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Happening Saturday: Rural Pride in Claremont (rain date Sunday)

Sage Hutchinson, center, prepares rainbow ribbon pins to give to participants at Rural Pride 2018 while Ariana Menard, left, cuts rainbow ribbons. Both are members of the Gay Straight Transgender Alliance (GSTA) at Stevens High School in Claremont. (Courtesy of TLC Family Resource Center)

“Ever since I was young, this has been a very straight town,” Skylar Ford, 15, said. “Kids and anyone who needs support will know that there is support.”

From noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Claremont’s first-ever Rural Pride 2018 event will take place at the Visitor’s Center Green, 14 North St. The rain date is Sunday. Click here to read more in today’s Out & About column.

Read the school board letter asking the Claremont-area superintendent to resign, and his response

Middleton McGoodwin, superintendent of SAU 6, is seen on March 24, 2014. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

The SAU 6 School Board has voted to terminate the contract of Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin effective June 30, if McGoodwin does not resign before the middle of next month, according to a copy of a letter from the board obtained by the Valley News. Read the full story here.

Ex-Claremont officer faces criminal charges

Ian Kibbe, a former Claremont police officer, faces criminal charges following an investigation into falsified reports, according to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office. Read more here

The investigation into Kibbe and another former Claremont officer, Mark Burch, was initiated in March.

Separately, Jim Kenyon reported on Sunday that an incident where Kibbe shot and killed a Claremont man in 2016 is getting a second look:

After a 3½-week investigation (in 2016), then-New Hampshire Attorney General Joe Foster announced that Kibbe’s use of deadly force was “legally justified.”


But 19 months after the shooting, Foster’s successor, Gordon MacDonald, has ordered a review of the case.