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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 …

Charlestown to Weigh Zoning Change

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Charlestown — The annual town deliberative session to discuss and possibly amend articles seeking appropriations will be held at the town hall on Wednesday, Feb. 5, beginning at 6:30. The 2014 warrant has a dozen articles including a …

Carolyn Stoddard

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Carolyn Stoddard, 79, of Coolidge Road, died at her home Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Carolyn was born in Bellows Falls, Vt. on July 9, 1934, the daughter of Harold and Catherine (O’Connor) McClary. She …

George A. Nash

Friday, January 24, 2014

Lempster, N.H. — George A. Nash, 74, a longtime resident of Lempster passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 23, 2014, at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born Jan. 2, 1940, in Langdon, N.H. the son of Stillman and Edith (Sawyer) Nash. He attended school …

The ‘Balancing Act’ of Setting Bail: A Complex Calculation

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Lebanon — During Robert Dellinger’s Dec. 11 arraignment in District Court in Lebanon on two charges of manslaughter, the prosecutor and defense attorney debated his wealth, the chance that he would flee and the danger he posed to …

Andrew Ross Henderson

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Salisbury, Vt. — Andrew R. Henderson, 59, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at his residence in Salisbury. He was born Nov. 15, 1954, the son of the late Henry H. and Dorothy Mae (Hurlburt) Henderson. He attended schools in Windsor, Vt. and Vergennes, Vt. He was a graduate …

Man Pleads Not Guilty in Wife’s Death

Friday, January 10, 2014

Newport — A 44-year-old former Charlestown man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges that he killed his estranged wife at their home last summer and then dumped her body in the woods in Unity. James Robarge is …

Robarge Charges Upgraded

Friday, December 27, 2013

Newport — James Robarge will be arraigned Jan. 6 on charges he murdered his estranged wife, Kelly, last summer in their Charlestown home and dumped her body in a wooded area in Unity. Robarge, 43, was indicted last week by a Sullivan County grand jury on both first-degree …

Charlestown Girl’s Diary Opens Window on Civil War Years

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Charlestown — A rare find has led to a new book that features details of the life of a young girl in Charlestown during the Civil War. The Judge’s Daughter is a new book that centers around the …

Shirley M. Neily

Thursday, December 19, 2013

West Lebanon, N.H. — Shirley M. Neily, 74, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Elmwood Nursing & Rehab Center in Claremont, N.H. with her family by her side. She was born in Norway, Maine on April 5, 1939, the daughter of Arthur and June (McAlister) Skinner. She was …

Claremont’s Jarvis Returns to Jail

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A month after being re-released to a halfway house, Jesse Jarvis, one of the four alleged founders of the Brotherhood of White Warriors, has returned to prison for failing a drug test. The 32-year-old tested positive for synthetic marijuana Nov. 24, shortly after returning from a sanctioned trip …