Claremont

Donald E. Roberts

Friday, May 29, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Donald E. Roberts, 54, of Skyline Terrace in Claremont, died Sunday afternoon, May 24, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family following a long hard battle with cancer. He was born in Exeter, N.H. on April 12, 1961, the son of Edwin and Priscilla Ann (Holmes) Roberts and had been a longtime Claremont resident. He was a graduate of Stevens High School, Class of 1979. He attended the New Hampshire Vocational Technical College in Claremont and graduated and Keene State College. Don had been employed by Sullivan Machine Company as a Mechanical Draftsman in Claremont and Life Sciences in West Lebanon, N.H. and at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. He then began …

Claremont Council Approves City Budget

Friday, May 29, 2015

Claremont — After a lengthy debate on spending priorities and the need for more money for road repairs, the City Council voted, 8-1, for a $16 million budget that spends about $90,000 less than the initial proposal offered by City Manager Guy Santagate. The only reduction was the elimination of a proposed public information officer position. The council’s vote came after considering an …

Bonnie Cummings

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — A graveside service will be held for Bonnie Cummings who died on Dec. 24, 2014, and her son, Dr. Chad Frost who died on Feb. 18, 2009, at the West Claremont Burying Grounds in Claremont on Saturday, May 30 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Harold Noyes officiating. …

Students Graduate RVCC

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Claremont — More than 220 students and their families celebrated their educational achievements Friday evening at the 47th commencement at River Valley Community College. “The veterans, single moms, first in family to go to college, and everyone who …

Stevens Baseball Grounded by Hopkinton

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Claremont — It was a bad day for Stevens High baseball even before the game began. It didn’t get any better once play started. Brandon Bell, who was supposed to start at first base, suffered a concussion during …

Teacher Background Check Legislation Stalls

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Claremont — Legislation that could provide school officials with more information about a prospective employee’s criminal record stalled in the New Hampshire Senate last week after the state’s top teachers union raised privacy concerns. State senators on Thursday voted to send the bill back to the Education Committee …

Virginia M. Butterfield

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — A graveside service for Virginia M. Butterfield who passed away on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, will be held at the Weathersfield Bow Cemetery in Weathersfield, Vt., on Saturday, May 23 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Harold Noyes officiating. …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to …

Arthur W. Blake, Jr.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Plainfield, N.H. — Arthur W. Blake, Jr. 82, of Plainfield, died on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Elm Wood Center in Claremont. He was born in Wolfeboro, NH on Jan. 11, 1933 the son of Arthur and Emma (Ryan) Blake. He served in the US Air Force. Arthur …

Claremont Eyes Senior Housing

Friday, May 15, 2015

Claremont — An independent-living community geared to seniors could see tremendous demand if it were constructed in Claremont. That was the consensus of about 30 senior citizens and city officials at a Thursday presentation by Ellen Quinn, leasing and marketing manager for Quail Hollow, an independent-living community off …

Moody Park Upgrades Set to Begin

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Claremont — New trail construction and improvements to existing trails will begin in Moody Park in about a week, Parks and Recreation Director Mark Brislin told the City Council Wednesday night. Sinuosity of Morrisville, Vt., the same business that developed a trail management plan for the park last …

Angela Marie Sampson

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Croydon, N.H. — Angela Marie Sampson, 50, of Ash Swamp Brook Road in Croydon, died Friday, May 8, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., following a period of failing health. She was born in Windsor, Vt., on July 21, 1964 the daughter of David A. “Joe” …

Lee Gabriel Lemal

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Norwich, Vt. — Lee Gabriel Lemal, 61, died on Friday, May 8, 2015, at her home in Norwich surrounded by her family. She had fought a courageous year-long battle with lung cancer. She was born Lee Ann Gabriel in Ottumwa, Iowa, on April 30, 1954. During her years …