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Stevens High to Open Sept. 10; Renovations Delay Start of School Year

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Claremont — The ongoing renovations at Stevens High School have forced the district to delay opening of the school for grades 9-12 until Wednesday, Sept. 10, two weeks later than originally scheduled. School officials said several factors associated with the major overhaul led to the decision. An air quality assessment, primarily on the third floor where demolition work was recently completed, raised some concerns, Dave Putnam, chairman of the school …

Slots Sought For Students From Lebanon College

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lebanon — Officials from River Valley Community College met Monday with the president of Lebanon College to discuss how the Claremont school might enroll students from the Lebanon institution, which abruptly canceled classes for the fall semester. “They spent a couple of hours on the campus, talking about our students and how we can both work to maintain some way of an ease …

Charter Change in Claremont Almost Ready for Nov. Vote

Monday, August 25, 2014

Claremont — The Charter Commission has finalized its work, voting to adopt changes in the new charter proposal that were recommended after a review by the state. George Caccavaro, chairman of the nine-member panel that was elected in January and began its work soon after, said over the weekend they have to present the final document to the city council early next month …

All Ears in Claremont

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Christian Menendez, of Claremont, picks sweet corn at Mountain View Farm on Route 12A in Claremont on Tuesday. They begin picking at 5 a.m. on the farm’s 30 acres of sweet corn.Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Crash Victim in Fair Condition

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Unity — The teen who survived a high speed crash early Sunday morning has had her condition upgraded to fair, a spokeswoman at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center said Monday. Meanwhile, investigators have not released any further details on the …

Claremont Country Club Set to Celebrate 100 Years

Monday, August 11, 2014

Claremont — When researching the history of the Claremont Country Club, it was learned that it was originally constructed for tennis. Golf was an afterthought. Willard Holt remembers when it used to be a lighted ski facility. As …

Crash Kills 3 In Unity

Monday, August 11, 2014

Unity — A high speed crash early Sunday morning killed three teens, including a 2014 Stevens graduate and two Stevens seniors and injured a third senior. According to New Hampshire State Police, the teens, three 17 year olds …

Claremont’s New Charter Clears Hurdle

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Claremont — In a report received Friday by the city clerk’s office, the Secretary of State, Department of Revenue Administration and Attorney General have recommended some wording changes in the proposed new charter for Claremont’s city government. However, the recommendations contained in a preliminary report from Assistant Attorney …

‘Coaching for Captains’ Program Teaches Leadership Skills

Friday, August 8, 2014

Claremont — Kara Toms has a variation on the theme of the old sporting axiom, “no pain, no gain.” Call it “no brain, no gain.” This week, Toms brought her Coaching for Captains program to Claremont. This program …

Singer-Songwriter Comes Home

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Long before either troubadour established himself, Bill Morrissey advised fellow New Englander Cormac McCarthy in the early 1970s never to forget where he came from — namely, New Hampshire’s Sullivan County. “Like most kids, I wanted to get …

Triathletes Get Far More Than They Bargained For

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Cornish — Ironman triathletes talk often about the importance of keeping emotions in check to help conserve energy while swimming, bicycling and running over courses covering more than 140 miles. For participants in last month’s Ironman Lake Placid, …

Claremont Man Can’t Leave Jail

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

White River Junction — A Claremont sex offender who is eligible to be released from prison will remain incarcerated because he does not have any appropriate housing arrangements available. Craig A. Jasper, 32, pleaded guilty in May to a felony count of lewd and lascivious conduct for sexually …

Joan (Jo) N. Monetta

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Naples, Fla. — Joan (Jo) N. Monetta, 86, of Naples died on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Naples Community Hospital, Naples, Fla. Visiting hours will be held Friday evening Aug. 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street, Claremont. A Mass …