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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 BIA. She said Olson was chosen by …

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 …

Liberty Seeks to Double Rate

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lebanon — The roughly 21,000 customers in the Upper Valley who purchase electricity through Liberty Utilities could see a nearly 50 percent increase in their bill come November. The utility has asked state regulators for permission to double its energy charge per kilowatt-hour of electricity from 7.7 cents to 15.4 cents. “The high cost of electricity that is expected this winter is largely …

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 …

Dollar General Gets OK in Charlestown

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Charlestown — A Dollar General store should be open this year following the Planning Board’s unanimous approval of the site plan last week. The 9,200-square-foot retail store will be constructed just off Main and Sullivan streets. The board’s approval Tuesday included several conditions and waivers on such issues …