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Lebanon warns taxpayers to budget for larger bills
05-28-2024 7:30 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — Spring property tax bills have just gone out, but city officials already are warning property owners to prepare for “an unprecedented increase” when the next bill arrives.The fall bill is when property owners will see the full effects of the...

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Affordable apartments slated for vacant city-owned land in Lebanon
05-20-2024 8:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — The city has finalized plans to sell a vacant downtown lot, which was once home to the city’s public works department, to private developers who intend to redevelop the property at 20 Spencer St., into affordable rental housing.The City...


Claremont mulls $19.6 million budget proposal
05-06-2024 7:30 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — City Manager Yoshi Manale is proposing a $19.6 million operating budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.The proposal represents an increase of $100,000 or about a half of one percent over the current year. Costs for road maintenance...


Claremont takes step toward charging Washington Street property owners for repaving
04-29-2024 7:00 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — The City Council has taken the first step toward placing a special assessment on Washington Street properties to pay for a majority of the estimated $1.2 million cost to repave the city’s main commercial strip.The council, at its meeting...


Claremont removes former police officer accused of threats from city committees
04-25-2024 3:08 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — In identical 5-3 votes Wednesday, the City Council removed Jonathan Stone from two committee appointments based on a recently released report alleging he threatened to murder and rape fellow officers and their family members while working...


Claremont residents call on City Council to remove ex-officer from appointed posts
04-12-2024 6:47 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — City councilors are saying little about a scathing statement read by a local business owner at this week’s City Council meeting demanding the council remove their former colleague, Jon Stone, from two appointed positions he holds with the...


In reversal, Claremont City Council sends charter amendment to ballot
04-11-2024 5:08 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — In a reversal of its decision last month, the City Council voted 8-0 to put a proposed amendment to the city charter on the November 2025 ballot.The amendment seeks to institute a citizen referendum process that would give residents the...


Claremont city councilor resigns
04-01-2024 4:02 PM

CLAREMONT — City Councilor Spencer Batchelder has resigned his position. Batchelder said in a text on Monday that graduate school and work do not allow him enough time to devote to city government. He also serves on the council’s Policy Committee and...


Defying state law, Claremont City Council refuses to send charter amendment to voters
03-28-2024 7:00 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — In defiance of state law, the City Council rejected a motion this week to put a citizen-proposed charter amendment before voters, despite the city clerk informing the council that the law requires it to do so.If approved by voters, the...


Divided Lebanon City Council takes first step toward passing Israel-Gaza cease fire resolution
02-24-2024 10:00 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — A divided City Council adopted a verbal resolution calling for a cease-fire in Gaza, a return of all hostages and for the allowance of humanitarian aid to the region. An advisory board has been tasked with crafting a written resolution for...


Claremont poised to reinstate development authority
02-15-2024 7:04 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — The Claremont Development Authority could be back in business in a couple of weeks, more than two months after its work was suspended by the City Council.On Wednesday, the council voted 9-0 to approve a revised ordinance that brings the...


Claremont officials say City Council vote on development agency won’t disrupt operations
12-26-2023 11:22 AM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — The Claremont Development Authority’s work will not be disrupted or delayed by the City Council’s recent vote to suspend the CDA earlier this month, CDA Vice Chairman Andy LaFreniere and Planning and Development Director Nancy Merrill said...


Lebanon City Council grants tax relief for former Kleen laundry property
12-16-2023 2:22 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — The City Council this week awarded 11 years of property tax abatement to a planned residential complex and a riverwalk at what is known as the Woolen Mill property off Mechanic Street. It is the longest duration of property tax relief the...


Lebanon City Council approves $115.6 million budget
12-14-2023 9:44 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — The city budget for next year includes funding for a new downtown fire station, a seasonal emergency shelter and additional staffing to better assist residents in need of support services. On Wednesday, the City Council voted unanimously to...


Claremont to switch to curbside trash pickup after bad behavior at transfer station
11-10-2023 9:24 AM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — The company operating the city’s solid waste transfer station told the City Council Wednesday that the behavior of some residents toward its employees has become so out of control that it plans to switch to curbside pickup of trash and...


Stone narrowly defeated in Claremont City Council election 
11-10-2023 3:35 AM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — The City Council is an ostensibly nonpartisan governmental body, but party politics played a large part in Tuesday election nonetheless, according to the candidates involved.Outgoing Councilor Jim Contois, who was celebrating the loss of...


Eight candidates face off for four at-large Claremont City Council seats
11-03-2023 10:02 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — Eight residents, including two incumbents, are running for four at-large seats in Tuesday’s City Council election, when all nine seats are on the ballot.Incumbent Nick Koloski is seeking his eighth two-year term, and incumbent William...


Race is on for Claremont City Council seats
11-01-2023 2:09 AM

BY PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — Assistant Mayor Deb Matteau and Ward III Councilor Jonathan Stone are being challenged by two political newcomers in the Nov. 7 City Council elections.Matteau, who has been on the council for four years, the last two as assistant mayor,...


Plans still in the works for Lebanon riverfront property
10-26-2023 8:07 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — City councilors said that more study of downtown parking and of community priorities is needed before exploring development opportunities for 2.9 acres of municipally owned property between the Mascoma River and City Hall. The City Council...


Lebanon considering city ownership of roads in River Park development
10-16-2023 8:13 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WEST LEBANON — A proposal to place River Park’s future road under city ownership is anticipated to open new funding sources and project opportunities, including the creation of a new mass transit hub in West Lebanon.On Wednesday the Lebanon City...


Claremont moves to expand city’s ability to charge special fees for infrastructure projects 
10-16-2023 9:21 AM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — The city manager and a majority of the council believe the city is within its legal authority to have some property owners pay a portion of road repairs through a special assessment.The council, at its meeting last Wednesday, approved a...

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