The Claremont School Board, thanks to a glaring lack of attendance at its first budget work session, had to coin a new fiscal term, “tentative, tentative approval.” With four board members absent Wednesday night, three others sifted through the first five fiscal areas, with no official authority since they didn’t constitute a quorum. The school board membership read like a disabled list of a battered National Football League team. Mable G. Cutting, on vacation for the next two weeks; George R. Magnuson, vice chairman, sudden business commitments; Victor G. Bergeron, representing the firefighter’s union at city council meeting and Joan S. Kane, personal reasons.

The development over remains left by the Joy fire on lower Main Street was unanimously given planning board approval Tuesday night, the lone dissenter’s term expiring nine days ago. The Claremont Planning Board endorsed John D. Bourdon’s final grocery wholesale site plan for a warehouse, already in operation. The only change from the proposed plan was to add a brick veneer in he building side fronting the main city thruway. Members seemed satisfied this would enhance the aesthetic qualities of the business.

The Claremont City Council has good news for those wanting to avoid a two-day traffic problem in center city but bad news for winter carnival enthusiasts hoping for a prominent place for its activities. City Manager J. Edward Brookshire announced this morning the council vetoed a plan to close Pleasant Street from Tremont Square to School Street from Jan. 28-31. Brookshire said the council thought the plan was too costly not very feasible.


Newport may have a surplus of nearly $100,000 in its 1979 budget and town employees are responsible for most of it, Town Manager William K. Dugan told selectmen Jan. 14. He credited department heads publicly for the surplus, which figured out to $99,314 as of Jan. 14, but he added on Jan 15 that it is the individual employees who did the actual saving.

Jeanne M. Gagnon, Goshen Road, is spending the winter vacationing in various areas in Florida.

Nancy Kemp, a former resident of Newport, her son John, and his friend, Lynnette Zack, all of Cornwell Heights, Pa., returned recently to visit Mrs. Kemp’s daughter and her family, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Szelangowski of North Main Street.

Soterios “Sam” Saggiotes, proprietor of the Priscilla Sweet Shop, 59 Main St., has been nominated for reappointment to another three-year term on the New Hampshire Greyhound Racing Commission by Gov. Hugh Gallen. He is ending his third, three-year term this month as a member of the commission. He was first appointed nine years ago to fill an unexpired term and has been reappointed each time since.

Newport Hospital has added five new members to its staff. They are Donna Charlebois, LPN, working on the night shift; Pamela Russell, the new X-ray technician; Cynthia Bennett, medical records clerk; Pamela Brown, one of the new dietary aides and Sandra Krebs, a dietary aide on weekends.

Pearl Durant, Weare, asked Newport selectmen Jan. 21 about steps she must take to make an industrial park of about 177 acres of land she owns between Maple Street Extension and a railroad right of way formerly owned by the Claremont and Concord Railway Company. Most of the land which Mrs. Durant owns is in a rural zone, but it abuts an industrial zone.


Estelle Duford has returned home after spending the past two weeks in Jacksonville, Fla., where she was the guest of her sons and their families, the Frank Dufords and he Jerry Dufords. She also visited Mr. and Mrs. Paul Heath in Eau Gallie.


Carolyn Internicola, Catherine Internicola, Brian Cavicchio, Paul Cavicchio, Theresa Perozzi, Mindy Atwood, Jenny Fish, Elizabeth Paddock and Bay Jo Paddock attended

Story Time Jan. 23 at the Abbott Library.

Phillip Osborne has returned in Sunapee after spending the holidays in San Francisco.


Charles Mansfield and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mansfield , Dreshner, Pa., have returned home after spending a week at the Mansfield hone on Route 10 South.



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Mrs. Sarah Snide of Bartonsville, Vt., has returned to the home of her son, Robert Snide on Dustin Heights. She is working in the Shoe Shop in Newport and is staying in Newport during the week with her son and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ferland of Springfield, Mass., spent New Year’s with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emory Ferland of Factory Street.

