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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 Manager Guy Santagate, whose position would be …

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 …

Out of the Woods: Claremont Man’s Life Takes Turns for the Better

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Claremont — Alan Graves was unemployed and living in a tent in the woods behind the stores on Washington Street in December when he got the chance to play Santa Claus. He hadn’t held a paying job since June 2013, but when he heard that a friend who had helped him out lost …

Stevens High Inspection Gives All Clear

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Claremont — The state Department of Labor will issue a report on an inspection done Friday of the Stevens High School renovation construction site that was prompted by complaints from a student about dust, noise and other hazardous conditions. Michelle Small with the Department of Labor declined to …

Panel Rejects Town Charter In Claremont

Monday, March 10, 2014

Claremont — Residents who may have hoped the charter commission would propose that the city of Claremont return to the traditional open town meeting form of government won’t get their wish. The commission narrowly voted, 5-4, Friday night against a motion to draft a new charter and will …

Cornish Wants School Spending Detailed

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Cornish — Over the course of the five-hour school district meeting yesterday, voters passed the proposed 2014-2015 school budget and all of the articles, some of which were amended in the process. They also created a measure requiring …

A Stringed Instrument Gets an Introduction

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Angela Biggs’ harp commanded the room. It sat in a corner in Claremont’s Union Episcopal Church, with six smaller harps propped on stands around it. “You might be surprised to learn you can play blues on a harp, …

Claremont Suspects Plead Not Guilty

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Newport — Two Claremont men indicted by a Sullivan County Grand Jury in separate robberies of convenience stores in December and January pleaded not guilty Friday at their arraignments and remain held on cash bail. Judge Brian Tucker supported Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway’s request for $100,000 cash …

Firefighters Hurt in Claremont: Three Injured in House Fire That Started in Chicken Coop

Monday, March 3, 2014

Claremont — Three Claremont firefighters were injured in a fast-moving fire that destroyed a single-family home Sunday evening. All of the occupants of the home escaped unharmed. The identities of the three firefighters were not available late Sunday …

At the Hospitals: March 2, 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Valley Regional to Host Blood Drive Claremont — Valley Regional Hospital will host a blood drive on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the American Red Cross Donor Coach. The coach will be located in the …

Dramatic Roll Gives Yellowjackets State Title

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Barre, Vt. — With the drama unfolding at Twin City Lanes in Saturday’s VPA bowling championship, it would be easy to forget this is just the second year of varsity competition for the sport. Windsor sophomore Katey Comstock …

Stevens High Renovation Open to Public Today

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Stevens High School custodian Cliff Blair assembles a table in a temporary classroom in the basement of the school Wednesday. The basement, which will serve as “flex space” for classes displaced by renovation work elsewhere in the school, …

Stevens Hoop Peaking at the Right Time

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Langdon, n.h. — Making its free throws down the stretch, the Stevens High boys basketball team came away from the loud Wildcat Den on Wednesday night with 60-48 win over Fall Mountain. It was not a tournament game, but it seemed like one as the large crowd was …