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Bruno Calumbi, of Newport, N.H., had just purchased a hands-free device at Best Buy in West Lebanon, N.H., on July 2, 2015. Before heading out on his motorcycle, he was setting up the device. Calumbi said he would also be using it when driving his car.  (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Hand-Held Devices Banned

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Following in Vermont’s footsteps, New Hampshire last week put in place a law that makes it illegal for drivers to hold a cellphone to their ear while driving, a measure both states hope will cut down on distracted driving. New Hampshire’s law, like Vermont’s, mandates that drivers using electronic devices have hands-free use of them while driving, meaning that motorists …

Claremont Properties Reappraised

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Claremont — The city has denied 11 of the 20 property tax abatements for commercial properties that were filed after last year’s citywide reappraisal. Of the nine that were approved, the two largest decreases were the vacant First Methodist Church on Sullivan Street, which dropped from $868,600 to $343,300, and the former Customized Structures building on River Road, which was assessed at $1.6 …

Bonnie Richmond

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Bonnie Richmond of Claremont passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015, at her home in Claremont. She was born in Claremont on Oct. 27, 1946, the daughter of Leo and Arleen Cusanelli. Bonnie had worked for Newport Clothing, Encore Shoe, Lacrosse, Hampshire MFG (PEP) and Jiffy Mart in Claremont, where she cultivated many happy customers. She was married to Frank …

Maple Lanes Upgrades: Claremont Bowling Center Uses Familiar Synthetic

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Claremont — To the non-bowler, the new lanes at Maple Lanes are beautiful, clean and much improved in appearance from the old faded and discolored wooden lanes. The regular bowler sees much more. “Theoretically, it is more uniform …

Sullivan County Agency Has New Executive Director

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Newport — The Sullivan County group working to connect Claremont and Lebanon with a bus route along Route 120 is hoping that its new executive director will drive efforts to expand its transportation offerings. The Community Alliance of …

Sugar River Cleanup to Begin in Claremont

Friday, June 19, 2015

Claremont — The long-awaited cleanup of a contaminated site along the Sugar River where a coal gasification plant once supplied power to Monadnock Mills will likely begin next week, a federal environmental official said Thursday. Gary Lipson in …

High School Notes: Hanover’s ‘Baseball Guy’ Takes a Break

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hanover — Mike Jackson has plans to see Wrigley Field for the first time this summer. It was bound to happen; after all, how can any self-professed “baseball guy” carry the weight of the title without having visited …

Stevens Grads Took on Challenges

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Claremont — As suggested by Claremont School Board Chairman Richard Seaman, the Stevens High School Class of 2015 came “to celebrate and make some noise” Friday night with frequent bursts of applause, loud cheers and a few flying …

One Step at a Time

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

As his wife, Joane, holds his wheelchair steady, Claremont resident Keith Gaudette walks around the track at Monadnock Park in Claremont on Tuesday. After a series of illnesses and surgeries, Keith Gaudette visits the track nearly every day …

Germany-U.S. Friendly

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Pia Schuster, 16, an exchange student from Hannover, Germany, plays a two-person game of soccer with her host sister, Josie Lafreniere, 16, of Claremont, at Monadnock Park on Tuesday. Both girls played on the Stevens High varsity girls …

A Servant’s Heart: ‘Baby Steps’ Outgrows Claremont Church Home, Is Asked to Scale Back

Sunday, June 7, 2015

C laremont — On a warm afternoon last month, Robin Wittemann navigated the basement hallways and jam-packed storage rooms of Trinity Episcopal Church on Broad Street, where she’s spent hundreds of hours over the past six years. The …

At the Hospitals: June 7, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Alice Peck Day Names RN of the Year Lebanon — Pat Ferraro, a registered nurse in Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital’s Medical Surgical Unit, was named 2015 RN of the year in celebration of National Nurses Week, held …

Claremont Files for Trail Waiver for ATVs

Friday, June 5, 2015

Claremont — The waiver request seeking to allow motorized vehicles back on the city’s recreational trail has been submitted to the state Department of Transportation, city attorney Jane Taylor said on Friday. The filing begins a 30-day public comment period which includes a public hearing on June 23. …