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From left, Republican Thomas Laware and Democrat Cynthia Sweeney are candidates for the Sullivan District 8 seat; Republican Steve Smith and Democrat Linda Wooddell are Sullivan District 11 candidates.

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 saw House Democrats retake a majority in the county delegation, is facing a challenge from a newcomer to state politics, Linda Wooddell, …

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 kwh would prompt the average household’s monthly electric bill to rise from $110 to $162. …

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 young people. “His background is quite impressive,” said Adrienne Rupp, vice president of communications 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 …

Shirley C. White

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Shirley C. White, 81, passed away on Thursday afternoon Sept. 11, 2014, at the Elmwood Center in Claremont, N.H. She was born May 8, 1933 in Rutland, Vt., the daughter of Andrew Joseph and Gladys (Stoddard) Langton. She attended schools in Fairhaven, Rutland and Springfield, …

Hike Will Trace Military Road

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Charlestown — A two-week hike tracing the path of a centuries-old military road will leave Saturday from Charlestown and end Sept. 26 at Crown Point (N.Y.) State Historic Site. A talk about the road’s history is set for Friday at 7 p.m. at the Fort at No. 4. …

Marianne S. Peterson

Monday, September 1, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Marianne S. Peterson of Acworth Road, Charlestown died peacefully Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Sullivan County Health Care with family by her side. She was 89. Born Sept. 8, 1924, in Rupperstgrun bei Werdau, Sachsen, Germany, Marianne was the daughter of Felix Max Schumann and …

Forum, Aug. 27: Be Wary of TV Campaign Ads; Police Power; Good Candidates

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Be Wary of TV Campaign Ads To the Editor: As we enter into the midterm election cycle, I shudder to imagine what voters will learn from political candidates seeking success. How does one decide whom to vote for? Citizens’ political views can be influenced by many sources. My …

Thomas Harold Fuller, Jr.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Goshen, N.H. — Thomas Harold Fuller, Jr., 29, of Goshen, passed away due to degenerative heart failure on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Newbury, N.H. He was born in Claremont, N.H. on Feb. 7, 1985, the son of …

Doris Goodell Blodgett

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Doris Goodell Blodgett, 94, formerly of Charlestown passed away on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, and will be remembered for her ever present smile. She had lived with her daughter Barbara Jellie and her husband Philip in Manchester, N.H. and for the past four years was …

Kenneth William Moore

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Kenneth William Moore, 89, of Charlestown, N.H. died on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Saxtons River, Vt. on April 9, 1925, the son of Lester and Shirley (Putnam) Moore. He married Virginia Rose Mullett on …

Blessing of the Bikes in Cornish

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Ernie Haskell of Charlestown, right, bids farewell to Ken and Laurie Russell of Wells, Vt., after getting his bike blessed by the couple during a bike blessing sponsored by the Windsor chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association on …