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Man Faces Charges After Police Chase

Monday, May 25, 2015

Lebanon — Following an extended chase on Routes 12 and 12A, police on Saturday apprehended a man wanted for the theft of a truck in Colorado. Just after 8 p.m., Lebanon police attempted to stop a Ford F-150 driven by Robert Leibensperger, of Clifton Park, N.Y. Leibensperger, 37, refused to pull over. The truck had been reported stolen earlier this month in Black Hawk, Colo., according to a police news …

Francis I. Hurlburt, Sr.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Francis I. Hurlburt, Sr., 91, a longtime resident of Windsor , passed away Thursday morning, May 21, at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor . He was born March 26, 1924 in Nashua , N.H., the son of Irvin and Helen (Haggerty) Hurlburt. He moved to Lebanon , N.H. as a young man with his family where …

COVER Receives $200 Donation Sugar River Rotary

Sunday, May 24, 2015

White River Junction — COVER Home Repair, a nonprofit that makes urgently needed repairs for low-income homeowners, has received a donation of $200 from Sugar River Rotary Club in Claremont. Staff and volunteers from COVER have completed two home repair projects in Charlestown and Claremont this spring, including a new roof and an accessibility enhancement. Last winter, they completed seven weatherization projects in …

Frank C. Skrocki

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Frank C. Skrocki, 71, of Lincoln Heights died Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Valley Regional Hospital, with loved ones by his side. Mr. Skrocki was born in Boston, Mass. on Nov. 4, 1943 the son of Raymond and Wanda (Iwonowicz) Skrocki. He was a graduate …

Hal Johnson

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Hal Johnson, 78, of Claremont, died Jan. 13, 2015 in Sebring, Fla. Visiting hours will be held at Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont on Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., funeral services will follow at 11 a.m., with Pastor …

Hartford Baseball Improves to 7-0

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

White River Junction — Playing on a freshly remade infield, the Hartford High baseball team laid out visiting U-32 on Monday, 8-2. The victory pushed the Hurricanes’ record to 7-0, with upcoming road games at Windsor today, at …

A Life: ‘She Was an Institution’. Bernice “Bernie” May Johnson, 1920 — 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

Cornish — If it happened in Cornish, chances are Bernice “Bernie” Johnson played a part. “She kind of did things when she was needed,” her son Ron Johnson said. That applied to everything from the historical society to …

21 Water St. Conversion Won’t Change Space, Occupancy

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Claremont —The application on the Planning Board’s May 11 agenda for a“condominium conversion” at 21 Water St. will not alter the physical space of the building, one of the investors with Claremont Mill Redevelopment LLC said last week. In a telephone interview Friday, Rusty McClear said that when …

4-H Club Members Advance To State Fashion Competition

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Claremont — Three members of the No Strings Attached 4-H club took top honors at the Sullivan County 4-H Fashion Revue and will go on to compete in a state competition in Durham, N.H., later this month. Alison Numme, 13 of Claremont, Skye Robicheau, 14 of Plainfield, and …

City Budget Plan Down Slightly

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Claremont — City Manager Guy Santagate is proposing a $16.1 million budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The spending plan carries no projected increase in the municipal portion of the tax if approved as recommended. The budget represents a spending decrease of 1.7 percent, or $373,000, …

Claremont Dispatcher’s Sexual Assault Charge Dropped, But Case Not Yet Closed

Friday, May 1, 2015

Claremont — An aggravated sexual assault charge against a former Claremont police dispatcher has been dismissed by a Sullivan County Superior Court judge, but the investigation remains active and the assault charge and two others could be brought forward again. The order was signed by Judge Brian Tucker …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Lacrosse Nixes John Stark

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hanover — To turn fortunes around following its first loss of the season, the Hanover High girls lacrosse team knew it would need to cut down on turnovers. The Marauders did just that against John Stark on Monday, …

Claremont Chamber Wants Full-Time Executive Director

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Claremont — The Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce is searching for a new executive director and is returning the job to a full-time position for the first time since 2012. Jamie Richardson, marketing manager at Claremont Savings Bank and president of the chamber’s board, said the business booster …