Claremont

Martinio Bailey

Claremont Teen Charged With Armed Robbery

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Claremont — A Claremont teen charged with armed robbery of a convenience store in Claremont Friday night is being held on $25,000 cash bail following his arraignment in Lebanon District Court on Tuesday. Martinio Bailey, 19, was arrested shortly after the incident at the E-Z Mart on Maple Avenue by New Hampshire State Police in the vicinity of Park Avenue. Bailey, who graduated from Stevens High School in 2014, appeared via video conference at the Claremont District Court where Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway said Bailey told the store clerk he had a knife and warned him “not to do anything foolish.” According to the …

Chester Michael Gierko

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Chester Michael Gierko, 84, of Pleasant Street in Claremont died on Monday, May 25, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. He was a native and lifelong resident of Claremont born on Aug. 21, 1930, the son of Ludwik and Urszula (Silistrowski) Gierko. Chet graduated from Stevens High School in the class of 1948. He then joined the US Air …

Sullivan County to Hold Budget Hearing

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Newport — The county commissioners’ proposed $30.4 million Sullivan County budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 will be presented at a public hearing on June 2 at the town hall in Charlestown. The proposed spending plan represents an increase of 2.2 percent, or nearly $650,000, from this year’s and increases the amount to be raised by taxes among the 15 county …

Claremont Dispatcher’s Sexual Assault Charge Dropped, But Case Not Yet Closed

Friday, May 1, 2015

Claremont — An aggravated sexual assault charge against a former Claremont police dispatcher has been dismissed by a Sullivan County Superior Court judge, but the investigation remains active and the assault charge and two others could be brought forward again. The order was signed by Judge Brian Tucker …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Lacrosse Nixes John Stark

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hanover — To turn fortunes around following its first loss of the season, the Hanover High girls lacrosse team knew it would need to cut down on turnovers. The Marauders did just that against John Stark on Monday, …

Claremont Chamber Wants Full-Time Executive Director

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Claremont — The Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce is searching for a new executive director and is returning the job to a full-time position for the first time since 2012. Jamie Richardson, marketing manager at Claremont Savings Bank and president of the chamber’s board, said the business booster …

Stevens Honors Coaching Legend

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Claremont — Ralph Silva may be best known for coaching Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk at Charlestown High School. But Silva was much more than that, and such thoughts were in the mind of many who turned …

Claremont City Manager Required at Trash Talks

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Claremont — The City Council voted Wednesday night to require the city manager to attend meetings of the transfer station committee until they come to an agreement on the operating deficit of the transfer station. Committee member Joe Osgood made the request in a statement to the council …

Cardinals Senior Does It All in Win Over Yellowjackets

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Windsor — Following his six-inning no-hitter in Tuesday’s season-opening, 19-0 rout of Windsor, it didn’t take long for Stevens senior Chase Hussey to determine his favorite personal accolade from the game. It wasn’t the no-no, nor his 14 …

Richards Free Library Digitizes Newspaper Archive

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Newport — In the past, searching Richards Free Library’s newspaper archives meant queuing up rolls of decades-old microfilm and scrolling through pages one by one. But thanks to a grant and enthusiastic donors, the library now boasts a searchable digital version of the papers, which span nearly 150 …

Police Charge 2 In N.H. Thefts

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Claremont —Two men from Claremont were arrested earlier this week and charged with breaking into storage trailers in the Upper Valley and stealing thousands of dollars worth of power tools and equipment, police said in a news release. Russell Anderson, 39, and his stepbrother Michael Cote, 44, allegedly …

Incinerator Bidder Faced Federal Suit

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Claremont — The top bidder in Tuesday’s auction for the Wheelabrator incinerator was taken to court by federal authorities seven years ago after an unsuccessful attempt to buy a forfeited property in northern Vermont from U.S. marshals. Judge …

Business Notes: April 12, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Claremont — Amidon Jewelers has moved its corporate offices to the building it owns on Washington Street in Claremont. The company’s corporate and operational staff had been housed in Hanover, where the jeweler had been a presence on Main Street since 1935. The company announced the closing of …