Area residents have been tricked into replacing their lousy landfills with a lousy incinerator, Dr. Paul Connett told an audience of about 100 people at a public forum Thursday night. Connett, a chemistry professor at St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y., attacked New Hampshire/Vermont solid waste project officials for practically dismissing the problem of dioxin emissions when they planned for the $16 million refuse-to-energy facility now being constructed on Grissom Lane. Connett said landfills and incinerators are equally bad when they are not preceded by a thorough separation of garbage. According to Connett, the only permanent solution to the area’s solid waste problem must involve citizens who are willing to separate their trash, dividing the materials that can be recycled from the materials that can be burned and the materials that must be disposed of otherwise. “I’d rather work on permanent solutions,” said Connett, “not a solution that gives us 20 years of grace and a lot of air pollution and worries as well.”
As of Wednesday, locomotives from the Claremont & Concord Railroad will be able to move faster and carry more cars, the general manager of the company said. Wednesday is the scheduled completion date for the $240,000 railway improvement project on the local railroad, which owns 11 miles of track in the city and brings freight to more than a half a dozen Claremont businesses.
More than $50,000 has been donated by local businesses and service clubs in the County Coach fundraising campaign, Charles Puksa, campaign chairman, said this morning The amount raised since last month is more than one third of the $150,000 goal set by the directors of the transportation service, which is the oldest rural system of its kind in the state.
Photo Caption—Newport Football Team, Todd Doiron, Mitch Maya, Chris Gentes, Benji Kiniry, Jason Zullo, Greg Gardner, P.J. Dewey, Chris Pavlik, Todd Colby, Rich Anderson, Tom Radford, Dave Langlois, Donald Smith, Tim Tremblay Andy Pysz, Mike Robinson, Glenn Halleck, Chris Hastings, Scott Swain, Rick Johnson, Corey Patten, John Ghendi, Tom Clough, Nathan Richer, Kevin Lucas, Jim Anderson, Phil Berg, Neil Mathis, Peter Prince, Paul Mountain, Dave Downing, Jim Wilson, Brian Currier, Mark Leavitt, Bob Griffin, Craig Caron, Rob Helmstater, Rick Dion, Brenden O’Sullivan, PJ Lovely, and Jeff Hastings.
The Little Red School House, Route 10, Newport, lived again on the afternoon of Aug. 22 as it rang with the voices of children and conversation and laughter of parents and guests. It as the occasion of the 150th anniversary open house, celebrating the year of its building, presented by Reprisal Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, which owns and maintains this example of early Americana. Jean Galloway head librarian at the Richards Free Library since 1971 and New Hampshire’s “Librarian of the Year” for 1981, announced last week that she will resign her Newport job as of Oct. 25. “I have been offered and have accepted a position as head of Adult Services at the Keene Public Library,” Mrs. Galloway wrote in her letter of resignation to the library trustees. “Without a doubt, this has been the most difficult decision of my career. However, I feel that I must accept this new opportunity and career challenge.
The Grantham Village School will open on Sept. 3. The staff for the 1985-86 school year will be Patricia Slosar, head teacher and Grades 5 and 6; Janet Cameron, Grades 3 and 4; and Susan Jaggard, New London, Grades1 and 2. Ellen Langsner, West Lebanon, is the new Special Education and Chapter 1 teacher, and Patti Lobacz, Lebanon, will teach art. Theresa Field is the school secretary and food service manager; Marcia Smith is the school nurse; Louise Mooney is the school librarian, and Donald J. Barton is the school custodian. James Bagley, Lebanon, is the new school bus driver.
A new sign made by Roscoe Scranton with lettering made by Chet Ellison has been placed on the firehouse. Those who hung the sign were William Dexter, Ralph Galpin, John Scranton and Fred Smith. The Grange Hall has also been painted by Dexter, Scranton, and Mrs. Gary Janicke and sons, Joshua and Garrett.
A group of Quakers are reproofing their 165-year old meeting house in Quaker City this week. The reproofing job is the culmination of the meeting house renovation project, which began about five years ago, according to Jennifer Wright. Since the new roof must be put up “in one fell swoop,” the group has sought volunteers to help with the carpentry and other work.
