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Jerry Padova, of Newport, N.H., on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle in an undated photograph. Padova, 74, died this month as a result of injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident. Riding, working on and decorating bikes were some of his favorite hobbies. (Courtesy Mike Padova)

A Life: Girolamo ‘Jerry’ Padova, 1940-2014; ‘A Presence in Newport’

Monday, September 29, 2014

Newport — A couple of years ago, Mike Padova fulfilled a lifelong goal by buying cars for his parents.  For his father, well-known around town as Jerry, the younger Padova bought a Chevy Impala, describing it as a “beautiful old man car.”  But not long after, Jerry Padova had traded in the pragmatic vehicle for a speedy orange Mitsubishi Eclipse, complete with a spoiler on the back and a fake hood blower on the front.  He covered the car in stickers of bullet holes and shiny silver skulls, tacked on with glue.  The swap, although surprising at first, fit the elder Padova’s personality perfectly: “Average,” “boring” or “ordinary” just …

At the Hospitals: Sept. 28, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services Names New CEO Springfield, Vt. — George Karabakakis, a longtime employee of Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, was recently appointed chief executive officer of HCRS. The nonprofit is the state-designated community mental health agency for Windsor and Windham counties. During his more than 20 years with HCRS, Karabakakis …

Legal Battle and Investigation Over Seized Property Ongoing

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Claremont — Negotiations between the city and a former Claremont homeowner over the removal of personal property from a seized Windsor Road residence have stalled. Meanwhile, an outside investigation into actions taken by the city to rid the property of the owner’s items remains ongoing. Mayor James Neilsen said Friday that the investigator …

Stevens Takes the Sixth: Cards Continue Their Progress On the Course

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Claremont — If Claremont Country Club has a signature hole, it’s No. 6. From an elevated tee, the 138 yards to the green look like a just well-placed 8 or 9 iron away. However, looming in the vision …

Local Roundup: Hanover Volleys to Victory

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Weare, n.h. — Riding a 20-point run of serve from junior Zoe McElwain during the second set, the Hanover High volleyball team opened its season with an emphatic 3-0 sweep of John Stark on Monday evening. The Marauders (1-0) prevailed by scores of 25-13, 25-5 and 25-20, and …

Book Drive Will Support Fiske Free Library

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Claremont — The fourth annual book drive to support Fiske Free Library will run through September in Claremont. More than 2,000 books were collected last year. Donations may be dropped off at Reed Optical, 63 Pleasant St. For more information, call Tina Smrkovski at 603-543-3125, or email sales@reedoptical.com. …

Fire Damages Apartment In Downtown Claremont

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Claremont — A late-night fire in the attic of a downtown apartment displaced a family of three on Friday, fire officials reported. No one was injured. A news release from the Claremont Fire Department said the blaze was likely caused by old electrical wiring, which failed and ignited …

Nicholas C. Marro, Sr.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Nicholas C. Marro, Sr., 89, of Nel Mar Heights in Claremont died on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Claremont on Aug. 28, 1925, the son of Carminie and Mary (Cillo) Marro. Nick was a graduate …

Geraldine Alice Goodwin

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Geraldine Alice Goodwin, 95, died peacefully on Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, 2014, at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont. She was born in Springfield, Mass. on Dec. 18, 1918, the daughter of Walter and Nellie (Stack) Newman. She moved to Windsor, Vt. in 1948 and worked …

Claremont Home Values Down

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Claremont — Property values in the city have declined between 10 percent and 15 percent on average over the last four years because of a sluggish real estate market, according to the latest statistical update recently completed by KRT Appraisal. The decline in residential property values averaged 15 …

Forum, Sept. 15: Fragrance Sensitivities; Religious Speech at Work; Safe Bicycling in Hanover

Friday, September 5, 2014

Smells Like Strong Chemicals To the Editor: I am a person who loves to be around people. However, I am finding it increasingly difficult to be in social situations because most people, public places and private homes reek of chemical fragrances (from laundry detergents, dryer sheets, air fresheners …

Claremont Man Pleads Guilty, Gets 25 to Life in Sex Assault

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Newport — A 26-year-old Claremont man pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault against two young children and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. In Sullivan Country Superior Court on Wednesday …

Police Charge Springfield, Vt., Man With Rape

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Claremont — Police have charged a Springfield, Vt., man with one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault in connection with an alleged attack last month in a secluded area off River Road. Zachary Jones, 30, was arraigned in Circuit Court in Claremont on Tuesday and was being held …