1978

CLAREMONT

Firefighters James Litevich and Richard Bergeron of the Claremont Fire Department graduated from the New Hampshire Fire Academy June 26. They took an eight-week recruit course held in Concord. Claremont Fire Chief William Sullivan and Assistant Chief Phil Granger attended the graduation ceremonies.

John Caramore’s team, boasting two faculty members, himself and Bonnie Moses, won every one of six events Sunday in the final Superteam Competition sponsored by the Stevens High School Student Council under the direction of Larry Turns. Kathy Stoughton was student captain. In second place was Capt. Malcolm Longenecker’s team with Jennifer Maculiewicz, student captain; third place, Capt. Peer Gregorchuk with student captain Randy Baird, and fourth, Capt. Al Kaplinski and student representative Thelma Hause.

Lisa LaClair, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice LaClair, 196 Elm St., and a junior at Stevens High School, was recently elected secretary of the New Hampshire Association of Honor Societies.

The following freshmen attained high honors for the fourth marking period at Stevens Annex: Gerald Bass, Bradley Bechok, Lisa Blanchard, Marcia Bonneville, Brian Bunnell, Mark Chamberlain, Richard Deschaisne, Diane Dion, Michael Eberhardt, Catherine Farmer, Mark Gedney, David Gill, Colleen Hurd, Kathleen Jacquire, Lisa LaPlante, Charlene Marcotte, Dawn Mcgreary Joseph Mozden, Jean Ransom, Donald St. Sauveur, Lisa Scott, Delinda Searles, Michael Simpson, Debra Smead, Kathryn Stone, Andy Triantafillou, Stuart Wilkie, Carol Young and Lisa Loiselle.

NEWPORT

New Hampshire Senate Majority Leader James A. Saggiotes is running for re-election he announced today. For three terms Saggiotes has represented District 8, which includes much of Sullivan County. A fiscal conservative, Saggiotes has pledged himself to “increase educational opportunities at all levels, support the mentally and physically handicapped, and allocate state funds on a priority and needs basis.

Towle Elementary School announced its honor students for the fourth quarter this week. Sixth grade honors went to Mark Applebee, Diane Berg, Leslie Boucher, Timothy Coronis, Peggy Currier, Vivian Currier, Leesa Daniels, Jodi Davidson, Lisa Durgin, Kelly Emery, Paul Karr, Allen Langlois, Hayley Moote, Roland Mountain, Roni Partlow, Aaron Richer, Amy Ronan, Craig Sartwell, Paul Skarin, Tammy Spaulding, Kathy Story and Debby Wilson.

John J. Kiernan, President of Newport Savings Bank, was elected President of the New Hampshire Association of Savings Banks at the recent annual meeting of the Association at the Stage Neck Inn, York, Maine. By his election, he was also nominated to serve as a Director of The National Association of Savings Banks.

CORNISH

Many Cornish Elementary School students were honored Saturday at graduation exercises held at St. Gauden’s National Historic Site. Eighth graders whose names will be added to a plaque in the school’s Palmer Memorial Library for special achievements are Russell Balch, citizenship; Tina Stammers, sports; Pamela Abbott, effort; Petra Menger, Improvement and Tammie Bean, scholarship achievement. Also recognized with special achievement awards were eighth graders Dale Braley, spelling, Deborah Hurlbut, social studies, Tammie Bean, mathematics; Camilla Bailey, science, and Pamela Abbott, English.

LANGDON

The Fall Mountain Regional School Board accepted the resignation of the principal and assistant principal of Fall Mountain Regional High School “with regret” in a special session Monday. Edward C. Willis, principal, and David P. Brown, assistant principal, both from Keene, each plan to go into private business outside the education field.

SUNAPEE

Use of the Route 11 gymnasium for an evening drop-in center was approved by the Sunapee School Board Wednesday night. Gail Perkins Hekking, asked for and got permission to use the gym for a trial run of the center in July. Hekking is an organizer of the newly formed Parent Support Committee of the Sunapee Recreation Committee.

GRANTHAM

Paul A. Romaine, Burpee Hill Road, who was a purchasing agent in the administration department of Dartmouth College, Hanover, was honored upon his retirement at the college’s 208th commencement June 11 in Hanover. Mr. Romaine joined the department in 1967.