Renae Maccioli, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Maccioli, Claremont, was crowned “Miss Cornish Fair” during the annual pageant Friday evening. Cynthia Smith, Claremont, was voted second runnerup and the “Miss Congeniality” award went to Rachel Kemp, Newport.
The Community Development staff stressed continued optimism of city merchant cooperation in the downtown revitalization program at the Claremont Chamber of Commerce breakfast this morning hours after Interim City Manager Donald R. Price resigned. Kenneth Lurvey. Director of Community Development, and Tony Ricci, city planner, told the 70 merchants and civic-minded Claremonters that the Tremont Square project is moving ahead with lines of communication for storefront improvements developing. The morning agenda included a film on downtown revitalization successes, slide show illustrating the exterior strengths and weaknesses of Claremont’s downtown and a plea to support the Historic Ordinance, designed to ensure the city’s “historic district” is preserved consistently.
There is a new eye doctor in the city and his name is John K. Herpel. Dr. Herpel has set up practice in the office of Dr. Hanford L. Auten, the only other eye doctor, or ophthalmologist, in the city. Dr. Herpel, who is 33, said he came to Claremont from Detroit with his wife, Stella Jones, who is 27, because they both wanted to live in New England. Dr. Herpel, who just finished his residency said he sent letters to 250 ophthalmologists in New England and received seven or eight invitations to practice, and found Claremont the nicest city among the choices.
Roland V. Stoodley Jr., Director of the New Hampshire Vocational-Technical College, has announced the promotion of Eileen Erosonak to the position of accountant for the college. The new position was recently established. Eroszonak has been employed at the college for the past nine years as an accounting technician.
Although the Newport Police Benevolent Association has yet to be officially recognized as a bargaining agent, Town Manager William K. Dugan has suggested negotiations with police officers and dispatchers begin and expressed hope those sessions could be open to the public. Police Cpl. Thomas Cummings, who organized the movement to request a department agent to negotiate for increased pay and better benefits responded Wednesday that he will hold a meeting with the department employees to get their opinion on both of Dugan’s requests.
Using an incorrect zoning map for a variance or building permit decision can be both an embarrassment and a liability of the applicant contests the outcome. But Town Manager William K. Dugan has just discovered the town has been using invalid zoning maps since he took over the post seven months ago. Dugan acknowledged that even though the town knows all correct zoning boundaries, it doesn’t have a bonafide map depicting them.
Approval of a budget for the $200,000 grant to establish a regional Emergency Medical System provided by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare was a major topic at the EMS Region 1 Planning Council meeting Tuesday night. Ambulance, hospital and rescue squad officials from Sullivan and Western Merrimack counties gathered at Newport Savings Bank to develop the first year budget for the expected our-year plan.
Gas and oil allocations to the Town of Newport and its school department have been cut 20 percent by the U.S. Department of Energy, according to Town Manager William K. Dugan and Philip A. Corbett, president-treasurer of Corbett Oil Co. Mr. Dugan, who said of the situation, “We are in a jam, particularly this winter,” said he plans to write the Department of Energy to see if there is some way to broaden the allocation.
Ann McIntire and friend, Michael Daigan, San Francisco, Calif., have been guests of Miss McIntire’s brother and his family, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon McIntire, and children of Grantham Road.
Mrs. Merton Pillsbury Sr., Pillsbury Road, who has been visiting her son and his family, Mr. and Mrs. James Pillsbury, Vancouver, Wash., is now in Tomaning, Guam, visiting another son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. John Pillsbury. She was accompanied on the Guam flight by her son, James.
Mona Truell was elected president of the Good Neighbor Club at their Sept. 6 meeting at the town hall. Other officers are Jean Dodge, vice president; Donna Leslie, secretary; Jan Cummings, treasurer, and Gloria McDonough, auditor.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Nelson, Brook Road, were guests of their daughter and her husband, Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Cashman, Windsor Locks, Conn., last weekend.
