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Stevens High Renovation Project Includes Security Cameras

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Claremont — The multi-million dollar renovation of Stevens High School now includes $43,000 in security cameras. The committee overseeing the renovation voted Wednesday to use money from a contingency fund for the project to pay for interior video cameras that will monitor common areas including hallways, classroom, the gymnasium and the auditorium. The decision brings the total cost for new security system to about $104,000. Steve Horton, the school district’s …

Claremont Charter Commission Divided

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Claremont — Charter Commission member Joe Osgood said Tuesday that the recommendation to change from a city manager/city council form of government to a mayor/board of aldermen would improve public participation in city government — particularly on budgetary matters — and diminish the power of paid city staff members. Osgood rejected the notion that the change is being proposed to undercut longtime City …

Claremont Battles Feds On Trail Use

Monday, April 14, 2014

Claremont — City Manager Guy Santagate said the city is in a “quandary” over a disagreement with federal officials regarding use of motorized vehicles on nearly three miles of the city-owned recreational trail. Last week, the city received a copy of a letter sent to the state Department of Transportation from the New Hampshire Division of the Federal Highway Administration stating that motorized …

Unity Residents Split on Bond to Finish School

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Unity — Mixed opinions at Tuesday night’s School Board meeting portends a divided house Saturday at the annual school meeting when residents will decide whether to approve a $2.75 million bond to finish the new K-8 elementary school. Some of the roughly 50 people at the board meeting …

Claremont to Add Name to War Memorial

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Claremont — Under brilliant sunshine that was no match for the biting cold, about 20 people gathered on Monday for a brief memorial service at the gravesite of James Mozden, a Stevens High School and West Point graduate …

Wendy Lee Mudge

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Wendy Lee Mudge, 42, of Grove Street in Claremont, N.H. died on Sunday, March 16, 2014, after a heroic battle with cancer. Wendy was born in Springfield, Vt. on July 28, 1971, the daughter of Jeffrey A. and Phyllis Ann (Gibson) Thibodeau, Sr. She was …

Birth Announcements: March 16, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center BEATON — A daughter, Anna Elizabeth Beaton, born Feb. 22, 2014, to Michelle Merchant Beaton and Roderick Joseph Beaton III, of Claremont. Gifford Medical Center KNUDSEN — A daughter, Natalie Ellen Knudsen, born Feb. 21, 2014, to Casey and Robert Knudsen, of Chelsea. DERMAN — …

Looking for New Lanes: Bowlers Striking Out After Hartford Alley Sold

Monday, March 17, 2014

Claremont — Tracy Ferris nibbled at a slice of cake topped with chocolate ice cream in the arcade at Maple Lanes on Sunday. She and her seven-year-old daughter, Sierra, came to the Maple Avenue bowling alley for a …

Claremont Council Mulls Smoking Ban

Friday, March 14, 2014

Claremont — The City Council took a step toward a smoking ban in city parks, but whatever policy is adopted probably wouldn’t take effect until next year. At Wednesday night’s meeting, councilors discussed enforcement, fines and whether the ban should cover all park land or only certain areas …

Wait for Spring Gets Longer

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bethel — The lingering wintry weather brought more heavy snow, ice and biting wind to the Upper Valley, and between fuel bills and extra orders of salt, the season also has hit residents and municipalities in the wallet. …

Marion Irene Nelson

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Marion Irene Nelson, 76, of Claremont, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 9, 2014. She was born in Claremont on Aug. 29, 1937, the daughter of the late Everett and Roselba (Dubois) Archibald. Marion had worked for Goodyear Tire …

Claremont OKs School Budget

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Claremont — Incumbent School Board member Heather Irish was soundly defeated in her re-election bid by Richard Madigan, 528-431, and Becky Ferland and Robert Picard won three-year seats on the board in school district voting on Tuesday. Ferland, …

Pellet Shortage Affecting Consumers

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Claremont — As winter lingers through March, some of those who heat with wood pellets are finding it difficult to obtain the fuel. “I very seldom run out; this year I did,” said Julie Roberts, a Claremont resident who has been heating her home primarily with wood pellets …