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Debbie Ferland, of Charlestown, left, and her mother, Beverley Garrapy, of Reading, VT, didn't miss a minute of the Robarge murder trial in Sullivan County Superior Court in Newport.

Mother, Daughter Bond Over Trials

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Charlestown — There’s no denying Debbie Ferland, 55, of Charlestown and her mother, 80-year-old Beverley Garrapy, live for adventure. And they’re not shy about leaving their husbands behind at home to find it, they say. One could say the mother and daughter are like two peas in a pod. They finish each other’s sentences and share many of the same interests, such as attending NASCAR races and watching them at home on TV, taking the back roads to near and far places, and following local and national murder trials. Friends and family have gone so far as to nickname them after the famous movie and …

Conservation Nonprofit Restructures Leadership

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Charlestown — The Student Conservation Association has restructured the leadership team at its Charlestown location. The changes come following the appointment of a new CEO, Jaime Matyas, last September. Valerie Bailey, of Charlestown, has been named vice president for New Hampshire operations and special projects. During her 35 years of experience with SCA, Bailey has filled a variety of executive roles, including that …

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, resulting in a fire that caused extensive interior damage and displaced the couple that lived …

Edward Butler Blanc, Jr.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Edward Butler Blanc, Jr., 72, of Stevens Street in Charlestown, died unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at a family cottage in Biddeford, Maine. He was born in Knoxville, Tenn., on March 15, 1942, the son of Edward Butler and Marjory Judith (Atkinson) Blanc. Ed …

Liberty Seeks to Double Rate

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lebanon — The roughly 21,000 customers in the Upper Valley who purchase electricity through Liberty Utilities could see a nearly 50 percent increase in their bill come November. The utility has asked state regulators for permission to double its energy charge per kilowatt-hour of electricity from 7.7 cents …

Shirley C. White

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Shirley C. White, 81, passed away on Thursday afternoon Sept. 11, 2014, at the Elmwood Center in Claremont, N.H. She was born May 8, 1933 in Rutland, Vt., the daughter of Andrew Joseph and Gladys (Stoddard) Langton. She attended schools in Fairhaven, Rutland and Springfield, …

Hike Will Trace Military Road

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Charlestown — A two-week hike tracing the path of a centuries-old military road will leave Saturday from Charlestown and end Sept. 26 at Crown Point (N.Y.) State Historic Site. A talk about the road’s history is set for Friday at 7 p.m. at the Fort at No. 4. …

Marianne S. Peterson

Monday, September 1, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Marianne S. Peterson of Acworth Road, Charlestown died peacefully Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Sullivan County Health Care with family by her side. She was 89. Born Sept. 8, 1924, in Rupperstgrun bei Werdau, Sachsen, Germany, Marianne was the daughter of Felix Max Schumann and …

Forum, Aug. 27: Be Wary of TV Campaign Ads; Police Power; Good Candidates

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Be Wary of TV Campaign Ads To the Editor: As we enter into the midterm election cycle, I shudder to imagine what voters will learn from political candidates seeking success. How does one decide whom to vote for? Citizens’ political views can be influenced by many sources. My …

Thomas Harold Fuller, Jr.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Goshen, N.H. — Thomas Harold Fuller, Jr., 29, of Goshen, passed away due to degenerative heart failure on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Newbury, N.H. He was born in Claremont, N.H. on Feb. 7, 1985, the son of …

Doris Goodell Blodgett

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Doris Goodell Blodgett, 94, formerly of Charlestown passed away on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, and will be remembered for her ever present smile. She had lived with her daughter Barbara Jellie and her husband Philip in Manchester, N.H. and for the past four years was …

Kenneth William Moore

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Kenneth William Moore, 89, of Charlestown, N.H. died on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Saxtons River, Vt. on April 9, 1925, the son of Lester and Shirley (Putnam) Moore. He married Virginia Rose Mullett on …

Blessing of the Bikes in Cornish

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Ernie Haskell of Charlestown, right, bids farewell to Ken and Laurie Russell of Wells, Vt., after getting his bike blessed by the couple during a bike blessing sponsored by the Windsor chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association on …