Newport

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 contractual obligations, he said. The board voted …

Newport Boys Rule Widsor

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Newport — An aggressive defense and 10 baskets from 3-point land sent Newport to a 59-48 win over Windsor in an across-the-river rivalry game at nearly-packed Wheeler Gym on Friday night. When Newport athletic director Doug Beaupre found out that Windsor had two open dates after Stevens decided it didn’t want to play Windsor this season, he jumped at the opportunity to put …

Teacher, Staff Contracts Up to Newport Voters

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Voting on the Newport school warrant will take place on Tuesday, March 10, at the Newport Opera House from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Newport — After two months of strained budgeting, Newport residents will vote on a nearly $16.8 million school spending proposal, along with one-year contracts for teachers and support staff. A three-way race for two School Board seats will also …

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 …

John Marshall Friedman

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Southern Pines, N.C. — John Marshall Friedman, or Marshall as he was known to family and friends, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at the age of 83 after decades of valiantly battling cancer. Marshall was the owner of Dartmouth Motor Sales in Newport, N.H. for …

Robarge Trial: Wife’s Blood Found on Husband

Friday, January 30, 2015

Newport — Much of the blood found inside the Robarge family’s Charlestown home belonged to Kelly Robarge, an expert witness said Thursday as the murder trial of James Robarge continued in Sullivan County Superior Court. Katie Swango, a criminalist with the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory, also …