Charlestown

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 …

Charlestown Ordinance Fate Up to Board

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Charlestown — At Town Meeting last March, voters overwhelmingly approved the creation of a Historic District Commission as the first step toward the adoption of stiffer regulations aimed at preserving and protecting many of the buildings on the town’s historic Main Street. But the next step in that …

A Life: Donald Hart, 1951-2014; ‘He Was a Role Model’

Monday, January 19, 2015

Charlestown — Upbeat. Empathetic. Mischievous. Those words pop to mind for many when they think of Don Hart, a longtime teacher and principal at schools in Claremont, Weathersfield and Newport before his death in November at age 62. …

Testimony Underway; Jury Hears Opening Arguments in Robarge Trial

Friday, January 16, 2015

Newport — No one, including James Robarge, knows how Robarge’s estranged wife, Kelly, died in June 2013, a defense attorney said in opening statements at Robarge’s murder trial on Thursday. The defense team said the last time their …

Murder Case in Charlestown Woman's Death Approaching Trial

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Newport — Physical evidence taken by police from murder defendant James Robarge and his attempt to flee from the Claremont police station while being detained are among the pieces of evidence that will be admissible at Robarge’s upcoming trial. The rulings Sullivan County Superior Court Judge Brian Tucker …

Ayotte: Let’s Solve Problems

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Charlestown — U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., long an opponent of the Affordable Care Act, said Monday she is optimistic about prospects for amendments to improve it in the Republican-controlled Congress this year. During a town hall-style meeting …

Murder Trial to Take Weeks; Jury Selection Begins in Slaying of Charlestown Woman

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Newport, n.h. — Sullivan County Superior Court Judge Brian Tucker told a packed courtroom of potential jurors on Monday that the murder trial of James Robarge, who is accused of killing his estranged wife, will begin no earlier …

Engagement: Tarbell — Russell

Sunday, January 4, 2015

North Springfield, Vt. — Martha and Troy Tarbell, of North Springfield, Vt., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Meegan A. Tarbell, to Derreck Russell. The bride-to-be graduated from Springfield High School in 2007 and earned a bachelors …

The Year in Photos: Witnessing Memories in the Making

Thursday, January 1, 2015

I am not surprised that most of my favorite photos in 2014 were taken outdoors; much of my time in the Upper Valley was spent exploring a landscape that was entirely new to me. Among several other personal …

A Life: Marianne Peterson, 1924 — 2014; ‘She Loved to Entertain, Whether It Was in Her Home or On Stage’

Monday, December 22, 2014

Charlestown — For Marianne Peterson, life was to be lived full speed ahead. Whether belting out a show tune in a local variety show, entertaining, cooking one of her signature dishes, selling advertising or organizing and working numerous …

Doris J. (Dedrick) Edwards

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Niskayuna, N.H. — Doris J. (Dedrick) Edwards passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at her home in Niskayuna, N.Y. She was born on June 15, 1924, in Newark, N.J. She married Robert Edwards, her high school sweetheart, in 1945. Doris, known to everyone …