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Bettyann Abbott

Friday, February 27, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Bettyann Abbott of Pine Hill Mobile Home Park, Claremont, age 80, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a brief illness. She was the daughter of Horace and Hazel Cheever of Cornish, N.H. and has one brother, Eugene Cheever of Oregon. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, George L. Abbott; her daughter, Susan Benware and her husband, Allan of Davenport, Fla., her daughter, Ann Rogers and her husband, Bruce of Plainfield, N.H. and daughter, Lisa Wallace and her husband, Barry of Lebanon, N.H. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Aaron Benware and his wife, Sarah, Jason Benware and his wife, Jessica, Greg Rogers …

School Background Check Bill Advances

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Claremont — A bill that would provide school officials with more information about a prospective employee’s criminal background could be voted on by the full House as soon as next week. The House Education Committee unanimously passed HB346 on Friday. The bill would require the disclosure of an applicant’s entire criminal history, instead of just certain felony-level offenses. The legislation was spurred by …

Claremont Native Set to Take His Rowing International

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Claremont — At a Claremont Middle School football game several years ago, there was an unusual sight on the field — there were two 13-year-old ends on the same team that were well over 6 feet tall and could play very well. They still are playing well, but the sport has changed. Kaleb …

Carol Jean McKenzie

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Carol Jean McKenzie, 77, of 67 Maple Avenue, Claremont, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at the Valley Regional Hospital. She was born in St. Albans, Vt. on Dec. 28, 1937, the daughter of James H. and Ruth (Beauregard) Stacy. Carol was a graduate …

Anne K. Cleveland

Friday, February 13, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Anne K. Cleveland, 96 of Claremont died on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. She was born on July 17, 1918 in Boston, Mass. The family includes her children, Jane of Reading, Vt., Kimball of West Roxbury, Mass. and Cynthia of Claremont; her grandchildren, Katherine Anne Safran …

Jury Finds Robarge Guilty in Death of His Wife

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Newport — A Sullivan County Superior Court jury on Wednesday convicted James Robarge of killing his estranged wife on the day she filed for divorce in June 2013. Over the sounds of soft crying, one by one all …

Elizabeth Louise Baerhuk

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Elizabeth Louise Baerhuk, 84, of Hanover Street in Claremont died on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at Valley Regional Hospital. She was born in Springfield, Mass. on March 20, 1930, the daughter of Roy H. and Elizabeth T. (Sanders) Jones. Elizabeth was a graduate of Stevens …

No Verdict From Jury Yet in Robarge Trial

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Newport — A Sullivan County Superior Court jury will enter into a third day of deliberations this morning in the case of James Robarge, who is accused of killing his estranged wife on the day she filed for …

A Woman’s Place Could Be in the Gym … If Only More Would Apply to Be H.S. Basketball Coaches

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Claremont — Some things are hard to understand. When Title IX was adopted in 1972, forcing schools to offer and fund female and male athletics equally, there was a bit of an upheaval when men were hired to …

Jury Begins Deliberations in Robarge Murder Trial

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Newport — Defense attorneys and prosecutors described two very different scenarios concerning James Robarge’s alleged involvement in his estranged wife’s death during closing arguments at his murder trial in Sullivan County Superior Court on Monday. Defense attorney Caroline …

Good Beginnings of Sullivan County Has New Head

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Claremont — Margaret Monroe-Cassel has been named executive director of Good Beginnings of Sullivan County. Monroe-Cassel will be moving to West Windsor from Lancaster, Mass., where she has been the executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Central …

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, …