Claremont

Gun Scare at Claremont School Was Bogus, Police Say

Friday, November 21, 2014

Claremont — Police have said a reported sighting of a man with a handgun that prompted a temporary lock down Monday of Maple Avenue Elementary School was false, leading the district superintendent to put the staff member who made the report on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues. Police Chief Alex Scott and Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin declined to release the name of the staff member, who works as a …

Report: City Did No Wrong in Removal of Items From Property

Friday, November 21, 2014

Claremont — An outside investigation into the conduct of city staff at a tax-deeded property last June has confirmed an earlier police report’s findings that no criminal wrongdoing was committed by any city employees, the City Council said in a statement Thursday night. The council met with the investigator, Jordan Ulery, of Hudson, …

Concerto Commissioned for Claremont’s 250th Debuts Friday

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Claremont — Far from his native Syria and New York City home — both geographically and culturally — composer Kinan Azmeh nonetheless feels a close connection to the rural landscape of Northern New England. It was in New Hampshire more than 20 years ago when he decided to pursue a career in music, …

Missing Unity Teen Found Safe

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Unity — A 17-year-old male who was reported missing from his Unity home earlier this week was found safe in Indiana on Friday, State Police said in a news release. State Police Sgt. Shawn Skahan said Daniel Brown’s parents were on their way to Indiana Friday to get …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014

Claremont Agrees to Pay Investigator In Property Seizure Probe Claremont — The City Council approved a resolution this week authorizing up to $10,000 to pay a private investigator looking into the June actions of city staff at a tax-deeded property on Route 12A. Mayor Jim Neilsen said Thursday …

Marie Lucia Gilbert

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Marie Lucia Gilbert, 97, of Claremont, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont. She was born in North Troy, Vt. on May 18, 1917, the daughter of Adelard and Mary Jane (Petrin) Arel. Lucia was employed as a seamstress …

Stevens Girls Soccer Continues Soaring Start

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Claremont — To paraphrase the PGA’s slogan: “These girls are good.” With a dominating 3-1 win over Sunapee on Tuesday afternoon, the Stevens High girls soccer team is on a terrific roll, having not lost since Sept. 2. Even Sunapee coach Myles Cooney was impressed. “We got a …

Polish Winged Knights Subject of Claremont Talk

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Claremont — A free talk about Polish knights in the 16th and 17th centuries is set for Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Church Hall, 58 Elm St. Eryk Jadaszewski, an independent researcher and armor smith, …

Dispelling STEM Stereotypes

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Claremont — The small wooden bridge, spray painted a pale orange, sat suspended between two sets of cinder blocks about 18 inches off the floor. A group of girls from area schools had spent the morning and most …

Stevens Field Hockey Can’t Solve Newfound

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Claremont — Many years ago, field hockey games were timed for penetration minutes, which were later used to decide tie games — the idea being that the team with more penetration minutes was the more dominant team. That …

Leona F. Price

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Gibsonia, Pa. — Leona F. Price, age 80, of Gibsonia, formerly of Claremont, N.H., on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Born on June 11, 1934 in Claremont, daughter of the late Leonard & Lena (St. Martin) Bugbee. Also preceded in death by her first two husbands, the late Kenneth …

Claremont Death Likely a Suicide

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Claremont — A woman found dead Tuesday morning on a cement abutment at the edge of the Sugar River took her own life, according to police. Authorities have not released any details about the woman, whose body was discovered by a passer-by who was walking upstream of the …

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 …