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On race weekend, NHMS general manager Gappens 'does everything'

Friday, September 19, 2014

The white Toyota with “NHMS 1” license plates was getting a lot of looks as it passed through a sea of RVs yesterday at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. The Sylvania 300 green flag doesn’t drop until Sunday, but the annual campsite scene was already in high gear. “It’s like its own little city,” said Jerry Gappens, the … 0

Facing punishment, Chichester road agent not allowed to know accusations

Friday, September 19, 2014

In a trial-like meeting between Chichester’s Board of Selectmen and its road agent yesterday, the board couldn’t agree whether the road agent should be allowed … 0

Pembroke man charged in July stabbing at White Park

Friday, September 19, 2014

A 21-year-old Pembroke man has been accused of stabbing a teenager and reported friend earlier this summer in White Park, an attack that witnesses have … 0

New Hampshire House votes to uphold Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of anti-bullying bill

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

House lawmakers voted yesterday not to revive a bill that aimed to protect state employees from bullying and abusive work environments. Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed the legislation this summer, saying it was unworkable and would lead to a dramatic increase in litigation. The bill’s supporters fell more than … 0

Suspended Pembroke-area podiatrist’s hearing postponed until October

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The hearing for a Pembroke-area podiatrist whose license was suspended because of unsanitary practices has been postponed until next month. Originally scheduled for yesterday, Edward Newcott’s hearing before the New Hampshire Board of Registration in Podiatry will now take place at 1 p.m. on Oct. 24. In an … 0

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 … 1

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 time with other livestock, and Normanton said processing just 100 chickens could take days. Then, Craig Fournier came along. Fournier and his business … 6

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 hearing yesterday on the country’s strategy to confront the Islamic State. U.S. Sen. … 1

Top general: U.S. ground troops possible in Iraq

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Obama’s current strategy fails, the nation’s top military officer said yesterday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama’s plan … 0

Al-Qaida’s heirs thrive in Mideast, Africa chaos

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming. Western hostages beheaded on camera. School girls abducted by gunmen in the night. Families fleeing their homes in fear they might be killed because of … 0

From military prison, Chelsea Manning offers punditry on Iraq

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The simmering debate about the evolving U.S. military strategy in Iraq and Syria was joined yesterday by an unlikely pundit: Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning. Manning, a former U.S. intelligence analyst convicted last year of leaking classified U.S. information to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, argues in a new piece … 0

Woman pleads insanity, made kids drink bleach

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A New Hampshire woman accused of trying to kill her children by forcing them to drink bleach has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Wendy Miller-Wright of Seabrook was charged last year with two counts of attempted murder, accused of making her 6-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter … 0

Former Concord preschool treasurer admits to stealing thousands, doctoring records

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A former Concord preschool treasurer who was accused of embezzling more than $4,600 during her tenure pleaded guilty yesterday to theft and records tampering. Under an amended plea agreement with county prosecutors, Jennifer Hawkins, 42, of Chichester was sentenced to 12 months in jail, with all but two … 1