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Bruno Calumbi, of Newport, N.H., had just purchased a hands-free device at Best Buy in West Lebanon, N.H., on July 2, 2015. Before heading out on his motorcycle, he was setting up the device. Calumbi said he would also be using it when driving his car.  (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Hand-Held Devices Banned

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Following in Vermont’s footsteps, New Hampshire last week put in place a law that makes it illegal for drivers to hold a cellphone to their ear while driving, a measure both states hope will cut down on distracted driving. New Hampshire’s law, like Vermont’s, mandates that drivers using electronic devices have hands-free use of them while driving, meaning that motorists …

Claremont Properties Reappraised

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Claremont — The city has denied 11 of the 20 property tax abatements for commercial properties that were filed after last year’s citywide reappraisal. Of the nine that were approved, the two largest decreases were the vacant First Methodist Church on Sullivan Street, which dropped from $868,600 to $343,300, and the former Customized Structures building on River Road, which was assessed at $1.6 …

Bonnie Richmond

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Bonnie Richmond of Claremont passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015, at her home in Claremont. She was born in Claremont on Oct. 27, 1946, the daughter of Leo and Arleen Cusanelli. Bonnie had worked for Newport Clothing, Encore Shoe, Lacrosse, Hampshire MFG (PEP) and Jiffy Mart in Claremont, where she cultivated many happy customers. She was married to Frank …

Claremont School Board Will Pay Contractor

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Claremont —After hearing a report on the $12.6 million Stevens High School renovation project from Steve Horton, the school district’s representative, the School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to make a final payment of $275,000 to Trumbull-Nelson, the general contractor, and retain $50,000 while some minor work is completed. …

Stevens Doesn’t Look Far for Next Athletic Director

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Claremont — Doug Beaupre, who has been the athletic director at Newport High School for the past 12 years, has taken a similar position 10 miles west. Beaupre, 49, was confirmed as the new AD at Stevens High …

Claremont: No Pumpkin Fest

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Claremont — A proposal to bring a pumpkin festival to Claremont this fall following the cancellation of the Keene, N.H., festival has been scrapped by organizers because of opposition by city and school officials. However, the idea of the New England Pumpkin Festival is not dead and the …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

13 Ducklings Rescued From Claremont Storm Drain Claremont — Thirteen ducklings have been rescued from a New Hampshire storm drain. Sarah Barrette and Monica Landry noticed a mother duck and three ducklings huddled around a storm drain grate Sunday evening in Claremont. As they approached, the ducks fled …

At the Hospitals: May 31, 2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Health Care Networks to Be Outlined At West Lebanon Meeting West Lebanon — A free information session on June 25 will describe the health care provider networks likely to be available through New Hampshire’s health insurance exchange next …

Donald E. Roberts

Friday, May 29, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Donald E. Roberts, 54, of Skyline Terrace in Claremont, died Sunday afternoon, May 24, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family following a long hard battle with cancer. He was born in Exeter, N.H. on April 12, 1961, the son of Edwin and Priscilla …

Claremont Council Approves City Budget

Friday, May 29, 2015

Claremont — After a lengthy debate on spending priorities and the need for more money for road repairs, the City Council voted, 8-1, for a $16 million budget that spends about $90,000 less than the initial proposal offered by City Manager Guy Santagate. The only reduction was the …

Bonnie Cummings

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — A graveside service will be held for Bonnie Cummings who died on Dec. 24, 2014, and her son, Dr. Chad Frost who died on Feb. 18, 2009, at the West Claremont Burying Grounds in Claremont on Saturday, May 30 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Harold …

Architect Adds Town To Unity Suit

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Unity — On the heels of his countersuit against the Unity School District for $800,000 in invoices and unpaid services, architect Scott Vaughn and his business, Vaughn Associates, have filed a third party complaint against the town of Unity, SAU 6 and two businesses that were involved in …

Janet M. Hayes

Thursday, May 28, 2015

East Aurora, N.Y. — Janet M. Hayes, 83, formerly of Claremont, N.H., died on May 16, 2015. She married Donald J. Hayes on May 28, 1955; missing their 60th wedding anniversary by 12 days. While living in Claremont she was active in the Ladies Union Aid Society at …