Claremont

Renovations at Claremont's Stevens High School Near End

Friday, December 19, 2014

Claremont — The $12.6 million Stevens High School renovation project, begun more than a year ago, is about six weeks away from completion, and a community open house is being planned for early April. Todd Thompson of Trumbull-Nelson, the construction manager on the project, told the renovation committee Wednesday that workers will be going room by room and assessing what still needs to be done. “Based on what I see, …

Community Center Fees Likely to Rise in Claremont

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Claremont — The City Council next month will likely approve a community center fee schedule that would increase some rates and bring in an estimated $100,000 a year in additional revenue. The goal of the increased fees is to lower the taxpayer subsidy for the community center, which is projected to be about $46,000 more for the current fiscal year than the $500,000 …

Unity Board Pursues Suit Against Architect

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Unity — The School Board will hear from its attorney early next month on the status of a suit being filed against Scott Vaughn and his company, Vaughn Associates, which was the original architect and construction manager on the new Unity School. At Tuesday night’s School Board meeting, the board said it could offer no specifics on exactly what the suit will allege …

Stevens Weighs Schedule Switch

Friday, December 5, 2014

Claremont — A proposed change to Stevens High School’s daily schedule would reduce the length of each class, require students to take classes in the same course for an entire year, and create a 40-minute “flex” time to address individual academic needs. Currently, most students have four classes, …

Benedict “Ben” James Dolan

Friday, December 5, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Benedict “Ben” James Dolan, 62, of Marcotte Avenue in Claremont passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Winchester, Mass. on Sept. 6, 1952, the son of John Arthur and Rosemary C. (O’Neil) Dolan. Ben …

Police: Woman Says School Gun Scare Was Fake

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Claremont — A paraprofessional at Maple Avenue Elementary School cited personal problems, including custody and mental health issues, during an interview with police the day after she allegedly fabricated having seen a man with a gun in the …

Wood Pellet Supply ‘Spotty’

Monday, December 1, 2014

West Lebanon — Last year’s unusually long winter left some owners of wood pellet stoves scrambling to find enough fuel to stay warm in the spring, and that experience has led to an earlier-than-usual demand for pellets this …

Connecticut Valley Hospice Seeks Volunteers for Sullivan County

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Claremont — Connecticut Valley Home Care & Hospice, part of Valley Regional Healthcare, is looking for volunteers to help serve patients and families in Sullivan County. “Medicare mandates that 5 percent of the care provided by hospice agencies …

Demand Up at Food Pantries

Saturday, November 29, 2014

White River Junction — Two of the Upper Valley’s largest food pantries are reporting some of the highest demand they’ve ever seen, while leaders at several other organizations agree that more families are seeking help. Sara Kobylenski, executive …

West Central Behavioral Health Faces Reimbursement Reform

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lebanon — West Central Behavioral Health, a community mental health center serving 3,500 New Hampshire residents in the Upper Valley, has begun collecting set monthly per patient fees to care for some patients covered by the state’s Medicaid program. A release from West Central characterized the deal as …

Blazing New Trails: Additions to Claremont Park Slated for Spring

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Claremont — Work is expected to begin next spring on construction of nearly three miles of new trails on a variety of terrain in Moody Park. The upgrade is based on recommendations from a trail building and maintenance …

Local Roundup: Quartet Chosen for Lions Cup

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Concord — Four Upper Valley soccer standouts will represent their schools one last time next summer as members of the New Hampshire roster for the Twin State Lions Cup matches against Vermont. Hanover’s Luke Strohbehn and Susanna Penfield, …

Birth Announcements: Nov. 23, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center TESSIER — A son, Colby John Tessier, born on Oct. 18, 2014, to Brianna Wright and Nicholas Tessier, of Claremont. …