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A racer competes in the 1929 Dartmouth Down-Mountain race on the Mount Moosilauke Carriage Road. The trail was home to the first U.S. ski race in 1927 as well as the first downhill race sanctioned by the National Ski Association six years later.
New England Ski Museum photograph

CCC Gave New England Skiing First Boost

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — For one afternoon, the history of the ski industry in New England took center stage at the Nolin Murray Center. New England Ski Museum executive director Jeff Leich presented “The CCC and the New England Ski Areas,” an hour-long lecture featuring photographs belonging to the Franconia, N.H., museum. The presentation was part of the Springfield Lecture Series offered by the University of Vermont’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute — a program whose mission is to provide affordable learning opportunities to people ages 50 and over throughout Vermont — and focused on the role of the U.S. government’s Civilian Conservation Corps in literally shaping …

Checking, and Connecting: Next Generation of Vermont Hunters Help Assess Herd Health

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hartford — Hunters are required to report the deer they take, but during youth deer hunting weekend in Vermont, many end up providing more information than usual. That weekend, the state’s Fish and Wildlife Department sets up game reporting stations at two dozen sites across the state where biologists and volunteers with scales, …

Fiorina Eager for a Fight

Friday, November 6, 2015

Newport — Though she has fallen back in the polls since capturing national attention in the first Republican debates, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, the lone woman in the large GOP presidential field, told her audience Thursday evening she is eager to take on Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee. “You know …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Beverly M. Brown

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Charlestown, N.H. — Beverly M. Brown, age 84, of West Street in Charlestown and Naples, Fla. died on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the Springfield Hospital in Springfield Vt. She was born in Brockton, Mass. on Jan. 22, 1931, the daughter of Oscar E. Johnson and Marion Lucy …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

Lorraine T. Snelling

Friday, March 27, 2015

Charlestown N.H. — Lorraine T. Snelling, 84, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015. She was born on April 21, 1930, in Island Pond, Vt., the daughter of the late Minnea Jean and Alphonse LaTouche. She was married to the late Wilbur Snelling of Charlestown. They have six children, Gary …

Liberty Utilities Seeks 55 Percent Decrease in Summer Rates

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Concord — Liberty Utilities predicts its average customers will see their monthly electric bills drop by $47 this spring, signaling an end to a winter period when electricity rates across the state spiked by as much as 100 percent in some cases. The utility announced yesterday that it …

Charlestown Town Meeting 2015 Results

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Charlestown Number of Voters: 446 Number on Checklist: na Moderator: Albert A. St. Pierre Treasurer: Joan Kuncik Selectboard: Arthur Grenier Trustee of Trust Funds 3 yrs: Patricia Royce Trustee of Trust Funds 2 yrs: Susan Laware Cemetery Trustee 3 yrs: Aare Ilves Planning Board 3 yrs: John Bruno Planning Board 3 yrs: Sharon Francis Finance Commitee 3 yrs: David …

Charlestown Voters OK Purchase Of Former Post Office

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Charlestown — All the articles on the town warrant, including a $4.7 million budget and $195,000 for the purchase and renovation of the former post office on Main Street for possible use as town offices, were easily approved in Tuesday’s Town Meeting vote. Also approved was money for …

N.H. Man Sentenced for Role in Drug Shooting

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

White River Junction — A 34-year-old Charlestown man has been sentenced in connection with a June 2014 apartment break-in and shooting in Springfield, Vt., that injured a convicted drug dealer. Jabbar Chandler pleaded guilty in Windsor Superior Court …