Claremont

Roland R. Irish

Friday, January 30, 2015

Epson, N.H. — Roland R. Irish, 84, formerly of Claremont, N.H., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Epsom Manor, in Epsom. “Dick” as he was known to many, had a regular seat with the rest of the “city elders” on Saturday mornings at Shirley’s Donuts and Rin’s Chevron. He was also an avid golfer at Claremont Country Club and a member of the father and son bowling league at Maple Lanes. He left behind his wife of 64 years, Irene; three sons, Roland III, John, and Chris; as well as two daughters, Debbie, and Wendy. He was also the proud grandfather to 15 grandchildren, and great-grandfather to 13 great-grandchildren throughout the country from …

Robarge Trial: Wife’s Blood Found on Husband

Friday, January 30, 2015

Newport — Much of the blood found inside the Robarge family’s Charlestown home belonged to Kelly Robarge, an expert witness said Thursday as the murder trial of James Robarge continued in Sullivan County Superior Court. Katie Swango, a criminalist with the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory, also told jurors that another man’s blood was found in the home’s foyer, where the majority …

A Super Cause: Area Churches Hold Football Food Drive

Friday, January 30, 2015

Grantham — Football fans in New England and Seattle may not feel like they have a lot in common right now, but Methodist churches in both regions are trying to harness the excitement surrounding Sunday’s Super Bowl to pull in the same direction for a good cause. The Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church — home to the Seattle Seahawks — …

Claremont Chamber of Commerce Names Interim Director

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Claremont — Kelly Murphy has been named interim executive director of the Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce following the resignation of Melissa Richmond. Murphy , owner of The Nonprofit First Responder and the former director of philanthropy, community relations and marketing at Valley Regional Hospital, served in a …

Fat of the Land: Wide-Tire Biking Makes an Inroad in the Winter

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lebanon — Spending long winters away from trails is quickly becoming less mandatory for mountain bike enthusiasts. Snow-covered ground is turning much more accessible thanks to “fat bikes,” mountain bikes with giant tires made especially for traversing wintry …

Claremont Board OKs School Spending Plan

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Claremont — In a 4-2 vote Wednesday night, the school board adopted a $31 million operating budget that is lower than this year’s, but carries a tax increase of 55 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation because non-tax revenues are down about $377,000. To achieve a board directive …

Jury Views Evidence Video in Murder Trial

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Newport — Members of Kelly Robarge’s family grabbed a box of tissues and held one another close on a court bench Wednesday as they braced themselves to watch a video police took while walking an old logging trail …

Daughter, Police Testify In Robarge Murder Trial

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Newport — The elder daughter of James Robarge testified at her father’s murder trial on Tuesday that she witnessed him physically attack her mother during an altercation inside the family’s Charlestown home about a year prior to her …

Offer Made On Lebanon College Site

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Lebanon — A New Hampshire man who has redeveloped several older buildings and schools in New England downtowns has made an offer to buy the two former Lebanon College buildings on the city’s pedestrian mall. Lebanon College officials …

A Life: Donald Hart, 1951-2014; ‘He Was a Role Model’

Monday, January 19, 2015

Charlestown — Upbeat. Empathetic. Mischievous. Those words pop to mind for many when they think of Don Hart, a longtime teacher and principal at schools in Claremont, Weathersfield and Newport before his death in November at age 62. …

Project Search Meetings Set

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lebanon — A school-to-work program for people with cognitive and physical disabilities will hold three informational meetings this winter. Project Search provides employment and education opportunities to people with disabilities. The program is for students in their last year of high school eligibility. Those interested in applying to …

Claremont Hospital Looks to Add Mental Health Care Facility

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Claremont — Valley Regional Hospital is hoping to convert its former birthing unit to a secure facility with 10 beds to treat psychiatric patients, potentially filling a hole in the Upper Valley care network, officials said Friday. The Claremont hospital is seeking a $1.2 million state grant to …

Theodore Vernon Delaney

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Theodore Vernon Delaney, 89, formerly of Elm Street, Claremont, N.H. died after a brief illness on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Rose Marie (Lariviere) Delaney. Ted was born in Guysborough, Nova Scotia on April 26, …