Claremont

Bettyann Abbott

Friday, February 27, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Bettyann Abbott of Pine Hill Mobile Home Park, Claremont, age 80, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a brief illness. She was the daughter of Horace and Hazel Cheever of Cornish, N.H. and has one brother, Eugene Cheever of Oregon. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, George L. Abbott; her daughter, Susan Benware and her husband, Allan of Davenport, Fla., her daughter, Ann Rogers and her husband, Bruce of Plainfield, N.H. and daughter, Lisa Wallace and her husband, Barry of Lebanon, N.H. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Aaron Benware and his wife, Sarah, Jason Benware and his wife, Jessica, Greg Rogers …

School Background Check Bill Advances

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Claremont — A bill that would provide school officials with more information about a prospective employee’s criminal background could be voted on by the full House as soon as next week. The House Education Committee unanimously passed HB346 on Friday. The bill would require the disclosure of an applicant’s entire criminal history, instead of just certain felony-level offenses. The legislation was spurred by …

Claremont Native Set to Take His Rowing International

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Claremont — At a Claremont Middle School football game several years ago, there was an unusual sight on the field — there were two 13-year-old ends on the same team that were well over 6 feet tall and could play very well. They still are playing well, but the sport has changed. Kaleb …

Tax Bill Closes Claremont Eatery; City Councilor’s Restaurant Sanctioned

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Time-Out Grill, a Mulberry Street business owned by city councilor Nick Koloski, has been shut down by the Department of Revenue Administration for two weeks because of nonpayment of meals and rooms tax, the city councilor said. On Monday, Koloski suggested the sanction by the state …

Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon …

Engagement: Kangas — Dick

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Claremont — David and Brenda Kangas have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kayleigh Mariah Serbian Kangas, to Aaron William Kasmanoff Dick. The bride-to-be graduated from Stevens High School in 2009 and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology …

Claremont Chamber of Commerce Names Interim Director

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Claremont — Kelly Murphy has been named interim executive director of the Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce following the resignation of Melissa Richmond. Murphy , owner of The Nonprofit First Responder and the former director of philanthropy, community relations and marketing at Valley Regional Hospital, served in a …

Fat of the Land: Wide-Tire Biking Makes an Inroad in the Winter

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lebanon — Spending long winters away from trails is quickly becoming less mandatory for mountain bike enthusiasts. Snow-covered ground is turning much more accessible thanks to “fat bikes,” mountain bikes with giant tires made especially for traversing wintry …

Claremont Board OKs School Spending Plan

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Claremont — In a 4-2 vote Wednesday night, the school board adopted a $31 million operating budget that is lower than this year’s, but carries a tax increase of 55 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation because non-tax revenues are down about $377,000. To achieve a board directive …

Jury Views Evidence Video in Murder Trial

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Newport — Members of Kelly Robarge’s family grabbed a box of tissues and held one another close on a court bench Wednesday as they braced themselves to watch a video police took while walking an old logging trail …

Daughter, Police Testify In Robarge Murder Trial

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Newport — The elder daughter of James Robarge testified at her father’s murder trial on Tuesday that she witnessed him physically attack her mother during an altercation inside the family’s Charlestown home about a year prior to her …

Offer Made On Lebanon College Site

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Lebanon — A New Hampshire man who has redeveloped several older buildings and schools in New England downtowns has made an offer to buy the two former Lebanon College buildings on the city’s pedestrian mall. Lebanon College officials …

A Life: Donald Hart, 1951-2014; ‘He Was a Role Model’

Monday, January 19, 2015

Charlestown — Upbeat. Empathetic. Mischievous. Those words pop to mind for many when they think of Don Hart, a longtime teacher and principal at schools in Claremont, Weathersfield and Newport before his death in November at age 62. …