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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 …

Fired Stevens Coach Wants Meeting With School Board

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Claremont — Ross Dole, fired last week as the Stevens High girls basketball coach, has formally requested a closed door meeting with the school board to discuss what he calls “my wrongful termination.” Dole was fired Jan. 13 …

Plainfield to Discuss Proposed School Budget

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Meriden — Plainfield residents tonight will have a chance to learn about a proposed school budget of just under $6.1 million and to discuss the possibility of launching a full-day kindergarten program. The School Board is holding a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. at the Plainfield School to …

Cardinals Have No Answers

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Claremont — The frustration is beginning to show. In the preseason, Stevens High was figured to rise toward the upper echelon of New Hampshire Division III. Now there is concern about just making the postseason. With Wednesday’s 60-45 loss to Hopkinton, the Cardinals are 2-5. Coach Scott MacNamee …

Evelyn Louise (Weisler) Kamman

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Newton, Mass. — Evelyn Louise (Weisler) Kamman was born Sept. 8, 1922, in Rochester, N.Y., to parents Sarah Weiss Weisler and Morris Weisler. She was 91 years when she died peacefully at the Belmont Manor, in Belmont, Mass. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. A memorial service will be …

New Route 120 Bus Loop Sought

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Claremont — A House bill that would take the first step toward establishing a bus route between Claremont and Lebanon along Route 120 will be voted on by the New Hampshire House as early as today, state Rep. …

Robert “Bob” A. Evans Jr.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — Robert “Bob” A. Evans Jr., 83, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at the Lebanon Center Genesis. He was born in Cornish, N.H., Aug. 31, 1930, to the late Robert A. Evans Sr. and Annie Evans Eckerman (Chandler). Bob and his family lived in Cornish …

Kenneth Ray Tashro

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cornish, N.H. — Kenneth Ray Tashro, 89, of Route120 in Cornish, died on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, one hour before his 90th birthday. He was born in Claremont, N.H., on Jan. 20, 1924, the son of Gerald B. and Estella V. (Braley) Tashro. Ken served in the US …

William C. Weitzel, Jr.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cornish, N.H. — William C. Weitzel, Jr., age 78, a resident of Cornish, passed away on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, after a long ten-year battle with cancer. Mr. Weitzel was a partner of the law firm of Cummings and Lockwood and a retired Senior Vice President and General …

Yellowjackets Handle Cards

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Windsor — Ross Dole and Ivy Desilets had big plans for the Stevens High girls basketball problem. Together, the coaching duo planned to restructure the girls program in Claremont from the grade school teams through the high school. …

Warily Watching the River Flow

Friday, January 17, 2014

Cornish — Neighbors and emergency officials are keeping a watchful eye on the Connecticut River near the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge, where long-time residents say ice jams recently reached their highest level in years, maybe decades. “Man, it’s getting …