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 …

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 …