Charlestown

Liberty Utilities Seeks 55 Percent Decrease in Summer Rates

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Concord — Liberty Utilities predicts its average customers will see their monthly electric bills drop by $47 this spring, signaling an end to a winter period when electricity rates across the state spiked by as much as 100 percent in some cases. The utility announced yesterday that it filed a request to decrease its electric charge by 55.6 percent, to 6.8 cents per kilowatt-hour from the current rate of 15.4 …

Charlestown Town Meeting 2015 Results

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Charlestown Number of Voters: 446 Number on Checklist: na Moderator: Albert A. St. Pierre Treasurer: Joan Kuncik Selectboard: Arthur Grenier Trustee of Trust Funds 3 yrs: Patricia Royce Trustee of Trust Funds 2 yrs: Susan Laware Cemetery Trustee 3 yrs: Aare Ilves Planning Board 3 yrs: John Bruno Planning Board 3 yrs: Sharon Francis Finance Commitee 3 yrs: David A. Richardson Finance Commitee 3 yrs: Rose Smith-Hull Finance Commitee 3 yrs: Richard P. St. Pierre Library …

Charlestown Voters OK Purchase Of Former Post Office

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Charlestown — All the articles on the town warrant, including a $4.7 million budget and $195,000 for the purchase and renovation of the former post office on Main Street for possible use as town offices, were easily approved in Tuesday’s Town Meeting vote. Also approved was money for highway trucks, repairs to the masonry on the Silsby Library, a storage shed for sand …

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, …

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 …