Claremont

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 Rin’s Chevron. He was also an avid golfer at Claremont Country Club and a member of the father and son bowling league at Maple Lanes. He left behind his wife of 64 years, Irene; three sons, Roland III, John, and Chris; as well as two daughters, Debbie, and Wendy. He was also the proud grandfather to 15 grandchildren, and great-grandfather to 13 great-grandchildren throughout the country from …

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 told jurors that another man’s blood was found in the home’s foyer, where the majority …

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 Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church — home to the Seattle Seahawks — …

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. …

Jurors Hear Police Interview in Robarge Trial

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Newport — The voice of accused murderer James Robarge crackled over courtroom speakers Monday, as jurors listened to an hour-long interview two state police detectives conducted with him on the evening of his wife’s disappearance. The lights in …

Russell Herbert Magoon

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Funeral services for Russell Herbert Magoon will be changed due to the weather conditions. Friends and family may call at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont on Wednesday evening, Jan. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held …

Tax Bill Closes Claremont Eatery; City Councilor’s Restaurant Sanctioned

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Time-Out Grill, a Mulberry Street business owned by city councilor Nick Koloski, has been shut down by the Department of Revenue Administration for two weeks because of nonpayment of meals and rooms tax, the city councilor said. On Monday, Koloski suggested the sanction by the state …

Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon …

Engagement: Kangas — Dick

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Claremont — David and Brenda Kangas have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kayleigh Mariah Serbian Kangas, to Aaron William Kasmanoff Dick. The bride-to-be graduated from Stevens High School in 2009 and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology …