Claremont

Mary Evelyn Oliver

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Warner, N.H. — Mary Evelyn Oliver, 80, formerly of 243 Broad Street in Claremont died Thursday evening, Jan. 29, 2015, at the Pine Rock Manor Assisted Living in Warner. She was born in Claremont, N.H. on Aug. 26, 1934, the daughter of Alfred and Beatrice (Martin) Thibault and had resided in Claremont all her life. She worked as a nurses aid at the Claremont Nursing Home for seven years and for a short time at the Head Start Program. She married George Herbert Oliver on March 13, 1954 and he died on May 24, 2009. The family includes three daughters, Liane Westcott and her husband, Brett, Carolyn L. Faucher and her husband, George both of …

Local & Regional Briefs for Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Challengers Abound For Claremont School Board Incumbents Claremont — The race is on for incumbent School Board members Brian Rapp and Richard Madigan, who will face challenges from several candidates in their quests for re-election. Brent Ferland, who has run previously for the board, Republican Neil Ward, a onetime state Legislature hopeful, former city councilors Chris Irish and Paul LaCasse, and John Hamel …

Roland R. Irish

Friday, January 30, 2015

Epson, N.H. — Roland R. Irish, 84, formerly of Claremont, N.H., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Epsom Manor, in Epsom. “Dick” as he was known to many, had a regular seat with the rest of the “city elders” on Saturday mornings at Shirley’s Donuts and Rin’s Chevron. He was also an avid golfer at Claremont Country Club and a member …

Claremont Hospital Looks to Add Mental Health Care Facility

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Claremont — Valley Regional Hospital is hoping to convert its former birthing unit to a secure facility with 10 beds to treat psychiatric patients, potentially filling a hole in the Upper Valley care network, officials said Friday. The Claremont hospital is seeking a $1.2 million state grant to …

Theodore Vernon Delaney

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Theodore Vernon Delaney, 89, formerly of Elm Street, Claremont, N.H. died after a brief illness on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Rose Marie (Lariviere) Delaney. Ted was born in Guysborough, Nova Scotia on April 26, …

Testimony Underway; Jury Hears Opening Arguments in Robarge Trial

Friday, January 16, 2015

Newport — No one, including James Robarge, knows how Robarge’s estranged wife, Kelly, died in June 2013, a defense attorney said in opening statements at Robarge’s murder trial on Thursday. The defense team said the last time their …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015

Claremont Man Arrested In Suspected Meth Lab Bust Claremont — A Claremont man was arrested Thursday in a police raid of a suspected methamphetamine lab located within a single-family home on Plains Road, officials said. Just before noon on Thursday, the Claremont Police Department, the New Hampshire Drug …

Virginia Mae Butterfield

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Claremont, N.H. —Virginia Mae Butterfield, 92, formerly of Weatherfield Bow, Vt. died Monday morning, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 at Elm Wood Center in Claremont. She was born in Weathersfield Bow on Dec. 27, 1922, the daughter of Walter Joseph and Lucy May (Randall) Butterfield. Ginny had attended the …

Edward “David” Blake

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Edward “David” Blake, 79, of Davis St. died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in the Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont. He was the loving husband of Kathleen (Barnett) Blake. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Edward and Dorothy (Jacques) Blake. Before moving …

Once-Mighty Orioles Take Battle of the Birds

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Claremont — Stevens High has played only five boys basketball games this winter, but during that span it’s been hard to figure out what is going on with the Cardinals, who fell 75-69 to Conant on Tuesday night at Carr Gym. After a dismal performance against Hopkinton in …

Police Get Military Gear: Upper Valley Agencies Use Defense Program

Sunday, January 11, 2015

West Lebanon — At least 12 Upper Valley law enforcement agencies are beneficiaries of the Pentagon military-surplus program that provided Ferguson, Mo., police with some of the tactical gear deployed during protests there in August. The Department of …

Wedding: Steele — Wheeler

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Grantham — Sara Wheeler and Jonas Steele were married on Oct., 18, 2014 at the Eastman Country Club. The bride’s father walked her down the aisle. Justice of the Peace Lisa Thibideau, a friend of the couple, officiated …

Murder Case in Charlestown Woman's Death Approaching Trial

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Newport — Physical evidence taken by police from murder defendant James Robarge and his attempt to flee from the Claremont police station while being detained are among the pieces of evidence that will be admissible at Robarge’s upcoming trial. The rulings Sullivan County Superior Court Judge Brian Tucker …