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Alma Marie Jacklin

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Alma Marie Jacklin, 93, of Claremont, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Alma was born in Dedham, Mass., on Jan. 14, 1921, to Edward and Louise (Kiessling) Kamps. She graduated from Dedham High School, attended Burdett College, and worked as a dental assistant and bookkeeper in Boston. Alma married Harry Jacklin in 1941. They moved to New Durham, N.H., in 1953, where she remained an active member of the community for 45 years. She most recently resided at the Frances J. Tolles Home in Claremont, and prior to that, in Cornish, N.H. She was a member of the Beautification Society, a cemetery trustee, library trustee and supervisor of the checklist in New …

Hopkinton Flies Over Stevens Boys

Friday, December 19, 2014

Claremont — Hopkinton, a team with 12 players who did not play varsity basketball before this season, might have not presented a crisp offensive game, but there was nothing wrong with its defense, as the Hawks kept the pressure on all night and came away with a 60-41 win over Stevens at Carr Gymnasium on Friday night. The Cardinals were playing their home …

Renovations at Claremont's Stevens High School Near End

Friday, December 19, 2014

Claremont — The $12.6 million Stevens High School renovation project, begun more than a year ago, is about six weeks away from completion, and a community open house is being planned for early April. Todd Thompson of Trumbull-Nelson, the construction manager on the project, told the renovation committee Wednesday that workers will be going room by room and assessing what still needs to …

With Advances in Snow Plowing Come Increased Expectations

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Thetford — When discussion at a recent Selectboard meeting turned to a contract for snow-removal services to supplement the work performed by the town road crew, it prompted some gentle chiding of drivers whose cars may not be the brawniest vehicles out there — but who nevertheless want …

Newport Girls Shine in Season Opener

Friday, December 5, 2014

Claremont — In a game that featured two coaching staffs with a solid Stevens High connection, it was the play of Newport junior Stephanie Carl that took the spotlight, as the Tigers used a strong finish to post …

Stevens Weighs Schedule Switch

Friday, December 5, 2014

Claremont — A proposed change to Stevens High School’s daily schedule would reduce the length of each class, require students to take classes in the same course for an entire year, and create a 40-minute “flex” time to address individual academic needs. Currently, most students have four classes, …

Benedict “Ben” James Dolan

Friday, December 5, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Benedict “Ben” James Dolan, 62, of Marcotte Avenue in Claremont passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Winchester, Mass. on Sept. 6, 1952, the son of John Arthur and Rosemary C. (O’Neil) Dolan. Ben …

Police: Woman Says School Gun Scare Was Fake

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Claremont — A paraprofessional at Maple Avenue Elementary School cited personal problems, including custody and mental health issues, during an interview with police the day after she allegedly fabricated having seen a man with a gun in the …

Wood Pellet Supply ‘Spotty’

Monday, December 1, 2014

West Lebanon — Last year’s unusually long winter left some owners of wood pellet stoves scrambling to find enough fuel to stay warm in the spring, and that experience has led to an earlier-than-usual demand for pellets this …

Connecticut Valley Hospice Seeks Volunteers for Sullivan County

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Claremont — Connecticut Valley Home Care & Hospice, part of Valley Regional Healthcare, is looking for volunteers to help serve patients and families in Sullivan County. “Medicare mandates that 5 percent of the care provided by hospice agencies …

Demand Up at Food Pantries

Saturday, November 29, 2014

White River Junction — Two of the Upper Valley’s largest food pantries are reporting some of the highest demand they’ve ever seen, while leaders at several other organizations agree that more families are seeking help. Sara Kobylenski, executive …

West Central Behavioral Health Faces Reimbursement Reform

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lebanon — West Central Behavioral Health, a community mental health center serving 3,500 New Hampshire residents in the Upper Valley, has begun collecting set monthly per patient fees to care for some patients covered by the state’s Medicaid program. A release from West Central characterized the deal as …

Blazing New Trails: Additions to Claremont Park Slated for Spring

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Claremont — Work is expected to begin next spring on construction of nearly three miles of new trails on a variety of terrain in Moody Park. The upgrade is based on recommendations from a trail building and maintenance …