Charlestown

Louis Mark “Pit” Tewksbury

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Charlestown, N.H. — Louis Mark “Pit” Tewksbury, 81, of Morways Park in Charlestown, died early Sunday morning, June 28, 2015, at the VA hospital in White River Junction, following a sudden illness. His family was with him as he passed. Pit was born Jan. 17, 1934, the son of Paul and Isabella (Clow) Tewksbury. He grew up in Cornish, N.H., the fifth of seven children and attended Cornish schools. He married Constance Blish on Oct. 27, 1951. Together, they traveled throughout the United States, from east coast to west coast, and as far north as Alaska, and as far south as Mexico. They enjoyed traveling, camping, playing cards, and visiting with family and friends. They …

Wedding: Brule — Marsha

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Charlestown — Shawna LeAnn Brule and Giles Marsha have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ronald Brule, of Barre, Vt., and the late Sue Brule. She is employed as the membership coordinator for the Vermont League of Cities and Town in Montpelier. The bridegroom-to-be is the grandson of Marianne and …

Sullivan County Agency Has New Executive Director

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Newport — The Sullivan County group working to connect Claremont and Lebanon with a bus route along Route 120 is hoping that its new executive director will drive efforts to expand its transportation offerings. The Community Alliance of Human Services, a Newport-based nonprofit, recently appointed Corey Gagnon to its helm. Gagnon, who hails …

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 …

Robarge Takes the Stand: ‘I Never Threatened to Kill Kelly’

Friday, February 6, 2015

Newport — James Robarge testified in his own defense at his murder trial in Sullivan Superior Court on Thursday, saying he didn’t kill his estranged wife 19 months ago on the day she filed for divorce. Robarge, 45, …

Medical Examiner Testifies at Trial

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Newport — Deputy State Medical Examiner Jennie Duval testified on Wednesday that injuries seen on a man accused of murdering his wife were consistent with someone who had been scratched and grabbed during a physical confrontation. Duval, who examined photographs of marks on James Robarge that were taken …

Charlestown to Discuss Budget, Warrants This Week

Monday, February 2, 2015

Charlestown — Residents can comment and ask questions on the town of Charlestown’s proposed $3.9 million operating budget and another $500,000 in special articles at Wednesday’s deliberative session beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Amendments can be made to any articles with appropriations before they are adopted …

Charlestown Teacher Gets VFW Award

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Charlestown — John J. Cenney, of Charlestown, was recently named a local winner of the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of New Hampshire. Maj. Cenney is a social sciences teacher, department chairman and Senior Army JROTC instructor at Fall …

Robarge Trial: Wife’s Blood Found on Husband

Friday, January 30, 2015

Newport — Much of the blood found inside the Robarge family’s Charlestown home belonged to Kelly Robarge, an expert witness said Thursday as the murder trial of James Robarge continued in Sullivan County Superior Court. Katie Swango, a criminalist with the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory, also …

Jurors Hear Police Interview in Robarge Trial

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Newport — The voice of accused murderer James Robarge crackled over courtroom speakers Monday, as jurors listened to an hour-long interview two state police detectives conducted with him on the evening of his wife’s disappearance. The lights in …

Defense Prods Trooper in Murder Trial

Friday, January 23, 2015

Newport — The defense had its chance Thursday to challenge a New Hampshire State Police detective about the approach his team took to seizing evidence at key sites in the case against a Vermont man accused of killing his wife. Prosecutors called Trooper William M. Bright to the …

Jury Views Evidence Video in Murder Trial

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Newport — Members of Kelly Robarge’s family grabbed a box of tissues and held one another close on a court bench Wednesday as they braced themselves to watch a video police took while walking an old logging trail …

Daughter, Police Testify In Robarge Murder Trial

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Newport — The elder daughter of James Robarge testified at her father’s murder trial on Tuesday that she witnessed him physically attack her mother during an altercation inside the family’s Charlestown home about a year prior to her …