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Jerry Padova, of Newport, N.H., on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle in an undated photograph. Padova, 74, died this month as a result of injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident. Riding, working on and decorating bikes were some of his favorite hobbies. (Courtesy Mike Padova)

A Life: Girolamo ‘Jerry’ Padova, 1940-2014; ‘A Presence in Newport’

Monday, September 29, 2014

Newport — A couple of years ago, Mike Padova fulfilled a lifelong goal by buying cars for his parents.  For his father, well-known around town as Jerry, the younger Padova bought a Chevy Impala, describing it as a “beautiful old man car.”  But not long after, Jerry Padova had traded in the pragmatic vehicle for a speedy orange Mitsubishi Eclipse, complete with a spoiler on the back and a fake hood blower on the front.  He covered the car in stickers of bullet holes and shiny silver skulls, tacked on with glue.  The swap, although surprising at first, fit the elder Padova’s personality perfectly: “Average,” “boring” or “ordinary” just …

At the Hospitals: Sept. 28, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services Names New CEO Springfield, Vt. — George Karabakakis, a longtime employee of Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, was recently appointed chief executive officer of HCRS. The nonprofit is the state-designated community mental health agency for Windsor and Windham counties. During his more than 20 years with HCRS, Karabakakis …

Legal Battle and Investigation Over Seized Property Ongoing

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Claremont — Negotiations between the city and a former Claremont homeowner over the removal of personal property from a seized Windsor Road residence have stalled. Meanwhile, an outside investigation into actions taken by the city to rid the property of the owner’s items remains ongoing. Mayor James Neilsen said Friday that the investigator …

Claremont School Day Lengthened

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Claremont — The School Board voted 6-0 Wednesday night to add 20 minutes to the school day at Stevens High School to make up for 10 days lost to the ongoing renovation. While the longer day was the ideal choice for parents surveyed, it presents some logistical challenges …

Lenore Hayes Jolly Gardner

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Lenore Hayes Jolly Gardner, 94 died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at Cedar Hill Assisted Care where she was well cared for. “Jolly”, as she was affectionately called, was born April 21, 1920 in Canton, Ohio to Mollie Virginia (Leonard) and Austin Howell Jolly, Jr. She …

Bail Reduced in Dispatcher’s Alleged Sex Case

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Newport — The former police dispatcher charged with two counts of felonious sexual assault had his bail reduced from $100,000 cash to $25,000 personal recognizance by Superior Court Judge Brian Tucker at a hearing Tuesday after his defense …

Stevens Boys Soccer Rolls Past Franklin

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Claremont — Stevens High’s Daniel Croteau is one of the top soccer players in New Hampshire Division III, but in the season’s first two games, the striker has yet to have to show his stuff, as the Cardinals won their matches by a combined score of 18-1. Stevens, …

Claremont OKs Transfer of Sawtooth Building to Lebanon Nonprofit

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Claremont — The City Council has unanimously approved the transfer of the Sawtooth building, which is attached to the parking garage at the corner of Main and Central streets, to Twin State MakerSpaces, a Lebanon nonprofit that plans to redevelop the 10,000-square-foot interior and expects to have it …

Fire Damages Claremont Garage, Home

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Claremont — An early morning house fire Saturday caused moderate damage to a garage and utility area of a home on Chestnut Street, but firefighters were able to prevent the flames from spreading to the attached home. Firefighters responded to the home of Ricky and Beth Thibault, at …

Check Out the Smiles: At Market Basket in Claremont, Everyone’s Happy Dispute Is Over

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Claremont — Business was brisk midday Saturday at the Market Basket supermarket in Claremont, a welcome departure from the last six weeks, when a boycott by many employees created supply shortages at the New England chain’s 71 locations. …

Schools Offer Options To Lebanon College Students

Friday, August 29, 2014

Lebanon — In the wake of Lebanon College’s announcement last week that it would be canceling fall classes and moving toward closing the school, other area schools have begun scrambling to attract the college’s former pupils. Lebanon College President Ron Biron said once word got out that the …

Claremont Closer to Smoke Ban

Friday, August 29, 2014

Claremont — After a few failed attempts, the City Council has passed an ordinance that would ban smoking in most city parks in all but designated areas. The ordinance will be presented at a public hearing in September and voted on again after a second reading. Unlike previous …

Unity School Nearly Ready

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Unity — After years of waiting, what’s a few more days? That was the sentiment in Unity this week after the School Board announced a delay to the beginning of the inaugural year in the town’s new K-8 …