Runnings Opening April 7


Putting the finishing touches on the trim before Runnings’ soft opening next week.

Runnings a family owned general merchandise retailer is having its soft opening of its Claremont on Tuesday, April 7. The company has hired about 80 employees for their first Runnings’ store in NH.
Runnings purchased the vacated Lowe’s store in Claremont on Washington Street and they have been working on renovations since late last year. The retailer offers sporting goods, clothing, footwear, pet supplies, house wares, tools, farm supplies, lawn & garden supplies, toys, and outdoor equipment.

The store will hold a grand opening event May 13-17, which will include $50,000 in giveaways, an in-store appearance by Andre Tippett, Former New England Patriot and Pro Football Hall of Famer, a petting zoo and more. Store hours will be 7:30am-9pm Monday-Friday, 7:30am-7pm on Saturdays and 9am-6pm on Sundays.



Head of NHHS Takes Job at Cheshire Medical Center
Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene announced on Thursday the appointment of José Montero, MD, MHCDS, to the position of Vice President, Population Health and Health System Integration. Dr. Montero will plan and direct Population Health strategies by integrating clinical initiatives with community programs in support of making the Monadnock Region the healthiest community in the nation.
In addition, Dr. Montero will serve as the principal liaison for the medical center to Dartmouth-Hitchcock for matters relating to Population Health. Dr. Montero will begin his position in May 2015.
Dr. Montero currently serves as the Public Health Director at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, where he has been responsible for strategy, policy setting, program development and financial planning since 2008.

Fire in Orford
A Quinttown Road home in Orford NH received substantial damage from a fire on Thursday afternoon. Fire officials say the fire started just before 12:30 pm and then called a 2-Alarm Fire for lack of manpower due to the time day. Fire Departments from Fairlee, Lyme, Piermont, Bradford VT, Thetford, Haverhill Center, and Newbury VT worked quickly and had the fire out quickly. No cause was give for the fire.

Water Boil Order for Cavendish VT
Cavendish VT is under a boil water order. The town went to using a secondary after it was discovered they had leak in their main well’s distribution system. Town Officials say the secondary well is in the application process of getting a permit but is not yet issued. State law requires that a boil water order be in place for all non permitted wells.
Residents are asked to use water conservatively until repairs on the main well are completed and the tanks are fully replenished. Normal household water use for washing and cleaning are not restricted, but use good common-sense, and avoid wasting water. Residents are requested not to wash vehicles or use water for other non-essential uses.
For more information, please contact Richard Svec, Town Manager at 226-7291 or Randy Shimp, Chief Water System Operator at 226-7743