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Shown at the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center on July 21, 2014, Matt Baird-Torney has been named the new varsity boys basketball coach at Stevens High School.  (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Ex-Wildcat Joins Stevens Basketball

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Claremont — Matthew Baird-Torney, 26, who played his high school basketball at rival Fall Mountain Regional High School, has been selected as the varsity boys basketball coach at Stevens High School. Baird-Torney replaces Scott MacNamee, who has taken a teaching position at Con-Val Regional High School in Peterborough. Aaron House, the Stevens athletic director, said Baird-Torney was one of three candidates that applied for the position. “A fourth showed an interest but never turned in the paperwork,” said House. House went on to say in an email that a committee — consisting of six persons, four sophomore players, the athletic trainer and himself — handled …

Temporarily Out of Stock: Upper Valley Store Feels Effect Of Market Basket’s Family Feud

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Claremont — Empty produce shelves and a sparse selection of yogurt, meat and other perishable items forced loyal Market Basket customers to shop elsewhere on Monday, as the reverberations from an intra-family feud at corporate headquarters was felt throughout the region. In Claremont, Assistant Store Director Glen Martin couldn’t tell customers when the …

Paul E. Thibault

Friday, July 18, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Paul E. Thibault, 85, of Washington Street in Claremont died on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at his home. He was born on Dec. 8, 1928, in Stratford a Province of Quebec Canada. At the age of 11 he came to the United States and resided in Claremont, with his parents Omar and Cleophee (Couture) Thibault where he resided the remaining …

Claremont Convenience Store May Have to Keep Footprint

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Claremont — Responding to concerns from an abutting property owner, the Planning Board has agreed that if Cumberland Farms goes forward with plans to build a new, larger convenience store at the corner of Pleasant and Summer streets, it should be built on essentially the same footprint as …

First Person: Flying Coop Has Worked for Kaleb Tarczewski

Monday, June 23, 2014

Claremont — Fourteen-year-old Kaleb Tarczewki was 6-foot-9 when he left Stevens High School to study and play basketball at St. Mark’s School in Stoughtonborough, Mass. In the ensuing six years, he grew three more inches, and his basketball …

29 Graduate From Leadership Program

Sunday, June 22, 2014

White River Junction — Leadership Upper Valley, a program of Vital Communities, recently graduated 29 at a ceremony in Windsor. The keynote speaker was Pamela Pantos, executive director of Opera North and a 2010 alumnae of the program. “The modern models of leadership that are most widely embraced …

Writers Workshop Begins in Claremont

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Claremont — Registration is open for a free teen writers workshop starting this week in Claremont. The workshop is set for June 24, July 1, July 8 and July 15, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center, 152 South St. The workshop, presented …

A Spark of Life for Old Junior High

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Lebanon — An open house Friday celebrated the old junior high building’s new life as a home — for both a community center for people with special needs, and the occupants of 42 loft-style studio apartments. Built around …

Wayne Clarence Amell

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Wayne Clarence Amell, 64, of Claremont, NH, passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014. He was born in Claremont on July 21, 1949, the son of Clarence and Theresa (Joly) Amell. Wayne was a generous and loving son, father and grandfather. He enjoyed fishing and …

City Charter Commission Stands Pat

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Claremont — The Charter Commission took no action Friday night on the chairman’s recommendation that it retain the current city manager/city councilor form of government and make changes to the existing charting instead of proposing a new form of government with an elected mayor and board of aldermen. …

Claremont City Council Questions Smoking Ban

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Claremont — As the City Council continues to grapple with whether to prohibit smoking in some city parks, the question of whether municipalities have the authority to pass a ban using the state law that bans indoor smoking in a number of public places seems unclear. Newport’s new …

Claremont Charter Commission Nears Finish

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Claremont — George Caccavaro, chairman of the city’s Charter Commission, said he strongly believes the commission’s proposed new charter has little chance of passing at the polls in November, and he will ask the commission members to reconsider later this week. A majority of commissioners has voted to …

Local Roundup: Lebanon’s Kennedy a N.E. Champ

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bridgewater, Mass. — Lebanon High freshman Corinne Kennedy capped a stellar first high school season by claiming the 300-meter hurdles at the 69th New England Interscholastic Track & Field Championship at Bridgewater State University on Saturday, completing a …