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In reversal, Claremont City Council sends charter amendment to ballot
04-11-2024 5:08 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — In a reversal of its decision last month, the City Council voted 8-0 to put a proposed amendment to the city charter on the November 2025 ballot.The amendment seeks to institute a citizen referendum process that would give residents the...

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Claremont residents call on City Council to remove ex-officer from appointed posts
04-12-2024 6:47 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — City councilors are saying little about a scathing statement read by a local business owner at this week’s City Council meeting demanding the council remove their former colleague, Jon Stone, from two appointed positions he holds with the...


Claremont city councilor resigns
04-01-2024 4:02 PM

CLAREMONT — City Councilor Spencer Batchelder has resigned his position. Batchelder said in a text on Monday that graduate school and work do not allow him enough time to devote to city government. He also serves on the council’s Policy Committee and...


Defying state law, Claremont City Council refuses to send charter amendment to voters
03-28-2024 7:00 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — In defiance of state law, the City Council rejected a motion this week to put a citizen-proposed charter amendment before voters, despite the city clerk informing the council that the law requires it to do so.If approved by voters, the...


Claremont poised to reinstate development authority
02-15-2024 7:04 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — The Claremont Development Authority could be back in business in a couple of weeks, more than two months after its work was suspended by the City Council.On Wednesday, the council voted 9-0 to approve a revised ordinance that brings the...


Claremont officials say City Council vote on development agency won’t disrupt operations
12-26-2023 11:22 AM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — The Claremont Development Authority’s work will not be disrupted or delayed by the City Council’s recent vote to suspend the CDA earlier this month, CDA Vice Chairman Andy LaFreniere and Planning and Development Director Nancy Merrill said...


Claremont to switch to curbside trash pickup after bad behavior at transfer station
11-10-2023 9:24 AM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — The company operating the city’s solid waste transfer station told the City Council Wednesday that the behavior of some residents toward its employees has become so out of control that it plans to switch to curbside pickup of trash and...


Stone narrowly defeated in Claremont City Council election 
11-10-2023 3:35 AM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — The City Council is an ostensibly nonpartisan governmental body, but party politics played a large part in Tuesday election nonetheless, according to the candidates involved.Outgoing Councilor Jim Contois, who was celebrating the loss of...


Eight candidates face off for four at-large Claremont City Council seats
11-03-2023 10:02 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — Eight residents, including two incumbents, are running for four at-large seats in Tuesday’s City Council election, when all nine seats are on the ballot.Incumbent Nick Koloski is seeking his eighth two-year term, and incumbent William...


Race is on for Claremont City Council seats
11-01-2023 2:09 AM

BY PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — Assistant Mayor Deb Matteau and Ward III Councilor Jonathan Stone are being challenged by two political newcomers in the Nov. 7 City Council elections.Matteau, who has been on the council for four years, the last two as assistant mayor,...


Claremont moves to expand city’s ability to charge special fees for infrastructure projects 
10-16-2023 9:21 AM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — The city manager and a majority of the council believe the city is within its legal authority to have some property owners pay a portion of road repairs through a special assessment.The council, at its meeting last Wednesday, approved a...


Two Claremont city councilors not running for reelection
10-02-2023 4:31 PM

CLAREMONT — Seven of the incumbents on the City Council have filed for reelection with four of them facing challenges.Incumbent councilors Nick Koloski and William Limoges are on the ballot for four at-large seats representing the entire city. Wayne...


Claremont may ease charging ‘special assessments’ for infrastructure repairs
09-11-2023 8:46 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — The City Council on Wednesday will consider a change in the ordinance governing the use of special assessments to pay for a portion of infrastructure repairs. If approved, the change would give the city manager more control over when and...


Claremont City Council approves agreements for bike shop at Arrowhead lodge
08-25-2023 8:04 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — With the city’s approval of two separate operating agreements, one with the Arrowhead Recreation Club and one with The Wheel House bike shop, the shop’s owners said they are eager to start work in the lodge to prepare for their move.The...


Agreements over use of Claremont recreation area still not final
08-11-2023 5:40 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — For a second time, the City Council has postponed a vote on two separate operating agreements between the city and Arrowhead Recreation Club and the city and The Wheel House bike shop for the use of the Arrowhead lodge and property on...


Claremont City Council rejects bond for paving 
07-03-2023 9:42 AM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — The City Council unanimously approved a $19.5 million budget for the fiscal year beginning Saturday after adding $250,000 to the line item for paving.The additional paving money came after the council rejected a proposed 10-year bond for...


Claremont councilor stays on after city workers don’t show at hearing
06-22-2023 6:23 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — The City Council voted 6-2 against pursuing removal of Councilor Andrew O’Hearne following a hearing this week when the public works employees who had accused O’Hearne of interfering with their work didn’t attend.Wednesday’s vote came...


Claremont City Council sets removal hearing date for one of its own, again
05-25-2023 8:00 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — A month after the City Council reversed course and reinstated a city councilor who was removed from office for alleged city charter violations, another councilor will face of removal hearing over alleged interference with municipal...


Claremont City Council raises rates at community center
05-11-2023 10:06 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — Despite membership declining for several years at the 10-year-old community center, the City Council supports raising rates with an eye toward increasing revenue and lowering the center’s annual tax subsidy, which is projected at $570,000...


Claremont City Council to review $18M budget
05-08-2023 8:53 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — The City Council will begin review of City Manager Yoshi Manale’s $18.72 million budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 at its May 10 meeting The operating budget represents a decrease from the current $19.16 million budget but only...


Claremont City Council set to raise rates, fees at community center
05-08-2023 4:43 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — The City Council is poised to approve increases in membership fees and other rates for the community center, with the expectation that the additional revenue will make a dent in the city-owned center’s annual operating deficit.The council,...

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