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Fire capt. Jim Chamberlain of the Claremont Fire Department aims a hose at a corner of the former St. Mary Convent that was still smoldering about nine hours after the fire was reported in Claremont, N.H., on April 20, 2014. The vacant building lies adjacent to New England Classical Academy, which firefighters worked to protect from heat and embers. (Valley News - Will Parson)

Fire Guts Former Convent: Firefighters’ Fast Action Saves School in Claremont

Monday, April 21, 2014

Claremont — An early morning fire destroyed the vacant St. Mary Convent building on Central Street Sunday, but quick action by firefighters prevented the flames from spreading to the New England Classical Academy, a mere 15 feet away. “It was close,” said Claremont Fire Chief Rick Bergeron regarding the proximity of the flames to the school, which is less than …

4-H Fashion Revue Attracts 50

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Claremont — A recent 4-H fashion revue at Claremont Middle School attracted more than 50 4-H members, some of whom will go on to represent Sullivan County at a statewide 4-H event next month. About 190 friends and family members turned out to see the 4-H-ers sport their outfits — some original, some …

State. Sen. Odell, R-New London, Plans to Step Down at End of Term

Saturday, April 19, 2014

New London — State Sen. Bob Odell, a moderate Republican known as a pivotal and principled vote in Concord, announced Friday he would not seek a seventh term in the state Senate, saying he is ready to spend more time with his family and friends. “As my colleagues all know, serving in the …

Claremont Will Use Manchester as Model

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Louis Charles Semprebon

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Louis Charles Semprebon died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Elmwood in Claremont. He was born August 3, 1926 in Barre, Vt., to Guido Semprebon, an Italian immigrant stone cutter, and Mary Severance. He was the oldest of five boys. Upon graduating from Spaulding HS, he …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, March 27

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Three in Upper Valley Charged With Medicaid Fraud Woodstock — Three Upper Valley residents were among four people arraigned separately Tuesday on charges of Medicaid fraud related to in-home care services that allegedly were never provided, according to …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the …

Stevens Seniors Named to Pair of All-Star Games

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Claremont — Reaching the New Hampshire Division III football championship game last fall has had a trickle-down effect on a pair of Stevens High seniors. Catching the eye of coaches around the state, Cardinal standouts Donald Pellerin and …

Stevens Fires Accused Teacher

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Claremont — A Stevens High School algebra teacher was fired Monday after being arraigned earlier in the day on four counts of felonious sexual assault against a 14-year-old student, including at least one instance alleged to have occurred …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

A Life: Marjorie “Midge” Lois Riviezzo, 1925-2014; ‘Meek as She Was, She Didn’t Have a Lot of Fear’

Monday, March 24, 2014

Claremont — Midge Riviezzo’s oldest child likes to say she grew up inside a guitar case. “When I was little and Mom and Dad would have practice, she’d ... literally put me in her guitar case, and that’s …

There’ll Be a New Sheriff in Town

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Newport — After 44 years in law enforcement, the last 20 as Sullivan County sheriff, Mike Prozzo is ready to “enjoy life a little.” Not that he hasn’t enjoyed serving the county, but Prozzo, 64, said his wife, …

City Settles Tax Fight Over Mills

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Claremont — City Manager Guy Santagate said Friday he is pleased with the settlement in a longstanding tax abatement case involving two renovated mill buildings on Water Street, but the property owner who took the city to court, John Illick, was less enthusiastic. The city will return a …