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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 told jurors that another man’s blood was found in the home’s foyer, where the majority of the blood was located. Prosecutors allege …

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 in Newport. Lempster School Board Chairman Jim Grenier said Thursday night that the agreement has …

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 the courtroom dimmed as jurors leaned forward in their chairs to follow along with a …

Willard Munson Hathaway

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Unity, N.H. — Willard Munson Hathaway passed from this world on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in the same manner he arrived, at a family farm surrounded by those who loved and admired him. Willard’s life began on Dec. 30, 1928. He was welcomed by his mother Josephine at …

Prep Time for Mascoma Football

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Above: Mascoma quarterback Aiden O’Connell practices a play during the football team’s practice in West Canaan on Tuesday. Mascoma will face Newport in the New Hampshire Division III quarterfinals on Saturday. Left: Mascoma coach Les Lawrence explains a …

Ernest E. Garceau

Monday, November 3, 2014

Newport, N.H. — Ernest E. Garceau, 93, of Newport and previously Claremont died on Thursday morning, Oct. 30, 2014, from lung cancer at the Elm Wood Center in Claremont. He was born in Manchester, N.H. on May 6, 1921, the son of Eugene and Octavia (Bourgeois) Garceau. He …

On The Political Map: Brown, Shaheen Visit Sullivan County

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Newport — Sullivan County was ground zero Friday for the hotly contested Senate race between Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen and Republican challenger Scott Brown, one day after Brown’s response to a question about the county became the news …

At the Hospitals: Nov. 2, 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014

D-H Auxiliary Provides $181,170 in Grants Lebanon — The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Auxiliary, the Auxiliary Grants Committee and the Volunteer Services Office have announced the award of $181,170 in grants throughout Dartmouth-Hitchcock. This year, volunteers gave more than 60,104 hours, …

City Auto RV Superstore in Newport Closing Sales Operation

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Newport — After nearly more than 80 years in business, City Auto RV Superstore on McDonough Road and Route 11-103 near the Claremont line, will be closing its doors sometime in 2015, the owner announced recently. “I’m going to go back to my passion,” said Sara Burbee, who …

Newport Taxes Raise Hackles

Friday, October 31, 2014

Newport — The explanation by the School Board and SAU 43 Administration on why the local school tax rate will increase $1.81 per $1,000 this year did not satisfy at least one member of the Selectboard, who sharply criticized the school management during a joint meeting of the …

Former Teacher, Bank Exec Battle for N.H. Senate Seat

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Newport — A feisty race between a retired Kearsarge Regional High School teacher and a former banking industry executive is taking place for New Hampshire’s District 8 Senate seat, with life experience and considerations such as Medicaid expansion …

Sullivan Co. Candidates Face Off

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Newport —There are several contested races for county government positions on the Nov. 4 ballot, led by a race between incumbent Democratic Commissioner Jeff Barrette, who is being challenged by former commissioner Don Clarke, a Claremont Republican. Other races include register of deeds, with Republican Chaunee Baker against …

Sullivan County House Candidates Face Off

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Newport — Two Republicans in the Newport-Sunapee area who lost their New Hampshire House seats in 2012 are trying to win them back, and there is also a contested election in the two-seat district representing Newport and Unity. …