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Dennis Fleury, of Claremont, N.H., explains what a great deal it would be to buy ten portable toilets during an auction at Twin State Speedway in Claremont on Oct. 19, 2014. Dennis and his brother Arthur "Larry" Fleury, of Newport, N.H., auctioned off "everything that moves" from the racetrack. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

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 the thought of an old cup of …

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 Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there in a performance that left the Golden Tornadoes gasping all day. The senior ran for …

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 …

Legal Battle and Investigation Over Seized Property Ongoing

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Claremont — Negotiations between the city and a former Claremont homeowner over the removal of personal property from a seized Windsor Road residence have stalled. Meanwhile, an outside investigation into actions taken by the city to rid the …