Richard Hardy, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hardy of Marquis Avenue, has returned to the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada, after spending the holidays at his home here.

Photo Caption—New Year’s Baby, Charlene Julie Stickney, is shown here with her mother, Mrs. Lawrence Stickney of 83 Washington St. Charlene was born at 6:41 a.m. on Jan. 1 and is the winner of Claremont’s “First Baby of 1965” contest. The Stickney’s have two other daughters and a son.

Miss Melodie Morrill, an extension student of Keene S­tate College, is now also attending elementary students’ reading and math classes at Wheelock School of Keene State, studying the methods and practices used there. A ballet choreography was written by Miss Morrill for the first grade annual Christmas program there this year.

Marcia Willet, who is employed in the Streamliner Diner of Newport, spent the holiday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burdick of Pleasant Street.


The Newport Business and Professional Women’s Club honored several outstanding young women when it observed the official federation theme “Partnership with Youth” Monday night in the Winston Hotel. The young women who received the club’s certificates of merit were Joella Blood, a student at Plymouth State College; Cheryl Demetrakopoulos, the club’s representative to Granite Girls’ State; Sylvia Lesser, winner of the Junior High School Prize Speaking contest; Patricia Sweet, member of the Sunshine 4-H Club; Rachel Huot, 1965 DAR Good Citizen, and Jacqueline Field, a student operator at the office of the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company.

Louis Saucier, Saucier Realty, Claremont, was installed president of the Sunapee Region Board of Realtors at its Jan. 21 meeting at the Brick Hearth. Other officers are Len Powers, Lake Sunapee Realty, Sunapee, vice president; Warren Sanborn, Sanborn Real Estate, Mt. Sunapee, treasurer, and Bradford White, White and White Real Estate, Newport, secretary. William Cronin, Lake Sunapee Realty, is the outgoing president.

Ransom Krauss Jr., whose parents are residents of Crescent Street, has been selected to participate with two Plymouth State College vocal groups, the Touring Choir, a select group of vocalists, and the Polyphonic Choir, which has been invited to present three concerts at the New York World’s Fair in May. Mr. Krauss is a 1964 graduate of Towle High School.

Six days after he was seated as Senator from New Hampshire’s Eighth Senatorial District, en. James A. Saggiotes (Republican) of Newport) was named to four Senate committees. They are executive departments, municipal and county governments; labor; liquor laws and public works and transportation.


Mrs. Etta Dana, Claremont, spent several days last week as a guest of Mrs. William Safford, Croydon Flat.

Mrs. Armena Belgarde, Croydon Flat, is in her home after repairs were made to damage caused by fire in November. The Good Neighbor Club presented a new set of dishes and supplies to her pantry to her.


Mark Coale, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Ennis Coale, has been named to the Dean’s List at Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, for the fall semester.


Recent visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Small were Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hebut, Manchester; Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Small and their son, David, Penacook; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Chandler, Claremont; Mrs. Fay Backes and her daughter, Patricia, Lebanon; Mrs. Shirley Westcott, Enfield; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Foss Wales, Maine, and Mr. and Mrs. Alton Small, Mechanic Falls, Maine.


Mr. and Ms. George Harris, Concord, visited Mr. and Mrs. William Lorent recently.

Mrs. Merrill Tilley and her son, Randall, Claremont, spent part of Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Butcher.


W.W. Chase has returned to his teaching position at Webster Academy, Webster, Mass., after spending his winter vacation at Brooksdedge.

Dewey and Richard Conrad have returned from Florida.



Installation of officers for the coming year was held by Chapter 4, World War Mothers, last night in the Legion Home here. The meeting was opened by President Mrs. Eva Drapeau. Officers installed were Mrs. Olive Ayer, president; Mrs. Inez Leahy, senior vice president; Mrs. Sophia Webster, junior vice president; Mrs. Drapeau, chaplain; Mrs. Helen Kingston, historian; Mrs. Mildred Beaulieu, Mrs. Ella Lewis, Mrs. Ida Tolles and Mrs. Cassie Mills color bearers; Mrs. Abbie Chandler, sergeant-at-arms; Mrs. Rose Plant, secretary; Mrs. Laura Amell, Treasurer and Mrs. Gertrude Marcotte, musician.

