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Concord police arrest 2 in overnight break-in

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The police have arrested two men and charged them with felonies relating to an overnight burglary at an Americana Drive home last week. Lt. Timothy O’Malley said he expects more charges to come for at least one of the suspects relating to a string of other burglaries in the city over the past two weeks. Ian Berry, 32, and Abraham … 0

Board will hear plans for East Concord poultry processing plant

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Litchfield farmer Steve Normanton used to process the chickens he raises on his farm himself. The work was time consuming and could detract from his … 1

Ayotte, Shaheen weigh in on U.S. strategy to fight Islamic State

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Both of New Hampshire’s U.S. Senators questioned the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at an Armed Services Committee … 1

CDC study: Americans’ bellies are expanding fast

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures – the most dangerous kind of obesity – has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study. People whose fat has … 0

Thirty percent of Virginia schools fall short of standards

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Three in 10 Virginia schools failed to meet state accreditation standards this year as students continue to struggle with more rigorous exams introduced three years ago. The Virginia Department of Education said yesterday that 555 out of the state’s 1,827 schools did not meet state benchmarks on the … 0

Details of domestic violence claim against Weare police chief emerge

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A judge has granted a new restraining order against Weare police Chief John Velleca, days after his assistant says he assaulted her at her Hillsboro home. In a petition filed Monday and released yesterday in Hillsboro’s district court, … 3

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 … 8

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 to an announcement from the Capital Area Public Health Network. The police departments in Allenstown, Boscawen, Bow, Chichester, Concord, Henniker, Hillsboro, Pembroke, Washington … 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 ambulance and chief’s office can be found at 100 Main St. in Hopkinton. Anyone looking to file for a burn permit or with … 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 … 1

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