NEWPORT — The following property transfers were recorded at the office of the Sullivan County Register of Deeds during the week ending July 20:



Andrew Rushia, Claremont, and Karen Rissala, Newport, were among the area students named on the Dean List at New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, for the spring semester.

Airman First Class Jeffrey N. Stowell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Stowell, 14 Oak St., Claremont, has arrived for duty at Hickam AFB, Hawaii. Stowell, an aircraft maintenance specialist with a unit of the Air Force Systems Command, is a 1975 graduate of Stevens High School.

Photo Caption—Jim Rice and Carl Yastzemski hit home runs for the Boston Red Sox last night, but they weren’t any happier than Claremont’s Dave Guenett, second from left, who slammed a three-run homer for the Indians in a Junior League tilt at Monadnock Park. The Indians and Cubs played for more than two hours, finally stopping on account of darkness with the score tied at 12-12.

It looks like city water users can expect a good-sized increase in their water bills next time around. The city council Wednesday night voted 5-4 to give second passage to the controversial water rate ordinance. The rate ordinance is expected to raise the average home water bill by 200 to 250 percent. The money is needed to pay for the construction of a $5.6 million federally mandated water treatment system and associated water system improvements.

Claremont residents named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire included Michael Believeau, Albert Brooks and Constance Soboll, highest honors; Rebecca Lorandeau and Rebecca McDonough, high honors, and Darlene Clay, Joanne Estabrook, Steven Gentes, Michael Kane, Stephen Lauziere, Richard Lear, David Messier, Christopher Mulcahy, Shelley Beth Praded, Jackie Rachwal, Suzanne Theroux, Herbert Lieda and Janet Zullo, honors.


The Newport Board of Selectmen rejected two bids received for the purchase of the Reed House, a historic building adjacent to police headquarters. Sealed bids were received from Attorney Michael Feeney for $6,128 and the law firm of Elliott and Jasper for $2,111. Selectman Arnold Campbell made a motion that the bids be rejected, saying they would not even cover the cost of the land. He added the property should be saved for future expansion of police headquarters.

The slanting and old wobbly footbridge behind the former Public Service Company garage on West Street has been closed because it is a safety hazard, according to Newport Town Manager James E. Hannigan. He said it may be removed altogether but he wants to hear how the public feels about it. Mr. Hannigan said a few persons, mostly children, use the bridge, and it is a dangerous play area.

A half-million dollar state and Federal project to rebuild the Elm Street bridge in Newport will be delayed for several years, raising the cost by thousands of dollars and creating the possibility that the project may be scrapped, according to Harland E. Roberts, assistant chief engineer for the New Hampshire Public Works and Highways Department. The bridge is heavily traveled; it is on the only direct route between Newport and Claremont. Even though the bridge is “very deficient,” Mr. Roberts said, it cannot be replace until the Federal and state historic preservation offices are satisfied that the project will not interfere with either the Jasinski building at the corner of Main and Elm streets or the Foresters of America building, which is halfway between the Jasinski building and the bridge.

Roland H. Taylor Jr., Newport, has been hired by Newport selectmen as town accounting supervisor and deputy tax collector. The Board created the new job after the auditing firm of Plodzik and Sanderson, Concord, warned that the town must hire an accountant if it wishes to avoid overspending its budget. The Auditors recommended a full-time accountant, but selectmen said the job of deputy tax collector and a town accountant are so closely related that they must be done together.


John McGrath, Sunapee, associate director of admissions at New Hampshire College, Manchester, has been nominated to the State Board of Education by Gov. Meldrim Thomson and the Executive Council. Prior to accepting his present assignment seven years ago, he was director of guidance at New London and Kearsarge Regional High Schools.

Photo Caption—Sunapee Boy Scout Troop; 40 participated in the Mantowa District camporee recently at Lewko’s Newport rifle range. Seated, left to right, John Wiggins, Eugene Beal, Jimmy Murray, Norman Dalton, Douglas Squires and Joel Merritz; standing, Norman Santti, Chris Butler, Assistant Scoutmaster George Power, Chris Noltie, Alan Murray and John Internicola.


