Claremont

Engagement: Kangas — Dick

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Claremont — David and Brenda Kangas have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kayleigh Mariah Serbian Kangas, to Aaron William Kasmanoff Dick. The bride-to-be graduated from Stevens High School in 2009 and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2013 from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn. She is planning to pursue graduate studies in the field of psychology …

Claremont Chamber of Commerce Names Interim Director

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Claremont — Kelly Murphy has been named interim executive director of the Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce following the resignation of Melissa Richmond. Murphy , owner of The Nonprofit First Responder and the former director of philanthropy, community relations and marketing at Valley Regional Hospital, served in a similar capacity in 2012 and 2013 during a leadership transition period, Greater Claremont Chamber of …

Fat of the Land: Wide-Tire Biking Makes an Inroad in the Winter

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lebanon — Spending long winters away from trails is quickly becoming less mandatory for mountain bike enthusiasts. Snow-covered ground is turning much more accessible thanks to “fat bikes,” mountain bikes with giant tires made especially for traversing wintry surfaces. Up to five inches thick and loaded with treads, fat-bike tires allow riders to …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 21, 2014

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center CORNELL — A son, Quinton David Cornell, born on Nov. 26, 2014, to Judy Knapp and Shawn Cornell, of Claremont. Gifford Medical Center MURRAY — A son, Samuel Archer Murray, born on Dec. 4, 2014, to Shayna and Dustin Murray, of South Royalton. …

Alma Marie Jacklin

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Alma Marie Jacklin, 93, of Claremont, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Alma was born in Dedham, Mass., on Jan. 14, 1921, to Edward and Louise (Kiessling) Kamps. She graduated from Dedham High School, attended Burdett College, and worked as a dental assistant and bookkeeper …

Hopkinton Flies Over Stevens Boys

Friday, December 19, 2014

Claremont — Hopkinton, a team with 12 players who did not play varsity basketball before this season, might have not presented a crisp offensive game, but there was nothing wrong with its defense, as the Hawks kept the pressure on all night and came away with a 60-41 …

Renovations at Claremont's Stevens High School Near End

Friday, December 19, 2014

Claremont — The $12.6 million Stevens High School renovation project, begun more than a year ago, is about six weeks away from completion, and a community open house is being planned for early April. Todd Thompson of Trumbull-Nelson, the construction manager on the project, told the renovation committee …

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 …

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, …

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. …

Craig Derek Moote

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Craig Derek Moote, 49, of 8 Bay Street in Claremont, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Thursday morning, Dec. 11, 2014, in Pemberton, N.J., while on a hunting trip. He was born in Claremont, on May 6, 1965, the son of George E. and Patricia …

Stella (Polizou) Nestor

Friday, December 12, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Stella (Polizou) Nestor, 81, lifelong resident of Claremont, N.H., became an angel in heaven on Thursday, Dec. 11 2014, after a long illness. She was surrounded by her family and loved ones. She passed in the arms of her devoted and loving husband of over …

New Owners Race to Put Speedway Back on Track

Friday, December 12, 2014

Claremont — Start your engines: The Twin State Speedway will boast a full slate of racing — and new ownership — when it opens next season. Early this week, Claremont Speedway LLC bought the landmark racetrack for $518,000 …