Accounts of the National 4-H Conference at Chicago and the Boys and Girls State at Durham were given by students at the weekly assembly program at Stevens High School Tuesday morning. Miss Betty Jean Freeman and Robert Denmore local delegates, described their experiences while attending Girls and Boys State last summer. Miss Patricia Smith spoke on the National 4-H Conference which she attended in Chicago.

French war brides of this area were entertained at a dinner New Year’s at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bora of Tutherly Avenue. Attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Leland Riley and daughter, Jenny, of Croydon; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Raymond and Mr. and Mrs. William Raymond of Windsor, Vt., and Mr. and Mrs. Gillingham of Newport.

Fred Densmore, retired Claremont contractor, was inadvertently listed as “the late Fred Densmore” in an account of the Arthur Townes’ 65th wedding anniversary celebration in yesterday’s issue.

Miss Shirley Putnam has returned to Keene State College to resume her practice teaching after spending the holiday vacation at her home on the Newport Road.


Mr. and Mr. Joseph Parrish of Daytona Beach, Fla., and her mother and brother, Mrs. Ida Taylor and Vernon of Windsor, Vt., were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Wright of School Street.

Town Manager Leon E. Fits revealed today that Selectman Maurice Cummings was in Concord yesterday to consult the New Hampshire State Tax Commission on the legality of the town’s continued practice of renewing its $10,000 note to the Richards Free Library. While terming the matter a mere question of the town’s present legal status and soft pedaling any undue public concern Mr. Fitts explained that the $10,000 note, which has been periodically renewed since 1888, has not been signed by the Board of Selectmen pending confirmation of its authority to do so.

Sidney F. Cook of Manchester has been named to replace Edward F. Barrett as superintendent of the Newport branch of the International Shoe Company, it was learned today. Foreman of the cutting room at the local branch several years ago., Mr. Cook had been the superintendent at the Massabesic plant of the International Shoe Company up to the time of his transfer. He was also employed as a leather buyer for the Newport Factory at one time.

John McCrillis and Edward Landau have returned to Dartmouth College following a two-week vacation spent at their respective homes in town.

Mrs. Nina Chase who has spent the past two months in Laconia, Rochester, Dover and Franklin, returned to Newport last Saturday and is spending the remainder of the winter with Mrs. Emma Paul of 22 West St.

Chief of Police Alexander P. Lewko returned to his duties Monday after a week’s vacation at his home on Bradford Road.


The efforts and interest Charles Barton takes in keeping the Croydon Flat Church open and the children interested in Sunday School is appreciated by the community.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lees of Springfield, Mass., were last Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Dent.


Pfc. Worth Cox left Germany on Jan 19 and is now homeward bound.


Janice Morse was sick the first of the week and unable to attend school.

Mrs. Lillie Adams spent the weekend with her sister, Mrs. Paul Rollins.


Sugar River Grange held a joint installation of offices with Sullivan County Pomona Grange at Union Hall Thursday evening with 150 present. Officer for Sugar River Grange were master, Harry F. Caine; overseer, Hugh Bemis; Steward, Theodore Walker; assistant steward, Andrew Leclair; lady assistant steward, Miss Ann Densmore; lecturer, Mrs. Margaret DeLude; chaplain, the Rev. Max Goldman; secretary, Mrs. Addie Nichols; treasurer, Mrs. Lucy Bemis; gatekeeper, Floyd DeLude; Ceres, Mrs. Doris Caine; Flora, Miss Dawn Cromwell; Pomona, Miss Patricia Blaine, and executive committee member, Gordon Bemis.


Chandler Perkins spent the weekend at his home from UNH.

Miss Rita Pepin spent the weekend with her parents from her studies at Hanover.

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