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Claremont, N.H. City Manager Guy Santagate chats with residents Yvette and Bob Bowles in the entrance to Central Collections office at Claremont City Hall on Oct., 21, 2014. 

Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

Claremont Mulls Charter

Thursday, October 23, 2014

form of government, which was changed in 1996 when voters approved a charter revision from a “weak mayor” to a “strong mayor,” has delineated the lines of authority and placed the power under one individual. “By giving him more authority, he became the boss,” said former Manchester Mayor Sylvio Dupuis. Dupuis, who was at the helm from 1971-1976 under the …

Make Him an Offer He Can’t Refuse

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Claremont The auction of a variety of items — including antiques cars and excess kitchen equipment — at the Twin State Speedway Sunday turned out just the way track owner Dennis Fleury was hoping. “It went very, very well,” Fleury said on Monday. “Everything was sold.” Well, almost everything, Fleury said, chuckling at …

Patience, Claremont Boosters Advised

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Claremont — The city’s current economic development efforts are well coordinated and efficient and the city has some unique assets, but it is important to understand that investment and improvement rarely come quickly and take time and patience. That was the message last week from a state official at forum hosted by a newly former citizens group interested in improving the city’s image …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Police Urge Residents To Avoid Capped Bottles Claremont — Police are advising people to stay away from any capped soda bottles they may encounter following an incident Tuesday morning. Police said they were called to a location near the power station on Lafayette Street for a “report of …

Stevens Soccer Suffers First Defeat

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Claremont — There was no fairy godmother on this day. Recently, the Stevens High boys soccer team has shown a little magic, coming from two goals down to beat Conant and from three goals back to tie Kearsarge. But there were no magic wand to wave on Tuesday …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Claremont Fire’s Cause May Take Weeks To Identify Claremont — It could be weeks before the state fire marshal is able to determine what caused the fire that destroyed a Main Street restaurant last week. Claremont Fire Chief Rick Bergeron said the investigation into the fire at Joey’s …

Claremont Birthday: Party Like It’s 1764

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Claremont — If the weather delivers, organizers estimate that as many as 20,000 visitors could be in downtown Claremont on Saturday for the city’s 250th anniversary celebration and a Claremont Kiwanis Brewfest at the nearby Visitors Center green. “Birthday in the Bricks,” marking the 250th anniversary of the …

Claremont Smoking Ban Starts Today

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Claremont — The city’s new outdoor smoking ban in public parks takes effect today and the first test will be at the farmer’s market this afternoon at Broad Street Park. After several months of discussion and debate among councilors and the public and a few changes in the …

Claremont Restaurant a ‘Total Loss’ After Blaze

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Claremont — State fire investigators will return today to the scene of a fire that destroyed Joey’s on the River Restaurant on Main Street Tuesday night. Tom Schutzius and Eric Berube with the state fire marshal’s office were …

Local Roundup: South Royalton Outlasts Chelsea in Score-Fest

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Chelsea — The South Royalton boys went to a soccer match on Wednesday, and a shooting gallery broke out. Sam Berk piled up five goals and Keanan Thompson made the game-winning strike the topper of a four-goal afternoon …

Stevens Field Hockey Earns Another Shutout

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Claremont — Patty Deschaine would like to make a habit of running 100 yards after each game. The Stevens High field hockey coach told her players any time they shut out an opponent, she would run the length of the field. So after Wednesday’s 4-0 shutout of Conant, …

Claremont Charter Nears Vote

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Claremont — The City Council voted 6-0 Tuesday evening to send a proposed new charter to voters on Election Day, but not before one councilor said she would try to defeat the measure, which would make an elected mayor the city’s chief administrator. George Caccavaro, chairman of the …

Simonds Leads in Sullivan County Sheriff’s Race

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Newport — John Simonds, chief deputy of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, was narrowly ahead of Denis O’Sullivan in unofficial and incomplete results from Tuesday’s GOP primary for Sullivan County sheriff. With 11 of the 15 towns reporting, …