The Fall Mountain School Board unanimously decided to offer the Fall Mountain Regional High School principal’s contract to a Sandwich, Mass., man, M. Glen Frank, assistant principal of the Sandwich High School since September of 1973, was one of two finalists interviewed Monday night. Frank was selected for the position from a total field of about 100 candidates. Board members and a special committee comprised of citizens as well as those in the education field, interviewed four candidates for the position this week.


Public opinion as well as personal philosophy were factors in Charlestown Police Chief Frederick Domini’s decision to resign as chief to run for the legislature. Domini checked with the attorney general’s office and looked over state statutes himself to see if any laws prevented him from running for political office. There was nothing on the books and the attorney general’s office said there was no conflict of interest but Domini said “a lot of townspeople wouldn’t like it. You can’t split yourself in two, you’d end up shirking parts of one job or the other.”



Peter P. Nolin, aviation boatswain mate third class U.S. Navy, was advanced to his present rate May16 while serving aboard the anti-submarine aircraft carrier USS Lake Champlain, an Atlantic Fleet unit homeported at Quonset Point, R.I.

Claremont’s five-digit ZIP Code is 03743, Acting Postmaster Alton G. Desnoyer announced today. “Everyone in Claremont will use this ZIP Code on their correspondence to speed mail deliveries and reduce the change of mis-sent mail,” Desnoyer said.

Termination of a five-year lease at the city-owned Claremont Airport was requested today by Carson Airlines Inc. of Boston. City Manager George Benway said the termination request was made at his suggestion. “The airport was sometimes left unattended, contrary to the terms of the lease,” he said. “With the lease broken we will be in a position to negotiate with someone else.

Eighty-six Claremont Junior High School students were named to the school honor roll for the final term. High Honor roll members from the seventh grade include Alexis Adamovich, Kathleen Barton, Marilyn Blight, Sheila Brannon, Janice Bressell, Karen Crossman, Carla Duffett, Mary Forest, Sue Franklin, Janet Hill, Paula Juda, Linda Kamel, Brian Kennell, Kathleen Kuk, Richard LaClair, Christina Mrugala, Patricia Parkinson, Ila Peterson, Richard Sklar, Diane Stearns, Cynthia Swain, Andrea Wadleigh, Roberta Wernick and Gail Wilson; eighth graders are Janet Aaron, Clifford Borofsky, Kenneth Bruno, Susanne Carr, Frank Casella, Susan Cleary, Nona Fortin, Step[hen Fredrick, Shirley Hackett, Susan Hackett, Ellen Luce, Diane Martineau, Sandra Marvin, Karen Moroz, Cynthia Pederson, Stephen Stanley, Jane Wells and Margaret Wilmot.


Marine Pvt. Douglas B. Sanborn, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Sanborn of 15 Walnut St., Newport, completed recruit training June 11 at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carlson, owners of WCNL radio, for several days this week were Mr. Carlson’s sister, Mrs. Kenneth Moorehead and her husband and their three daughters who are spending the summer in the United States before returning to the Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan, where they have been for the past three years.

Fred Perra, police commissioner in the Panama Canal Zone, is spending the summer with relatives in Newport and in Maine. While here, he will reside with his father, F.E. Perra, 220 South Main St.

Donna DeMayo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald DeMayo, Green Road, spent the weekend in Barre, Vt., with friends.

Frederick J. Morgan Jr., history and civics teacher at Newport Junior High School, has been appointed to the Peace Corps. He will begin training at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. After 10 weeks he will go to Puerto Rico for another four weeks training and following a 10-day furlough in early October will go to Ecuador to work in the Ecuador Community Development Program.

Robert Coggeshall, son of Mrs. Katharine Coggeshall, 17 Pinnacle Road, has been accepted for fall enrollment at Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, Ohio. He is tentatively planning to major in economics.

Arthur Mills was elected president of the Newport Babe Ruth League at an organizational meeting Tuesday night in the Newport Fire Station. Directors are Lawrence Sargeant, Harry Spanos, Paul Benner, Charles Anderson, Frank Sanborn, Lawrence Eaton, Malcolm Rowell, James Lewis, Edward Wiggins, Frank Winter, Richard Benson, Arnold Blomquist, Henry Whittaker and Archie Mountain.


