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Ethel Charlotte Syriac

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Ethel Charlotte Syriac, age 98, passed away at Sullivan County Health Care in Unity, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. She had been a resident there for the past five years. Ethel was born on October 13, 1916, in Westfield, Mass., daughter to the late Edward and Elizabeth (Seeley) Drake. She grew up in the Westfield area and married Leon Richard Syriac May 4, 1934 and shared 27 years …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Baseball Extends Divisional Reign

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hanover — Wash. Rinse. Repeat. Eight times. Dartmouth College senior Matt MacDowell hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in the first game of a doubleheader against Brown, then scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth in the series finale to help the Big Green to a 2-1 and 8-7 Ivy League …

Richards Free Library Digitizes Newspaper Archive

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Newport — In the past, searching Richards Free Library’s newspaper archives meant queuing up rolls of decades-old microfilm and scrolling through pages one by one. But thanks to a grant and enthusiastic donors, the library now boasts a searchable digital version of the papers, which span nearly 150 years. “This will be such a help for people,” Mary Lou McGuire, a reference librarian …

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 …

Newport May See Revenue Shortfall

Friday, January 30, 2015

Newport — Finances could get worse for taxpayers after the Lempster School Board voted Thursday night to enter into a tuition agreement with the Fall Mountain Regional School District. That could mean 14 Lempster students would attend Fall Mountain next school year, potentially creating a $200,000 revenue shortfall …

Jurors Hear Police Interview in Robarge Trial

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Newport — The voice of accused murderer James Robarge crackled over courtroom speakers Monday, as jurors listened to an hour-long interview two state police detectives conducted with him on the evening of his wife’s disappearance. The lights in …