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Births: March 1, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center HOLMES — A daughter, Ava Rose Holmes, born on Feb. 3, 2015, to Melissa and Mike Holmes, of Windsor. BREWER — A son, Timothy Edward Brewer, born on Feb. 7, 2015, to Kayt Vernon and Christopher Brewer, of Sharon. SAFFORD — A son, Christian Richard Safford, born on Feb. 10, 2015, to Jessica McNally and Christopher Safford, of Newport. Gifford Medical Center SHERWIN — A daughter, Kaidence …

Claremont 5K Walk Supports Education To Stop Violence

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Claremont — The ninth annual “Steppin’ Up to End Violence” 5K walk and fun run is set for April 25 at Claremont Middle School. Event-day registration opens at 8:30 a.m., followed by a rally at 9:45 a.m. and the walk and fun run at 10 a.m. Individuals and teams collect donations for the event, which supports Turning Points Network’s direct services and violence-prevention …

Newport Ends Backup Ambulance Services

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Newport — Staffing is the main reason why the Selectboard recently decided to end all backup ambulance service to several area towns, board Chairman Gary Nichols told an audience of mostly EMTs at a meeting Tuesday night in the Sugar River Valley Technical Center. As of June 30, Newport will cease to provide backup ambulance service to all towns with which it lacks …

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 …

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 …

Bears Rally, Bite Tigers at the Buzzer

Friday, February 6, 2015

Newport — It came down to making plays when they counted, and Winnisquam made the biggest — the ball dropping through the net as the final horn sounded. The Bears came from 10 down in the third quarter to surprise the Newport High boys basketball team, 59-57, Friday …

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, …

Medical Examiner Testifies at Trial

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Newport — Deputy State Medical Examiner Jennie Duval testified on Wednesday that injuries seen on a man accused of murdering his wife were consistent with someone who had been scratched and grabbed during a physical confrontation. Duval, who examined photographs of marks on James Robarge that were taken …

Newport Voters Favor Lowering Budget

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Newport — About 140 residents at Tuesday night’s deliberative session approved two amendments to the proposed budget, amended another article concerning a tuition agreement with Goshen and listened to a few speakers advocate for teacher and support staff contracts. The warrant will now go to voters at the …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Boys Basketball Catches Winning Fever

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

West Canaan — If winning can be contagious, it’s safe to say the Mascoma High boys basketball team has caught the bug. The Royals used a collective hot-shooting touch to beat visiting Stevens 71-47 on Tuesday night. Mason …

Community Alliance Transportation Services Seeks Volunteer Drivers

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Community Alliance Transportation Services volunteer Pat Moody drives Jessica Bunnell to an appointment. Moody has volunteered with the Newport-based organization for two years. Community Alliance Transportation Services provides rides to residents of Sullivan County for medical appointments, to …