017-2018.HONORSGrade 9Zachary ...



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 ...



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 ...



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: 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.



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 ...



Somersworth, school board hammer out goals  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — City and school leaders adopted goals they believe are achievable within the next year (or so) during a goal-setting session on Wednesday ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Somersworth Pumpkin Fest smashes into 16th year  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — A new attraction at the 16th annual Somersworth Pumpkin Festival, scheduled for Oct. 13, was specifically designed to maximize fun and ...



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 ...



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 ...



Week 1 high school football preview capsules  Foster's Daily Democrat

GORHAM AT MARSHWOOD. Where and when: Friday (6 p.m.) at Marshwood High School. Last year's records: Gorham went 3-6 in Class B South, lost to ...



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.



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 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 ...



Finalist for SAU 56 introduced  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — The finalist for the job of superintendent of schools for SAU 56 said Monday that he is very impressed by the facilities and the passion of the ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Week 4 high school football preview capsules  Foster's Daily Democrat

A capsule-style look at every Week 4 high school football game featuring a local team.



Somersworth Police take on Patriots alumni  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Saturday night at the Somersworth High School gymnasium, some New England Patriots did battle with members of the Somersworth ...



D-III boys hoop semis: Toppers-Berlin know each other well  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — The NHIAA Division III boys basketball championship is scheduled for Saturday night (7:30) at Southern New Hampshire University.But as ...



Sununu responds to F grade on school safety  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Gov. Chris Sununu has responded to an op-ed written by incoming Somersworth High School Principal John Shea, who gave the governor ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Week 7 high school football preview capsules  Foster's Daily Democrat

The York High School football team steps up in weight class this week with a road game at Class B Noble.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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.



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 ...



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., ...



Eric Johanson named Somersworths new varsity baseball coach  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Eric Johanson had a lot going for him even before he interviewed for head coach of the Somersworth High School baseball team. But that ...



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 ...



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 ...



Ducharme lifts Hilltoppers with hat trick  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Jake Ducharme couldn't be stopped.Locked in from the opening kickoff, the Somersworth High School forward served as the lone source of ...



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 ...



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 ...



D-III football: Campbell rolls over Somersworth  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH – With seconds remaining in the first half, the Somersworth High School football team trailed by five against Campbell in a battle of undefeated ...



D-III boys hoop: Berlin rallies to beat Hilltoppers  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — The calendar might have said February, but the atmosphere said March amid the madness at the Somersworth High School gym on Friday ...



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 ...



HILLTOPPERS 55, BLUE DEVILS 28: Somersworth runs away for win  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Unhappy with his club's performance in the first half despite a nine-point lead, coach Dan Hodsdon voiced his displeasure at halftime.



Week 3 high school football preview capsules  Seacoastonline.com

Dover (1-1) at Windham (1-1) is among the featured games in our capsule-style look at Week 3 of the high school football season.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Mosca looks back on a career of passion  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — For more than 30 years, Jeni Mosca has taken her love and passion for doing what's best for students from teaching science and physical ...



A community of caring Somersworth High graduates told to respect themselves and others  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Somersworth High School celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2012 Thursday evening in an outdoor ceremony in front of the school.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Somersworth High principal retiring after 40 years  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — After 40 years, the last eight as principal, Sharon Lampros will retire at the end of the school year.Lampros first came to Somersworth High ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Notebook: D-II volleyball makes change for the better  Foster's Daily Democrat

Steve Hodsdon has been pushing for a balanced schedule in Division II for a while. This year he finally got it.The long-time Somersworth High School volleyball ...



D-III football: Somersworth tangles with Blue Devils in rare Sunday night battle  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — It's still a long way to the Division III football finish line, but Somersworth High School has had a favorable start to the 2017 season, ...



Somersworth councilor sheds tears for immigrants  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — As one city councilor was moved to tears about the plight of immigrants facing deportation, the Somersworth City Council voted to affirm its ...



D-III boys hoop: Toppers take care of Lakers  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — In the end, the Somersworth High School boys basketball team made better use of its strength.The Hilltoppers capitalized on their team ...



2017 H.S. Football Showcase: Somersworths McHugh is setting the tone  Seacoastonline.com

SOMERSWORTH — Anyone who has watched the Somersworth High School football team over the years knows that the key to their offense is a tough, power ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



Pridham earns top honors at Air Force Academy  Foster's Daily Democrat

SOMERSWORTH — Casey Alan Real Pridham, of Somersworth, graduated from the United States Air Force Academy on Sept. 22.Pridham received top honors ...



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