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Claremont

Stevens Union Files Labor Complaint

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Claremont — The union representing the school district’s teachers filed an unfair labor practice complaint Thursday against the School Board over the new schedule at Stevens High School and is requesting that the state labor relations board issue a “cease and desist” order to prohibit implementation of the new schedule. The seven-page complaint to the Public Employee Labor Relations Board claims the board should be required to abide by an …

NHIAA Aims to Be Tech-Savvy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Concord — At the start of each workday, NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins and assistant Dave Rozumek say they spend 30-45 minutes brainstorming ways to make the organization’s website, nhiaa.org, more informative and user-friendly. Some time during the 2015-16 school year, it hopes to reveal the best version yet. Implementing “Schedule Star” software and other upgrades, the NHIAA is aiming to streamline the …

Judith Grimes Block

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Judith Grimes Block, 66, of Claremont passed away peacefully at her home on Monday evening, Aug. 17, 2015. She was born in St. Johnsbury, Vt. on Dec. 24, 1948, the daughter of Richard Farrell Grimes and Carolyn (Houghton) Johnson. Judith graduated from Springfield High School, Class of 1966 and then from Northampton Junior College. She worked at Tuft’s New England …

Engagement: Avila — Devenger

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Lebanon — Aarik Devenger and Corrie Avila have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kim Belenger and Tom Avila, of North Dighton, Mass. She graduated from Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School in North Dighton and 2008 …

Richard W. Shattuck

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Richard W. Shattuck, 81, former resident of Enfield, N.H., died Friday, July 17, 2015, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction, Vt. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. A full obituary will follow in a …

Claremont Schools May Lease House

Friday, July 17, 2015

Claremont — The School Board has voted to have the administration explore the possibility of leasing a vacant house across the street from Stevens High School for the purpose of educating some students who have been placed in out-of -district educational facilities at a considerable cost. The property …

Still No Charges in Newport

Friday, July 17, 2015

Newport — Almost a year after a 48-year-old Newport man shot his son-in-law on the front porch of his home, prosecutors still haven’t filed charges in the case. Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway said the process has been slowed by uncooperative witnesses to the August incident in which …

Claremont Man Receives 5 Years For Burglaries

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Newport — A 40-year-old Claremont man on Monday pleaded guilty to breaking into a storage building in Springfield, N.H., and stealing thousands of dollars worth of professional painting equipment and construction tools. Sullivan Superior Court Judge Brian Tucker sentenced Russell Anderson to five years in New Hampshire State …

Cornish School Faculty in Flux

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cornish — About 50 residents gathered to listen and weigh in on the future of Cornish Elementary School on Monday night in the wake of a spate of teacher resignations at the end of the school year. In …

Volunteer Spotlight: Mom, Daughter, Cats: Purr-fect Together at Sullivan County Humane Society

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Claremont — Sherry Bell and her daughter Jaznell have always loved cats, so when the rising junior at Stevens High School was looking for a place to fulfill her community service requirement, the Sullivan County Humane Society seemed …

Teens From Claremont, Grantham Headed for State 4-H Horse Show

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Newport — Three teenagers will represent Sullivan County at the State 4-H Horse Show next weekend. Anna Avery, 15, of Claremont, Hannah Hastings, 15, of Grantham, and Jessica Hastings, 13, of Grantham, will exhibit their horses at the Deerfield Fairgrounds on July 17 and 18. In order to …

Friday, July 10, 2015

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015

RVCC Will Renovate Former College Buildings Downtown Lebanon — The City Council unanimously approved a grant application for River Valley Community College for up to $500,000 to make improvements to the larger of two former Lebanon College buildings located on the downtown Lebanon pedestrian mall at its meeting …