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Canterbury police chief arrested, accused of raping teen more than a decade ago

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Canterbury police Chief John Laroche has been charged with sexually assaulting an underage teen more than a decade ago, when he was a Boscawen police officer and she was a young cadet in the department, officials said. Laroche, 44, of Concord, was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault, the state attorney general’s office …

N.H. Executive Council to decide fate of Planned Parenthood contract

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Amid a national debate over funding Planned Parenthood sparked by a controversy over fetal tissue donation, the Executive Council will decide Wednesday whether the state …

Trump emerges as leader in crowded GOP field, but don’t call him front runner yet, poll says

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Donald Trump has emerged as the leader amid a crowded GOP field of presidential candidates, but he’s no front runner just yet, according to a …

District names new director of special education

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Weare School District recently named Scott Daniels as its new director of special education. Daniels previously served in the ConVal School District in Peterborough, where he worked first as a school psychologist and then as the special education coordinator. In Weare, he will work to serve Center …

N.H. voters at debate preview ‘just seeing what’s out there’

Monday, August 3, 2015

The options before New Hampshire Republicans were on full display inside the Dana Center auditorium at Saint Anselm College on Monday night – but the first-in-the-nation voters who filled the stands to listen to 14 presidential hopefuls were …

Franklin could withdraw from SAU 18

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Franklin School District is considering withdrawing from SAU 18, which oversees schools in Franklin and Hill. The proposal was brought to the Franklin City Council at its meeting Monday night, an idea that comes about four months after Hill voted at its annual school district meeting to …

On small business tour, Ayotte affirms her support for resurrecting Export-Import Bank

Monday, August 3, 2015

Amid a political fight in Washington over the fate of the federal Export-Import Bank, Sen. Kelly Ayotte expressed support for the bank during a visit to a Concord company Monday. Ayotte stopped by Concord-based Boyle Energy Services and …

Citing lower incarceration rates and costs, officials urge for more investment in drug courts

Monday, August 3, 2015

When defendants struggling with drug addiction enter Judge James Carroll’s court, he wants to get them into recovery. The underlying crime that brought them to Laconia’s district court in the first place was likely fueled by addiction. Get …

Clinton’s presidential campaign raises profile with TV ads airing in NH and Iowa

Monday, August 3, 2015

WASHINGTON — Facing increased competition from within her own party, Hillary Rodham Clinton is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. The ads, …

Biden for president? Allies mulling Clinton challenge

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden’s associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and dying earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he …

Clinton’s presidential campaign airs its first TV ads

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hillary Clinton is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. The ads, which start on Tuesday and run statewide, focus on Clinton’s work …

N.H. DES requests conservation of Lamprey River water

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Service is requesting that residents, businesses and other water users in the Lamprey River watershed voluntarily conserve water until higher flows return. The department says warm weather and limited rainfall over the last few weeks are causing low-flow levels that hurt the …

UNH researchers: Use of food stamps undergoes slight decline

Sunday, August 2, 2015

University of New Hampshire researchers say the program known for years as food stamps has declined slightly in recent years, but remains an important support for people at risk for food insecurity and hunger. The research by the Carsey School of Public Policy shows the decline from 13.6 …