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Claremont, N.H. City Manager Guy Santagate chats with residents Yvette and Bob Bowles in the entrance to Central Collections office at Claremont City Hall on Oct., 21, 2014. 

Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

Claremont Mulls Charter

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Claremont — Supporters of changing Claremont’s charter to replace the position of a hired city manager with an elected mayor, among other reforms, say it would open up city government to greater transparency and more resident involvement. At Wednesday night’s City Council meeting, 10 residents, including five councilors, spoke strongly against the charter. No one spoke publicly in favor of …

Make Him an Offer He Can’t Refuse

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Claremont The auction of a variety of items — including antiques cars and excess kitchen equipment — at the Twin State Speedway Sunday turned out just the way track owner Dennis Fleury was hoping. “It went very, very well,” Fleury said on Monday. “Everything was sold.” Well, almost everything, Fleury said, chuckling at …

Patience, Claremont Boosters Advised

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Claremont — The city’s current economic development efforts are well coordinated and efficient and the city has some unique assets, but it is important to understand that investment and improvement rarely come quickly and take time and patience. That was the message last week from a state official at forum hosted by a newly former citizens group interested in improving the city’s image …

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 …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Remains Unbeaten

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plymouth, n.h. — It took about 20 minutes for the Hanover High girls soccer team to get warmed up Monday, but once the Marauders shook off the cobwebs from their bus ride to Plymouth, they exploded for a …

Wedding: Theriault — Venditto

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Claremont — Sara Martha Theriault and Donald L. Venditto Jr. were married on July 12, 2013, in New London, Conn. The bride is the daughter of Christina A. Theriault, of Claremont, and the late Peter B. Theriaut. She …

Charter Forum Attracts Few In Claremont

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Claremont — With no questions about the content of the proposed new charter at Friday night’s informational meeting, Charter Commission Chairman George Caccavaro wondered if voters had made up their minds about the controversial change or whether the commission did a thorough job explaining the proposal. “I’m disappointed …

Welcome Aboard

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ross Gittell, chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire, left, embraces Alicia B. Harvey-Smith, 10th president of River Valley Community College, before he invests her with the medallion of office and the wooden mace at Harvey-Smith’s …

Bow Twists Stevens

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Claremont — When Stevens coach Paul Silva first got a look at his 2014 schedule, he thought at the time that it might not be a good to play Bow in the second game of the season. He was right. The defending NHIAA Division III champions came into …

Local Roundup: Yellowjackets Hit Accelerator, Bust Rutland

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Windsor — In order to take down an unbeaten team from a higher division, it doesn’t hurt to take a two-goal lead in the first 17 minutes of action. That’s just what the Windsor field hockey team did …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Traffic Patterns Changed For Anniversary Celebration Claremont — Several Claremont roads will be closed Saturday for “Birthday in the Bricks,” the city’s 250th anniversary celebration. Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., motorists should expect to detour around Pleasant Street from Opera House Square to School Street; Tremont Street …

Stevens Boys Soccer Team Rallies Around a Special Fan

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Claremont — This is the story of a special kid, a special community and a special night. It’s a sports story that has nothing to do with scores or saves. Instead it’s all about love and compassion. Nick …

Police: Suspected Meth Lab Found in Hartford

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hartford — Police in Hartford are investigating a suspected methamphetamine lab that was found in town earlier this week. Hartford Police Chief Brad Vail declined to release the location of the residence, saying it was part of an active investigation, but said “there was no imminent threat to …