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Police: Body recovered from Connecticut River

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Chesterfield police confirmed that a body was recovered from the Connecticut River yesterday. Crews responded after getting a call at around 9 a.m. yesterday reporting a body might be floating in the water. Firefighters from several communities in New Hampshire and Vermont began searching the river. The Brattleboro Reformer reports the police said the body was found and the …

Downeaster ridership, revenue expected to decline

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Amtrak’s Downeaster service between Boston and Maine is expected to carry 57,000 fewer riders and take in $1 million less in revenue this fiscal year …

Historic mill is planned to be CATCH Neighborhood Housing’s first development in Franklin

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A historic mill building in Franklin, once the home to Franklin Light and Power Company, now sits quietly along the Winnipesaukee River. In a little …

Downtown: Property owners keeping eye on Concord Steam’s future

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Concord Steam President Peter Bloomfield spread a map of Concord on the conference room table. About 180 buildings were marked in orange on the page. They include schools, the State House, city hall and a large cluster of buildings up and down Main Street. Those orange buildings are …

Watchdog finds ex-Nazis got $20.2 million in Social Security

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Elfriede Rinkel’s past as a Nazi concentration camp guard didn’t keep her from collecting nearly $120,000 in American Social Security benefits. Rinkel admitted to being stationed at the Ravensbrueck camp during World War II, where she worked with …

Kerry breaks leg in bike crash; ends overseas trip early

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in a bicycle crash yesterday in Geneva, apparently after hitting a curb, and scrapped the rest of a four-nation trip that included an international conference on combating the Islamic State. …

State, city looking to leave Concord Steam

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Both the state and city are taking steps to switch their buildings from steam heat to a cheaper energy source. But officials from Concord Steam Corp. said that move could kill the long-standing utility, which heats about 140 …

Business notes for June 1, 2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Henniker Brewing Co. plans to expand to Maine. It has partnered with Pine State Trading to distribute its 22-ounce and draft beers. Meredith Village Savings Bank gave a $3,726 grant to Wolfeboro Nursery School for tuition assistance. Country Cobwebs in Warner celebrated its grand opening May 23. It …

St. Paul’s graduates urged to “be vulnerable” as they enter a new chapter

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Though the rain fell heavily in Concord yesterday, spirits could not be dampened when 157 St. Paul’s School students hailing from around the world received their diplomas. As thousands of parents and friends sat and watched in the …

O’Malley says he’s ready to campaign hard in New Hampshire

Sunday, May 31, 2015

A day after jumping into the presidential race, Democrat Martin O’Malley vowed yesterday to fight hard in New Hampshire, home of the first presidential primary and a stronghold for Hillary Clinton. “I’m used to tough fights, I’ve always …

The rise and fall of Subway, the world’s biggest food chain

Sunday, May 31, 2015

With 43,945 sandwich shops in 110 countries, Subway has become the world’s most ubiquitous restaurant chain, posting armies of “sandwich artists” in more American outposts than McDonald’s and Starbucks combined. Yet at the dawn of its 50th birthday, all is not well in the land of Jared and …

Clinton camp aims to address drug abuse

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Several people working to address substance abuse in New Hampshire spoke last Thursday with senior officials from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, offering their perspectives on the toll of the drug epidemic here and what kind of policy measures might address the issue on a national level. The call …

On the Move: Horseshoe Pond Place bids farewell to a friend

Sunday, May 31, 2015

On Friday, at Community Action’s Horseshoe Pond Place Senior Resource Center, residents and community friends said farewell to retiring Polly Mills Fife, who has been the senior services director for the past six years. “Leaving was a tough decision for me to make,” Fife said. “I’ve loved my …