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From left, Republican Thomas Laware and Democrat Cynthia Sweeney are candidates for the Sullivan District 8 seat; Republican Steve Smith and Democrat Linda Wooddell are Sullivan District 11 candidates.

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 saw House Democrats retake a majority in the county delegation, is facing a challenge from a newcomer to state politics, Linda Wooddell, …

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 kwh would prompt the average household’s monthly electric bill to rise from $110 to $162. …

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 young people. “His background is quite impressive,” said Adrienne Rupp, vice president of communications for …

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 …

Charlestown Petition Seeks Office Addition

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Voting on the Town Meeting warrant will be by Australian ballot on Tuesday, March 11, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the community room of the Silsby Library/Municipal Bu ilding Charlestown — Security, convenience, space and improved …

South Royalton School Honors

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

High Honors: Alexander Berk, Marguerite Dakin, Raven Hudson, Rebecca Paige, Callie Wuttke (grade 12); Larissa Stride (grade 11); Channing George, Mackinley George, Cora Honigford, Rhiannon Howe, Nils Rupprecht (grade 10); Emily Ballou, Michael Hemond, Chaniyah Lawrence, Maeve Naumann, Stephen Paige, Mara Southworth, Kasandra Wilson (grade 9). Honors: David …

Jo-anne Laurie Wallace

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Jo-anne Laurie Wallace, 70, of Charlestown died on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Springfield Hospital after a three year battle with kidney disease. She was born in Windsor, Vt. on July 4, 1943, the daughter of Lucian and Virginia Laurie. She liked to travel, vacationing …