1977

CLAREMONT

The Sullivan County Helping Services Council has received $48,000 in federal manpower money to begin a program to help troubled teen-agers. Last week, for example, the Planned Parenthood Association of the Upper Valley voted to begin a branch clinic in Newport, the first service of its kind in the county. Also, Orion House, a group home for teen-agers is abort to open its doors. A big brother, big sister program is being organized, too.

Eighty percent of the electrical needs of Claremont could be the use of free fuel that flows through the city every day. The Sugar River, with several hydroelectric dams from its main source at Lake Sunapee to its mouth at the Connecticut River, could yield approximately 19 megawatts, according to one Federal Power Commission study. The potential to serve the electrical needs of all of Claremont and some of Newport could be met if some of the jobs we now do with electricity were done with mechanical energy drawn from the river. Electricity is a very high grade of power, Douglas Smith of Hanover said. “It is wasted when it is used to heat homes and perform other functions that coarser forms of energy can handle better,” he stated.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment Monday night approved Charles J. Michalenoick’s request to change his property at the intersection of West Pleasant, Mulberry and Charles streets from a car dealership to an automobile parts store. Flanked by a team of lawyers and by local realtors who testified in his behalf, he received a unanimous decision from the four voting members

Some Sullivan County representatives would support an income tax as a way to pay for education. The School Board invited area members of the State House of Representatives and Senate to state their position on a controversial item in the proposed state budget—the abolition of supervisory unions. “We’ve made it clear, we’re going along with you on it,” said state Rep. Alton G. Desnoyer, D-Ward I. Supt. of Schools George F. Disnard, board member Mabel Cutting and Assistant Supt. Richard Waldo made it clear they believe any money saved on the state level would be taken away from local taxpayers in the form of increased school taxes.

NEWPORT

A summer theater in the Newport Opera House will be proposed to the Newport Board of Selectmen at its 7 p.m., Sept. 19 meeting. Charles H. Massey and Richard Pfenning, two Newport High School department heads, have been in the forefront of the Opera House restoration and who this summer operated a summer theater in Keene, are ready to establish the theater here.

Fourteen new names were added to the membership rolls of the Newport Senior Center. They are Mildred Chartrand, Blanche Gould, Frances Pratt, Veronica MacPhee, Joseph and Mary Shull, George and Gladys Varney, George Sr. and Eunice Perry, Ray Fiske and Albert and Priscilla Couture.

Advertisement—Woodhull’s Market, Top Round Steak, $1.48 lb., Colonial Center Cut Bacon, $1.39 lb., Breyers Ice Cream, 1/2 gallon, $1.49, save 60 cents; Kirshner’s Bologna, 89 cents lb.

NEWBURY

Skiing on Mount Sunapee and Cannon Mountain will cost more this year. Resident season tickets will be $300 for the first adult; $225 for the first junior and $125 for the first child. Daily tickets will be $7 for adults and $5 for children on weekdays and $11 and $8 on weekends.

CROYDON

Twenty-one students are enrolled in Croydon Village School this year. First graders include Tammy Amos, Kevin Barton, Jason Bridgeo, James Geschwindner, Kirt Perry and Jeff Therrien. Second graders are Michael Aiken, Chris Amos , Lara Avery, Rod Ballou, Theresa Bullis, Tanya Cummings, Stacey Hansen, Billy Harold, Kenneth Lewis, Timmy Spence and Faren Thorson. Third graders are Michael Avery, Kevin Bullis and Catherine Walsh.

SUNAPEE

Joanne Andrews, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Andrews, has returned to her studies at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

CHARLESTOWN

Charlestown will not join a mutual aid agreement among area police departments. A contract proposed by Claremont Police Chief Joseph Devine was rejected by Charlestown because of financial considerations, according to Charlestown Police Chief Frederick Domini. “The idea is good,” Domini said. “It’s the only way we’re going to get law and order if we stand together in emergencies,” he added.

1962

CLAREMONT

Claremont Industrial Park Inc. has voted to deed the new $75,000, 38,000 square foot industrial building at Claremont Junction to the State of New Hampshire. Winfred Foss, secretary of the Industrial Park Authority the state agency that loaned CIP the money to erect the building, said today he could not say whether the Authority would accept the deed.

Caption—Stevens majorettes stepped high at Lebanon Saturday when it appeared their team would win. From left, Barbara Easter, Edith Parker and Suzanne Sklar.

Class officers were elected this week at St. Mary High School in Claremont. Senior class officers are Mike Lambert, president; Ann Marie Condon, secretary, and Claire Beliveau, treasurer. Junior class officers are Daniel Couture, president; Thomas Buck, vice president; Jane Decker, secretary, and Paul Lafreniere, treasurer.

