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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 by his wife Phyllis Rose, youngest son Martin W. Rose Jr (Buzzy), daughter Nancy Mitchell, and brothers Gordon and Roland Rose. Martin …

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 life and industry during the 18th and 19th centuries. The following Saturday, John-Eric Nelson will …

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 the early 18th century fort that once was the northernmost settlement of the English colonies …

Arraignment Set in Slaying Of Charlestown Woman

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Claremont — James Robarge has been moved from a jail in Vermont to New Hampshire and is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges that he killed his estranged wife. Robarge, 43, of Saxtons River, Vt., faces one …

Extradition Approved For Charlestown Suspect

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Brattleboro — James Robarge, charged with reckless second-degree murder in the death of his wife, will be sent to New Hampshire after Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin approved his extradition. Shumlin signed the warrant last Friday, and Robarge appeared …

Ex-Selectman Agrees to Pay Back Charlestown for Pool Cover

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Charlestown — A tentative agreement was reached Wednesday between the town and a former Selectboard member in a dispute over a pool cover, a day before the case was scheduled for trial. Charlestown Town Administrator Dave Edkins said the town has signed the agreement and it is now …

Left in Bankruptcy’s Wake: Some Who Loaned Andrew Button Money Now Lament Trusting Him 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Ten years ago, it would have been difficult to find a bigger golden boy in the Upper Valley than Andrew Button. He was on his way to owning five car dealerships. He accumulated real estate like he was …

Family Celebrates Slain Mother’s Life

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Charlestown — Kelly Robarge’s two daughters stood behind a framed photograph of their deceased mother and smiled for a family portrait. When the cameras stopped flashing, Robarge’s 1-year-old grandson, Richard, leaned against the glass and kissed his grandmother’s …

Crisis Counselors Offer Tips to Escape Violent Relationships

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Charlestown — After Kelly Robarge was murdered allegedly at the hands of her husband the day she filed for divorce, Upper Valley residents are grappling with another instance of domestic strife in their community. Kelly Robarge, 42, disappeared from her Charlestown home on June 27 and her body …

Walter Raymond Holze

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Wake Forest, N.C. — Walter Raymond Holze, 80, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013, at WakeMed. He was born in Glendale, N.Y. to the late Arthur W. Holze and Anna Marie Fuchs Holze. He was a veteran of the United States …

Kelly J. Robarge

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Charlestown, N.H. — Kelly J. Robarge, 42, of Happy Acres Road in Charlestown died Thursday, June 27, 2013. She was born in Brattleboro, Vt. on Oct. 2, 1970, the daughter of Ronald, Sr. and Carol (Wright) Prouty and had been a lifetime area resident. She was a graduate …

Officials: Husband Killed Wife

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Brattleboro — Murder suspect James Robarge is fighting extradition to New Hampshire after law enforcement officials issued an arrest warrant for him yesterday and charged him with one count of reckless second-degree murder of his estranged wife, Kelly …

Laps for Gramps

Monday, July 8, 2013

Mariah Bell, of Charlestown, 16, touches her dad’s hand as he buckles her into her car before her first race ever at Twin State Speedway in Claremont yesterday. Her dad, Ryan Bell, has been going to the speedway …