Jean Putonen, Sunapee tax collector and town clerk, was elected president of the New Hampshire Tax Collectors’ Association at the annual meeting in Hampton recently. She has been a member of the association since she was elected Sunapee tax collector in March, 1969.
Claremont Assembly 8, Order of the Rainbow for Girls, installed new officers recently at the Masonic Temple. They were Patricia Moody. worthy advisor; Jacquelyn Field, worthy associate advisor; Pamela Moore, charity; Sandra Roy, hope; Linda Michalenoick, faith; Marilyn Short, chaplain; Jean LaPorte, drill leader; Susan Lovejoy, love; Janet Gierlatowicz, religion; Pamela White, nature and Cynthia Sawyer, immortality.
Curran Industries Inc., formerly of Wayland, Mass., is leaving Claremont. This was confirmed by a spokesman for the Industrial Division of the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development who said an official for Curran had informed the state his firm had been sold to New York State interests and that it would leave Claremont. Once again, this places the building, formerly owned by Claremont Industrial Parks Inc., now owned by the state, on the market.
Staff Sgt. Albert R. Rodick Jr., son of Mrs. Addie M. Bell of 1 Edwin Ave., is currently on duty with a U.S. Air Force advisory unit assisting native troops in Saigon, Vietnam. An administrative specialist, he was assigned to Saigon from Eglin AFB, Fla.
The gilding of the venerable eagle, which looms over the main entrance of Claremont City Hall this week signaled near completion of a massive renovation project. “At least it was complete ‘till the other night,” City Manager George Benway said yesterday. “Then the council voted me $1,500 additional funds for two front offices. Now I can’t call it complete yet.”
Mr. and Mrs. John Cummings, Laurel Street, recently spent a vacation in Montreal and Quebec, Canada.
Miss Christine Waltz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Waltz, Maple Street, and two friends who also attend the University of New Hampshire, Durham, toured in the west this summer. They were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Karr, Mr. and Mrs. Reino Latva and their son James, in Orange, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Latva and their children, Santa Ana. Calif., all former residents of Newport.
Newport schools opened with an all-time high enrollment of 1,434 students in the four buildings. An enrollment record was also set in Supervisory Union 43, which includes Newport, New London, Sunapee, Springfield, and Croydon. Newport accounted for the largest portion of the increment in the union. Towle High School, which houses Grades 10, 11 and 12, showed the sharpest increase, 303 as compared with 265 in September of 1963.A large incoming 10th grade accounts for the increment of 38, according to Supt. of Schools Gordon B. Flint.
Two Newport Jims will battle it out for a seat in the New Hampshire State Senate from the Eighth Senatorial District. There was never any question about Jim Lewis. He had no opposition for the Democratic nomination, receiving 727 votes in Tuesday’s primary. Jim Saggiotes, running for the Republican nomination, defeated Marion Phillips of Claremont, 1,318 to 886.
A/M Richard Buckley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Buckley, started studies on Sept. 8 as a program specialist at the IBM Technical Training Center at Shepard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas.
Toni Russell who has spent the summer in the Fleming apartment and worked at the Gray House has returned to her home in West Hartford, Conn.
Memorial School opened yesterday with Mrs. Marilyn Heath teaching Grades 4, 5 and 6, and Mrs. Yvonne Kezar, teaching Grades 1, 2 and 3. Mrs. Irene Traynor, Sutton, is the school nurse. The buses are driven by Elmer Butcher and Hollis Heath.
The weekend began in Sunapee with a loud report like a gun shot, and then the electric power failed. The report, heard by many residents of Sunapee Lower Village, coincided with one clang on the church bell fire alarm and the power went off. A blue heron had flown into the 33,000 volt line feeding Sunapee Village, Harbor, west side of Lake Sunapee, Mount Sunapee and Newbury. Public Service Company of New Hampshire officials estimated that the bird’s wing spread was at least seven feet. It touched two wires that are six feet apart. Some 750 customers were without power. The bird was found in the Sugar River at the Lower Village.
