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Kimball Pond in Hopkinton is closed while water is tested

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kimball Pond in Hopkinton was closed Thursday after a film was discovered on the water in the morning. The film was likely caused by the hot weather, a statement on the town’s website announced. “We’re being overly cautious,” said Hopkinton Town Administrator Neal Cass. “It probably is something that’s been caused by the lack of rain and high heat.” It …

Police identify two of three involved in fatal Weare crash

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Nearly a month after a crash that killed one local teenager and seriously injured two others, state police have named two of the victims. In …

Make that 17 – Jim Gilmore officially launches presidential campaign

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Seventeen is now the total – and likely final – number of 2016 Republicans presidential candidates. Jim Gilmore, the former governor of Virginia, is officially …

Staff concerns lead to internal probe at Concord Food Co-op

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Two top managers at the Concord Food Co-op are on administrative leave, as the board of directors investigates allegations of financial and professional misconduct. Documents and statements provided by current and former employees show a rift behind the scenes at the natural foods grocery store. A majority of …

Quiet on Keystone, Clinton faces sharper attacks from rivals

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hillary Clinton dodged questions Tuesday about her positions on trade and the Keystone XL pipeline, telling a New Hampshire voter that if the future of the project opposed by environmentalists remains “undecided when I become president, I will …

$2.6M bond approved for New Hampshire resort’s alpine coaster

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Belknap County delegation has approved a $2.6 million bond for a New Hampshire ski resort to build an alpine roller coaster. The Laconia Citizen reports Gunstock Mountain in Gilford will purchase the ride for $1.5 million from Wiegand, a German company with more than 200 coasters around …

2 missing New Hampshire inmates found, 1 of them in Canada

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

State authorities say they have found two inmates – one of them in Canada – who left a transitional living facility in Manchester last week. Both inmates left for work from Calumet House and never returned. Corrections officials say 43-year-old Charles Namiot and 41-year-old Bruno Martin were nearing …

55 acres of Henniker forest placed under conservation easement

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

After a recent donation by the town, 55 acres of forest in Henniker will be protected by the Piscataquog Land Conservancy. The parcel is located in the southern part of Henniker near the shore of Craney Pond. The lot was originally given to the town in 1995 with …

CATCH Neighborhood Housing receives tax credit award, will relocate offices

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

With the help of $400,000 in tax credits from the Community Development Finance Authority, CATCH Neighborhood Housing will consolidate all of its offices to a new home on Loudon Road. The CDFA awarded $5.5 million in tax credits to 16 nonprofits across the state. The tax credits are …

Hopkinton, state fair association reach settlement nearly one year after meeting in court

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Hopkinton State Fair Association and the town of Hopkinton have come to an agreement nearly a year after they went to court over the fair’s tax status. The settlement defines a clear amount of taxes the fair association will be expected to pay the town from 2015 …

Weare Police Department becomes nationally accredited

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Weare Police Department is now a nationally accredited organization. On July 25, the department received its accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., also known as CALEA. The commission is an organization created by national law enforcement agencies to set national standards for …

Three indicted in Concord home invasion, including target, an alleged drug dealer

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Three men are facing felony charges in connection to an April armed robbery at 39 Thorndike St. in Concord, including the alleged victim, John Cowdrey, who is accused of selling drugs and storing them in the home in the presence of a young child. According to county indictments …

Pollard to be freed; US analyst spied for Israel

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Jonathan Pollard, the former Naval intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years. The decision to free Pollard …