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Newport Captains Ken Carleton, left, and Dave McCrillis leave the roof of a home in Newport, N.H., after preventing a chimney fire from spreading to the attic on March 24, 2015. 
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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 from deterioration over the years. “We are …

Barbara Badmington Holden Yeomans

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Barbara Badmington Holden Yeomans, 99, of Newport, passed away at her home on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Donations in Barbara’s memory would be welcomed to the Holden-Yeomans Fund of the Richards Free Library. This fund supports the Hale award which Barbara and Raymond Holden founded 50 years ago. An open-to-all memorial celebration of her life will be held at her …

Barbara Badmington Holden Yeomans

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Barbara Badmington Holden Yeomans, 99, of Newport, passed away at her home on March 19. Born on Dec. 28, 1915, she grew up in Hilliardville, Conn., where her father was a mill manager and her mother a church organist. She first came to Newport in 1947 to help her family run Sugar River Fabrics, a maker of fine woolens and …

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 …

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. …