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Stevens High Renovation Project Includes Security Cameras

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Claremont — The multi-million dollar renovation of Stevens High School now includes $43,000 in security cameras. The committee overseeing the renovation voted Wednesday to use money from a contingency fund for the project to pay for interior video cameras that will monitor common areas including hallways, classroom, the gymnasium and the auditorium. The decision brings the total cost for new security system to about $104,000. Steve Horton, the school district’s …

‘I Thought I Wasn’t Done Yet’: Mascoma Gives Ball to Lawrence

Friday, April 11, 2014

West Canaan — As enjoyable as it may have been, watching high school football from above the sidelines wasn’t what Les Lawrence wanted. He needed to be on the sidelines. And, once more, he is. A football coaching veteran of more than three decades, Lawrence officially took over as Mascoma High’s new gridiron …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, April 10

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ex-Teacher Out on Bail In Student Sex Assault Case Claremont — The former Stevens High School math teacher charged with four counts of felonious sexual assault against a 14-year-old student at the school has been released on bail. Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway said Christopher LeBlanc, 29, posted the $150,000 cash bail late last week. Conditions of LeBlanc’s release include no contact, direct …

Stevens High Teacher Charged With Sex Assault of Minor Girl

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Claremont — A 29-year-old math teacher at Stevens High School is facing sexual-assault charges after having an “inappropriate relationship” with a 14-year-old girl, police said Friday. Christopher LeBlanc, who also works part-time at the Claremont Community Center, was …

Cornish Home Destroyed in Fire

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Cornish — Fire officials said working smoke detectors helped a woman and child escape a burning Cornish home unharmed on Monday. Cornish Fire Chief Scott Reuthe said a woman inside the Center Road home heard smoke detectors sounding …

Town Moderators: Making Meetings Move

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cornish — An hour before convening the business portion of Tuesday’s Town Meeting, Gwyn Gallagher was starting to get nervous. “It doesn’t really ever go away, I think,” said Gallagher, Cornish’s town and school moderator. The jitters aren’t …

Cornish To Hire Road Agent

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cornish — Voters at Town Meeting granted the power to hire a road agent to the Selectboard, ending a long-standing practice of townspeople electing a resident to a one-year term in the position. The measure, which was petitioned …

Stevens High Inspection Gives All Clear

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Claremont — The state Department of Labor will issue a report on an inspection done Friday of the Stevens High School renovation construction site that was prompted by complaints from a student about dust, noise and other hazardous conditions. Michelle Small with the Department of Labor declined to …

Letter: Road Agent Explains Cornish Expenditures

Monday, March 10, 2014

To the Editor: I would like to set the record straight. In “Full Plate for Voters in Cornish” (March 3), Becky Flynn, who is the wife of Dan Flynn, a former road agent and a current contender for the position, is quoted as saying that her husband would …

Cornish Wants School Spending Detailed

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Cornish — Over the course of the five-hour school district meeting yesterday, voters passed the proposed 2014-2015 school budget and all of the articles, some of which were amended in the process. They also created a measure requiring …

Letter: Keep Pure Democracy in Cornish

Saturday, March 8, 2014

To the Editor: Cornish has long prided itself on its New England spirit, which is in evidence every March at the school district meeting and Town Meeting. Over the years, residents have gathered to discuss, debate and vote on the school and town budgets, along with any number …

Letter: Keep Pure Democracy in Cornish

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Keep Democracy Pure in Cornish To the Editor: Cornish has long prided itself on its New England spirit, which is in evidence every March at the School District Meeting and Town Meeting. Over the years, residents have gathered to discuss, debate and vote on the school and town …

Group Seeks To Double Solar Homes

Friday, March 7, 2014

Hartford — To help facilitate the adoption of solar energy, five Upper Valley energy committees, including Plainfield, have signed on to a Vital Communities’ initiative called Solarize Upper Valley. They aim to double the number of solar-powered residences in just 15 weeks. “It’s much easier than it was …