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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 face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is one of several reports utilized by public health officials to evaluate existing health systems and plot steps for the future. “I think these are good because they tell us where we need to work,” said Dr. Robert Greene, chief population health management officer at …

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 Snelling, Brenda Ferland, Larry Snelling, Barry Snelling, Tina Snelling and Keith Snelling, all living in …

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 filed a request to decrease its electric charge by 55.6 percent, to 6.8 cents per …

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, …

Sunk

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Trent Briere, 14, of Springfield, Vt., digs his grandfather’s snow machine from a bank along Route 12 in Charlestown on Monday. Briere, who is staying with his grandparents during school vacation, said he wanted to surprise them by …

Engagement: Raymond — Ryerson

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Claremont — Kaitlyn Brooke Raymond and Jason Allen Ryerson have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jodie Raymond, of Claremont, and Jeffrey Raymond, of Charlestown. Kaitlyn graduated from Stevens High School and Champlain College. She …

Dispatch Proposal On Ballot in Charlestown

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Voting on the Charlestown town warrant by Australian ballot is Tuesday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the community room of the Silsby Library Municipal Building. Charlestown — A $3.9 million operating budget and $490,000 in separate warrant articles will be decided by voters on …

Robarge Juror Says Oil Pan Was Pivotal

Friday, February 13, 2015

Newport — Metal from a punctured oil pan that tied James Robarge’s car to the wooded spot in Unity where his estranged wife’s body was found proved to be a critical piece of evidence in the second-degree murder conviction of the Charlestown man, a juror in the case …