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Stevens varsity soccer player Daniel Croteau takes the hand of Nick Coombs in Claremont, N.H., on Sept., 2014. The Stevens soccer team is having a special game on Sept. 27 for Coombs. 
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

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 Coombs may be a special needs kid, but to most everyone in this city, he’s just plain special. All you need to …

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 any of the neighbors.” The property was in a “secluded” area of town and no …

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 a suspicious-looking soda bottle.” The bottle was thought to be a “one-pot” methamphetamine cook or …

Stevens Takes the Sixth: Cards Continue Their Progress On the Course

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Claremont — If Claremont Country Club has a signature hole, it’s No. 6. From an elevated tee, the 138 yards to the green look like a just well-placed 8 or 9 iron away. However, looming in the vision …

Local Roundup: Hanover Volleys to Victory

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Weare, n.h. — Riding a 20-point run of serve from junior Zoe McElwain during the second set, the Hanover High volleyball team opened its season with an emphatic 3-0 sweep of John Stark on Monday evening. The Marauders (1-0) prevailed by scores of 25-13, 25-5 and 25-20, and …

Book Drive Will Support Fiske Free Library

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Claremont — The fourth annual book drive to support Fiske Free Library will run through September in Claremont. More than 2,000 books were collected last year. Donations may be dropped off at Reed Optical, 63 Pleasant St. For more information, call Tina Smrkovski at 603-543-3125, or email sales@reedoptical.com. …

Fire Damages Apartment In Downtown Claremont

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Claremont — A late-night fire in the attic of a downtown apartment displaced a family of three on Friday, fire officials reported. No one was injured. A news release from the Claremont Fire Department said the blaze was likely caused by old electrical wiring, which failed and ignited …

Nicholas C. Marro, Sr.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Nicholas C. Marro, Sr., 89, of Nel Mar Heights in Claremont died on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Claremont on Aug. 28, 1925, the son of Carminie and Mary (Cillo) Marro. Nick was a graduate …

Geraldine Alice Goodwin

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Geraldine Alice Goodwin, 95, died peacefully on Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, 2014, at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont. She was born in Springfield, Mass. on Dec. 18, 1918, the daughter of Walter and Nellie (Stack) Newman. She moved to Windsor, Vt. in 1948 and worked …

Claremont Home Values Down

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Claremont — Property values in the city have declined between 10 percent and 15 percent on average over the last four years because of a sluggish real estate market, according to the latest statistical update recently completed by KRT Appraisal. The decline in residential property values averaged 15 …

Forum, Sept. 15: Fragrance Sensitivities; Religious Speech at Work; Safe Bicycling in Hanover

Friday, September 5, 2014

Smells Like Strong Chemicals To the Editor: I am a person who loves to be around people. However, I am finding it increasingly difficult to be in social situations because most people, public places and private homes reek of chemical fragrances (from laundry detergents, dryer sheets, air fresheners …

Claremont Man Pleads Guilty, Gets 25 to Life in Sex Assault

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Newport — A 26-year-old Claremont man pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault against two young children and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. In Sullivan Country Superior Court on Wednesday …

Police Charge Springfield, Vt., Man With Rape

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Claremont — Police have charged a Springfield, Vt., man with one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault in connection with an alleged attack last month in a secluded area off River Road. Zachary Jones, 30, was arraigned in Circuit Court in Claremont on Tuesday and was being held …