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Claremont, N.H. City Manager Guy Santagate chats with residents Yvette and Bob Bowles in the entrance to Central Collections office at Claremont City Hall on Oct., 21, 2014. 

Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

Claremont Mulls Charter

Thursday, October 23, 2014

form of government, which was changed in 1996 when voters approved a charter revision from a “weak mayor” to a “strong mayor,” has delineated the lines of authority and placed the power under one individual. “By giving him more authority, he became the boss,” said former Manchester Mayor Sylvio Dupuis. Dupuis, who was at the helm from 1971-1976 under the …

Make Him an Offer He Can’t Refuse

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Claremont The auction of a variety of items — including antiques cars and excess kitchen equipment — at the Twin State Speedway Sunday turned out just the way track owner Dennis Fleury was hoping. “It went very, very well,” Fleury said on Monday. “Everything was sold.” Well, almost everything, Fleury said, chuckling at …

Patience, Claremont Boosters Advised

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Claremont — The city’s current economic development efforts are well coordinated and efficient and the city has some unique assets, but it is important to understand that investment and improvement rarely come quickly and take time and patience. That was the message last week from a state official at forum hosted by a newly former citizens group interested in improving the city’s image …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Claremont Agrees to Pay Investigator In Property Seizure Probe Claremont — The City Council approved a resolution this week authorizing up to $10,000 to pay a private investigator looking into the June actions of city staff at a tax-deeded property on Route 12A. Mayor Jim Neilsen said Thursday …

Marie Lucia Gilbert

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Marie Lucia Gilbert, 97, of Claremont, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont. She was born in North Troy, Vt. on May 18, 1917, the daughter of Adelard and Mary Jane (Petrin) Arel. Lucia was employed as a seamstress …

Stevens Girls Soccer Continues Soaring Start

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Claremont — To paraphrase the PGA’s slogan: “These girls are good.” With a dominating 3-1 win over Sunapee on Tuesday afternoon, the Stevens High girls soccer team is on a terrific roll, having not lost since Sept. 2. Even Sunapee coach Myles Cooney was impressed. “We got a …

Polish Winged Knights Subject of Claremont Talk

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Claremont — A free talk about Polish knights in the 16th and 17th centuries is set for Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Church Hall, 58 Elm St. Eryk Jadaszewski, an independent researcher and armor smith, …

Dispelling STEM Stereotypes

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Claremont — The small wooden bridge, spray painted a pale orange, sat suspended between two sets of cinder blocks about 18 inches off the floor. A group of girls from area schools had spent the morning and most …

Stevens Field Hockey Can’t Solve Newfound

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Claremont — Many years ago, field hockey games were timed for penetration minutes, which were later used to decide tie games — the idea being that the team with more penetration minutes was the more dominant team. That …

Leona F. Price

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Gibsonia, Pa. — Leona F. Price, age 80, of Gibsonia, formerly of Claremont, N.H., on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Born on June 11, 1934 in Claremont, daughter of the late Leonard & Lena (St. Martin) Bugbee. Also preceded in death by her first two husbands, the late Kenneth …

Claremont Death Likely a Suicide

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Claremont — A woman found dead Tuesday morning on a cement abutment at the edge of the Sugar River took her own life, according to police. Authorities have not released any details about the woman, whose body was discovered by a passer-by who was walking upstream of the …

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 …

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 …