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Sullivan County Manager Jessie Levine, left, speaks with county commissioners Ben Nelson, Jeff Barrette and Ethel Jarvis during their monthly meeting held at the Sullivan County complex in Unity, N.H., on Aug. 17, 2015. Levine was diagnosed with ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, earlier in 2015. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

‘She Doesn’t Back Off’: Sullivan County Manager Battles ALS Diagnosis

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Newport — For 4½ months between the late-summer night that friends noticed her slurring her words and the midwinter day that neurologists identified the source of the problem, Sullivan County Manager Jessie Levine wondered which enemy she’d be fighting. After ruling out a stroke, a brain tumor and Lyme disease as causes early in the autumn of 2014, Levine’s primary-care …

Richard C. Wilson

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Sun City, Ariz. — Richard C. Wilson, 75, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Sun City. He was born in 1939 a son of Clarence and Eva (Stricklin) Wilson in Willimantic, Conn. Dick grew up in Connecticut where he attended school and worked on horse farm, he later began a lifelong career as a carpenter. Dick was married to Elizabeth Bartlett in 1969, …

George H. Blankenship

Friday, August 14, 2015

Charlestown, N.H. — A graveside service for George H. Blankenship who died on Feb. 21, 2015, will be held in the Pine Crest Cemetery in Charlestown on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Stephen Cook officiating and with military honors. Arrangements are with the Stringer Funeral Home & Crematorium, 146 Broad Street, Claremont, N.H. …

Sullivan County to Hold Budget Hearing

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Newport — The county commissioners’ proposed $30.4 million Sullivan County budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 will be presented at a public hearing on June 2 at the town hall in Charlestown. The proposed spending plan represents an increase of 2.2 percent, or nearly $650,000, from …

COVER Receives $200 Donation Sugar River Rotary

Sunday, May 24, 2015

White River Junction — COVER Home Repair, a nonprofit that makes urgently needed repairs for low-income homeowners, has received a donation of $200 from Sugar River Rotary Club in Claremont. Staff and volunteers from COVER have completed two home repair projects in Charlestown and Claremont this spring, including …

Tunbridge Picks a Principal

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Tunbridge — A South Royalton native who has earned praise for his work building community ties in the Hartford schools will be the new principal of the Tunbridge Central School. Scott Farnsworth, guidance and counseling director for the …

Students Graduate RVCC

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Claremont — More than 220 students and their families celebrated their educational achievements Friday evening at the 47th commencement at River Valley Community College. “The veterans, single moms, first in family to go to college, and everyone who …

Charlestown Woman Faces Charges in Crash

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Weathersfield — A 23-year-old Charlestown woman who collided with a motorcyclist on Route 5 in Weathersfield over the weekend was charged with grossly negligent operation of a motor vehicle on Monday. Carly Larmie will answer to the felony charge in Windsor Superior Court on June 30, according to …

Victim of Charlestown Home Invasion Recovering From Attack

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Charlestown — Authorities in New York have located property that was stolen from a Charlestown home during a weekend robbery that left one woman hospitalized after being tied up in the basement of her home, police said Wednesday. …

Bethel, Royalton Set to Merge School Offices

Monday, May 4, 2015

Royalton — In anticipation of a 2016 merger of supervisory unions now headquartered in Royalton and Bethel, the two staffs will start sharing office space near the ramps to Interstate 89 in Royalton this summer. The move to a building in an industrial park at the top of …

4-H Club Members Advance To State Fashion Competition

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Claremont — Three members of the No Strings Attached 4-H club took top honors at the Sullivan County 4-H Fashion Revue and will go on to compete in a state competition in Durham, N.H., later this month. Alison Numme, 13 of Claremont, Skye Robicheau, 14 of Plainfield, and …

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 …

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 …