NEWBURY

Snowmaking on Mt. Sunapee was dealt a serious, but not fatal blow, last week. The Federal Hertiage Commission and Recreation Service decided last week not to provide funds for Mt. Sunapee snowmaking apparatus, but State Sen. James E. Saggiotes said supporters of the project would seek total state funding for a smaller snowmaking operating at the state-owned park.

1963

CLAREMONT

Robert V. Kinney, son of Mrs. C. Kinney of 54 North St., completed recruit training recently at the Naval Training Center, Great Lake, Ill.

Miss Lucille St. Cyr, Peace Corps Volunteer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward St. Cyr, Hanover Street Extension, who was stationed in Lima, Peru, for six months, has been transferred to a small village called Paucartambo, Peru. At present she is teaching English, cooking and sewing to fourth and fifth graders, and reports that the people of Peru are very nice and friendly.

Teacher changes to date in the Claremont public school system for the next school year have been announced by Supt. of Schools Newell J. Paire. New Stevens High School teachers are Harold Van Schaik, physics and physical geography; Manuel Zax, general science; Karol Richardson, girl’s physical education and Dorothy Knowles, commercial.

Definite construction plans for a proposed $800,000 shopping center were heard last night by Claremont City Council members before they unanimously approved rezoning of land for the site. “I wouldn’t be surprised if work on the project began within the next 30 days,” said Raymond N. Denault, agent for rezoning petitioners. First National Stores and Grant’s five-and-dime have plans to open in Claremont.

Roland Gagnon of First Street was elected new head of Father Cote Assembly, Knights of Columbus at a recent meeting. He replaces Norman Zilch who held the office for two years. Others voted into office were Charles St. Sauveur, Guido Baldacci, Reme Gendron, Ted Rouillard Jr., Lyford Morin, Omer Ahern, Paul DeCost, and Ernest Couture.

NEWPORT

The one-way traffic experiment on Central Street here ended before it started. Selectmen had ordered the town manger by a 2-1 vote to initiate 30-day, one-way traffic (easterly only) on Central Street to avoid congestion. A group of businessmen representing nearly every firm in the south half of Newport opposed the experiment.

Beginning Monday, the Newport-Lake Sunapee Area Jaycees will be conducting a community attitude survey in the compact area of Newport. The survey will ask the public for its opinion on local medical, dental and legal services, newspaper and radio service, road upkeep, shopping facilities, recreation for both younger and older people, as well as on many other subjects.

Model student awards went to Waneta Ann Kimball and John Harlan Lord during the Class Day program of the Towle graduating class. Miss Kimball is the daughter of Towle Principal Howard Kimball and Mrs. Kimbnll. Lord is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lord.

David Waltz, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Waltz of Maple Street, was one of the 653 candidates for baccalaureate degrees at the 93rd commencement of the University of New Hampshire, Durham, Sunday. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Whittemore School of Business. He was also one of the 38 cadets of the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps at the University to be commissioned a second lieutenant.

CORNISH FLAT

Susan Wood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Wood, and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Bugbee, left last Wednesday for Manchester, where she met several other girls who have passed the required tests and are entering training at Fort McClellan as WAC’s. Susan graduated from Cornish School and from Stevens High School in Claremont ion June.

LEMPSTER

Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Matthews and daughter, Alison, of Tolland, Conn., were weekend guests of Mrs. Matthews’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. George L. Richardson.

CHARLESTOWN

The Charlestown Kindergarten graduated 31 children on Thursday, June 13. Each child participated in the program by reciting something and songs were sung by the whole group accompanied by Mrs. Cecil Fisk at the piano. The program was followed by the presentation of diplomas by Mrs. John Ahern, teacher, assisted by Mrs. Fisk. The children wore white mortarboards with blue tassels made by the kindergarten mothers, pictures were taken of the class and they all enjoyed a picnic in Moody Park.

GRANTHAM

Dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Small on Saturday evening were Mrs. Grace Springer of Newport, and Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Small and son, David of Penacook.

Miss Sandra Cote has returned to Lawrence, Kan., after visiting her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Cote.

SUNAPEE

Six Sunapee teachers will attend summer sessions at educational institutions this summer. They are Charles Duke, English; Mrs. Russell Jones, school librarian; Mrs. Arnold Putney, home economics; Ronald Wyman, art; John Brock, physical education, and Nelson Aldrich, mathematics.

1948

CLAREMONT

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bush of 26 Middle St. expect to leave LaGuardia Field at one o’clock today for Los Angeles, Calif., to attend the wedding of their son, Richard Bush, to Miss Patricia Curnyn on Monday. Mr. Bush will stay there a week, while Mrs. Bush will visit four weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Landry of Pine Street are vacationing two weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Kirby in Hickory, N.C.

Mrs. Florence Cutting has returned to her home in Haverhill after spending the winter with her sister, Mrs., Eugene Dubois of Shannon Street.

Garbage collections will be made twice weekly throughout the city beginning July 2, City Manager Philip I. White announced yesterday. During past summers, only certain sections of the city have had twice weekly service. At the same time, Mr. White warned against inclusion of bottles, cans or other refuse with garbage, and said that persons who violate this ruling will have to make private arrangements for disposal of their garbage. The latter is sold as feed for pigs.

R. Theodore Linton, a veteran of more than 10 years in the radio industry, has been named as manager of WTSV, the new standard broadcast station now under construction in Claremont, it was announced today by William F. Rust Jr., general manager of the Granite State Broadcasting Company, owners of the new radio outlet. Mr. Linton has been associated with Radio Station WKNE ion Keene for several years in a sales and announcer capacity.

NEWPORT

Advertisement—Playing at the Coniston Theater: Angels’ Alley featuring Leo Gorcey and the Bowery Boys and Riders of the Lone Star; matinee, 2 p.m., evening shows at 6 and 8:30 p.m.

Alfred T. Pierce, chairman of the Sullivan County Commissioners, has announced that he and the other two members of the commission will defend the present county form of government in New Hampshire at open hearings on the subject, which will be held during the constitutional convention in Concord. He will be joined by commissioners Harold G. Fairbanks of Newport and Fred Perry of Charlestown.

With former Newport Selectman Maurice J. Downing acting in the capacity of chairman, the Western New Hampshire Better Roads Committee met at the Newport House Monday night. Following a dinner at which hotel proprietor Peter Latchis was host, the committee swung into action, enlisting the support of the newspapers circulated in the three counties involved and formulated plans to descent upon the Governor and Council, with the support of the publishers, to press home their demand of a fair share of the state’s highway expenditures. Present at the meeting were Claremont City Manager Philip White, Selectman Wilfred Dent, Croydon; Mayor Frederick D. Mitchell, Keene; Selectman Joseph Perley, Lebanon; Publishers William Loeb of the Morning Union; John Clark. Claremont Eagle; William R. Smith. Argus-Champion; editor Kenneth Whipple, Claremont Eagle; Managing Editor Hugh R. O’Neil and Western Bureau Manager George D. Graves of the Morning Union and City Editor Jack Teehan of the Keene Sentinel.

SUNAPEE

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Loverin and sons, Donald and David, have been spending several days with relatives in White Plains, N.Y.

Mr. and Mrs. Cleon C. Dodge have purchased the Richard Nickerson house on High Street but do not expect to occupy it until Aug. 1.

UNITY CENTER

Pfc. Rush is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gilman, while on leave from Camp Monmouth, N.J.

CROYDON

Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Ross and sons of Newport were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ara J. Ross recently to help Mr. Ross celebrate his birthday.

NORTH CHARLESTOWN

Farwell School closed for the summer vacation on June 16. A program honoring the eighth grade graduates was held in Union Hall. Those not absent or tardy for the year were Harvey Hill, Gaylie May Stoughton, Ronald Spaulding and Norman Bonvouloir, Grade 7; Francis Russell, Shirley Thomas, Doris Potter and Patricia Blaine, Grade 6; Ann Weeks and Ernest Whitney, Grade 5; Larry Hill, Grade 4, and Marjorie Ann Merrill, Grade 1.

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