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Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Claremont Fire’s Cause May Take Weeks To Identify Claremont — It could be weeks before the state fire marshal is able to determine what caused the fire that destroyed a Main Street restaurant last week. Claremont Fire Chief Rick Bergeron said the investigation into the fire at Joey’s on the River is thorough and that it will take longer because the fire marshal’s office is reviewing many cases. The Sept. …

Claremont Birthday: Party Like It’s 1764

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Claremont — If the weather delivers, organizers estimate that as many as 20,000 visitors could be in downtown Claremont on Saturday for the city’s 250th anniversary celebration and a Claremont Kiwanis Brewfest at the nearby Visitors Center green. “Birthday in the Bricks,” marking the 250th anniversary of the signing of Claremont’s charter in 1764, will include music on two stages, vendors, demonstrations, antique …

Claremont Smoking Ban Starts Today

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Claremont — The city’s new outdoor smoking ban in public parks takes effect today and the first test will be at the farmer’s market this afternoon at Broad Street Park. After several months of discussion and debate among councilors and the public and a few changes in the proposed ordinance, the council approved the ban Wednesday night in a 9-0 vote. Immediately after, …

Claremont OKs Transfer of Sawtooth Building to Lebanon Nonprofit

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Claremont — The City Council has unanimously approved the transfer of the Sawtooth building, which is attached to the parking garage at the corner of Main and Central streets, to Twin State MakerSpaces, a Lebanon nonprofit that plans to redevelop the 10,000-square-foot interior and expects to have it …

Fire Damages Claremont Garage, Home

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Claremont — An early morning house fire Saturday caused moderate damage to a garage and utility area of a home on Chestnut Street, but firefighters were able to prevent the flames from spreading to the attached home. Firefighters responded to the home of Ricky and Beth Thibault, at …

Check Out the Smiles: At Market Basket in Claremont, Everyone’s Happy Dispute Is Over

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Claremont — Business was brisk midday Saturday at the Market Basket supermarket in Claremont, a welcome departure from the last six weeks, when a boycott by many employees created supply shortages at the New England chain’s 71 locations. …

Schools Offer Options To Lebanon College Students

Friday, August 29, 2014

Lebanon — In the wake of Lebanon College’s announcement last week that it would be canceling fall classes and moving toward closing the school, other area schools have begun scrambling to attract the college’s former pupils. Lebanon College President Ron Biron said once word got out that the …

Claremont Closer to Smoke Ban

Friday, August 29, 2014

Claremont — After a few failed attempts, the City Council has passed an ordinance that would ban smoking in most city parks in all but designated areas. The ordinance will be presented at a public hearing in September and voted on again after a second reading. Unlike previous …

Unity School Nearly Ready

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Unity — After years of waiting, what’s a few more days? That was the sentiment in Unity this week after the School Board announced a delay to the beginning of the inaugural year in the town’s new K-8 …

Program Lets Disabled Athletes Enjoy Summer Sports

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Newbury, n.h. — It’s just before 10 a.m. at Lake Sunapee State Beach, and Kyle McIntyre is, in the words of caregiver Bill Hays, “all smiles and giggles.” It’s understandable that McIntyre is happy, and not only because …

Stevens High to Open Sept. 10; Renovations Delay Start of School Year

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Claremont — The ongoing renovations at Stevens High School have forced the district to delay opening of the school for grades 9-12 until Wednesday, Sept. 10, two weeks later than originally scheduled. School officials said several factors associated with the major overhaul led to the decision. An air …

Slots Sought For Students From Lebanon College

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lebanon — Officials from River Valley Community College met Monday with the president of Lebanon College to discuss how the Claremont school might enroll students from the Lebanon institution, which abruptly canceled classes for the fall semester. “They spent a couple of hours on the campus, talking about …

Charter Change in Claremont Almost Ready for Nov. Vote

Monday, August 25, 2014

Claremont — The Charter Commission has finalized its work, voting to adopt changes in the new charter proposal that were recommended after a review by the state. George Caccavaro, chairman of the nine-member panel that was elected in January and began its work soon after, said over the …