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Liberty Utilities Customers’ Rate to Increase This Winter

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lebanon — The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission has approved Liberty Utilities’ request for a winter energy charge rate increase, which could see the typical residential customer’s electric bill soar by more than $50. The increase in the energy charge from 7.7 cents per kilowatt-hour to 15.4 cents kwh would prompt the average household’s monthly electric bill to rise from $110 to $162. The rate increase takes effect Nov. 1. …

Whelen Engineering President to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Charlestown — John Olson, president of Whelen Engineering, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Business and Industry Association next month for his commitment to building and strengthening manufacturing in the state and promoting career opportunities for young people. “His background is quite impressive,” said Adrienne Rupp, vice president of communications for …

Edward Butler Blanc, Jr.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Edward Butler Blanc, Jr., 72, of Stevens Street in Charlestown, died unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at a family cottage in Biddeford, Maine. He was born in Knoxville, Tenn., on March 15, 1942, the son of Edward Butler and Marjory Judith (Atkinson) Blanc. Ed was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served from 1962-1967. He was …

Friends of Frogs, Savers of Salamanders: A Helping Hand for Amphibians Crossing the Road

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Whether they’re carrying toads across busy streets or tracking down vernal pools, for those trying to protect amphibians and their habitat, timing is key. “Big nights,” when the animals migrate en masse, are difficult to predict. But on …

N.H. Man’s Attorneys Don’t Want Calls Released

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Newport — In an unusual move, attorneys defending a Charlestown man accused of murdering his estranged wife last summer are trying to block the prosecution’s access to some of his calls from the New Hampshire State Prison, where he is being held until his trial. James R. Robarge, …

Stolen Bracelet Lands Businessman in Trouble

Saturday, April 26, 2014

North Haverhill — A precious metals dealer pleaded guilty Friday to accepting a stolen bracelet valued at more than $1,500 and leading investigators to believe he had sent it away when it in fact was in his West …

Shirley Ann Branch

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Shirley Ann Branch, 73, of South Hemlock Road in Charlestown died on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at her home. She was born in Brighton, Vt. on Feb. 24, 1941, the daughter of Girard L. and Myrtie (Bumps) Menard. Shirley had worked for Tambrands, Peterson Plastics …

4-H Fashion Revue Attracts 50

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Claremont — A recent 4-H fashion revue at Claremont Middle School attracted more than 50 4-H members, some of whom will go on to represent Sullivan County at a statewide 4-H event next month. About 190 friends and …

Martin William Rose

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Martin William Rose, 81, of Charlestown, formerly of Quincy, Mass. passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, April 14, 2014, at the White River Junction VA Hospital after a long battle with heart disease. Born July 9, 1932, in Orleans, N.Y., he is predeceased …

Fort at No. 4 Plans Two Archeology Talks

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Charlestown — The Fort at No. 4 will host two archaeology talks this month. The events, set for April 19 and April 26, at 6:30 p.m., are part of New Hampshire Archaeology Month. On Saturday, Kris Damon will present “Historical Archaeology in New England,” a look at local …

Volunteers Rally Around Fort at No. 4

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Charlestown — The Fort at No. 4 living history museum is preparing to open for its fifth season since closing in 2009 due to financial hardships. Its finances still aren’t that healthy, but it’s running on a new business model: relying on volunteers. The museum, a reconstruction of …

Bus Driver Had Previous DUI

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

White River Junction — The Butler’s Bus Service driver who has been charged with operating a bus full of schoolchildren while having a blood alcohol level above the legal limit had a prior DUI conviction in 2006, and …

The Need for Speed: Tiny Racers Compete in Charlestown

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Charlestown — It’s race day at Smith Scale Speedway. Instead of arriving in trucks and trailers full of tools and tires, competitors bring their equipment in a tackle box. It’s time for slot car racing. The race cars …