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 l-Deb Stevens, SRVRTC agriscience teacher; right-Lynn Wharton, SRVRTC paraprofessional

Newport Teacher Tapped to Become ‘Ag Ambassador’

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Newport — An agriscience teacher from Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center in Newport recently took part in a professional development program at DuPont’s Chesapeake Farms,a 3,300 acre facility in Chestertown, Md. Deb Stevens was among about 50 agricultural science teachers who took part in the National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy last summer. Participants were selected from more than 250 applicants. The application process was “rigorous,” and included writing a statement of her teaching philosophy and three lesson plans with associated classroom activities, Stevens said in a recent news release from the technical center. The weeklong academy was “life changing,” she said. Stevens and about …

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 witness stand Tuesday afternoon and he remained there until mid-day Thursday. His testimony came as …

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 that led to her badly decomposed body on the day it was found. Kelly Robarge’s …

Elizabeth Ann Woodard

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Elizabeth Ann Woodard, 95, of Sunapee Street passed away following a brief period of declining health in New London, N.H., Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at the Wm. Clough extended Care Center where she received wonderful care. Elizabeth was born in Windsor, Vt., Dec. 13, 1919, …

Windsor Rides 3-Point Barrage to Victory Over Newport

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Windsor — A starting lineup featuring three juniors and a freshman would ordinarily mean Windsor High boys basketball coach Harry Ladue has a lot to which he can look forward in the future … if it weren’t for …

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 …

Tigers Rely on Depth to Hold Off Yellowjackets

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Newport — Getting a big lift from the reserves, Newport was able to hold off a late charge by Windsor to post a 59-52 win Tuesday night in a cross-state girls basketball game at Wheeler Gym. Newport went into the fourth quarter with a 45-35 lead, but as …

A Life: Donald Hart, 1951-2014; ‘He Was a Role Model’

Monday, January 19, 2015

Charlestown — Upbeat. Empathetic. Mischievous. Those words pop to mind for many when they think of Don Hart, a longtime teacher and principal at schools in Claremont, Weathersfield and Newport before his death in November at age 62. …

Volunteer Spotlight: Newport Woman Honored With Volunteerism Award

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Newport — As organizers of the area’s large book sales know, sorting materials for these literary blowouts is quite a process. That’s where volunteers come in. The Richards Free Library’s annual book festival won’t happen until August, but …

Under the Gun: Newport’s Sturm, Ruger & Co. Battles Sales Slump, Stock Swoon

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Newport — Near the end of his quarterly conference call with Wall Street analysts last February, Michael O. Fifer, the chief executive of firearm manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co., had some parting words that appeared to foreshadow a …

Ruger CEO At a Glance

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Michael O. Fifer, 57, was named chief executive officer of Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. in September 2006 and joined the company’s board of directors the following month. According to his profile on the company’s website, Fifer has …

Theodore Vernon Delaney

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Theodore Vernon Delaney, 89, formerly of Elm Street, Claremont, N.H. died after a brief illness on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Rose Marie (Lariviere) Delaney. Ted was born in Guysborough, Nova Scotia on April 26, …

Testimony Underway; Jury Hears Opening Arguments in Robarge Trial

Friday, January 16, 2015

Newport — No one, including James Robarge, knows how Robarge’s estranged wife, Kelly, died in June 2013, a defense attorney said in opening statements at Robarge’s murder trial on Thursday. The defense team said the last time their …