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Concord School Board considers cuts to next year’s budget

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Faced with potentially steep budget cuts, the Concord School Board advocated reaching for middle ground at a special meeting last night. The district intends to raise its budget but is also anticipating a revenue loss, so officials are looking for ways to reduce spending and cut approximately $1 million from the district’s budget, currently figured at $75.32 million, 1.55 percent …

Court denies former special agent access to information about failed polygraph

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A former federal special agent has been denied access to information about a polygraph exam he failed three years ago, reportedly for breathing suspiciously. In …

Man in treatment after Henniker home goes up in flames

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A Henniker man is being treated for smoke inhalation after his family’s home was destroyed in a fire this weekend. James Roberts was the only …

Falling property value of Steeplegate Mall affects everyone in Concord

Monday, March 30, 2015

In February of last year, Steeplegate Mall was Concord’s second-largest taxpayer at an assessed value of $52 million. Now, the city’s assessing database values the Loudon Road mall at just $30 million. The property has slipped to the …

Bill easing contracts for small firms advances

Monday, March 30, 2015

The House Small Business Committee last week approved a comprehensive package of measures aimed at funneling more government work to small businesses. The effort comes after federal agencies last year met their annual goal of delivering 23 percent of contracting funds to small businesses, the first time since …

Technology is making us tip more than ever

Monday, March 30, 2015

By now, you’ve probably experienced it: After grabbing a cup of espresso, buying some ice cream or taking a cab, you swipe your credit card and prepare to sign – but you’re thrown a curve ball. The payment …

RadioShack dissident creditor preparing new bid for assets

Monday, March 30, 2015

A creditor fighting RadioShack Corp.’s plan to sell more than 1,700 stores to its largest shareholder is preparing a new bid for the electronics retailer’s assets. Anthony Clark, a lawyer for lender Salus Capital Partners, told a bankruptcy judge Friday in Delaware that his client was preparing a …

Kearsarge 7th-grader heading to national geography bee championship

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A seventh-grader from Kearsarge Regional Middle School in North Sutton has won the New Hampshire geographic bee and will head to the national championship in Washington. WMUR reported that Isaac Stearns bested 101 other Granite State students to win the state title at Keene State College on Friday. …

Moose lottery applications being accepted through May 29

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Now’s the time to enter the New Hampshire moose lottery. Applications for the annual lottery cost $15 for residents and $25 for non-residents and are available online. A total of 105 permits are proposed to be issued this year. Applications must be postmarked or submitted online by midnight …

Bedford police investigating 3 ‘suspicious’ deaths

Sunday, March 29, 2015

New Hampshire authorities said they are investigating three suspicious deaths at a residence in Bedford. Assistant Attorney General Jay McCormack said the Bedford police received a 911 call Saturday regarding a deceased woman at the home on McAfee Farm Road. He said when officers arrived, they found two …

Headmaster? Principal? Opposition mounts against name change at Pembroke Academy

Sunday, March 29, 2015

What’s in a name? That which Pembroke Academy calls a headmaster by any other name would govern as well. Or would it? That’s the question, brought by hundreds of petitioners, that will soon face the Pembroke School Board – for a second time. In September, there was no …

Northeast, despite highest gas costs, resists more pipelines

Sunday, March 29, 2015

There is near universal agreement that the Northeast has to expand its energy supply to rein in the nation’s highest costs and that cheap, abundant, relatively clean natural gas could be at least a short-term answer. But heels …

Deadline for removing bobhouses in New Hampshire nears

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunshine and warmer weather may help remind Granite State fishermen that aIl bobhouses must be removed from the ice by the end of the day Wednesday, according to state law. New Hampshire Fish and Game Lt. Heidi Murphy of the agency’s law enforcement division said the law is …