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Sullivan County Manager Jessie Levine, left, speaks with county commissioners Ben Nelson, Jeff Barrette and Ethel Jarvis during their monthly meeting held at the Sullivan County complex in Unity, N.H., on Aug. 17, 2015. Levine was diagnosed with ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, earlier in 2015. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

‘She Doesn’t Back Off’: Sullivan County Manager Battles ALS Diagnosis

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Newport — For 4½ months between the late-summer night that friends noticed her slurring her words and the midwinter day that neurologists identified the source of the problem, Sullivan County Manager Jessie Levine wondered which enemy she’d be fighting. After ruling out a stroke, a brain tumor and Lyme disease as causes early in the autumn of 2014, Levine’s primary-care …

Richard C. Wilson

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Sun City, Ariz. — Richard C. Wilson, 75, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Sun City. He was born in 1939 a son of Clarence and Eva (Stricklin) Wilson in Willimantic, Conn. Dick grew up in Connecticut where he attended school and worked on horse farm, he later began a lifelong career as a carpenter. Dick was married to Elizabeth Bartlett in 1969, …

George H. Blankenship

Friday, August 14, 2015

Charlestown, N.H. — A graveside service for George H. Blankenship who died on Feb. 21, 2015, will be held in the Pine Crest Cemetery in Charlestown on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Stephen Cook officiating and with military honors. Arrangements are with the Stringer Funeral Home & Crematorium, 146 Broad Street, Claremont, N.H. …

Fire Chief Urges Upkeep of Wood Stoves After Blaze Guts Unity Home

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Unity — Heat from a wood stove chimney ignited the walls of a rustic home on Quaker City Road on Monday morning. Unity Fire Chief Bruce Baker said aging pine planks that dried out over time likely combusted, …

Sunk

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Trent Briere, 14, of Springfield, Vt., digs his grandfather’s snow machine from a bank along Route 12 in Charlestown on Monday. Briere, who is staying with his grandparents during school vacation, said he wanted to surprise them by …

Engagement: Raymond — Ryerson

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Claremont — Kaitlyn Brooke Raymond and Jason Allen Ryerson have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jodie Raymond, of Claremont, and Jeffrey Raymond, of Charlestown. Kaitlyn graduated from Stevens High School and Champlain College. She …

Dispatch Proposal On Ballot in Charlestown

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Voting on the Charlestown town warrant by Australian ballot is Tuesday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the community room of the Silsby Library Municipal Building. Charlestown — A $3.9 million operating budget and $490,000 in separate warrant articles will be decided by voters on …

Robarge Juror Says Oil Pan Was Pivotal

Friday, February 13, 2015

Newport — Metal from a punctured oil pan that tied James Robarge’s car to the wooded spot in Unity where his estranged wife’s body was found proved to be a critical piece of evidence in the second-degree murder conviction of the Charlestown man, a juror in the case …

Jury Finds Robarge Guilty in Death of His Wife

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Newport — A Sullivan County Superior Court jury on Wednesday convicted James Robarge of killing his estranged wife on the day she filed for divorce in June 2013. Over the sounds of soft crying, one by one all …

No Verdict From Jury Yet in Robarge Trial

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Newport — A Sullivan County Superior Court jury will enter into a third day of deliberations this morning in the case of James Robarge, who is accused of killing his estranged wife on the day she filed for …

Jury Begins Deliberations in Robarge Murder Trial

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Newport — Defense attorneys and prosecutors described two very different scenarios concerning James Robarge’s alleged involvement in his estranged wife’s death during closing arguments at his murder trial in Sullivan County Superior Court on Monday. Defense attorney Caroline …

No Static at All

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Above: Peter Kelleher, of Cavendish, Vt., takes a closer look at a solid-state motor designed and built by Steve Kempe, of Springfield, Vt., at the Connecticut Valley FM Association’s Amateur Radio Swap Fest at Veterans of Foreign Affairs …

Defense Rests in Robarge Murder Trial

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Newport — Jurors are set to hear closing arguments Monday in the trial of a 45-year-old Charlestown man accused of killing his estranged wife on the day she filed for divorce in June 2013. James Robarge’s defense team …