A total of 2,500 children in Claremont’s public and parochial schools received Savin oral vaccine Type I against polio Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, according to Public School Supt. Newell J. Paire.

Advertisement—A&P budget prices and Plaid stamps…boneless oven beef roast, 95 cents a pound; chicken breasts, 43 cents a pound; haddock fillets, two one-pound packages, 89 cents.

Dr. Charles C. Laliberte of 40 Park Ave., who has served Claremont as postmaster for more than two decades, today announced his retirement from that office effective Oct. 31. Dr. Laliberte came to Claremont in 1929 and took over the Holt dental office, told the Daily Eagle that upon retirement he plans to devote his full time to the practice of dentistry.

NEWPORT

New taxable property nearly offset the 1962 rise in town expenses here by limiting the tax increase this year to one dollar. Newport’s newly-increased rate is $78 per thousand dollars of assessed property value. John Fairbanks, chairman of the Newport Board of Selectmen, said Thursday the board had attempted to assess property at 50 percent of its market value as they had done in the past. The increase due to new property was $144,285. The total listed property valuation is now $7,684,334.

Charles V. Spanos, Claremont lawyer and Democratic candidate for Sullivan County Attorney, told a gathering of party workers Tuesday evening that “truly efficient and responsible government can only come with a strong two-party system.”

Eugene Danielle Jr., Franklin Democratic candidate for Congress, will be the speaker for the first fall monthly meeting of the Golden Age Club.

The annual Sophomore Reception sponsored by the Towle High School senior class, will take place from 8-11 p.m. on Saturday in Wheeler Gym. Richard McAllister and Paul Dodge are co-chairmen of the program committee. Initiation of students will highlight the evening. Recorded music will be used for dancing. The chairmen will be assisted by Bonnie Whitney, ticket chairman, and Warren Brock, supervisor of the cleanup committee.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. LaClair, Lavonia, Mich., were recent guests of Mr. LaClair’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ervin LaClair at the latter’s’ Lake Sunapee cottage.

Paul Dodge, senior; Thomas Ferriter, junior, and Paul Merrigan, sophomore, were elected presidents of their classes at Towle High School. Elected to serve with Dodge were William Larrow, voice president; Gail Bressette, secretary; Lynne Jackson, treasurer, and Jean Wilson, student council representative. Juniors elected were Randy Sanborn, vice president; Diana Currier, secretary; Ronald Currier, treasurer, and Larry Cote, student council representative. Sophomores selected Andrea Miller as student council representative; Robert Hasevlat, vice president; Sheila Marr, secretary, and Rachel Huot, treasurer.

Corbett Oil Company, Belknap Avenue, has been awarded the contract to supply oil for the town buildings for the coming year on a low bid of 13.7 cents per gallon. Goodrich Oil, the only other bidder, submitted a bid of 14 cents per gallon.

A 12-uni motel on the south side of Route 103 in Guild opened today. The new business establishment, to be known as Newport Motel Inc., is owned by Joseph Lesser, Westville, Mass. Stella Rybicki, Sunapee, has been employed as chambermaid at the motel.

GRANTHAM

Children attending Grade 1 in the Village are Wade Currier, David Hautaniemi, Jonathan Gordon, Michael Blain, Leann Pierce and John Mohla Jr. First graders at North Grantham are Anthony Moulton, Susan and Michael Swensen and Brian Hastings.

LEMPSTER

Lawrence Drew left last Friday for Penn State University at University Park, Pa., for his Master’s degree in Petrology. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire last June.

CORNISH FLAT

Committee members were announced by president Ina Thurber at a meeting of the Unity Parent-Teacher Association Monday night. They are Mrs. Margaret DeLude, Carroll Strout and Arthur Nelson, program; Mrs. Shirley Towle, Mrs. Martha Fellows and Mrs. Floyd Smith, hospitality; Mrs. Mary McCullough, membership; Mrs. Roberta Callum, Mrs. Elizabeth Nelson and Mr. Strout, budget; Mrs. Tyyne Cox, magazines; Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Callum,, publicity; Mrs. Alice Strout, historian and Mrs. DeLude, legislative.

SUNAPEE

Lance Cpl. Perry Click, Lance Cpl. W.T. Holt and Lance Cpl. James Nelson spent the weekend with Cpl. Click’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Click. The three Marines are stationed at Camp Lejeune, S.C.

WEST SPRINGFIELD

Recent visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Justin Nichols were their daughter, Mrs. Theodore Morgan and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pierce, Newport, and Terry Morgan, Newport, who spent the weekend there.

1947

CLAREMONT

Goodwin Community Center Junior Miss Clubs were recognized last week for the 1947-48 season with good enrollment in each. There are three units of Junior Miss Clubs with a possible membership of 33 girls each. It has been found necessary toad a new unit each year since the first club was formed in 1945.

