Claremont

Bettyann Abbott

Friday, February 27, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Bettyann Abbott of Pine Hill Mobile Home Park, Claremont, age 80, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a brief illness. She was the daughter of Horace and Hazel Cheever of Cornish, N.H. and has one brother, Eugene Cheever of Oregon. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, George L. Abbott; her daughter, Susan Benware and her husband, Allan of Davenport, Fla., her daughter, Ann Rogers and her husband, Bruce of Plainfield, N.H. and daughter, Lisa Wallace and her husband, Barry of Lebanon, N.H. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Aaron Benware and his wife, Sarah, Jason Benware and his wife, Jessica, Greg Rogers …

School Background Check Bill Advances

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Claremont — A bill that would provide school officials with more information about a prospective employee’s criminal background could be voted on by the full House as soon as next week. The House Education Committee unanimously passed HB346 on Friday. The bill would require the disclosure of an applicant’s entire criminal history, instead of just certain felony-level offenses. The legislation was spurred by …

Claremont Native Set to Take His Rowing International

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Claremont — At a Claremont Middle School football game several years ago, there was an unusual sight on the field — there were two 13-year-old ends on the same team that were well over 6 feet tall and could play very well. They still are playing well, but the sport has changed. Kaleb …

Roland R. Irish

Friday, January 30, 2015

Epson, N.H. — Roland R. Irish, 84, formerly of Claremont, N.H., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Epsom Manor, in Epsom. “Dick” as he was known to many, had a regular seat with the rest of the “city elders” on Saturday mornings at Shirley’s Donuts and …

Robarge Trial: Wife’s Blood Found on Husband

Friday, January 30, 2015

Newport — Much of the blood found inside the Robarge family’s Charlestown home belonged to Kelly Robarge, an expert witness said Thursday as the murder trial of James Robarge continued in Sullivan County Superior Court. Katie Swango, a criminalist with the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory, also …

A Super Cause: Area Churches Hold Football Food Drive

Friday, January 30, 2015

Grantham — Football fans in New England and Seattle may not feel like they have a lot in common right now, but Methodist churches in both regions are trying to harness the excitement surrounding Sunday’s Super Bowl to pull in the same direction for a good cause. The …

Stevens High Case Motivates Bill; Legislation Bolsters Background Checks

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Claremont — A 15-year-old Claremont girl who was sexually assaulted by her Stevens High School math teacher testified on Wednesday in favor of a bill that would provide school officials with more information about prospective school employees’ backgrounds …

Proposed Claremont Budget Allows All-Day K Class

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Claremont — One of the most important pieces in next year’s proposed $31 million school budget is a recommendation for six full-time positions that would allow the district to begin all-day kindergarten at its three elementary schools, Superintendent of Schools Middleton McGoodwin has said. The budget for the …

Normand J. Bergeron

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Normand J. Bergeron, 88, of 7 Heritage Drive in Claremont died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at his home, following a period of failing health. He was born in Franklin, N.H. on June 9, 1926, the son of Rudolf and Mary Leona (Turcotte) Bergeron and had …

Robert A. Konkle

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Robert A. Konkle passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at the age of 71 at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor, Vt. Robert was born Feb. 24, 1943, in Rimersburg, Pa., a son of Donald and Elsie (Summerville) Konkle. Robert grew …

Hal Johnson

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Hal Johnson, 78, of Claremont, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Sebring, Fla., where he spent his winters. Hal was born on Oct. 13, 1936, in Claremont, the son of Vera and Harold Johnson. Hal proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1954-1965. …

Jurors Hear Police Interview in Robarge Trial

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Newport — The voice of accused murderer James Robarge crackled over courtroom speakers Monday, as jurors listened to an hour-long interview two state police detectives conducted with him on the evening of his wife’s disappearance. The lights in …

Russell Herbert Magoon

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Funeral services for Russell Herbert Magoon will be changed due to the weather conditions. Friends and family may call at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont on Wednesday evening, Jan. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held …