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Claremont Council Approves City Budget

Friday, May 29, 2015

Claremont — After a lengthy debate on spending priorities and the need for more money for road repairs, the City Council voted, 8-1, for a $16 million budget that spends about $90,000 less than the initial proposal offered by City Manager Guy Santagate. The only reduction was the elimination of a proposed public information officer position. The council’s vote came after considering an amendment by Charlene Lovett to keep several …

Bonnie Cummings

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — A graveside service will be held for Bonnie Cummings who died on Dec. 24, 2014, and her son, Dr. Chad Frost who died on Feb. 18, 2009, at the West Claremont Burying Grounds in Claremont on Saturday, May 30 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Harold Noyes officiating. …

Architect Adds Town To Unity Suit

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Unity — On the heels of his countersuit against the Unity School District for $800,000 in invoices and unpaid services, architect Scott Vaughn and his business, Vaughn Associates, have filed a third party complaint against the town of Unity, SAU 6 and two businesses that were involved in the construction of the new K-8 Unity Elementary School. Vaughn Associates and Vaughn, who resigned …

Cardinals Senior Does It All in Win Over Yellowjackets

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Windsor — Following his six-inning no-hitter in Tuesday’s season-opening, 19-0 rout of Windsor, it didn’t take long for Stevens senior Chase Hussey to determine his favorite personal accolade from the game. It wasn’t the no-no, nor his 14 …

Richards Free Library Digitizes Newspaper Archive

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Newport — In the past, searching Richards Free Library’s newspaper archives meant queuing up rolls of decades-old microfilm and scrolling through pages one by one. But thanks to a grant and enthusiastic donors, the library now boasts a searchable digital version of the papers, which span nearly 150 …

Police Charge 2 In N.H. Thefts

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Claremont —Two men from Claremont were arrested earlier this week and charged with breaking into storage trailers in the Upper Valley and stealing thousands of dollars worth of power tools and equipment, police said in a news release. Russell Anderson, 39, and his stepbrother Michael Cote, 44, allegedly …

Incinerator Bidder Faced Federal Suit

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Claremont — The top bidder in Tuesday’s auction for the Wheelabrator incinerator was taken to court by federal authorities seven years ago after an unsuccessful attempt to buy a forfeited property in northern Vermont from U.S. marshals. Judge …

Business Notes: April 12, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Claremont — Amidon Jewelers has moved its corporate offices to the building it owns on Washington Street in Claremont. The company’s corporate and operational staff had been housed in Hanover, where the jeweler had been a presence on Main Street since 1935. The company announced the closing of …

Claremont Avoids City Sewer Line Policy Change

Friday, April 10, 2015

Claremont — The City Council does not appear to be prepared to change a policy that requires property owners to maintain and repair the sewer service connection from a building or home to the city’s main line, even if part of that connection lies beneath city property. Though …

Claremont Land Conserved Forever

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Cornish — A rolling 195-acre parcel along Route 12A in Cornish and Claremont will be protected in its present state of forest and farmland after the owners and Upper Valley Land Trust reached an agreement on a conservation …

Stevens Athletic Director Steps Down

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Claremont — Aaron House, the athletic director at Stevens High for the last three years, has notified school officials that at the end of the school year he will be leaving to take a similar position at Kingswood Regional High School in Wolfeboro, N.H. Citing a “professional organization …

Susan Geno Williams

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Susan Geno Williams, 61, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 26, 1953, in St. Albans, Vt., the daughter of Melvin “Bud” and Eleanora (Aquilino) Geno. Susie graduated …

Organ Recipient Intent on Urging Donations

Monday, April 6, 2015

Claremont — Nearly three years after Tracy Pope received a kidney donated by her husband, Scott, her health is strong; her commitment to raising awareness of organ donation even stronger. Pope said the support group she joined prior …