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New Hamphsire State Reps. from left, June Frazer, D-Concord,  Mary Gorham, D-Nashua, and Mary Heath, D-Manchester listen to a victim of a sexual assault by a teacher when she was in high school during a House Committee meeting Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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 prior to their hiring. “Getting over something like this isn’t easy. It was many months of therapy and stress, nightmares and regrets,” the teenager said in front of the House Education Committee in Concord. “I lost myself and I didn’t know who I was or what I was meant for. All I wanted was my life back. “There are still days when I question myself, but when …

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 2015-16 school year and other warrant articles will be presented at Wednesday’s deliberative session beginning …

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 been a longtime Claremont resident. Normand was a US Navy Seabee Veteran of WWII, having …

Jury Views Evidence Video in Murder Trial

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Newport — Members of Kelly Robarge’s family grabbed a box of tissues and held one another close on a court bench Wednesday as they braced themselves to watch a video police took while walking an old logging trail …

Daughter, Police Testify In Robarge Murder Trial

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Newport — The elder daughter of James Robarge testified at her father’s murder trial on Tuesday that she witnessed him physically attack her mother during an altercation inside the family’s Charlestown home about a year prior to her …

Offer Made On Lebanon College Site

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Lebanon — A New Hampshire man who has redeveloped several older buildings and schools in New England downtowns has made an offer to buy the two former Lebanon College buildings on the city’s pedestrian mall. Lebanon College officials …

A Life: Donald Hart, 1951-2014; ‘He Was a Role Model’

Monday, January 19, 2015

Charlestown — Upbeat. Empathetic. Mischievous. Those words pop to mind for many when they think of Don Hart, a longtime teacher and principal at schools in Claremont, Weathersfield and Newport before his death in November at age 62. …

Project Search Meetings Set

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lebanon — A school-to-work program for people with cognitive and physical disabilities will hold three informational meetings this winter. Project Search provides employment and education opportunities to people with disabilities. The program is for students in their last year of high school eligibility. Those interested in applying to …

Claremont Hospital Looks to Add Mental Health Care Facility

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Claremont — Valley Regional Hospital is hoping to convert its former birthing unit to a secure facility with 10 beds to treat psychiatric patients, potentially filling a hole in the Upper Valley care network, officials said Friday. The Claremont hospital is seeking a $1.2 million state grant to …

Theodore Vernon Delaney

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Theodore Vernon Delaney, 89, formerly of Elm Street, Claremont, N.H. died after a brief illness on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Rose Marie (Lariviere) Delaney. Ted was born in Guysborough, Nova Scotia on April 26, …

Testimony Underway; Jury Hears Opening Arguments in Robarge Trial

Friday, January 16, 2015

Newport — No one, including James Robarge, knows how Robarge’s estranged wife, Kelly, died in June 2013, a defense attorney said in opening statements at Robarge’s murder trial on Thursday. The defense team said the last time their …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015

Claremont Man Arrested In Suspected Meth Lab Bust Claremont — A Claremont man was arrested Thursday in a police raid of a suspected methamphetamine lab located within a single-family home on Plains Road, officials said. Just before noon on Thursday, the Claremont Police Department, the New Hampshire Drug …

Virginia Mae Butterfield

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Claremont, N.H. —Virginia Mae Butterfield, 92, formerly of Weatherfield Bow, Vt. died Monday morning, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 at Elm Wood Center in Claremont. She was born in Weathersfield Bow on Dec. 27, 1922, the daughter of Walter Joseph and Lucy May (Randall) Butterfield. Ginny had attended the …