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Defense attorney Alex Parsons discusses James Robarge's right shoe with Trooper Yarosz (not shown) on Jan. 26, 2015. (Keene Sentinel - Alyssa Dandrea)

Jurors Hear Police Interview in Robarge Trial

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Newport — The voice of accused murderer James Robarge crackled over courtroom speakers Monday, as jurors listened to an hour-long interview two state police detectives conducted with him on the evening of his wife’s disappearance. The lights in the courtroom dimmed as jurors leaned forward in their chairs to follow along with a transcript of the interview on computer screens …

Defense Prods Trooper in Murder Trial

Friday, January 23, 2015

Newport — The defense had its chance Thursday to challenge a New Hampshire State Police detective about the approach his team took to seizing evidence at key sites in the case against a Vermont man accused of killing his wife. Prosecutors called Trooper William M. Bright to the witness stand Tuesday afternoon and he remained there until mid-day Thursday. His testimony came as …

Jury Views Evidence Video in Murder Trial

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Newport — Members of Kelly Robarge’s family grabbed a box of tissues and held one another close on a court bench Wednesday as they braced themselves to watch a video police took while walking an old logging trail that led to her badly decomposed body on the day it was found. Kelly Robarge’s …

The Year in Photos: Witnessing Memories in the Making

Thursday, January 1, 2015

I am not surprised that most of my favorite photos in 2014 were taken outdoors; much of my time in the Upper Valley was spent exploring a landscape that was entirely new to me. Among several other personal …

A Life: Marianne Peterson, 1924 — 2014; ‘She Loved to Entertain, Whether It Was in Her Home or On Stage’

Monday, December 22, 2014

Charlestown — For Marianne Peterson, life was to be lived full speed ahead. Whether belting out a show tune in a local variety show, entertaining, cooking one of her signature dishes, selling advertising or organizing and working numerous …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …