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Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is one of several reports utilized by public health officials to evaluate existing health systems and plot steps for the future. “I think these are good because they tell us where we need to work,” said Dr. Robert Greene, chief population health management officer at …

Lt. Col. Louie C. Elliott, Jr.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Dover, N.H. — Lieutenant Colonel Louie C. Elliott, Jr. (USAF, retired) died Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Dover. He was 89 years old. Lou was born in Duke, Okla. on Aug. 20, 1925, to the late Louie Sr. and Thelma Elliott. In 1943, at the age of 18, he joined the U.S. Army’s pilot training program. In 1945, he married Nellie Mae Curtiss …

No Injuries in Chimney Fire

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Newport — Heat and flames from a wood stove chimney ignited a wall in one of the oldest homes in Newport on Tuesday, causing extensive damage. Newport Fire Chief Wayne Conroy said the chimney inside the 33 Unity Road home, which dates back to 1770, had a 6-inch hole in its side, likely …

Newport Hires Full-Time Superintendent

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Newport — Cindy Gallagher, appointed as the interim superintendent for SAU 43 three weeks ago, was hired by the SAU board in a unanimous vote Tuesday evening as the district’s full-time superintendent with a contract through June 30, …

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 …

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 …