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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 told jurors that another man’s blood was found in the home’s foyer, where the majority of the blood was located. Prosecutors allege …

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 the courtroom dimmed as jurors leaned forward in their chairs to follow along with a …

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 witness stand Tuesday afternoon and he remained there until mid-day Thursday. His testimony came as …

Allan (Albie) Exley

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Allan (Albie) Exley, 69, of Charlestown, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, peacefully at his home surrounded by family. He was born in Oil City, Pa. on Dec. 14, 1944, the son of Paul and LuEmma Exley. Allan worked for Newport Plumbing and Heating …

Charlestown-Area House Incumbents Face Challengers

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Charlestown — The two lawmakers who represent the Charlestown area in the New Hampshire House are facing challenges next month. State Rep. Steve Smith, R-Charlestown, one of the few Sullivan County Republicans to survive the 2012 election that …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Shirley C. White

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Shirley C. White, 81, passed away on Thursday afternoon Sept. 11, 2014, at the Elmwood Center in Claremont, N.H. She was born May 8, 1933 in Rutland, Vt., the daughter of Andrew Joseph and Gladys (Stoddard) Langton. She attended schools in Fairhaven, Rutland and Springfield, …

Hike Will Trace Military Road

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Charlestown — A two-week hike tracing the path of a centuries-old military road will leave Saturday from Charlestown and end Sept. 26 at Crown Point (N.Y.) State Historic Site. A talk about the road’s history is set for Friday at 7 p.m. at the Fort at No. 4. …

Marianne S. Peterson

Monday, September 1, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Marianne S. Peterson of Acworth Road, Charlestown died peacefully Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Sullivan County Health Care with family by her side. She was 89. Born Sept. 8, 1924, in Rupperstgrun bei Werdau, Sachsen, Germany, Marianne was the daughter of Felix Max Schumann and …

Forum, Aug. 27: Be Wary of TV Campaign Ads; Police Power; Good Candidates

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Be Wary of TV Campaign Ads To the Editor: As we enter into the midterm election cycle, I shudder to imagine what voters will learn from political candidates seeking success. How does one decide whom to vote for? Citizens’ political views can be influenced by many sources. My …