Claremont

Claremont Parish Considers Reopening School

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Claremont — St. Mary’s Catholic Parish has set up an online survey to gauge residents’ interest in reopening the Catholic school, which closed in 2009. The 11-question survey asks about the distance residents are willing to travel, the importance of a Catholic education and how much a respondent is able to afford in tuition, among other things. The former K-8 St. Mary’s School on Central Street is currently home to …

Stevens Steps Over InterLakes

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Claremont — Sophomore Parker Smith had 25 points and 12 rebounds as the Stevens High boys basketball team made its way through the NHIAA Division III play-in round with a 65-54 win over InterLakes on Tuesday night at Carr Gym. Smith had nine of those points in the fourth quarter as Stevens pulled …

King Of Pins: Stevens Bowler Celebrates State Title

Monday, March 2, 2015

Claremont — Stevens High senior Chase Hussey believes his role as a closer for the Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team last summer was a major factor in his climb through 55 bowlers to win the state championship in the NHIAA individual competition on Saturday at Spare Time Lanes in Manchester. “It …

A Woman’s Place Could Be in the Gym … If Only More Would Apply to Be H.S. Basketball Coaches

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Claremont — Some things are hard to understand. When Title IX was adopted in 1972, forcing schools to offer and fund female and male athletics equally, there was a bit of an upheaval when men were hired to …

Jury Begins Deliberations in Robarge Murder Trial

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Newport — Defense attorneys and prosecutors described two very different scenarios concerning James Robarge’s alleged involvement in his estranged wife’s death during closing arguments at his murder trial in Sullivan County Superior Court on Monday. Defense attorney Caroline …

Good Beginnings of Sullivan County Has New Head

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Claremont — Margaret Monroe-Cassel has been named executive director of Good Beginnings of Sullivan County. Monroe-Cassel will be moving to West Windsor from Lancaster, Mass., where she has been the executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Central …

Defense Rests in Robarge Murder Trial

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Newport — Jurors are set to hear closing arguments Monday in the trial of a 45-year-old Charlestown man accused of killing his estranged wife on the day she filed for divorce in June 2013. James Robarge’s defense team …

Robarge Takes the Stand: ‘I Never Threatened to Kill Kelly’

Friday, February 6, 2015

Newport — James Robarge testified in his own defense at his murder trial in Sullivan Superior Court on Thursday, saying he didn’t kill his estranged wife 19 months ago on the day she filed for divorce. Robarge, 45, …

Sunapee Couple Faces Charges

Friday, February 6, 2015

Claremont — Two Sunapee residents are being held on cash bail after being charged in connection with an armed robbery at a property on Route 12A that was taken by the city for back taxes in 2013. The …

Medical Examiner Testifies at Trial

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Newport — Deputy State Medical Examiner Jennie Duval testified on Wednesday that injuries seen on a man accused of murdering his wife were consistent with someone who had been scratched and grabbed during a physical confrontation. Duval, who examined photographs of marks on James Robarge that were taken …

Claremont Man Sentenced, Then Set Free

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

White River Junction — A Claremont man entered Windsor Superior Court in shackles on Tuesday to be sentenced to 20 months in prison, but he left through the front door of the White River Junction courthouse later that afternoon, without serving another day behind bars. Judge Karen Carroll …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Boys Basketball Catches Winning Fever

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

West Canaan — If winning can be contagious, it’s safe to say the Mascoma High boys basketball team has caught the bug. The Royals used a collective hot-shooting touch to beat visiting Stevens 71-47 on Tuesday night. Mason …

Stevens Rolling Toward A Title

Monday, February 2, 2015

Claremont — Stevens High School has waited a long time for a state title — since 1989 when the boys soccer team turned the trick. Now the waiting may finally end. “I think we’ve got a chance,” Stevens bowling coach Shawn Wadsworth said. Wadsworth’s optimism was fueled by …