Claremont

Community Center Fees Likely to Rise in Claremont

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Claremont — The City Council next month will likely approve a community center fee schedule that would increase some rates and bring in an estimated $100,000 a year in additional revenue. The goal of the increased fees is to lower the taxpayer subsidy for the community center, which is projected to be about $46,000 more for the current fiscal year than the $500,000 threshold taxpayers were told would not be …

Unity Board Pursues Suit Against Architect

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Unity — The School Board will hear from its attorney early next month on the status of a suit being filed against Scott Vaughn and his company, Vaughn Associates, which was the original architect and construction manager on the new Unity School. At Tuesday night’s School Board meeting, the board said it could offer no specifics on exactly what the suit will allege …

Paul R. Pushee

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Paul R. Pushee, 70, of Claremont died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hale Funeral Home and Cremation Care of Bradford, Vt. A complete obituary will appear at a later date. …

Elwin “Red” Royce

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Elwin “Red” Royce, of Claremont, died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at his daughter’s home in Lempster. He was born in Meriden, N.H., on May 20, 1922, the son of Charles Edgar and Sarah (Avery) Royce. At a very young age his parents had …

Ski Hill Work Might Have Broken Rules

Friday, November 14, 2014

Claremont — The consulting firm that designated some wetlands in the area of the tubing hill at the Arrowhead Recreation area will make the final determination whether recent work on the tubing lanes by the Arrowhead club encroached on those wetlands, Parks and Recreation Director Mark Brislin said …

Business Notes Nov. 9, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Hanover — Amidon Jewelers close its store in the Nugget Arcade building on Hanover’s Main Street, the company announced last week. Owners Katie Goode and Steve Doubleday plan to sell off the inventory, and Goode said that will keep the store open at least through the holidays. “Hanover …

Willard Munson Hathaway

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Unity, N.H. — Willard Munson Hathaway passed from this world on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in the same manner he arrived, at a family farm surrounded by those who loved and admired him. Willard’s life began on Dec. 30, 1928. He was welcomed by his mother Josephine at …

Claremont Monument to Shine Light on City’s Civil War Sacrifice

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Claremont — It would be inconceivable today for Claremont to bear the death of 230 of its young men and women in war over a four-year period. Yet, between 1861 and 1865, nearly 450 men from Claremont, ages 18 to 45, went to fight for the Union cause …

Bow Stops Stevens Soccer in Semis

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Laconia, n.h. — Nearly knocking Bow from its two-year undefeated perch three weeks ago didn’t do the Stevens High girls soccer team any favors in Wednesday’s NHIAA Division III semifinals. The top-ranked Falcons took to the fourth-seeded Cardinals like a Doberman to a Delmonico, rolling to a 5-1 …

Democrats Sweep Claremont

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Although House Democratic candidates swept Claremont, it appeared Republicans gained a seat in the county delegation with wins in Newport and Charlestown. In Claremont, the largest community in the county, state Rep. John Cloutier, D-Claremont, was re-elected to his 12th two-year term in the Legislature Tuesday, defeating state …

Sullivan County Commissioner Narrowly Leads

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Newport — Incumbent Democratic County Commissioner Jeff Barrette appears to have held off a challenge by Republican Don Clarke, winning by about 100 votes of the more than 14,000 cast in the county. Unofficially, Barrette received 7,236 votes to Clarke’s 7,140. “I am absolutely shocked,” Barrette said late …

By a Wide Margin, Claremont Votes No on Charter Changes

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Claremont — Voters overwhelmingly rejected a charter change that would have replaced a hired city manager with an elected mayor as the city’s chief administrator and also put in place a board of aldermen instead of the existing City Council. The widely-watched ballot measure was trounced in all …

This Way to the Polls

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

One-year-old Greyson Kennison, of Claremont, reaches his hand into the next booth as his mother, Shannon Carney, votes at Disnard Elementary School in Claremont; Campaigners hold signs to encourage people to vote for the candidates they support outside …