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Stevens High Renovation Project Includes Security Cameras

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Claremont — The multi-million dollar renovation of Stevens High School now includes $43,000 in security cameras. The committee overseeing the renovation voted Wednesday to use money from a contingency fund for the project to pay for interior video cameras that will monitor common areas including hallways, classroom, the gymnasium and the auditorium. The decision brings the total cost for new security system to about $104,000. Steve Horton, the school district’s …

Claremont Charter Commission Divided

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Claremont — Charter Commission member Joe Osgood said Tuesday that the recommendation to change from a city manager/city council form of government to a mayor/board of aldermen would improve public participation in city government — particularly on budgetary matters — and diminish the power of paid city staff members. Osgood rejected the notion that the change is being proposed to undercut longtime City …

Claremont Battles Feds On Trail Use

Monday, April 14, 2014

Claremont — City Manager Guy Santagate said the city is in a “quandary” over a disagreement with federal officials regarding use of motorized vehicles on nearly three miles of the city-owned recreational trail. Last week, the city received a copy of a letter sent to the state Department of Transportation from the New Hampshire Division of the Federal Highway Administration stating that motorized …

Part Two: Out of the Woods, At Last

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Go to for all of the stories and photographs in this series. ∎ Claremont — Alan Graves was unemployed and living in a tent in the woods behind the stores on Washington Street in December when he …

‘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 …

Claremont Asks to Dissolve Goodwin Center Trust

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Newport — The city’s petition to dissolve the trust governing the closed Goodwin Community Center property was presented in probate court Wednesday, but no decision was rendered by Judge Elizabeth Leonard, who said she would take the matter under advisement. The city, backed by the Attorney General’s charitable …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, April 10

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ex-Teacher Out on Bail In Student Sex Assault Case Claremont — The former Stevens High School math teacher charged with four counts of felonious sexual assault against a 14-year-old student at the school has been released on bail. Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway said Christopher LeBlanc, 29, posted …

Carol Marie Gandert

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Carol Marie Gandert, 79, artist, beloved mother and grandmother, died peacefully at the Elm Wood Center in Claremont on Monday, April 7, 2014. She was a resident of Cornish, N.H. for many years. She was born on Oct. 24, 1934, in Mansfield, Ohio, the daughter …

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 …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, April 9

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hartford to Hold Meeting On Sidewalks Tonight Hartford — Town officials will hold a meeting tonight to discuss plans for a sidewalk and bike lane that will connect pedestrians and cyclists from the east end of Sykes Mountain …

Mobile Veterans Affairs Center Headed to Claremont Wednesday

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Claremont — The Mobile Vet Center will host a welcome home event for veterans, active service members and immediate family members on Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Bowen Street. The 29-foot motor coach, which contains space for confidential counseling, carries Vet …

Scotlynn “Scottie” Salome Silfies

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Scotlynn “Scottie” Salome Silfies, 19, of Winter Street in Claremont died on Sunday evening, March 30, 2014. She was born in Lebanon, N.H. on Jan. 9, 1995, the daughter of Christopher Silfies and Shelby Packard. Scottie was a 2013 Graduate of Fall Mountain Regional High …

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 …