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Gun Scare at Claremont School Was Bogus, Police Say

Friday, November 21, 2014

Claremont — Police have said a reported sighting of a man with a handgun that prompted a temporary lock down Monday of Maple Avenue Elementary School was false, leading the district superintendent to put the staff member who made the report on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues. Police Chief Alex Scott and Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin declined to release the name of the staff member, who works as a …

Report: City Did No Wrong in Removal of Items From Property

Friday, November 21, 2014

Claremont — An outside investigation into the conduct of city staff at a tax-deeded property last June has confirmed an earlier police report’s findings that no criminal wrongdoing was committed by any city employees, the City Council said in a statement Thursday night. The council met with the investigator, Jordan Ulery, of Hudson, …

Concerto Commissioned for Claremont’s 250th Debuts Friday

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Claremont — Far from his native Syria and New York City home — both geographically and culturally — composer Kinan Azmeh nonetheless feels a close connection to the rural landscape of Northern New England. It was in New Hampshire more than 20 years ago when he decided to pursue a career in music, …

Bow Stops Stevens Soccer in Semis

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Laconia, n.h. — Nearly knocking Bow from its two-year undefeated perch three weeks ago didn’t do the Stevens High girls soccer team any favors in Wednesday’s NHIAA Division III semifinals. The top-ranked Falcons took to the fourth-seeded Cardinals like a Doberman to a Delmonico, rolling to a 5-1 …

Democrats Sweep Claremont

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Although House Democratic candidates swept Claremont, it appeared Republicans gained a seat in the county delegation with wins in Newport and Charlestown. In Claremont, the largest community in the county, state Rep. John Cloutier, D-Claremont, was re-elected to his 12th two-year term in the Legislature Tuesday, defeating state …

Sullivan County Commissioner Narrowly Leads

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Newport — Incumbent Democratic County Commissioner Jeff Barrette appears to have held off a challenge by Republican Don Clarke, winning by about 100 votes of the more than 14,000 cast in the county. Unofficially, Barrette received 7,236 votes to Clarke’s 7,140. “I am absolutely shocked,” Barrette said late …

By a Wide Margin, Claremont Votes No on Charter Changes

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Claremont — Voters overwhelmingly rejected a charter change that would have replaced a hired city manager with an elected mayor as the city’s chief administrator and also put in place a board of aldermen instead of the existing City Council. The widely-watched ballot measure was trounced in all …

This Way to the Polls

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

One-year-old Greyson Kennison, of Claremont, reaches his hand into the next booth as his mother, Shannon Carney, votes at Disnard Elementary School in Claremont; Campaigners hold signs to encourage people to vote for the candidates they support outside …

Donald R. Hart

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Donald R. Hart, 62, passed away on Monday morning, Nov. 3, 2014, at his home in Charlestown. He was born Nov. 18, 1951 in Fall River, Mass., the son of Samuel and Celestia (Holmes) Hart. He attended schools in Fall River, graduating from B.M.C. Durfee …

Willard Munson Hathaway

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Unity, N.H. — Willard Munson Hathaway passed from this world on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in the same manner he arrived, at a family farm surrounded by those who loved and admired him. Willard’s life began on Dec. 30, 1928. He was welcomed by his mother Josephine at …

Harold Marsh Noyes

Monday, November 3, 2014

Keene, N.H. — Harold Marsh Noyes, 97, died Sunday evening, Oct. 26, 2014, peacefully and quietly in his home at Bentley Commons, Keene. Harold Noyes was born Sept. 27, 1917, in Wilder, Vt. to Claude L. Noyes and Sarah M. Noyes. After 13 years of formal schooling, Harold worked …

On The Political Map: Brown, Shaheen Visit Sullivan County

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Newport — Sullivan County was ground zero Friday for the hotly contested Senate race between Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen and Republican challenger Scott Brown, one day after Brown’s response to a question about the county became the news …

Stevens Girls Soccer Enjoys Last Word

Monday, November 3, 2014

Claremont — Jazzy Griffin was feeling bad. The Stevens High midfielder had committed a foul that set up visiting Campbell for a goal in their NHIAA Division III girls soccer semifinal that helped the Cougars complete a rally from a 3-1 deficit for a 3-3 tie. But that …