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King Of Pins: Stevens Bowler Celebrates State Title

Monday, March 2, 2015

Claremont — Stevens High senior Chase Hussey believes his role as a closer for the Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team last summer was a major factor in his climb through 55 bowlers to win the state championship in the NHIAA individual competition on Saturday at Spare Time Lanes in Manchester. “It definitely was a factor,” the 17-year-old said. “Last year, I saw a lot of tense moments as a closer for the Legion team, so I felt pretty relaxed. I would look at the guy I was bowling and he looked like he saw a deer in the headlights. I was calm.” A …

Business Notes: March 1, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Lebanon — A year after the Lebanon Planning Board approved design plans for a new Tractor Supply outlet along Miracle Mile, construction is now underway for the farm and garden superstore. Ground was broken on the 19,000-square-foot building on Dec. 22 and is tentatively scheduled to open by Memorial Day, the Tennessee-based company …

Claremont 5K Walk Supports Education To Stop Violence

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Claremont — The ninth annual “Steppin’ Up to End Violence” 5K walk and fun run is set for April 25 at Claremont Middle School. Event-day registration opens at 8:30 a.m., followed by a rally at 9:45 a.m. and the walk and fun run at 10 a.m. Individuals and teams collect donations for the event, which supports Turning Points Network’s direct services and violence-prevention …

Storming the Slopes: Boston Blizzard Gives Region’s Ski Areas a Big Boost

Sunday, February 1, 2015

South Pomfret — Garrett Kelly has just cruised down the mountain on his sixth snowboard run at Suicide Six Ski Area and is taking a “hydration” break. An assistant front desk manager at the Woodstock Inn & Resort, …

Mary Evelyn Oliver

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Warner, N.H. — Mary Evelyn Oliver, 80, formerly of 243 Broad Street in Claremont died Thursday evening, Jan. 29, 2015, at the Pine Rock Manor Assisted Living in Warner. She was born in Claremont, N.H. on Aug. 26, 1934, the daughter of Alfred and Beatrice (Martin) Thibault and …

Local & Regional Briefs for Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Challengers Abound For Claremont School Board Incumbents Claremont — The race is on for incumbent School Board members Brian Rapp and Richard Madigan, who will face challenges from several candidates in their quests for re-election. Brent Ferland, who has run previously for the board, Republican Neil Ward, a …

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 …