Claremont

Fire Damages Claremont Apartments

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Claremont — Tenants of the Union Block apartments on Opera House Square escaped the building safely Wednesday evening, but not before some scary moments caused by heavy smoke from a fire that started in a rear wall above the second-floor ceiling. Several residents said the smoke thickened very quickly and they had little time to take anything with them. Wendy Lewis, who lives on the third floor of the three-story …

No Injuries in Chimney Fire

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Newport — Heat and flames from a wood stove chimney ignited a wall in one of the oldest homes in Newport on Tuesday, causing extensive damage. Newport Fire Chief Wayne Conroy said the chimney inside the 33 Unity Road home, which dates back to 1770, had a 6-inch hole in its side, likely …

Building a Brand-New Workforce

Sunday, March 22, 2015

When Dustin Riggott moved to the Upper Valley from San Diego after high school, he was ready to get a fresh start. From his experience working in retail during high school, he knew he wasn’t interested in continuing that line of work, but he also wasn’t sure what his next step would be, …

Erma Pauline Sanders

Friday, February 20, 2015

Richmond, Va. — Erma Pauline Sanders died on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, of pancreatic cancer. She was born on March 22, 1931 in Reading, Pa. to William and Valeria Ege. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert; her daughter, Lorie Armstrong and husband, Gary; her …

Arthur Robert Dion

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Acworth, N.H. — Arthur Robert Dion, 79, of Acworth, died on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont. He was born on Sept. 19, 1935 in Claremont, N.H., the son of Arthur H. and Gertrude H. (Goyette) Dion. Arthur was a veteran of the United …

Fire Chief Urges Upkeep of Wood Stoves After Blaze Guts Unity Home

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Unity — Heat from a wood stove chimney ignited the walls of a rustic home on Quaker City Road on Monday morning. Unity Fire Chief Bruce Baker said aging pine planks that dried out over time likely combusted, …

Engagement: Raymond — Ryerson

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Claremont — Kaitlyn Brooke Raymond and Jason Allen Ryerson have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jodie Raymond, of Claremont, and Jeffrey Raymond, of Charlestown. Kaitlyn graduated from Stevens High School and Champlain College. She …

Hanover Street School Has New Principal

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Lebanon — A former Lebanon Middle School teacher with strong ties to the community will return to SAU 88 this summer to head one of the city’s two elementary schools. Aaron Cinquemani, a 2001 Lebanon High School graduate, …

Carol Jean McKenzie

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Carol Jean McKenzie, 77, of 67 Maple Avenue, Claremont, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at the Valley Regional Hospital. She was born in St. Albans, Vt. on Dec. 28, 1937, the daughter of James H. and Ruth (Beauregard) Stacy. Carol was a graduate …

Anne K. Cleveland

Friday, February 13, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Anne K. Cleveland, 96 of Claremont died on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. She was born on July 17, 1918 in Boston, Mass. The family includes her children, Jane of Reading, Vt., Kimball of West Roxbury, Mass. and Cynthia of Claremont; her grandchildren, Katherine Anne Safran …

Jury Finds Robarge Guilty in Death of His Wife

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Newport — A Sullivan County Superior Court jury on Wednesday convicted James Robarge of killing his estranged wife on the day she filed for divorce in June 2013. Over the sounds of soft crying, one by one all …

Elizabeth Louise Baerhuk

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Elizabeth Louise Baerhuk, 84, of Hanover Street in Claremont died on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at Valley Regional Hospital. She was born in Springfield, Mass. on March 20, 1930, the daughter of Roy H. and Elizabeth T. (Sanders) Jones. Elizabeth was a graduate of Stevens …

No Verdict From Jury Yet in Robarge Trial

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Newport — A Sullivan County Superior Court jury will enter into a third day of deliberations this morning in the case of James Robarge, who is accused of killing his estranged wife on the day she filed for …