Claremont

Renovations at Claremont's Stevens High School Near End

Friday, December 19, 2014

Claremont — The $12.6 million Stevens High School renovation project, begun more than a year ago, is about six weeks away from completion, and a community open house is being planned for early April. Todd Thompson of Trumbull-Nelson, the construction manager on the project, told the renovation committee Wednesday that workers will be going room by room and assessing what still needs to be done. “Based on what I see, …

Community Center Fees Likely to Rise in Claremont

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Claremont — The City Council next month will likely approve a community center fee schedule that would increase some rates and bring in an estimated $100,000 a year in additional revenue. The goal of the increased fees is to lower the taxpayer subsidy for the community center, which is projected to be about $46,000 more for the current fiscal year than the $500,000 …

Unity Board Pursues Suit Against Architect

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Unity — The School Board will hear from its attorney early next month on the status of a suit being filed against Scott Vaughn and his company, Vaughn Associates, which was the original architect and construction manager on the new Unity School. At Tuesday night’s School Board meeting, the board said it could offer no specifics on exactly what the suit will allege …

Fire Damages 2 Apartments In Claremont

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Claremont — Residents of a duplex on Route 12A were displaced Saturday following an early morning fire that officials said was likely caused by a malfunctioning oil burner in a basement without smoke alarms. Nobody was injured in the fire reported at 36 River Road about 2 a.m., …

Claremont Tax Rate Up 14%

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Claremont — Despite a 14 percent increase in the new tax rate, to $41.33 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, nearly 70 percent of property owners will see their tax bill drop as a result of the recent citywide reassessment, according to figures provided by Finance Director Mary Walter. …

Stevens High Upgrades Nearly Done

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Claremont ­— Despite the controversy that erupted over replacement of the auditorium stage at Stevens High School earlier this year, a sweeping renovation project seems headed for a happy conclusion. The chairman of the Stevens renovation committee told the School Board this week that an agreement has been …

Gun Scare at Claremont School Was Bogus, Police Say

Friday, November 21, 2014

Claremont — Police have said a reported sighting of a man with a handgun that prompted a temporary lock down Monday of Maple Avenue Elementary School was false, leading the district superintendent to put the staff member who made the report on paid administrative leave while the investigation …

Report: City Did No Wrong in Removal of Items From Property

Friday, November 21, 2014

Claremont — An outside investigation into the conduct of city staff at a tax-deeded property last June has confirmed an earlier police report’s findings that no criminal wrongdoing was committed by any city employees, the City Council said in a statement Thursday night. The council met with the …

Concerto Commissioned for Claremont’s 250th Debuts Friday

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Claremont — Far from his native Syria and New York City home — both geographically and culturally — composer Kinan Azmeh nonetheless feels a close connection to the rural landscape of Northern New England. It was in New …

Local Roundup: Ivy Soccer Coach of the Year Honors for Dartmouth’s Riley

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Staff Reports Princeton, n.j. — The Ivy League on Wednesday rewarded the Dartmouth College men’s soccer program for its return to the top of the league standings by naming Chad Riley its coach of the year and placing three members of the Big Green on the all-Ivy first …

Veteran Coach Warnken Still Going Strong

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Newport — Bill Warnken has been coaching basketball for 37 consecutive years. He has coached high school boys and girls, collegiate boys and girls and is so enamored by the sport that for two years he traveled 176 …

Police Detail Shooting, Say Man Tried To Run Down Officer

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

White River Junction — A Windsor police officer shot a White River Junction man as he attempted to flee a drug stakeout in his vehicle on Sunday night, according to authorities. Jorge Burgos, 34, was listed in satisfactory condition at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center , a hospital spokeswoman said …

At the Hospitals: Nov. 16, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Valley Regional Offers Free Info Session on Health Insurance O ptions Claremont — Valley Regional Hospital has announced that, beginning in January, it will be included in the following networks through the New Hampshire Health Insurance Marketplace: Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Assurant Health; Harvard Pilgrim Health Care; and …