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New Hamphsire State Reps. from left, June Frazer, D-Concord,  Mary Gorham, D-Nashua, and Mary Heath, D-Manchester listen to a victim of a sexual assault by a teacher when she was in high school during a House Committee meeting Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Stevens High Case Motivates Bill; Legislation Bolsters Background Checks

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Claremont — A 15-year-old Claremont girl who was sexually assaulted by her Stevens High School math teacher testified on Wednesday in favor of a bill that would provide school officials with more information about prospective school employees’ backgrounds prior to their hiring. “Getting over something like this isn’t easy. It was many months of therapy and stress, nightmares and regrets,” the teenager said in front of the House Education Committee in Concord. “I lost myself and I didn’t know who I was or what I was meant for. All I wanted was my life back. “There are still days when I question myself, but when …

Proposed Claremont Budget Allows All-Day K Class

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Claremont — One of the most important pieces in next year’s proposed $31 million school budget is a recommendation for six full-time positions that would allow the district to begin all-day kindergarten at its three elementary schools, Superintendent of Schools Middleton McGoodwin has said. The budget for the 2015-16 school year and other warrant articles will be presented at Wednesday’s deliberative session beginning …

Normand J. Bergeron

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Normand J. Bergeron, 88, of 7 Heritage Drive in Claremont died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at his home, following a period of failing health. He was born in Franklin, N.H. on June 9, 1926, the son of Rudolf and Mary Leona (Turcotte) Bergeron and had been a longtime Claremont resident. Normand was a US Navy Seabee Veteran of WWII, having …

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 …

Stella (Polizou) Nestor

Friday, December 12, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Stella (Polizou) Nestor, 81, lifelong resident of Claremont, N.H., became an angel in heaven on Thursday, Dec. 11 2014, after a long illness. She was surrounded by her family and loved ones. She passed in the arms of her devoted and loving husband of over …

New Owners Race to Put Speedway Back on Track

Friday, December 12, 2014

Claremont — Start your engines: The Twin State Speedway will boast a full slate of racing — and new ownership — when it opens next season. Early this week, Claremont Speedway LLC bought the landmark racetrack for $518,000 …

Claremont Employee Takes Lebanon Job

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Lebanon — Claremont’s assistant director of public works has followed his former boss north to Lebanon. Wayne Leonard, who currently works for the city of Claremont, recently accepted the position of assistant public works director for Lebanon. “I am very pleased that Wayne will be joining us,” Lebanon …