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 …

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, …