Claremont

Borofsky: 70th Anniversary

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Claremont — Martin and Marion Borofsky celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Dec. 31, 2014, with three of their five children, extended family and friends. The couple first met on a blind date when Martin, a recent Dartmouth College graduate, was working in Niagra Falls, N.Y., at Union Carbide (a division of The Manhattan Project), and Marion was working at …

Valley Regional Proposes New Mental Health Facility

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Claremont — A plan by Valley Regional Healthcare to invest $1.5 million in a facility to care for mentally ill patients sent for treatment because they pose a danger to themselves or others could contribute to New Hampshire’s efforts to rebuild its broken mental health care system. The 10 new beds for so-called involuntary commitments of the mentally ill could also close a …

Storming the Slopes: Boston Blizzard Gives Region’s Ski Areas a Big Boost

Sunday, February 1, 2015

South Promfret — Garrett Kelly has just cruised down the mountain on his sixth snowboard run at Suicide Six Ski Area and is taking a “hydration” break. An assistant front desk manager at the Woodstock Inn & Resort, Kelly said it’s only his second time on the slopes this season, but it’s an …

Mary Evelyn Oliver

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Warner, N.H. — Mary Evelyn Oliver, 80, formerly of 243 Broad Street in Claremont died Thursday evening, Jan. 29, 2015, at the Pine Rock Manor Assisted Living in Warner. She was born in Claremont, N.H. on Aug. 26, 1934, the daughter of Alfred and Beatrice (Martin) Thibault and …

Local & Regional Briefs for Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Challengers Abound For Claremont School Board Incumbents Claremont — The race is on for incumbent School Board members Brian Rapp and Richard Madigan, who will face challenges from several candidates in their quests for re-election. Brent Ferland, who has run previously for the board, Republican Neil Ward, a …

Roland R. Irish

Friday, January 30, 2015

Epson, N.H. — Roland R. Irish, 84, formerly of Claremont, N.H., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Epsom Manor, in Epsom. “Dick” as he was known to many, had a regular seat with the rest of the “city elders” on Saturday mornings at Shirley’s Donuts and …

Robarge Trial: Wife’s Blood Found on Husband

Friday, January 30, 2015

Newport — Much of the blood found inside the Robarge family’s Charlestown home belonged to Kelly Robarge, an expert witness said Thursday as the murder trial of James Robarge continued in Sullivan County Superior Court. Katie Swango, a criminalist with the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory, also …

A Super Cause: Area Churches Hold Football Food Drive

Friday, January 30, 2015

Grantham — Football fans in New England and Seattle may not feel like they have a lot in common right now, but Methodist churches in both regions are trying to harness the excitement surrounding Sunday’s Super Bowl to pull in the same direction for a good cause. The …

Stevens High Case Motivates Bill; Legislation Bolsters Background Checks

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Claremont — A 15-year-old Claremont girl who was sexually assaulted by her Stevens High School math teacher testified on Wednesday in favor of a bill that would provide school officials with more information about prospective school employees’ backgrounds …

Proposed Claremont Budget Allows All-Day K Class

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Claremont — One of the most important pieces in next year’s proposed $31 million school budget is a recommendation for six full-time positions that would allow the district to begin all-day kindergarten at its three elementary schools, Superintendent of Schools Middleton McGoodwin has said. The budget for the …

Normand J. Bergeron

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Normand J. Bergeron, 88, of 7 Heritage Drive in Claremont died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at his home, following a period of failing health. He was born in Franklin, N.H. on June 9, 1926, the son of Rudolf and Mary Leona (Turcotte) Bergeron and had …

Robert A. Konkle

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Robert A. Konkle passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at the age of 71 at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor, Vt. Robert was born Feb. 24, 1943, in Rimersburg, Pa., a son of Donald and Elsie (Summerville) Konkle. Robert grew …

Hal Johnson

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Hal Johnson, 78, of Claremont, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Sebring, Fla., where he spent his winters. Hal was born on Oct. 13, 1936, in Claremont, the son of Vera and Harold Johnson. Hal proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1954-1965. …