A team of 4-H boys from Sullivan County under the supervision of V.A. Perkins, county 4-H club agent, took part in the state judging contest at Plymouth Fair on Friday. The boys on the team were Philip Ledoux and Norman St. Aubin of Claremont; Robbins B. Smith of Unity, and Arthur Luce of Claremont. Out of a total of nine teams, this group placed seventh.

Photo Caption—Mrs. Styles Bridges, wife of the New Hampshire U.S. Senator, has accepted an invitation to speak before the Women’s Republican Club of Claremont at its first meeting of the season Sept. 24, according to an announcement by local club president, Mrs. Grace St. Armour.

Advertisement—Six-room house, about 1 3/4 acres of land, garage, hen house, raspberry and strawberry beds, new cement piazza with cobblestone facing, about one half mile from North Charlestown on good gravel road, owner having purchased large farm will now sell the property at the low price of $5,300—Beauregard and Sealey.

Class presidents at Stevens High School are Phillip Hodge, senior; Robert Anglea, junior; Peter Kling, sophomore, and Albert Leahy, freshman.

Climaxing a summer record of victories, a Holstein heifer from a herd of Dr. Leonard R. Haubrich placed fifth in a class of 35 at the Eastern States Exposition is Springfield, Mass. this weekend.

The installation of parking meters in the business district to relieve present and anticipated future traffic congestion is expected before Thanksgiving, the Claremont Police Commission announced today. A contract has been signed by the selectmen and the commission members with the Magee-Hale Park-O-Meter Company for delivery of 250 meters, which are expected within 60 days.

NEWPORT

Photo caption—Members of the Towle football team that saw service in Newport’s 18-12 loss to Manchester West Saturday, on the line, Roger Smith, Walter Reney, Richard Pariseau, Richard Leavitt, Llewelyn Clark, Philip Judd and Eddie Sielewicz. Backs are Robert Morrow, quarterback, Davis Leland, Donald Sumner, Charles Andrews and Robert Sartwell.

This town’s American Legion post, one of the oldest in the state, will henceforth be known as Brewster-Gould Pot, following action at a recent meeting, Commander Louis Willett announced today. The new name honors the memory of Sgt. Robert E. Gold Jr, son of Postmaster and Mrs. Robert E. Gould . who was the first serviceman from Newport to give his life in the second world war.

Opening activities ere held at the Teen-Agers Community Center on Grove Street Saturday evening with more than 25 high school students to celebrate the restoration of their recreation hall. An evening of dancing, games and refreshments were included in the first night’s program. Hostess Ms. Clyde Pratt was on hand to supervise the evening’s activities.

At class meetings held throughout the high school last week, the following officers were chosen to lead their classes for the coming year: Seniors—Robert Morrow, president; Robert Sartwell, vice president; Jeannette Sherman, secretary; Janet Pratt, treasurer, and Wilfred Chartrand, Student Council representative; Juniors—Donald Sumner president; Hal Campbell, vice president; Jeannette Geoffrion, secretary; Joan Shaw, treasurer, and David Sargent, Student Council representative; Sophomores—Spiro Gokas, president; Jesse Evangelou, vice president; Mildred Shedd, secretary; Charles Willey, treasurer, and Evangelou, Student Council representative; Freshmen, Edward Kennedy, president; Joseph Galotta, vice president; Henry Guimond, secretary; Beverly Shedd, secretary and Rocky Perkins, Student Council representative.

CHARLESTOWN

Robert Boucher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boucher of Charlestown, a graduate of Stevens High School in 1941 and Middlebury College, will leave New York City on Sept. 18 on a nationwide tour in the New York children’s production of “Hans Brinker.” Mr. Boucher will play the leading role of the Dutch boy, Hans.

The Pilgrim Fellowship of the Congregational Church resumed its meetings Sunday, Sept. 14. Officers are Donald Brown, president; Connie Stevens, vice president; Cassie Rice, secretary, and Harry Nelson, treasurer.

SUNAPEE

Mr. and Mrs. George Croteau are entertaining their grandchildren, Armena and Albert, over the weekend. The children’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Duloff, have gone to White Plains, N.Y. to Mr. Doloff’s cousin’s wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Doloff came Friday to leave the children and left early Saturday for the wedding.

PLAINFIELD

Maine and Idaho potatoes will get a run for their money in the Twin State Valley markets if William F. Jenney has his way. Mr. Jenney, Plainfield farmer, whose 42 acres of potatoes makes him one of the largest growers in Sullivan County, started his harvest recently and hopes to put his whole crop into the shopping bags of local housewives. Last year Jenney sold most of his crop to the government.

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