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Dennis Fleury, of Claremont, N.H., explains what a great deal it would be to buy ten portable toilets during an auction at Twin State Speedway in Claremont on Oct. 19, 2014. Dennis and his brother Arthur "Larry" Fleury, of Newport, N.H., auctioned off "everything that moves" from the racetrack. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Make Him an Offer He Can’t Refuse

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Claremont The auction of a variety of items — including antiques cars and excess kitchen equipment — at the Twin State Speedway Sunday turned out just the way track owner Dennis Fleury was hoping. “It went very, very well,” Fleury said on Monday. “Everything was sold.” Well, almost everything, Fleury said, chuckling at the thought of an old cup of …

Patience, Claremont Boosters Advised

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Claremont — The city’s current economic development efforts are well coordinated and efficient and the city has some unique assets, but it is important to understand that investment and improvement rarely come quickly and take time and patience. That was the message last week from a state official at forum hosted by a newly former citizens group interested in improving the city’s image …

Local Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there in a performance that left the Golden Tornadoes gasping all day. The senior ran for …

Stevens Takes the Sixth: Cards Continue Their Progress On the Course

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Claremont — If Claremont Country Club has a signature hole, it’s No. 6. From an elevated tee, the 138 yards to the green look like a just well-placed 8 or 9 iron away. However, looming in the vision …

Local Roundup: Hanover Volleys to Victory

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Weare, n.h. — Riding a 20-point run of serve from junior Zoe McElwain during the second set, the Hanover High volleyball team opened its season with an emphatic 3-0 sweep of John Stark on Monday evening. The Marauders (1-0) prevailed by scores of 25-13, 25-5 and 25-20, and …

Book Drive Will Support Fiske Free Library

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Claremont — The fourth annual book drive to support Fiske Free Library will run through September in Claremont. More than 2,000 books were collected last year. Donations may be dropped off at Reed Optical, 63 Pleasant St. For more information, call Tina Smrkovski at 603-543-3125, or email sales@reedoptical.com. …

Fire Damages Apartment In Downtown Claremont

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Claremont — A late-night fire in the attic of a downtown apartment displaced a family of three on Friday, fire officials reported. No one was injured. A news release from the Claremont Fire Department said the blaze was likely caused by old electrical wiring, which failed and ignited …

Nicholas C. Marro, Sr.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Nicholas C. Marro, Sr., 89, of Nel Mar Heights in Claremont died on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Claremont on Aug. 28, 1925, the son of Carminie and Mary (Cillo) Marro. Nick was a graduate …

Geraldine Alice Goodwin

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Geraldine Alice Goodwin, 95, died peacefully on Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, 2014, at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont. She was born in Springfield, Mass. on Dec. 18, 1918, the daughter of Walter and Nellie (Stack) Newman. She moved to Windsor, Vt. in 1948 and worked …

Claremont Home Values Down

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Claremont — Property values in the city have declined between 10 percent and 15 percent on average over the last four years because of a sluggish real estate market, according to the latest statistical update recently completed by KRT Appraisal. The decline in residential property values averaged 15 …

Forum, Sept. 15: Fragrance Sensitivities; Religious Speech at Work; Safe Bicycling in Hanover

Friday, September 5, 2014

Smells Like Strong Chemicals To the Editor: I am a person who loves to be around people. However, I am finding it increasingly difficult to be in social situations because most people, public places and private homes reek of chemical fragrances (from laundry detergents, dryer sheets, air fresheners …

Claremont Man Pleads Guilty, Gets 25 to Life in Sex Assault

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Newport — A 26-year-old Claremont man pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault against two young children and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. In Sullivan Country Superior Court on Wednesday …

Police Charge Springfield, Vt., Man With Rape

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Claremont — Police have charged a Springfield, Vt., man with one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault in connection with an alleged attack last month in a secluded area off River Road. Zachary Jones, 30, was arraigned in Circuit Court in Claremont on Tuesday and was being held …