Claremont

Cornish to Combine K, Pre-K

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cornish — The School Board during an emergency meeting Monday night voted to open half-day kindergarten to pre-K students to boost the program’s enrollment after two families with kindergarten-aged students left the district in recent days. The departures, including one family who switched the affiliation of their home on the Plainfield-Cornish town line in order to send their children to Plainfield Elementary School, dropped the number of kindergartners in the …

Tax Help Plan In Claremont Has 1st Takers

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Claremont — Local business owners Jeff and Sarah Barrette hope to take immediate advantage of the property tax relief program approved by the City Council last week that encourages private sector investment downtown by freezing, for up to five years, the pre-rehabilitation assessment of a qualifying structure in the city’s historic district The Barrettes, who own and operate The Ink Factory in an …

Rene J. LaPorte, Jr.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Rene J. LaPorte, Jr., 62, of Stark Rd. in Lempster, N.H., formerly of Claremont, died at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on July 21, 2015, from complications after suffering a massive heart attack on June 24, 2015. Rene was born on Sept. 5, 1952 in Claremont, the son of Rene J. LaPorte, Sr. and Bernice (Morey) LaPorte. He attended schools …

Friday, July 10, 2015

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015

RVCC Will Renovate Former College Buildings Downtown Lebanon — The City Council unanimously approved a grant application for River Valley Community College for up to $500,000 to make improvements to the larger of two former Lebanon College buildings located on the downtown Lebanon pedestrian mall at its meeting …

Emil J. “C Pet” Zombeck, Jr.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Emil J. “C Pet” Zombeck, Jr., 71, of Belding Street in Claremont, died Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., following a sudden illness. He was born in Claremont on Nov. 4, 1943, the son of Emil J., Sr. and Blanche …

Henry (Hank) Gogan

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Henry (Hank) Gogan, of Claremont, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2015, at DHMC after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born Aug. 15, 1941, to Arthur Gogan and Bernice Seaberg Gogan in Brockton, Mass. He graduated from Brockton High School in 1959 …

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 …

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 First Methodist Church on Sullivan Street, which dropped from $868,600 to $343,300, …

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 …

Shooting Instructor From Claremont Shot Near Range

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Montpelier — A woman brought a hammer to a firearms lesson and then tried to kill her instructor by shooting the Claremont man in the face with a revolver, a prosecutor said. Veronica Lewis, 31, of Worcester, Vt., pleaded not guilty Tuesday to attempted first-degree murder in the …

Cuts Continue at Claremont Ford

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Claremont — When Claremont Ford Lincoln opened Monday morning, it felt like business as usual. In the parts and service department, manager Lucas Henderson scheduled appointments as customers arrived and a few cars sat on lifts awaiting service …

Nonprofit Seeks to Buy West Lebanon Subsidized Apartments

Sunday, June 28, 2015

West Lebanon — An Upper Valley nonprofit housing group is trying to buy two subsidized housing complexes in West Lebanon, including the 50 units at Pine Tree Lane Apartments where tenants have been told the rental assistance available …