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Stevens High Renovation Project Includes Security Cameras

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Claremont — The multi-million dollar renovation of Stevens High School now includes $43,000 in security cameras. The committee overseeing the renovation voted Wednesday to use money from a contingency fund for the project to pay for interior video cameras that will monitor common areas including hallways, classroom, the gymnasium and the auditorium. The decision brings the total cost for new security system to about $104,000. Steve Horton, the school district’s …

Claremont Charter Commission Divided

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Claremont — Charter Commission member Joe Osgood said Tuesday that the recommendation to change from a city manager/city council form of government to a mayor/board of aldermen would improve public participation in city government — particularly on budgetary matters — and diminish the power of paid city staff members. Osgood rejected the notion that the change is being proposed to undercut longtime City …

Claremont Battles Feds On Trail Use

Monday, April 14, 2014

Claremont — City Manager Guy Santagate said the city is in a “quandary” over a disagreement with federal officials regarding use of motorized vehicles on nearly three miles of the city-owned recreational trail. Last week, the city received a copy of a letter sent to the state Department of Transportation from the New Hampshire Division of the Federal Highway Administration stating that motorized …

Stevens Sub Picks Facebook Over Job

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Claremont — A Stevens High School substitute teacher has been terminated for refusing to comply with a school district policy that prohibits school employees from being Facebook friends with students. The decision, which long time substitute Carol Thebarge made public on her Facebook page Thursday night, elicited hundreds …

New Allegations Against Ex-Teacher

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Newport — A second person has come forward with allegations against the former Stevens High School teacher who was charged last month with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student. At hearing in Newport on Tuesday, Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway said after Christopher LeBlanc was arrested last month, a …

Dorothy “Dody” Belski

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Dorothy “Dody” Belski, 91, of Spencer Avenue, Claremont died Monday morning, March 31, 2014, at her home. She was born in Newport, N.H. on Jan. 18, 1923, the daughter of Irvin and Flora (Morrill) LaClair and was a long time resident of Claremont and wintered …

Kaleb’s Krowd: Tarczewski Leaves Hometown in Thrall

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Claremont — Take a sports bar, fill it with 100 or so noisy people and put the father of Kaleb Tarczewski in a comfy couch in front of a big screen and you have the makings for a …

Upper Valley Embezzlers Take $2.4 Million

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Lebanon — At least $2.4 million has been embezzled from more than 20 small businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations in the Upper Valley over the last decade. In least one case, the theft contributed to a bankruptcy. Most of the crimes have taken place in Vermont and …

Claremont Farmers’ Market Seeks Vendors

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Claremont — The Claremont Farmers’ Market Association is accepting vendor and musician applications for the 2014 season. This year, the season has been extended to a total of 20 weeks, from May 22 through Oct. 2. Seasonal and weekly vendor spaces are available. To download the application form, …

Letter: Steps Dartmouth Should Take

Saturday, March 29, 2014

To the Editor: In reference to Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon’s message to students, faculty and staff March 24: I appreciate the intent of forming committees and seeking community members’ input, but unfortunately believe that the time has passed “to start discussion about what are acceptable social norms.” I …

Claremont Will Use Manchester as Model

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Louis Charles Semprebon

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Louis Charles Semprebon died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Elmwood in Claremont. He was born August 3, 1926 in Barre, Vt., to Guido Semprebon, an Italian immigrant stone cutter, and Mary Severance. He was the oldest of five boys. Upon graduating from Spaulding HS, he …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, March 27

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Three in Upper Valley Charged With Medicaid Fraud Woodstock — Three Upper Valley residents were among four people arraigned separately Tuesday on charges of Medicaid fraud related to in-home care services that allegedly were never provided, according to …