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State 4-H Fashion Bound: During Sullivan County’s 4-H Fashion Revue, Anna Avery, Annie Drye, Clara Avery, Alison Numme and Caleigh Plunkett were selected to model the garments they have sewn at the state competition on May 31st at UNH in Durham. Dawn Bozogan photograph

4-H Fashion Revue Attracts 50

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Claremont — A recent 4-H fashion revue at Claremont Middle School attracted more than 50 4-H members, some of whom will go on to represent Sullivan County at a statewide 4-H event next month. About 190 friends and family members turned out to see the 4-H-ers sport their outfits — some original, some purchased — onstage. The top advanced sewers …

State. Sen. Odell, R-New London, Plans to Step Down at End of Term

Saturday, April 19, 2014

New London — State Sen. Bob Odell, a moderate Republican known as a pivotal and principled vote in Concord, announced Friday he would not seek a seventh term in the state Senate, saying he is ready to spend more time with his family and friends. “As my colleagues all know, serving in the …

Stevens High Renovation Project Includes Security Cameras

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Claremont — The multi-million dollar renovation of Stevens High School now includes $43,000 in security cameras. The committee overseeing the renovation voted Wednesday to use money from a contingency fund for the project to pay for interior video cameras that will monitor common areas including hallways, classroom, the gymnasium and the auditorium. The decision brings the total cost for new security system to …

Incinerator Permit Appeal Denied, Again

Friday, March 21, 2014

Claremont — Opponents of a shuttered trash-incinerator have suffered a setback in their bid to keep the Claremont plant from re-opening. The Air Resources Council of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has refused to reconsider an earlier decision to reject an appeal of the operating permit …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, March 21

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Write-In Candidate Elected To Rivendell Board Orford — Vershire voters elected Jean MacDonald to the Rivendell School Board for a one-year term with ballots cast before, during and after the district’s annual meeting at Rivendell Academy, Tuesday. As …

Unity Residents Split on Bond to Finish School

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Unity — Mixed opinions at Tuesday night’s School Board meeting portends a divided house Saturday at the annual school meeting when residents will decide whether to approve a $2.75 million bond to finish the new K-8 elementary school. Some of the roughly 50 people at the board meeting …

Claremont to Add Name to War Memorial

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Claremont — Under brilliant sunshine that was no match for the biting cold, about 20 people gathered on Monday for a brief memorial service at the gravesite of James Mozden, a Stevens High School and West Point graduate …

Wendy Lee Mudge

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Wendy Lee Mudge, 42, of Grove Street in Claremont, N.H. died on Sunday, March 16, 2014, after a heroic battle with cancer. Wendy was born in Springfield, Vt. on July 28, 1971, the daughter of Jeffrey A. and Phyllis Ann (Gibson) Thibodeau, Sr. She was …

Birth Announcements: March 16, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center BEATON — A daughter, Anna Elizabeth Beaton, born Feb. 22, 2014, to Michelle Merchant Beaton and Roderick Joseph Beaton III, of Claremont. Gifford Medical Center KNUDSEN — A daughter, Natalie Ellen Knudsen, born Feb. 21, 2014, to Casey and Robert Knudsen, of Chelsea. DERMAN — …

Looking for New Lanes: Bowlers Striking Out After Hartford Alley Sold

Monday, March 17, 2014

Claremont — Tracy Ferris nibbled at a slice of cake topped with chocolate ice cream in the arcade at Maple Lanes on Sunday. She and her seven-year-old daughter, Sierra, came to the Maple Avenue bowling alley for a …

Claremont Council Mulls Smoking Ban

Friday, March 14, 2014

Claremont — The City Council took a step toward a smoking ban in city parks, but whatever policy is adopted probably wouldn’t take effect until next year. At Wednesday night’s meeting, councilors discussed enforcement, fines and whether the ban should cover all park land or only certain areas …

Wait for Spring Gets Longer

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bethel — The lingering wintry weather brought more heavy snow, ice and biting wind to the Upper Valley, and between fuel bills and extra orders of salt, the season also has hit residents and municipalities in the wallet. …

Marion Irene Nelson

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Marion Irene Nelson, 76, of Claremont, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 9, 2014. She was born in Claremont on Aug. 29, 1937, the daughter of the late Everett and Roselba (Dubois) Archibald. Marion had worked for Goodyear Tire …