Newport

 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 …

Murder Case in Charlestown Woman's Death Approaching Trial

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Newport — Physical evidence taken by police from murder defendant James Robarge and his attempt to flee from the Claremont police station while being detained are among the pieces of evidence that will be admissible at Robarge’s upcoming trial. The rulings Sullivan County Superior Court Judge Brian Tucker …

Jason Michael Lussier

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio — Jason M. Lussier, 25, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born in Claremont, N.H., on March 22, 1989, a son of Jack Lussier of Newport, N.H. and Lori (Singley) and Tony Kidder of Sunapee, N.H. …

Murder Trial to Take Weeks; Jury Selection Begins in Slaying of Charlestown Woman

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Newport, n.h. — Sullivan County Superior Court Judge Brian Tucker told a packed courtroom of potential jurors on Monday that the murder trial of James Robarge, who is accused of killing his estranged wife, will begin no earlier …

Newport Outpaces Stevens

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Newport — Two freshmen led the scoring for the Newport High girls basketball team on Monday night as the Tigers had no trouble with Stevens, winning 50-20 in an NHIAA Division III game at Wheeler Gym. Ninth-graders Alexis …

Hello, My Name Is… : New H.S. Basketball Coaches Undeterred by Level of Job Turnover

Monday, January 5, 2015

You have to start somewhere. Chris Cook has found his starts in four different locations. Each time the 1996 Thetford Academy graduate and former Panther athlete takes on a new basketball coaching job, he works to build a …

Fire Destroys Newport Home

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Newport, n.h. — A Church Street couple was displaced Tuesday morning when a two-alarm electrical fire gutted their home. Nobody was injured in the blaze, which was reported around 9:50 a.m. Homeowner Mary Bullis said she had been …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Girls Basketball Closes Strong at Tourney

Monday, December 29, 2014

Manchester — The inside-outside combination of Kendra MacDonald and Vanessa Fleury helped send the Lebanon High girls basketball team home from the three-day Manchester Central Holiday Tournament on Sunday with a 60-49 win over Manchester Memorial, the undefeated …

Local Roundup: Hanover Hockey Wins With Defense

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Manchester — Two players who didn’t show up on the scoresheet played big roles as the Hanover High boys hockey team gained its first win of the season in a 2-0 shutout of Goffstown to open the Bauer …

Newport Legion Post Compiles History in New Book

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Newport — A recent book from a Newport veterans organization chronicles its 95-year history and provides a window into the town’s past. The Brewster-Gould-Lee-Rollins American Legion Post No. 25 issued the 489-page book earlier this month. The American Legion organization will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019, and …

Newcomer Adds to Sunapee Girls’ Success

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Newport — After reaching the New Hampshire Division IV final last winter and with much of its roster returning, it was apparent that the Sunapee High girls basketball team would be a favorite to return to the title …