IN 2012 VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN was passing through Newport on a campaign swing when he stopped to chat with the Newport Tiger football team on the practice field at Newport High School. He’s also on a campaign visit to New Hampshire this week seeking support on the Democratic ticket for President at the New Hampshire Primary on Tuesday, Feb. 11.



Avoiding additional controversial eminent domain, proceedings, the city and Gerard and Pauline Rousseau reached a settlement on Main, Pearl and River street properties, paving the way for the River Street Housing Project. Claremont City Manager J. Edward Brookshire announced the settlement this morning in a press release, saying the city council had accepted the negotiated offer at its meeting Friday night. Director Kenneth Lurvey said the settlement represented 10 percent above the city’s original offer of $168,000. The city-property owner settlement then is aobut$184,000.

The city firefighter’s union has charged the proposed budget, excluding the position of fire prevention officers “false economy” and threatens public safety. City Manager J. Edward Brookshire, who proposed the city budget to the council last week, totaling $3.51 million, said the position will have a certain effect but “absolutely” not impact on the life safety aspects of the department.

Herbert Atherton, Harrisville, has accepted the position of interim pastor of the Osborn Memorial Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Leslie Avenue. He is treasurer of Mount Missionary Institute, Harrisville, and interim pastor of the West Lebanon and Drewsville Adventist churches.

Advertisement—Gerry’s IGA, Claremont: Swift Shortening, 42-ounce can, $1.59; All-Sweet Margarine, 49 cents a pound; Teddie Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter, 16-ounce Jar, 79 cents; 24 Tablet Bayer Aspirin, 69 cents a bottle.


Mrs. William Kennedy, who observed her 89th birthday Feb. 5 and Mrs. Paul Spanos, the former Patryc Wiggins, who observed her birthday Feb. 2, were dinner guests at a joint party Feb. 10 at the home of Mrs. Kennedy’s daughters and her family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wiggins, Guild. Other guests were Paul Spanos and daughter, Kristin; Lulu Wiggins, Leslie Wiggins and Peter Wiggins.

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Walker, Cheney Street, visited Mrs. Walker’s father, Fay Cowdrey and her brother, Jack Cowdrey Rutland, Vt., last weekend.

Seven persons have filed candidacy papers for two seats for three years on the Newport School Board and two have filed for the single unexpired term for two years of Richard W. Bates, who resigned. Candidates for the three-year term are Orren G. Barton, Roseland Road; Norris Learnard, Karlene Street; Avis L. Stacey, Pinnacle Road; Louis H. Thompson, an incumbent, Pollards Mills Road, and Mary Jane Wirth, Karlene Street. Candidates for the unexpired term of Mr. Bates are Celestine K. “Da” Wiggins, Guild, and Karen Dewey, Beech Street.

Fourteen pupils at Newport High School earned a high average of all A’s in the second marking period. They were Lauri DeMayo and Stanley Sokul, Grade 12; Margaret Morrow, Grade 11; Pat Gagnon, Terry Hayward, Tammy MacIntyre and Suzanne Stoddard, Grade 10; Michelle Ballou, Susan Budd, Sharon Colby, Sandy Demeis and Darrin Rodeschin, Grade 9; Natalie Hayward, Grade 8 and Virginia Dombroski, Grade 7.


Sunapee High School pupils Tony DiPadova, Robbie Flanders, Steve Cousens, Jon Hendrick, Wendy Britton, Sandy Krajcik, Lee Ann Bailey, Anne Collins, Liz Internicola, Scott Dickinson, Dorna Weyman, Mike Ansart, Adam Thomas and Peter Zornio will participate in the Kearsarge Program Politics Feb. 13 to Feb. 15, where they will be delegates for various states.


Guests of Mrs. Bernard Richardson, Washington Road, on Jan.27 were her daughter Mrs. Frank Holmes, and daughters, Heather and Hilary, Newport, and her son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Jon Richardson and their children, Scott and Evan Contoocook.


Randy Cotton will continue as president of the Lempster Historical Society for another year as a result of its election of officers on Jan. 16. Other officers for 1980 are Bruce Fairweather, vice president; Margi Bragg, secretary, and Emily Fairweather, treasurer.


Mrs. Richard (Cynthia) Perry Eastman, who has enrolled in the practical nursing course at the New Hampshire Vocational Technical College, Claremont, has been named to the honors list for the fall term at the college.

William Willis, who is stationed in Norfolk, Va., is spending a leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William R. Willis, North Main Street.



Victor Eno, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Eno, has sent word to his parents that he is enjoying the sunny weather in Riverside, Calif. He is not in the area that recently received great damage in the rainstorms.

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Elmer of Storrs, Con., spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harrel Elmer of 2 Bond St.

Miss Juliette Doucette of Summer Street is spending two weeks with relatives in Canada.