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hill and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Ramspott attended the Grafton-Sullivan County Forest Fire Wardens Association meeting in Lebanon Wednesday night.

Bruce Cronin arrived home recently to spend two weeks with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Cronin. He teaches in Michigan.


The United Church is having Vacation Bible School the third week in July, concluding with a picnic. Transportation will be furnished by Mrs. Virginia Hood, Mrs. Bernice Johnson, Mrs. Kitty Ann Smith, Mrs. Clara Weld, C.W. Crane, and Alvan Barrus.


Guests of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Netersole for the week are Mr. and Mrs. John Wenman and Mr. Thomas H Young of Brooklyn, N.Y.


Mrs. Harold Newman of Georgia is visiting her son, John Newman and family.



Miss Martha Mitchell and her guest, Robert Becker, of Hartford, Conn., spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mfrs. Charles Mitchell of 39 Tremont St.

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Two hundred Claremont children use the Goodwin Community Center daily, Director Anthony Zotto told the Rotary Club yesterday at its weekly luncheon at the Colonial Hotel. Describing the group activities at the Center, Mr. Zotto urged the necessity for a swimming pool and gymnasium

Fred C. Stearns Jr., 30, has been named commercial manager of Claremont’s new standard broadcast station, WTSV. Mr. Stearns assumed his new position after two years at radio station WKNE in Keene. As commercial manager of WTSV, Mr. Stearns will give advertising counsel to merchants in the Twin State Valley and will be in charge of the sales and d\sales promotion departments.

Bernard H. Barton, Robert G. Lefevre and Alvin T. Scher were promoted from private to private first class at the regular drill of the 141st Engineer Combat Company, New Hampshire National Guard last night. Edward Balch of Mulberry Street enlisted in the unit. The total company payroll distributed last night was $1,650, according to Lt. George L. Dennis, commanding officer.

Conversion of a basement room at Way School for use as an extra second grade classroom will be accomplished this summer, the Claremont School Board voted last night. Other school building repairs approved by the board include a new roof at West Terrace School, new lighting fixtures for the high school, new toilets and a stoker for North Street School and a new section of steel fence for West Claremont School.


A committee appointed to investigate the water situation in Newport met Friday night with Town Manager Leon E. Fitts, Appointed chairman was Kenneth E. Shaw, with Morris Silsby, Harold Shepard, Ralph Peabody and Edward Karr also serving on the committee. “The meeting was only a beginning in developing a good water system for the town,” Mr. Fitts said.

Volunteer crews under the direction of Jesse Rowell set up two bleachers at the Community Playground recently. One half of the town’s purchase of four bleachers were installed, the other two to be set up prior to football season next fall.

Miss Connie Lewko was hostess to 12 girls on the occasion of her seventh birthday yesterday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander P. Lewko, on Bradford Road. Ice cream and cake were served and games were played. Attending the party were the Misses Sally Lehr, Martha Kivisto, Grace Cain, Martha Cain, Christine Watling, Sarah Watling, Brenda Mankinen, Laura Reed, Phyllis Conroy, Patty Kiniry, Sonja Siren, and Jean Laber.


Ray Dodge and Cecil Dodge are carpentering at Interlaken Camp at Coniston Lake.

Mr. Grady of Manchester has been a guest of his daughter, Mrs. Edward McCullough and family.


A meeting of the Unity Citizens Council Board of Directors was held at the home of Kenneth Smith last Thursday evening. Henry Hawkins Jr. of Claremont has been appointed treasurer of the Unity Citizens Council.


Mrs. Grace Muzzey has returned home after spending a few days with relatives in Claremont.


Several new craft either have made or shortly will make their debut on the lake this summer. Among them is a 17-foot Chris Craft purchased by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. A new 23-foot Higgins utility runabout has been purchased by Frank S. Morse for his boat tour business. The runabout will seat 13 and will be in the water shortly. Mayor Charles F. Keeley of Claremont will be cruising the lake in a new Ventnor 17-foot utility craft.


Mrs. Forrest K. Emerson has been appointed representative for this district of the Hanover Hospital Canning Project. The empty cans are at the Baptist parsonage for those who will call for them to use during the summer.

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