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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 Elisabeth (Hahn) Schumann. She immigrated to the USA in 1928 and was proud of her United States citizenship obtained in 1956. Marianne is survived by Bob, her husband of 57 years and her daughter, Elizabeth Peterson of Santa Fe, New Mexico, her sister Esther Luther of Acworth and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Gerhardt Schumann. A graduate of the class of 1942 from …

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 concern is that, in politics, TV ads are a major source. To cite some numbers …

Thomas Harold Fuller, Jr.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Goshen, N.H. — Thomas Harold Fuller, Jr., 29, of Goshen, passed away due to degenerative heart failure on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Newbury, N.H. He was born in Claremont, N.H. on Feb. 7, 1985, the son of Thomas H. Fuller, Sr., and Barbara (Carignan) Meier. Tom was a big hearted kid who …

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 …

Roger C. Howard

Friday, March 14, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Roger C. Howard, 72, passed away, surrounded by family, at DHMC on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, after a long illness. Mr. Howard was born on Feb. 10, 1942 in Claremont, N.H., son of Percy A. Howard, Sr. and Marie (Pond) Howard Morin. Mr. Howard attended …

Charlestown Re-Elects Neill; Town Office Bond Fails

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Charlestown — Steve Neill was re-elected to his sixth three-year term on the Selectboard, and voters overwhelmingly rejected a bond proposal for to pay for building an addition to the town offices in voting Tuesday. All other articles on the warrant were approved, including the combined $4.7 million …

Charlestown Alleges Contempt

Friday, February 28, 2014

Charlestown — Former Selectman Doug Ring has not made any payments under a settlement agreement to reimburse the town for a $6,600 deposit he received to purchase a pool cover, and now the town is asking the court to enforce the order and even consider jailing Ring, according …

Letter: Connecting Charlestown Town Offices

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Connecting Offices in Charlestown To the Editor: Article 5 on the Charlestown town warrant needs your support. This article asks for Charlestown residents to vote for a $450,000 bond to connect the Library Municipal Building with the Town Offices. This addition would consolidate town office staff and create …

Letter: Connecting Charlestown Town Offices

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Connecting Charlestown Offices To the Editor: Article 5 on the Charlestown warrant asks Charlestown residents to vote for a $450,000 bond to connect the Library Municipal Building to the town offices. This addition would consolidate town office staff and create a safer and more secure space, including fire …