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Claremont

Sculpture, Concert to Mark Claremont’s 250th Celebration

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Claremont — On Sunday, the city will mark the exact day 250 years ago when Josiah Willard, Samuel Ashley and 68 others received a grant establishing Claremont on 24,000 acres or six square miles along the Connecticut River. Named for the county seat of the British general Lord Clive, Claremont grew from a farming community in its early years into one of the state’s major manufacturing centers beginning the mid-1800s, …

Claremont Mulls Charter

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Claremont — Supporters of changing Claremont’s charter to replace the position of a hired city manager with an elected mayor, among other reforms, say it would open up city government to greater transparency and more resident involvement. At Wednesday night’s City Council meeting, 10 residents, including five councilors, spoke strongly against the charter. …

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 …

Missing Unity Teen Found Safe

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Unity — A 17-year-old male who was reported missing from his Unity home earlier this week was found safe in Indiana on Friday, State Police said in a news release. State Police Sgt. Shawn Skahan said Daniel Brown’s parents were on their way to Indiana Friday to get …

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 …