RCMP monitor Clarenville High last Wednesday after weekend incident
A snapshot of Clarenville business history
There was a police presence at Clarenville High last week, on Wednesday, May 17, after an incident over the weekend.
According to a letter sent by the administration to parents and guardians of students on Tuesday, there was an instance of vandalism.
The letter said there was also “an ambiguous message about an incident on May 17.”
School administration says it contacted the RCMP, who is investigating the incident.
As part of the investigation, police attended at CHS last Wednesday morning.
RCMP Cpl. Trevor O’Keefe told The Packet the presence of the officers was precautionary.
“We don’t believe there’s any danger to the school, but just as a precaution, our members are going to be attending the school (on Wednesday),” said Cpl. O’Keefe.
The administration thanked the RCMP for their co-operation, and says if anyone has information on the matter contact the police or the school administration.
CLARENVILLE, N.L. — While combing through some of her old photos, Margaret Randell of Clarenville came across some pieces of business history for the local area.
One of the photos featured three businessmen who have just completed a business transaction in, what she figures, is the 1970s.
Her husband, Maurice Randell and his business partner Fred Bittner, owners of Hub Electrical, purchased Martin’s Ltd. from owner Lloyd Martin.
Maurice’s love was music and the business sold musical instruments, while Bittner was more involved in electronic repairs, like televisions. Martin also like the music aspect of the business, says Margaret. “They bought out Martin’s.” said Margaret. Maurice passed away in August last year. Margaret says she’s heard many people tell her Maurice sold them their first guitar.
Eventually, in 1981, Maurice and Margaret formed their own business — M&M Randell Ltd. He bought RadioShack as a business.
Another photo discovered by Margaret was of the old Hub Electrical building near Legion Hill. The site was the home for Hub beginning in the late 60s.
They moved to Martin’s location at the mall following the business acquisition, says Margaret.
“I wanted someone to see it,” explained Margaret. “That’s history.”
From left, Clarenville businessmen Lloyd Martin, Fred Bittner and Maurice Randell.
The old Hub Electrical building in Clarenville.