Schools in Supervisory Union 5 including Unity and Goshen-Lempster Cooperative School, will open Sept.9. Enrollment in the Goshen-Lempster School is expected to produce “overcrowded conditions,” according to Noyes Stickney, Superintendent. Unity enrollment will be down. Mr. Stickney said yesterday that a total of 95 pupils are expected in the cooperative school with about 31 or 32 in each room. The school includes eight grades.
Mrs. Glenn Hudson, Miss Bernice Howe, Miss Myrtle Howe and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Reney attended the recent meeting of the Newport-Lake Sunapee Regional Republican Women’s Club at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Weber, Croydon
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick F. Ladden of 136 Main St., are spending their weekend with her daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Rock of South Ryegate, Vt.
Mrs. John A. Durward, of 260 Mulberry St., yesterday found jam making a more dangerous job than she had anticipated. Paraffin, which was being melted on the stove for use in sealing the jam jars, boiled over and caught fire, she said. Firefighters who responded to a still alarm shortly after 8 a.m., said the blaze was extinguished before extensive damage occurred.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Stinson of Elm Street Extension have returned from a month’s long trip to Sheffield, England, where they visited relatives.
Victor A. Rouillard of 13 Maple St., Claremont, today was declared winner of an honorable mention award in the junior of the Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild model car competition in New Hampshire. Rouillard received a model builders’ tool kit.
Members of the Claremont Dramatic Club, which has been inactive since the war, will meet at the Goodwin Community Center this evening to discuss the possibility of reviving the organization.
Theodore J. Rouillard, managing editor of the Daily Eagle, is on vacation for two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Worden were in Durham Saturday evening where they attended the Summer Youth Music School’s final concert and Aubrey returned home with them. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hutchinson from Newport.
Mrs. Sidney Badmington defeated Peg Sullivan at the Golf Club this week, 8 and 7, to win the ladies golf championship finals. The contest, originally scheduled three weeks ago, makes Mrs. Badmington the third member of her family to hold championships at the club. Her mother, Mrs. D. Sidney Rollins, won the first women’s championship held here, and her father was twice winner of the men’s championship.
The new Latchis Theater in the Newport House will open for the public Saturday afternoon. The first New Hampshire showing of a new Bud Abbott and Lou Costello comedy, “Abbot and Costello Meet the Killer,” will be presented Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Regular prices will prevail for the opening, 30 cents for adults and 12 cents for children at the matinee and 50 cents for adults and 20 cents for children at the evening performance.
Two Praying Mantis were found last week and brought into the Argus office. Ersley Blanchard found the first, and Robert Osgood found the second. The Mantis is an insect averaging three inches in length and gains its name from the position it holds while waiting to catch other insects. It sits upright with two foreclaws held up above its hear in a praying position. It is rarely found in New England, giving rise to the speculation that those recently discovered hitchhiked their way up in an automobile, truck or come other vehicle.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Silk and two children, Nancy and James of Madison, Conn., called on friends in town recently. Mrs. Silk, the former Miss Edna Magnuson, was a commercial teacher in the Sunapee school about 20 years ago.
Don’t forget to come to the Harbor next Sunday afternoon at 3 to witness the stunts of the water skiers. It will be worth seeing.
Folks from near and far came to town to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Old Home Day. Around 200 were served at noon to a bountiful dinner. Kurn Hattin Band of Westminster, Vt., gave a wonderful hour of music during the afternoon.
Goshen may well be proud of its children as the Sunapee Mt. Juvenile Grange won first prize of $3 for its collective exhibit of handwork done by its members entered in the Sullivan Grange Fair. Harold Matheson, Overseer, won firsts in the wheelbarrow and sack races and participated in the Tug of War and was a member of the winning team.
William Hastings is working in Georges Mills.
Professor Irwin Ferry and sister, Miss Alice Ferry, have closed their summer home, Osgard, and returned to Flushing, Long Island.
Miss Ethel Kelley of Holyoke, Mass., is visiting her cousin, Mrs. Harold Fox, for two weeks.
The horse sheds at the Congregational Church have been shingled with fire resistant shingles.
The broom and bucket brigade, which finished cleaning the church on Tuesday, had dinner that day at the Inn.