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Jerry Padova, of Newport, N.H., on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle in an undated photograph. Padova, 74, died this month as a result of injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident. Riding, working on and decorating bikes were some of his favorite hobbies. (Courtesy Mike Padova)

A Life: Girolamo ‘Jerry’ Padova, 1940-2014; ‘A Presence in Newport’

Monday, September 29, 2014

Newport — A couple of years ago, Mike Padova fulfilled a lifelong goal by buying cars for his parents.  For his father, well-known around town as Jerry, the younger Padova bought a Chevy Impala, describing it as a “beautiful old man car.”  But not long after, Jerry Padova had traded in the pragmatic vehicle for a speedy orange Mitsubishi Eclipse, complete with a spoiler on the back and a fake hood blower on the front.  He covered the car in stickers of bullet holes and shiny silver skulls, tacked on with glue.  The swap, although surprising at first, fit the elder Padova’s personality perfectly: “Average,” “boring” or “ordinary” just …

At the Hospitals: Sept. 28, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services Names New CEO Springfield, Vt. — George Karabakakis, a longtime employee of Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, was recently appointed chief executive officer of HCRS. The nonprofit is the state-designated community mental health agency for Windsor and Windham counties. During his more than 20 years with HCRS, Karabakakis …

Legal Battle and Investigation Over Seized Property Ongoing

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Claremont — Negotiations between the city and a former Claremont homeowner over the removal of personal property from a seized Windsor Road residence have stalled. Meanwhile, an outside investigation into actions taken by the city to rid the property of the owner’s items remains ongoing. Mayor James Neilsen said Friday that the investigator …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Remains Unbeaten

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plymouth, n.h. — It took about 20 minutes for the Hanover High girls soccer team to get warmed up Monday, but once the Marauders shook off the cobwebs from their bus ride to Plymouth, they exploded for a …

Wedding: Theriault — Venditto

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Claremont — Sara Martha Theriault and Donald L. Venditto Jr. were married on July 12, 2013, in New London, Conn. The bride is the daughter of Christina A. Theriault, of Claremont, and the late Peter B. Theriaut. She …

Charter Forum Attracts Few In Claremont

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Claremont — With no questions about the content of the proposed new charter at Friday night’s informational meeting, Charter Commission Chairman George Caccavaro wondered if voters had made up their minds about the controversial change or whether the commission did a thorough job explaining the proposal. “I’m disappointed …

Welcome Aboard

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ross Gittell, chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire, left, embraces Alicia B. Harvey-Smith, 10th president of River Valley Community College, before he invests her with the medallion of office and the wooden mace at Harvey-Smith’s …

Bow Twists Stevens

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Claremont — When Stevens coach Paul Silva first got a look at his 2014 schedule, he thought at the time that it might not be a good to play Bow in the second game of the season. He was right. The defending NHIAA Division III champions came into …

Local Roundup: Yellowjackets Hit Accelerator, Bust Rutland

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Windsor — In order to take down an unbeaten team from a higher division, it doesn’t hurt to take a two-goal lead in the first 17 minutes of action. That’s just what the Windsor field hockey team did …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Traffic Patterns Changed For Anniversary Celebration Claremont — Several Claremont roads will be closed Saturday for “Birthday in the Bricks,” the city’s 250th anniversary celebration. Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., motorists should expect to detour around Pleasant Street from Opera House Square to School Street; Tremont Street …

Stevens Boys Soccer Team Rallies Around a Special Fan

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Claremont — This is the story of a special kid, a special community and a special night. It’s a sports story that has nothing to do with scores or saves. Instead it’s all about love and compassion. Nick …

Police: Suspected Meth Lab Found in Hartford

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hartford — Police in Hartford are investigating a suspected methamphetamine lab that was found in town earlier this week. Hartford Police Chief Brad Vail declined to release the location of the residence, saying it was part of an active investigation, but said “there was no imminent threat to …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Police Urge Residents To Avoid Capped Bottles Claremont — Police are advising people to stay away from any capped soda bottles they may encounter following an incident Tuesday morning. Police said they were called to a location near the power station on Lafayette Street for a “report of …