Claremont centenarian embarks on another year of civic engagement

Marilee Scaff is 100 years old, a feat celebrated at a well-attended birthday party held this past Saturday at the Claremont United Church of Christ. After decades of civic activism, the centenarian has earned the right to put up her feet. Instead, she remains very much in touch with the world, attending city council meetings and working for causes she has long held dear.

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Vintage collection evokes holiday memories

There’s a saying. What’s old is new. In the case of Robin Young, it might be more accurate to say what’s old is as good as new. The Claremont resident has one of the most carefully preserved collections of vintage ornaments and holiday decorations around. She’s got a number of items that pre-date World War I. These include a celluloid Santa Claus from the early 1900s, with his sleigh.

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Council approves new police officer, increased speed limits

New speed limits, a request for an additional police officer and a positive update on the city’s economic sustainability report were on the agenda during a lean city council meeting on Tuesday, November 24. The two main administrative items before the council were a request from Claremont Police Chief Paul Cooper for an additional member of his force, and an update from the City Finance Director.

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Man with poor holiday memory ends up in jail

On Sunday, November 22 customers spending the night at the Claremont Lodge got a rude awakening in the middle of the night, when an unidentified man knocked on several doors of the motel.

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