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Domestic violence restraining order filed against Weare police chief

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A female employee at the Weare Police Department has obtained a restraining order against newly appointed Chief John Velleca, stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident Thursday in Hillsboro. Velleca, 45, was served with a 24-hour restraining order Saturday in Connecticut, where his wife and young daughter reside. Tom Clow, who chairs the Weare Board of Selectmen and who oversaw … 2

Police offer to collect extra prescriptions Sept. 27

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

If you have unused prescription drugs, you can bring them to 10 local police departments Sept. 27 – “free and anonymous, no questions asked,” according … 0

Hopkinton firefighter: Emergency response won’t change despite temporary move

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Some Hopkinton Fire Department functions are now based out of the Hopkinton Village station, while the Contoocook Village station undergoes construction. The full-time crew, primary … 0

Concord company Geneia on the cutting edge of home health monitoring

Monday, September 15, 2014

With its little blinking lights and constant presence above her heart, @home is a reassuring presence in Heather Lavoie’s life. She’s hoping it will be that and more to people at high risk of hospitalization. Lavoie is a … 1

Veto override vote on juvenile justice advisory board bill fails in N.H. Senate

Monday, September 15, 2014

State Senate Republicans didn’t revive a bill yesterday that would have re-established the state’s long-dormant juvenile justice advisory board. The board met last year for the first time in roughly a decade, and heard hours of complaints from employees at the Sununu Youth Development Center, a Manchester juvenile … 0

MapNH Health underscores looming changes in state’s medical needs

Monday, September 15, 2014

New Hampshire is getting older. It is also, by some measures, going to get sicker. Paying attention now to these and other demographic changes could help the Granite State avoid serious challenges in the coming decades, according to the recently released MapNH Health. Drawing on data from the … 0

Facing death, Sudanese woman relied on her faith

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Sudanese woman imprisoned for refusing to reject Christianity said in a televised interview that aired last night that she was resolved to keep her faith even if it meant death. Meriam Ibrahim, who now lives in Manchester, … 0

House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

Monday, September 15, 2014

Lawmakers raced yesterday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Obama’s strategy against the Islamic … 0

Kerry: U.S. open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

Monday, September 15, 2014

As more than two dozen nations pledged yesterday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington’s earlier opposition … 0

Kuster attacks Garcia on 'Tea Party playbook' in first ad

Monday, September 15, 2014

U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster released an ad laying out how her campaign will try to define her opponent, state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, as the two battle for the 2nd Congressional District seat. The ad highlights Garcia’s rally two days before the Republican primary with Sen. Ted Cruz of … 2

Eight candidates file for four open seats on the Concord School Board

Monday, September 15, 2014

Three of four races for open seats on the Concord School Board will be contested in November. Three of the eight candidates who filed to run by yesterday’s deadline are incumbents. President Clint Cogswell, whose seat is not up for election this year, said he is glad to … 0

U.S. Attorney: Drug cartel member pleads guilty in Cocnord

Monday, September 15, 2014

The U.S. Attorney’s office in New Hampshire said a member of the Sinaloa drug cartel has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Jesus Gonzalo Palazuelos Soto of Mexico was in federal court in Concord yesterday. Prosecutors said he was arrested in Spain in 2012, where he was … 0

Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence

Monday, September 15, 2014

Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families argue over how to vote in Scotland’s independence referendum Thursday. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and their elders tending … 0