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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 …

Medical Examiner Testifies at Trial

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Newport — Deputy State Medical Examiner Jennie Duval testified on Wednesday that injuries seen on a man accused of murdering his wife were consistent with someone who had been scratched and grabbed during a physical confrontation. Duval, who examined photographs of marks on James Robarge that were taken …

Charlestown to Discuss Budget, Warrants This Week

Monday, February 2, 2015

Charlestown — Residents can comment and ask questions on the town of Charlestown’s proposed $3.9 million operating budget and another $500,000 in special articles at Wednesday’s deliberative session beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Amendments can be made to any articles with appropriations before they are adopted …

Charlestown Teacher Gets VFW Award

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Charlestown — John J. Cenney, of Charlestown, was recently named a local winner of the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of New Hampshire. Maj. Cenney is a social sciences teacher, department chairman and Senior Army JROTC instructor at Fall …

Robarge Trial: Wife’s Blood Found on Husband

Friday, January 30, 2015

Newport — Much of the blood found inside the Robarge family’s Charlestown home belonged to Kelly Robarge, an expert witness said Thursday as the murder trial of James Robarge continued in Sullivan County Superior Court. Katie Swango, a criminalist with the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory, also …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Daughter, Police Testify In Robarge Murder Trial

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Newport — The elder daughter of James Robarge testified at her father’s murder trial on Tuesday that she witnessed him physically attack her mother during an altercation inside the family’s Charlestown home about a year prior to her …

Robert Newell Eames

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Charlestown, N.H. — It is somehow fitting that Bob at age 69, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2015, shortly after his idol, Joe Cocker, who had also succumbed to lung cancer. In 1958 Bob moved to Springfield, Vt. from Mansfield, Mass. with his parents, Leonard and Shirley …

State OKs School Merger; Bethel Among Towns Affected

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

South Royalton — The Vermont State Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and fold its five member districts into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union, but not before hearing an eleventh-hour plea for …