Claremont

Richards Free Library Digitizes Newspaper Archive

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Newport — In the past, searching Richards Free Library’s newspaper archives meant queuing up rolls of decades-old microfilm and scrolling through pages one by one. But thanks to a grant and enthusiastic donors, the library now boasts a searchable digital version of the papers, which span nearly 150 years. “This will be such a help for people,” Mary Lou McGuire, a reference librarian at Richards, wrote in an email before …

Police Charge 2 In N.H. Thefts

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Claremont —Two men from Claremont were arrested earlier this week and charged with breaking into storage trailers in the Upper Valley and stealing thousands of dollars worth of power tools and equipment, police said in a news release. Russell Anderson, 39, and his stepbrother Michael Cote, 44, allegedly stole from Phoenix Painting Co.’s storage building in Springfield, N.H., and allegedly burglarized a construction …

Incinerator Bidder Faced Federal Suit

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Claremont — The top bidder in Tuesday’s auction for the Wheelabrator incinerator was taken to court by federal authorities seven years ago after an unsuccessful attempt to buy a forfeited property in northern Vermont from U.S. marshals. Judge J. Garvan Murtha ruled in favor of the marshals, who said Ed Deely backed out …

Region’s Sugarhouses Prep for Open House

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Scores of sugarhouses across the Twin States will open their doors for visitors next weekend. Related activities are also scheduled in Woodstock. Vermont’s annual Maple Open House weekend features an up-close look at maple syrup production, along with various activities and treats offered by individual sites. “Each sugarhouse …

Municipal Managers Decry Cost-Shifting in N.H. Budget Plan

Saturday, March 21, 2015

West Lebanon — With the New Hampshire Legislature weighing sweeping cuts to the state budget, some of which could affect services relied upon by Upper Valley residents, municipal managers this week decried what they called the prospective “downshifting” of state costs onto local government and property owners . …

Birth Announcements: March 15, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center WOOD — A daughter, Adaleigha Monika Wood, born on Feb. 16, 2015, to Laura True and Joshua Wood, of Claremont. Gifford Medical Center HUNTLEY-WEST — A son, Jayden Ryan Huntley-West, born on Feb. 27, 2015, to Jessica West-Blanchard, of Bethel. …

Claremont School District Results

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Claremont School District Number of Voters: 891 Number on Checklist: 6,134 Town Moderator: Thomas P. Connair Clerk: Mary E. Woodman Treasurer: Vacant School Board 3 yrs: Brent Ferland School Board 3 yrs: Brian Rapp School Board 3 yrs: Chris Irish …

Claremont OKs School Budget Plan

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Claremont — Brent Ferland will join his mother, Rebecca Ferland, on the School Board after receiving the most votes in a seven-way race for three seats in Tuesday’s annual school meeting vote. School Board incumbent Brian Rapp won re-election and former city councilor and state Rep. Chris Irish …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Hoop Cruises to Quarters

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lebanon — The ball moved around. And the Lebanon High boys basketball team moved on. Guards KJ Matte and Ryan Milliken worked the roundball around all night, combining for 45 points as the fourth-seeded Raiders rolled over No. 13 Oyster River, 82-60, in an NHIAA Division II first-round …

For Many, Community College Is the Ticket to a Better Life

Sunday, March 8, 2015

In the summer of 2012, Ashley Andreas moved to Vermont with her boyfriend, whose family lived in the state. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Andreas left Millersville University, near Lancaster, at the end of fall semester 2011. Her …

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 …

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 …

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 …