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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 Rin’s Chevron. He was also an avid golfer at Claremont Country Club and a member of the father and son bowling league at Maple Lanes. He left behind his wife of 64 years, Irene; three sons, Roland III, John, and Chris; as well as two daughters, Debbie, and Wendy. He was also the proud grandfather to 15 grandchildren, and great-grandfather to 13 great-grandchildren throughout the country from …

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 told jurors that another man’s blood was found in the home’s foyer, where the majority …

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 Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church — home to the Seattle Seahawks — …

A Life: Marianne Peterson, 1924 — 2014; ‘She Loved to Entertain, Whether It Was in Her Home or On Stage’

Monday, December 22, 2014

Charlestown — For Marianne Peterson, life was to be lived full speed ahead. Whether belting out a show tune in a local variety show, entertaining, cooking one of her signature dishes, selling advertising or organizing and working numerous …

Red Cross Sets Holiday Blood Drives

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The American Red Cross is encouraging donors to keep them in mind, even in the midst of the holiday bustle. Bad weather and the holidays make this one of the most difficult times for the Red Cross to collect the blood it needs to supply hospitals and blood …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 21, 2014

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center CORNELL — A son, Quinton David Cornell, born on Nov. 26, 2014, to Judy Knapp and Shawn Cornell, of Claremont. Gifford Medical Center MURRAY — A son, Samuel Archer Murray, born on Dec. 4, 2014, to Shayna and Dustin Murray, of South Royalton. …

Alma Marie Jacklin

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Alma Marie Jacklin, 93, of Claremont, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Alma was born in Dedham, Mass., on Jan. 14, 1921, to Edward and Louise (Kiessling) Kamps. She graduated from Dedham High School, attended Burdett College, and worked as a dental assistant and bookkeeper …

Hopkinton Flies Over Stevens Boys

Friday, December 19, 2014

Claremont — Hopkinton, a team with 12 players who did not play varsity basketball before this season, might have not presented a crisp offensive game, but there was nothing wrong with its defense, as the Hawks kept the pressure on all night and came away with a 60-41 …

Renovations at Claremont's Stevens High School Near End

Friday, December 19, 2014

Claremont — The $12.6 million Stevens High School renovation project, begun more than a year ago, is about six weeks away from completion, and a community open house is being planned for early April. Todd Thompson of Trumbull-Nelson, the construction manager on the project, told the renovation committee …

Community Center Fees Likely to Rise in Claremont

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Claremont — The City Council next month will likely approve a community center fee schedule that would increase some rates and bring in an estimated $100,000 a year in additional revenue. The goal of the increased fees is to lower the taxpayer subsidy for the community center, which …

Unity Board Pursues Suit Against Architect

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Unity — The School Board will hear from its attorney early next month on the status of a suit being filed against Scott Vaughn and his company, Vaughn Associates, which was the original architect and construction manager on the new Unity School. At Tuesday night’s School Board meeting, …

Paul R. Pushee

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Paul R. Pushee, 70, of Claremont died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hale Funeral Home and Cremation Care of Bradford, Vt. A complete obituary will appear at a later date. …

Craig Derek Moote

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Craig Derek Moote, 49, of 8 Bay Street in Claremont, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Thursday morning, Dec. 11, 2014, in Pemberton, N.J., while on a hunting trip. He was born in Claremont, on May 6, 1965, the son of George E. and Patricia …