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WIndsor's Tyson Boudro pitches to a Stevens batter during the Windsor at Stevens Baseball game at Barnes Park in Claremont, N.H., on April 21, 2014. 
The host Cardinals won in five innings, 16-6. Valley News - Sarah Priestap

Local Roundup: Cards Shuffle Windsor

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Claremont — It may still be early in the season, but the Stevens High baseball team is bringing the thunder thus far. Getting comfortable quickly in their home surroundings, the Cardinals exploded for a 16-6 victory in five innings over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon at Barnes Park. Ryan Tanguay sparked things early with an RBI triple for Stevens. Austin Tenney added two hits and drove in a pair of runs. Junior Tyler Woodman had his first varsity hit, a two-run single. Caleb Beckley also drove in a pair, and Richard Bell put the Cardinals up by 10 in the bottom of the fifth, driving …

Fire Guts Former Convent; Firefighters’ Fast Action Saves School in Claremont

Monday, April 21, 2014

Claremont — An early morning fire destroyed the vacant St. Mary Convent building on Central Street Sunday, but quick action by firefighters prevented the flames from spreading to the New England Classical Academy, a mere 15 feet away. “It was close,” said Claremont Fire Chief Rick Bergeron regarding the proximity of the flames …

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 …

City Settles Tax Fight Over Mills

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Claremont — City Manager Guy Santagate said Friday he is pleased with the settlement in a longstanding tax abatement case involving two renovated mill buildings on Water Street, but the property owner who took the city to court, John Illick, was less enthusiastic. The city will return a …

Stevens High Teacher Charged With Sex Assault of Minor Girl

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Claremont — A 29-year-old math teacher at Stevens High School is facing sexual-assault charges after having an “inappropriate relationship” with a 14-year-old girl, police said Friday. Christopher LeBlanc, who also works part-time at the Claremont Community Center, was …

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 …