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Debbie Ferland, of Charlestown, left, and her mother, Beverley Garrapy, of Reading, VT, didn't miss a minute of the Robarge murder trial in Sullivan County Superior Court in Newport.

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 the mother and daughter are like two peas in a pod. They finish each other’s sentences and share many of the same interests, such as attending NASCAR races and watching them at home on TV, taking the back roads to near and far places, and following local and national murder trials. Friends and family have gone so far as to nickname them after the famous movie and …

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 years of experience with SCA, Bailey has filled a variety of executive roles, including that …

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, resulting in a fire that caused extensive interior damage and displaced the couple that lived …

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 …

Jury Finds Robarge Guilty in Death of His Wife

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Newport — A Sullivan County Superior Court jury on Wednesday convicted James Robarge of killing his estranged wife on the day she filed for divorce in June 2013. Over the sounds of soft crying, one by one all …

No Verdict From Jury Yet in Robarge Trial

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Newport — A Sullivan County Superior Court jury will enter into a third day of deliberations this morning in the case of James Robarge, who is accused of killing his estranged wife on the day she filed for …

Jury Begins Deliberations in Robarge Murder Trial

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Newport — Defense attorneys and prosecutors described two very different scenarios concerning James Robarge’s alleged involvement in his estranged wife’s death during closing arguments at his murder trial in Sullivan County Superior Court on Monday. Defense attorney Caroline …

No Static at All

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Above: Peter Kelleher, of Cavendish, Vt., takes a closer look at a solid-state motor designed and built by Steve Kempe, of Springfield, Vt., at the Connecticut Valley FM Association’s Amateur Radio Swap Fest at Veterans of Foreign Affairs …

Defense Rests in Robarge Murder Trial

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Newport — Jurors are set to hear closing arguments Monday in the trial of a 45-year-old Charlestown man accused of killing his estranged wife on the day she filed for divorce in June 2013. James Robarge’s defense team …

Robarge Takes the Stand: ‘I Never Threatened to Kill Kelly’

Friday, February 6, 2015

Newport — James Robarge testified in his own defense at his murder trial in Sullivan Superior Court on Thursday, saying he didn’t kill his estranged wife 19 months ago on the day she filed for divorce. Robarge, 45, …