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Bethel School Board Supports Merger

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Bethel — The Bethel School Board voted unanimously this week to support a consolidation plan that would dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and merge its member districts into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. If state officials approve the plan, the six-town Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union will be dissolved, and Superintendent Meg Powden will be out of a job in less …

Sullivan County Commissioner Narrowly Leads

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Newport — Incumbent Democratic County Commissioner Jeff Barrette appears to have held off a challenge by Republican Don Clarke, winning by about 100 votes of the more than 14,000 cast in the county. Unofficially, Barrette received 7,236 votes to Clarke’s 7,140. “I am absolutely shocked,” Barrette said late Tuesday night. “Never in a million years did I think it would be this close.” …

Donald R. Hart

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Donald R. Hart, 62, passed away on Monday morning, Nov. 3, 2014, at his home in Charlestown. He was born Nov. 18, 1951 in Fall River, Mass., the son of Samuel and Celestia (Holmes) Hart. He attended schools in Fall River, graduating from B.M.C. Durfee High School. He received his Bachelor’s in Science & Education from Bridgewater State College, 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 …

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 …