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Richard Candy, left, and Christina Jones, both of Claremont, N.H., enjoy a meandering bike ride along the cool, quiet Sugar River Recreational Rail Trail in Claremont, N.H.,  on July 27, 2015. 
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A Meandering Ride

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Biking is a sweet way to catch a breeze, and on a muggy summer day the Sugar River Rail Trail holds a special appeal — mostly shaded, it offers welcome respite from the sun. The 9-mile trail stretches from Newport to Claremont, hugging the river along the way. There are a number of access points along trail, and on a …

Voters Cheer Sanders’ Populist Platform in Claremont

Monday, August 3, 2015

Claremont — Over the course of an hour Sunday evening, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders laid out nearly his entire platform to an upbeat crowd of voters who filled the Common Man Restaurant and spilled out into the street. Time and again, the independent senator from Vermont drove home the populist message that has …

The Post Man: He Pours His Heart Into Legion Baseball

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lebanon — The sun was relentless and the temperature sweltering on July 12, when the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 baseball teams played three consecutive games on the city’s high school diamond. The senior team opened up and the junior squad closed with a doubleheader, leading to a changing cast of players, coaches, …

At the Hospitals: June 7, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Alice Peck Day Names RN of the Year Lebanon — Pat Ferraro, a registered nurse in Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital’s Medical Surgical Unit, was named 2015 RN of the year in celebration of National Nurses Week, held …

Claremont Files for Trail Waiver for ATVs

Friday, June 5, 2015

Claremont — The waiver request seeking to allow motorized vehicles back on the city’s recreational trail has been submitted to the state Department of Transportation, city attorney Jane Taylor said on Friday. The filing begins a 30-day public comment period which includes a public hearing on June 23. …

Claremont School Board Will Pay Contractor

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Claremont —After hearing a report on the $12.6 million Stevens High School renovation project from Steve Horton, the school district’s representative, the School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to make a final payment of $275,000 to Trumbull-Nelson, the general contractor, and retain $50,000 while some minor work is completed. …

Stevens Doesn’t Look Far for Next Athletic Director

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Claremont — Doug Beaupre, who has been the athletic director at Newport High School for the past 12 years, has taken a similar position 10 miles west. Beaupre, 49, was confirmed as the new AD at Stevens High …

Claremont: No Pumpkin Fest

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Claremont — A proposal to bring a pumpkin festival to Claremont this fall following the cancellation of the Keene, N.H., festival has been scrapped by organizers because of opposition by city and school officials. However, the idea of the New England Pumpkin Festival is not dead and the …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

13 Ducklings Rescued From Claremont Storm Drain Claremont — Thirteen ducklings have been rescued from a New Hampshire storm drain. Sarah Barrette and Monica Landry noticed a mother duck and three ducklings huddled around a storm drain grate Sunday evening in Claremont. As they approached, the ducks fled …

At the Hospitals: May 31, 2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Health Care Networks to Be Outlined At West Lebanon Meeting West Lebanon — A free information session on June 25 will describe the health care provider networks likely to be available through New Hampshire’s health insurance exchange next …

Donald E. Roberts

Friday, May 29, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Donald E. Roberts, 54, of Skyline Terrace in Claremont, died Sunday afternoon, May 24, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family following a long hard battle with cancer. He was born in Exeter, N.H. on April 12, 1961, the son of Edwin and Priscilla …

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 …

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 …