Eagle Publications Inc., has purchased the building block at the corner of Main and Franklin streets from Marie Martineau, Daily Eagle publisher Edward J. Bennett said today. Bennett did not disclose what he intended to do with the building. More than 50 years ago, the property was the site of the C.E. Sears Stable, owned by Claremont’s fire chief, Neal Sears, and housing the department’s horse cart at the time when the town’s horse-drawn apparatus was widely dispersed.


Ten candidates for the Newport Carnival Princess crown will appear on the Town Hall stage Feb.11 in the opening event of the 49th edition of America’s oldest winter carnival. Competing for the honor are Camala Avery, 7. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Avery Jr., Kelleyville; Lori Alto, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Alto, Guild; Robin Lyn Connor, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Armand Connor, RFD 2; Marie Cornwell, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Cornwell, 109 South Main St.; Robin Crandlemere, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Crandlemere; Caprice Gardner, 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Gardner, Sandy Lane; Joyce Durgin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Durgin, North Newport; Coleen Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Miller, RFD 2; Mary Louise Peabody, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Peabody, Guild, and Audrey Lea Rund, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Rund, 9 Park View.

Advertisement—Glazier’s Market: Porterhouse, Club, T-Bone Steak, 79 cents a pound; Lettuce, 3 hears for 39 cents; Extra Lean (Ground Beef) Hamburg, 39 cents a pound.

Deirdre Dane, a student at Goucher College, Baltimore, Md., was one of 300 students for the college who attended the inauguration of President Johnson and the inauguration parade in Washington, D.C. Jan 20. Miss Dane is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Dane, Summit Road.


Mrs. Fannie Kallie, Shrewsbury, Mass., visited with her aunt, Mrs. Armena Belgarde, Croydon Flat, Jan. 22.


Mr. and Mrs. Richard Day, Mr. and Mrs. James Curtis and Mrs. Roger Hadley attended the installation of the Order of Rainbow for Girls in Newport Sunday night. Judy Cheney was installed worthy advisor. They attended a buffet lunch at Woodcrest, West Springfield, afterward.


Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Broadhead placed second in he Cumberland Sports Car Club Rally Jan. 16 at 17. About 80 cars made the trip through Maine, Quebec, New Hampshire and Vermont in the allotted 24 hors, starting from and returning to Portland, Maine.


Shirlee Koemer has returned to her studies for practical nursing at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Hanover.



Two Valley hospitals were among the 3,284 in the United States and Canada approved by the American College of Surgeons at the end of 1949. They are the Claremont Hospital and the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Hanover.

Presentation of pins to members of Sullivan Lodge 12 with 55 years of membership and under highlighted a meeting of District 17, IOOF in Odd Fellows Hall here Saturday night. Upwards of 150 members of Sullivan Lodge of Claremont, Heidelberg Lodge 92 of New London, Sugar River Lodge 55 of Newport and Rock Ezel Lodge 79 of Sunapee took part.

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Therriault of Cambridge, Mass., are visiting her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Pederson of Sullivan Street. They are on their honeymoon and plan to tour the White Mountains and Northern Vermont.

Miss Rose Hebert of Keene has been the guest of Mrs. Rose Doucet of Central Street.

Mr. and Ms. Emmett Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thurston spent Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Roger Pratt and family in Newport.


Mrs. Bertha Phelps and Jim Waldron are reported to be on the sick list.

Mrs. Bertha Phelps will be 80 years young on Feb. 28 and it is hoped that her many friends and neighbors will join in giving a shower of birthday cards.

Donald Messer, manage of the A&P, was a business visitor in New York City the first part of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. Luman M. Grout, former superintendent and matron of the county home, were visitors in town and inspected the new Sullivan County Building Tuesday.

Richards School, Grade 3—John Hall, Dorothy Gokey and David Gokey have returned to school. They’ve been out with chicken pox. Billy LaCroix has recovered from the measles and is back in school. Laura Durgine has returned after an operation for appendicitis in the Claremont Hospital.

Eight students from Towle will journey to Durham Sunday to compete in the New Hampshire Speech Tournament. They are Sally Brill, William Latvala, Irene Gobin, Kenneth Roberts, Barry Dixon, Janet Cummings, Clesson Putnam and Edward Carley.

Miss Faith Sargent and Dick Waldo, students at Keene Teachers College, spent the weekend visiting at their respective homes.


Burton Leone of Sunapee was at Elbridge Miles last week.


Mr. Wayne O’Dell Sr. has completed his duties at the Community Store and is employed a the Dartmouth Woolen Mill in Claremont.

Mrs. Ray Bartlett of Newport and Mrs. Fred Blodgett of North Newport were recent callers of Mrs. Andrew Coutermarsh.


Katherine Wirkkala and Lawrence Drew deserve honorable mention for decided improvement in their work at East Lempster School.


Mr. and Mrs. John Holmes and family have returned to their home at North Grantham, following a brief stay in Lebanon.

Mr. Henry Sherman was given a surprise birthday party at Sugar Loaf Farm. There were a number of guests present and a most enjoyable evening was had by all.

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