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Concord’s downtown merchants asking shoppers to ditch ‘Black Friday’ for ‘Plaid Friday’

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Concord’s downtown business owners are asking shoppers to ditch black in flavor of plaid this Friday. For the first time, a partnership between Merchants Roundtable and Intown Concord led to shop owners joining together to promote “Plaid Friday” together with Small Business Saturday, a campaign to bring shoppers downtown during the busiest retail weekend of the year. More than 50 …

Rymes Propane offer to buy bankrupt Fuller Oil Company approved: $12 million deal means trucks will be on the road tomorrow

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Concord-based Rymes Propane & Oil has bought beleaguered Fred Fuller Oil & Propane Company for between $12 million and $13 million. Trucks bearing both companies’ …

Meteorologist: 6+ inches of snow to land in N.H. on Thanksgiving Eve

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

You won’t be thankful for this: New Hampshire is expected to be hit with its first substantial snowstorm of the season – more than 6 …

Ayotte, Shaheen seek answers from VA on ‘Choice Program’

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Hampshire’s senators are unhappy with the implementation of a part of the major Veterans Affairs reform package they championed specifically with the Granite State’s veterans in mind. U.S. Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen, within days of the rules’ release, sent a letter to Department of Veterans …

$18 million in N.H. budget cuts a ‘first step;’ more reductions to come

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

State agencies are cutting a combined $18.3 million from their current budgets to meet the spending reductions Gov. Maggie Hassan says are necessary to keep New Hampshire in the black. “These cuts – as you know – will …

Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance. Meticulously overwhelming its computer networks, the hackers showed that – given time – they would be able to pop the trunk and start the windshield wipers, cut …

Ferguson officer won’t be charged in shooting

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A grand jury has decided not to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by a white officer sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and exposed deep racial tension between …

Thousands rally across U.S. after Ferguson decision

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thousands of people rallied last night in cities including Los Angeles and New York to passionately – but initially peacefully – protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old …

Calif. police: 1 suspect confessed to killing 5 women

Monday, November 24, 2014

One of two registered sex offenders charged with raping and killing four California women confessed to a police detective after his arrest earlier this year, testimony from a grand jury transcript unsealed yesterday revealed. Steven Dean Gordon, 45, also told the police that he and co-defendant Frank Cano …

Cleveland PD: Video of officer shooting boy is ‘clear’

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, the police said yesterday. The …

Pentagon chief Hagel stepping down under pressure

Monday, November 24, 2014

Under pressure from President Obama, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted his resignation yesterday amid White House concerns about his effectiveness and broader criticism from outside about the administration’s Middle East crisis management. The president said he and Hagel …

Iran nuclear talks stumble, extended until July

Monday, November 24, 2014

A yearlong effort to seal a nuclear deal with Iran fizzled yesterday, leaving the U.S. and its allies little choice but to declare a seven-month extension in hopes that a new deadline will be enough to achieve what …

PHOTOS: NHTI dental hygiene students practice their skills with after-schoolers

Monday, November 24, 2014

The NHTI Dental Hygiene Program held its Dental Wellness Fair recently at the Boys & Girls Club in Concord. Students in the dental program set up stations to make students aware of dental health issues. Top: Jessica Bonenfant …