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Edward R. Provost

Friday, August 1, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Edward R. Provost, 88, of Memorial Drive died on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Valley Regional Hospital. He was born in 1925 in Manchester, N.H. the son of Robert and Evelyn (Gallant) Provost. He was a graduate of Stevens High School in 1943. He spent two years in the US Army Air Corp. as a pilot from 1943 to 1945. Edward worked at J&L for 10 years and then Joy Machine Co. for 35 years in supervisory positions. He was very active in his community. He was on the Goodwin Community Center Commission for 20+ years, he volunteered at Arrowhead Ski Area on ski patrol, instructing and in the kitchen. He started …

Paul Bruce Levesque

Friday, August 1, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Paul Bruce Levesque, 49, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Boston University Medical Center in Boston, Mass. He was born in Claremont on Jan. 20, 1965, the son of Patricia (Laro) Barber and the late L. Bruce Levesque. Paul grew up in Claremont and graduated from Stevens High School in the Class of 1983 and went on …

Train Station In Claremont Due for Update

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Claremont — Train travelers planning a stop in Claremont won’t find much to do there if they rely on Amtrak’s website. The site provides a few options for lodging and several restaurants but just two places to “see”: Maple Lanes Bowling and the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church. Moreover, the website notes that the …

Claremont Woman Convicted In Sexual Assault of Minors

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Newport — A Claremont woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault against two children who had been in her care and was sentenced to 25 years to life in New Hampshire State Prison …

Claremont Fills School Board; Heated Discussion Amongst Members

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Claremont — Andrew O’Hearne, a Claremont police officer and Democratic state rep, was chosen to replace Kristin Kenniston on the School Board in a 5-1 vote Wednesday night after a heated discussion that lasted more than an hour. Board members Richard Madigan and Becky Ferland switched their votes …

No Down Time for Claremont Rec Director

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Claremont — Well, it’s been several months, and he’s still here. The lure of working in a new, $10.3-million community center certainly got the attention of Mark Brislin when he applied for the position to replace Scott Hausler …

Harriet M. (Smith) Bunnell

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Harriet M. (Smith) Bunnell, 88, formerly of Claremont died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Valley Regional Hospital following a period of failing health. She was born in Claremont on Nov. 5, 1925, the daughter of Lloyd and Phoebe (Donovan) Smith and had been a lifetime …

Claremont Tar Site to Be Cleaned

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Claremont — A highly contaminated parcel on the north side of the Sugar River that once supplied gas to Monadnock Mills could possibly be cleaned up before the end of the year. Gary Lipson, the on-site coordinator with …

N.H. Dept. of Labor Investigates Unity School Site Workers

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Unity — The state Department of Labor Commissioner James Craig said Tuesday they are continuing the investigation into the possibility that undocumented workers from Mexico were employed by a subcontractor at the construction site for the new Unity Elementary School. “We were up there Friday but I have …

Lebanon Hires Claremont’s DPW Director

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Claremont — The resignation of the city’s public works director is a “tremendous loss” for the city but also presents an opportunity to look at restructuring the department, City Manager Guy Santagate said Friday. After eight years of running the department that oversees all infrastructure, including streets and …

Views Vary on Smoking Ban Proposal for Claremont Parks

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Claremont — Compromise may not have been in the air at the city council meeting when residents commented on a proposed smoking ban in some city parks, but people enjoying the sunshine in a few parks earlier this week said giving both sides a little of what they …

Forum, July 11: You Snubbed a Good Parade; Math Rules Don’t Add Up; Vanity and Immorality; The Co-op Debate

Friday, July 11, 2014

Paper Snubbed a Good Parade To the Editor: The Lebanon High School Alumni Day parade is a long-time tradition for us folks who live in Lebanon. It’s a big deal! It’s a fun time for classmates working on the floats as a team and a joy to behold …

Local News Briefs: Friday, July 11

Friday, July 11, 2014

Claremont Police Dispatcher Charged With Sex Crimes Claremont — A city police department dispatcher is being held on $100,000 cash bail following his arraignment Thursday on two felony sex crime charges. James Boisclair, 53, of Claremont was arraigned …