Claremont-Newport To Review SRTC Programs
srvrtcnewportClaremont and Newport School Boards met on Thursday to discuss an upcoming review of programs offered by the Sugar River Technical Center (SRTC) at Newport and Claremont campuses.
SAU 6 Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin said Claremont and Newport School Districts along with the NH Board of Education want to see how the programs are preparing students for employment and education after graduation. McGoodwin says he doesn’t know what the outcome will be.
If there are proposed changes to programs at the technical centers for the 2016-2017 school year they will be discussed publicly.
Superintendent McGoodwin said anyone who has a question about the review could call or send an email to him to set up a sit-down appointment.

Newport Crew Works on Water Main Break After Dark
A water main break on Elm Street yesterday afternoon in Newport affected traffic more than the water supply. The break occurred across the street from Jiffy Mart and westbound traffic was down to one lane for over 7 hours, and only Jiffy Mart and Promex were without water. Newport Water and Sewer employees were still working in the 10-foot deep hole when night fell. Mike McGill utility tech explained the plan for filling in the hole. . McGill said during an average year Newport has about 5 or 6 water main breaks but they usually occur in the winter and not quite as deep. The pipe on Elm Street was especially deep since it descends to go beneath the river.

Benefactor’s Remains to Be Buried in Cornish
The Cornish Selectboard will pay honors today to a benefactor who bequeathed Cornish $80,000 in his will. James Clifford Kibbey died in Virginia on August 3, 2013. The WWII veteran’s ashes have been interned at the Boscawen Veterans’ Cemetery but today (Friday) the Selectboard members will go to Boscawen to bring Mr. Kibbey’s ashes to Cornish for burial Childs Cemetery. At the time of the bequest, the Selectboard did not know anything about Kibbey but have since learned he lived there prior to serving in WWII and graduated from Stevens High. They also located a cousin, Barbara Craig who lives in town who said Kibby’s wishes were to be driven around the Cornish Flat church, and then buried in a casket in a burial plot he bought in Childs Cemetery. The burial will be at 3:00 pm and all are welcome to attend. The board hopes to have photos and more information on Mr. Kibbey for their annual Town Meeting in March of 2016, when they vote on how to use the funds.