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Claremont

Sculpture, Concert to Mark Claremont’s 250th Celebration

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Claremont — On Sunday, the city will mark the exact day 250 years ago when Josiah Willard, Samuel Ashley and 68 others received a grant establishing Claremont on 24,000 acres or six square miles along the Connecticut River. Named for the county seat of the British general Lord Clive, Claremont grew from a farming community in its early years into one of the state’s major manufacturing centers beginning the mid-1800s, …

Claremont Mulls Charter

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Claremont — Supporters of changing Claremont’s charter to replace the position of a hired city manager with an elected mayor, among other reforms, say it would open up city government to greater transparency and more resident involvement. At Wednesday night’s City Council meeting, 10 residents, including five councilors, spoke strongly against the charter. …

Make Him an Offer He Can’t Refuse

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Claremont The auction of a variety of items — including antiques cars and excess kitchen equipment — at the Twin State Speedway Sunday turned out just the way track owner Dennis Fleury was hoping. “It went very, very well,” Fleury said on Monday. “Everything was sold.” Well, almost everything, Fleury said, chuckling at …

Simonds Leads in Sullivan County Sheriff’s Race

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Newport — John Simonds, chief deputy of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, was narrowly ahead of Denis O’Sullivan in unofficial and incomplete results from Tuesday’s GOP primary for Sullivan County sheriff. With 11 of the 15 towns reporting, …

Fire Damages Claremont Restaurant

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Claremont — A fire broke out at the former Dimick’s Restaurant, now Joey’s On The River, on lower Main Street Tuesday night, causing significant damage to the building overlooking the Sugar River west of downtown Claremont. The fire was called in around 8:30 p.m. and heavy flames could …

Stevens Takes the Sixth: Cards Continue Their Progress On the Course

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Claremont — If Claremont Country Club has a signature hole, it’s No. 6. From an elevated tee, the 138 yards to the green look like a just well-placed 8 or 9 iron away. However, looming in the vision …

Local Roundup: Hanover Volleys to Victory

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Weare, n.h. — Riding a 20-point run of serve from junior Zoe McElwain during the second set, the Hanover High volleyball team opened its season with an emphatic 3-0 sweep of John Stark on Monday evening. The Marauders (1-0) prevailed by scores of 25-13, 25-5 and 25-20, and …

Book Drive Will Support Fiske Free Library

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Claremont — The fourth annual book drive to support Fiske Free Library will run through September in Claremont. More than 2,000 books were collected last year. Donations may be dropped off at Reed Optical, 63 Pleasant St. For more information, call Tina Smrkovski at 603-543-3125, or email sales@reedoptical.com. …

Fire Damages Apartment In Downtown Claremont

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Claremont — A late-night fire in the attic of a downtown apartment displaced a family of three on Friday, fire officials reported. No one was injured. A news release from the Claremont Fire Department said the blaze was likely caused by old electrical wiring, which failed and ignited …

Nicholas C. Marro, Sr.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Nicholas C. Marro, Sr., 89, of Nel Mar Heights in Claremont died on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Claremont on Aug. 28, 1925, the son of Carminie and Mary (Cillo) Marro. Nick was a graduate …

Geraldine Alice Goodwin

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Geraldine Alice Goodwin, 95, died peacefully on Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, 2014, at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont. She was born in Springfield, Mass. on Dec. 18, 1918, the daughter of Walter and Nellie (Stack) Newman. She moved to Windsor, Vt. in 1948 and worked …

Claremont Home Values Down

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Claremont — Property values in the city have declined between 10 percent and 15 percent on average over the last four years because of a sluggish real estate market, according to the latest statistical update recently completed by KRT Appraisal. The decline in residential property values averaged 15 …

Forum, Sept. 15: Fragrance Sensitivities; Religious Speech at Work; Safe Bicycling in Hanover

Friday, September 5, 2014

Smells Like Strong Chemicals To the Editor: I am a person who loves to be around people. However, I am finding it increasingly difficult to be in social situations because most people, public places and private homes reek of chemical fragrances (from laundry detergents, dryer sheets, air fresheners …