Charlestown

Doris J. (Dedrick) Edwards

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Niskayuna, N.H. — Doris J. (Dedrick) Edwards passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at her home in Niskayuna, N.Y. She was born on June 15, 1924, in Newark, N.J. She married Robert Edwards, her high school sweetheart, in 1945. Doris, known to everyone as Scotty, worked at the Curtis Wright propeller factory in Fairfield, N.J. during World War II. She liked to knit, read and play Mahjong. After Bob’s retirement, they travelled the country in an Airstream trailer and settled in Charlestown, N.H. During the winter months they travelled to Eufaula, Ala. where they played golf and socialized with a group of special “snow bird” friends from all over the …

Engagement: Delaney — Richardson

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Newport — Angela McGuire Landry, of Newport, has announced the engagement of her daughter, Jennifer Lynn Delaney, to Cory E. Richardson. The bride-to-be, also the daughter of Michael Delaney, of Charlestown, graduated from Newport Middle High School in 2009 and studied veterinary technology and phlebotomy at Vermont Technical College from 2010-13. She is …

New Owners Race to Put Speedway Back on Track

Friday, December 12, 2014

Claremont — Start your engines: The Twin State Speedway will boast a full slate of racing — and new ownership — when it opens next season. Early this week, Claremont Speedway LLC bought the landmark racetrack for $518,000 from Dennis Fleury, whose father opened it in the 1940s. The purchase includes 64 acres, …

RSG Lands $20 Million Park Service Contract

Saturday, November 29, 2014

White River Junction — RSG, the White River Junction consulting firm that specializes in transportation and environment management issues, has been hired by the National Park Service to help the federal agency analyze who is using the parks around the country and provide other research data. The five-year …

Bethel School Board Supports Merger

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Bethel — The Bethel School Board voted unanimously this week to support a consolidation plan that would dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and merge its member districts into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. If state officials approve the …

Sullivan County Commissioner Narrowly Leads

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Newport — Incumbent Democratic County Commissioner Jeff Barrette appears to have held off a challenge by Republican Don Clarke, winning by about 100 votes of the more than 14,000 cast in the county. Unofficially, Barrette received 7,236 votes to Clarke’s 7,140. “I am absolutely shocked,” Barrette said late …

Donald R. Hart

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Donald R. Hart, 62, passed away on Monday morning, Nov. 3, 2014, at his home in Charlestown. He was born Nov. 18, 1951 in Fall River, Mass., the son of Samuel and Celestia (Holmes) Hart. He attended schools in Fall River, graduating from B.M.C. Durfee …

Allan (Albie) Exley

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Allan (Albie) Exley, 69, of Charlestown, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, peacefully at his home surrounded by family. He was born in Oil City, Pa. on Dec. 14, 1944, the son of Paul and LuEmma Exley. Allan worked for Newport Plumbing and Heating …

Charlestown-Area House Incumbents Face Challengers

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Charlestown — The two lawmakers who represent the Charlestown area in the New Hampshire House are facing challenges next month. State Rep. Steve Smith, R-Charlestown, one of the few Sullivan County Republicans to survive the 2012 election that …

Liberty Utilities Customers’ Rate to Increase This Winter

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lebanon — The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission has approved Liberty Utilities’ request for a winter energy charge rate increase, which could see the typical residential customer’s electric bill soar by more than $50. The increase in the energy charge from 7.7 cents per kilowatt-hour to 15.4 cents …

Whelen Engineering President to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Charlestown — John Olson, president of Whelen Engineering, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Business and Industry Association next month for his commitment to building and strengthening manufacturing in the state and promoting career opportunities for …

Edward Butler Blanc, Jr.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Edward Butler Blanc, Jr., 72, of Stevens Street in Charlestown, died unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at a family cottage in Biddeford, Maine. He was born in Knoxville, Tenn., on March 15, 1942, the son of Edward Butler and Marjory Judith (Atkinson) Blanc. Ed …

Liberty Seeks to Double Rate

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lebanon — The roughly 21,000 customers in the Upper Valley who purchase electricity through Liberty Utilities could see a nearly 50 percent increase in their bill come November. The utility has asked state regulators for permission to double its energy charge per kilowatt-hour of electricity from 7.7 cents …