Claremont

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is one of several reports utilized by public health officials to evaluate existing health systems and plot steps for the future. “I think these are good because they tell us where we need to work,” said Dr. Robert Greene, chief population health management officer at …

Burned Apartments Will Be Fixed

Friday, March 27, 2015

Claremont — The owner of the three-story Union Block apartments on Opera House Square where three units were badly damaged in an electrical fire Wednesday evening said he will begin repairs immediately and hopes to have the apartments ready for occupancy in about six weeks. Building owner Gary Trottier also said on Thursday that no pets perished in the fire and all were …

Fire Damages Claremont Apartments

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Claremont — Tenants of the Union Block apartments on Opera House Square escaped the building safely Wednesday evening, but not before some scary moments caused by heavy smoke from a fire that started in a rear wall above the second-floor ceiling. Several residents said the smoke thickened very quickly and they had little time to take anything with them. Wendy Lewis, who lives …

No Injuries in Chimney Fire

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Newport — Heat and flames from a wood stove chimney ignited a wall in one of the oldest homes in Newport on Tuesday, causing extensive damage. Newport Fire Chief Wayne Conroy said the chimney inside the 33 Unity …

Building a Brand-New Workforce

Sunday, March 22, 2015

When Dustin Riggott moved to the Upper Valley from San Diego after high school, he was ready to get a fresh start. From his experience working in retail during high school, he knew he wasn’t interested in continuing …

Region’s Sugarhouses Prep for Open House

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Scores of sugarhouses across the Twin States will open their doors for visitors next weekend. Related activities are also scheduled in Woodstock. Vermont’s annual Maple Open House weekend features an up-close look at maple syrup production, along with various activities and treats offered by individual sites. “Each sugarhouse …

Municipal Managers Decry Cost-Shifting in N.H. Budget Plan

Saturday, March 21, 2015

West Lebanon — With the New Hampshire Legislature weighing sweeping cuts to the state budget, some of which could affect services relied upon by Upper Valley residents, municipal managers this week decried what they called the prospective “downshifting” of state costs onto local government and property owners . …

Birth Announcements: March 15, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center WOOD — A daughter, Adaleigha Monika Wood, born on Feb. 16, 2015, to Laura True and Joshua Wood, of Claremont. Gifford Medical Center HUNTLEY-WEST — A son, Jayden Ryan Huntley-West, born on Feb. 27, 2015, to Jessica West-Blanchard, of Bethel. …

Claremont School District Results

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Claremont School District Number of Voters: 891 Number on Checklist: 6,134 Town Moderator: Thomas P. Connair Clerk: Mary E. Woodman Treasurer: Vacant School Board 3 yrs: Brent Ferland School Board 3 yrs: Brian Rapp School Board 3 yrs: Chris Irish …

Claremont OKs School Budget Plan

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Claremont — Brent Ferland will join his mother, Rebecca Ferland, on the School Board after receiving the most votes in a seven-way race for three seats in Tuesday’s annual school meeting vote. School Board incumbent Brian Rapp won re-election and former city councilor and state Rep. Chris Irish …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Hoop Cruises to Quarters

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lebanon — The ball moved around. And the Lebanon High boys basketball team moved on. Guards KJ Matte and Ryan Milliken worked the roundball around all night, combining for 45 points as the fourth-seeded Raiders rolled over No. 13 Oyster River, 82-60, in an NHIAA Division II first-round …

For Many, Community College Is the Ticket to a Better Life

Sunday, March 8, 2015

In the summer of 2012, Ashley Andreas moved to Vermont with her boyfriend, whose family lived in the state. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Andreas left Millersville University, near Lancaster, at the end of fall semester 2011. Her …

Claremont Parish Considers Reopening School

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Claremont — St. Mary’s Catholic Parish has set up an online survey to gauge residents’ interest in reopening the Catholic school, which closed in 2009. The 11-question survey asks about the distance residents are willing to travel, the importance of a Catholic education and how much a respondent …