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Ceremony to celebrate completion of 2-mile stretch of Northern Rail Trail in Boscawen

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

For the first time ever, a biker or jogger can hop on the Northern Rail Trail in Lebanon and get to the Boscawen/Concord line without setting foot on a road. After a decade of work that included hundreds of hours of trail clearing, grant writing and community outreach, officials from the Friends of the Northern Rail Trail in Merrimack County … 3

Maine Community Health Options plans to expand statewide in N.H.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Maine Community Health Options, one of the insurers set to enter New Hampshire’s Affordable Care Act marketplace next year, announced plans this week to expand … 0

Concord man gets reduced sentence following outpour of courtroom support

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A 30-year-old Concord man caught selling heroin just hours after being released for the same offense was sentenced yesterday to 2½ years in prison – … 1

Two stabbed in downtown Concord parking garage

Monday, September 29, 2014

Two people suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries in a double stabbing last night at the Durgin Block parking garage in Concord, according to authorities. Police Lt. Tim O’Malley said both people, a male and female whose names have yet to be disclosed, were taken to Concord Hospital and … 6

Downtown: Despite financial challenges, Intown Concord hopes to broaden its scope downtown

Monday, September 29, 2014

Three months ago, the owner of Pitchfork Records on South Main Street sat down before the Concord City Council and slammed Intown Concord for a lack of transparency. “What I would hope for is once you remove this … 1

Henniker area farmers markets push to remain viable

Monday, September 29, 2014

Kids tumbled in the leaves in downtown Henniker earlier this week while Monica Rios sat at a nearby picnic table. Rios, a Henniker farmer, reopened the farmers market in summer 2012. Every Thursday since then, she’s posted a … 1

Changes to New Hampshire’s concealed carry license application trigger concern from gun rights activists

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Department of Safety is reissuing the state’s concealed carry gun license application for the second time in two months after complaints from gun rights activists prompted the department to withdraw some of the changes it made to the form this summer. The department’s latest move isn’t appeasing … 18

Downtown deli scorched in Franklin blaze

Monday, September 29, 2014

A convenience store and meat market in downtown Franklin was all but destroyed Saturday night by a three-alarm fire that authorities said they believe was the result of an electrical malfunction in the basement. The single-story building at 195 Central St. survived the blaze, but had severe fire, … 1

Obama: U.S. underestimated Islamic State

Monday, September 29, 2014

The United States underestimated the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, President Obama said during an interview broadcast last night, in which he also acknowledged the Iraqi army’s inability to successfully tackle the threat. According to a transcript from last night’s 60 Minutes on CBS, … 4

Influence game: Government takes on the internet

Monday, September 29, 2014

Should the company that supplies your internet access be allowed to cut deals with online services such as Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster? The Federal Communications Commission is tackling that question this fall after … 0

Obama: ‘Contradictory’ Syria policy helps Assad

Monday, September 29, 2014

President Obama yesterday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State and al-Qaida’s affiliate in Syria is helping Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, a man … 0

Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong

Monday, September 29, 2014

Pro-democracy protests expanded in Hong Kong last night, a day after demonstrators upset over Beijing’s decision to limit political reforms defied onslaughts of tear gas and appeals from Hong Kong’s top leader to go home. And with rumors … 0

Site selling N.H.-made wares marks 1 year

Monday, September 29, 2014

This month, GoShopNH.com celebrated its first full year of selling products designed, assembled or manufactured in New Hampshire. About 500 products, including specialty foods, apparel, home decor and jewelry, are sold through the website and feature items made by crafters and artists from across the state. “I think … 0