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Shown at the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center on July 21, 2014, Matt Baird-Torney has been named the new varsity boys basketball coach at Stevens High School.  (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Ex-Wildcat Joins Stevens Basketball

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Claremont — Matthew Baird-Torney, 26, who played his high school basketball at rival Fall Mountain Regional High School, has been selected as the varsity boys basketball coach at Stevens High School. Baird-Torney replaces Scott MacNamee, who has taken a teaching position at Con-Val Regional High School in Peterborough. Aaron House, the Stevens athletic director, said Baird-Torney was one of three candidates that applied for the position. “A fourth showed an interest but never turned in the paperwork,” said House. House went on to say in an email that a committee — consisting of six persons, four sophomore players, the athletic trainer and himself — handled …

Temporarily Out of Stock: Upper Valley Store Feels Effect Of Market Basket’s Family Feud

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Claremont — Empty produce shelves and a sparse selection of yogurt, meat and other perishable items forced loyal Market Basket customers to shop elsewhere on Monday, as the reverberations from an intra-family feud at corporate headquarters was felt throughout the region. In Claremont, Assistant Store Director Glen Martin couldn’t tell customers when the …

Paul E. Thibault

Friday, July 18, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Paul E. Thibault, 85, of Washington Street in Claremont died on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at his home. He was born on Dec. 8, 1928, in Stratford a Province of Quebec Canada. At the age of 11 he came to the United States and resided in Claremont, with his parents Omar and Cleophee (Couture) Thibault where he resided the remaining …

Vital Communities Honors 14 Upper Valley Women Leaders

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Hartford — A celebration last week honored 14 women leaders whose work has significantly contributed to the Upper Valley. Vital Communities’ annual Heroes and Leaders event also serves as a benefit for the nonprofit’s Leadership Upper Valley program. The following women were honored at Thursday’s sold out dinner …

Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Local Roundup: Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings …

A Raider Resurrection: Lebanon Boys Track Back On Summit

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Pelham, n.h. — With three top-five finishes behind him and his next turn in the long jump just ahead, Will Merchant turned to see Josh Fontaine chasing the leader of the 3,200-meter race at Saturday’s New Hampshire Division …

Claremont City Council Passes Budget After Lengthy Discussion

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Claremont — After nearly four hours of discussion, the City Council passed a $15.8 million budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 in a 4-3 vote. The bottom line of the spending plan is identical to the one proposed by City Manager Guy Santagate at the beginning …

Claremont Senior Center Begins Capital Campaign

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Claremont — Claremont Senior Center recently launched a building improvements campaign to replace its leaking roof, aging kitchen water heaters and worn chairs. To her knowledge, it is the nonprofit’s first building improvements campaign since the center was built 12 years ago, Claire Lessard, executive director, said in …

Beverly Cooley

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Melbourne, Fla. — Beverly Cooley, 81, formerly of Windsor, Vt., passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 17, 2014, surrounded by her close family. She was born in Claremont, N.H. on Sept. 13, 1932, the daughter of (coach) Omer and Eva Rousseau. She attended St. Mary’s High School and …

RVCC Graduation 2014: ‘You Can Change the World’

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Claremont — Each year, River Valley Community College graduates a mix of students ranging from those just two years out of high school to others, like James Magoon, who commit to higher …

Joan Mary Thomas Hodgman

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Joan Mary Thomas Hodgman died on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. She was born on Sept. 5, 1924, in London, England of a Scottish mother, Jessie (Ritchie) Thomas, and a Welsh father, William O. Thomas. She attended St. Mary Abbot’s School in Kensington. In September, 1939, …

Claremont Dissolves Community Center Trust, Looks to Sell

Friday, May 23, 2014

Claremont — A judge has released the city from the 70-year-old trust that limits the use of Goodwin Community Center and surrounding property on Broad Street to recreational purposes. The order will allow the city to sell the historically designated property and find a buyer for the 1880s …

Wheelabrator Permit Issued in Claremont

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Claremont —The Department of Environmental Services on Tuesday issued the final air emissions operating permit for the Wheelabrator incinerator on Grissom Lane, which was shut down last year. DES said the Environmental Protection Agency had no objections to the so-called Title V permit. The permit still can be …