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Mother of Epsom teen killed during late night chase sues town, police department

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The mother of an 18-year-old Epsom man who died last year during a high-speed police chase is suing the officer involved, claiming he failed to comply with – or even properly learn – the town’s vehicle pursuit policies. Attorneys for Lorraine LaBonte contend that former patrolman Dana Flanders errantly disregarded the safety of her son, Allen Field, when he initiated …

Rymes Propane buys Fred Fuller Oil Company, starts deliveries immediately

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

There were times, even yesterday just hours before a judge signed the paperwork, when John Rymes doubted his offer to buy beleaguered Fred Fuller Oil …

Missouri: More Guard troops roll into Ferguson

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hundreds of additional National Guard troops rolled into Ferguson, Mo., yesterday, a day after protesters looted businesses and set fire to buildings in a night …

Can OPEC members unite to raise oil prices?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

These are the moments OPEC exists for: A sharp drop in global oil prices has reduced the amount of money OPEC countries take in by nearly $1 billion a day. The 12-member group’s purpose is to coordinate how much oil is produced in order to keep prices high …

2 teen female bombers kill more than 40 in Nigeria

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The teenage girls entered the busy marketplace separately yesterday, their vests of explosives hidden beneath full hijabs. The first detonated her bomb, killing three women. As rescuers rushed in, the second girl screamed and set off her explosives, …

Thanksgiving Day deals likely to trump Black Friday discounts

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales …

A GOP shift on immigration

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing. Less than two years ago, party leaders solemnly declared after an exhaustive study that the GOP “must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform.” It was critical for the party’s survival, they said, to address an issue that was paramount …

Hong Kong attempts to clear unruly protest site

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

An attempt by Hong Kong authorities to clear a 2-month-old pro-democracy protest camp in Mong Kok district spiraled into chaos yesterday as hundreds more protesters flooded the crowded neighborhood, a flashpoint for earlier violent clashes with the police …

PUC to review how electric utilities purchase power, eligibility for assistance programs

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

In the coming weeks, residents can expect to see higher costs when they open their electricity bills. The state’s Public Utilities Commission is taking steps to try to ease the impending rate increases by looking at how utilities purchase power and considering changes in eligibility for bill assistance …

City offices, library closed for holiday

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, city offices will be closed tomorrow and Friday. The Concord Public Library will close early at 6 p.m. this evening, and it will also be closed tomorrow and Friday. The library will reopen for its regular Saturday hours from 10 a.m. to 6 …

Andrew Card to lead Franklin Pierce University

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Former White House chief of staff Andrew Card has been named Franklin Pierce University’s fifth president. Card, a former Franklin Pierce trustee, starts Jan. 12, the university announced yesterday. He succeeds James Birge, who became president in 2009 and announced his intent to resign last summer. Card was …

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” …

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’ logos will begin delivering oil to Fuller customers tomorrow morning, but they will …