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Charlestown

Contest Explores Charlestown’s Past

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Charlestown — A time capsule, concrete lamb and former fire station are among 16 items the Charlestown Historical Society is challenging people to find, as part of its free history detective contest. “The idea, of course, is to promote knowledge and history of the town,” said Joyce Higgins, president of the historical society. “Most of (the answers) can be found …

Robarge Gets 30 Years to Life

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Newport — Following a string of emotional statements from family members and friends who talked about the impact of Kelly Robarge’s murder, a judge sentenced James Robarge to a minimum of 30 years in prison for killing his estranged wife on the day she filed for divorce. “Jimmy, I hope some day you …

Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Users to See Savings

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley residents served by Liberty Utilities and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will pay less for electricity come May 1. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved Liberty Utilities’ request to decrease its electric energy service rates, and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative’s board of directors also approved a rate cut. “This was a difficult winter for …

Beverly M. Brown

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Charlestown, N.H. — Beverly M. Brown, age 84, of West Street in Charlestown and Naples, Fla. died on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the Springfield Hospital in Springfield Vt. She was born in Brockton, Mass. on Jan. 22, 1931, the daughter of Oscar E. Johnson and Marion Lucy …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

Lorraine T. Snelling

Friday, March 27, 2015

Charlestown N.H. — Lorraine T. Snelling, 84, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She was born on April 21, 1930, in Island Pond, Vt., the daughter of the late Minnea Jean and Alphonse LaTouche. She was married to the late Wilbur Snelling of Charlestown. They have six children, Gary …

Liberty Utilities Seeks 55 Percent Decrease in Summer Rates

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Concord — Liberty Utilities predicts its average customers will see their monthly electric bills drop by $47 this spring, signaling an end to a winter period when electricity rates across the state spiked by as much as 100 percent in some cases. The utility announced yesterday that it …

Charlestown Town Meeting 2015 Results

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Charlestown Number of Voters: 446 Number on Checklist: na Moderator: Albert A. St. Pierre Treasurer: Joan Kuncik Selectboard: Arthur Grenier Trustee of Trust Funds 3 yrs: Patricia Royce Trustee of Trust Funds 2 yrs: Susan Laware Cemetery Trustee 3 yrs: Aare Ilves Planning Board 3 yrs: John Bruno Planning Board 3 yrs: Sharon Francis Finance Commitee 3 yrs: David …

Charlestown Voters OK Purchase Of Former Post Office

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Charlestown — All the articles on the town warrant, including a $4.7 million budget and $195,000 for the purchase and renovation of the former post office on Main Street for possible use as town offices, were easily approved in Tuesday’s Town Meeting vote. Also approved was money for …

N.H. Man Sentenced for Role in Drug Shooting

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

White River Junction — A 34-year-old Charlestown man has been sentenced in connection with a June 2014 apartment break-in and shooting in Springfield, Vt., that injured a convicted drug dealer. Jabbar Chandler pleaded guilty in Windsor Superior Court …

Mother, Daughter Bond Over Trials

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Charlestown — There’s no denying Debbie Ferland, 55, of Charlestown and her mother, 80-year-old Beverley Garrapy, live for adventure. And they’re not shy about leaving their husbands behind at home to find it, they say. One could say …

Conservation Nonprofit Restructures Leadership

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Charlestown — The Student Conservation Association has restructured the leadership team at its Charlestown location. The changes come following the appointment of a new CEO, Jaime Matyas, last September. Valerie Bailey, of Charlestown, has been named vice president for New Hampshire operations and special projects. During her 35 …

Fire Chief Urges Upkeep of Wood Stoves After Blaze Guts Unity Home

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Unity — Heat from a wood stove chimney ignited the walls of a rustic home on Quaker City Road on Monday morning. Unity Fire Chief Bruce Baker said aging pine planks that dried out over time likely combusted, …