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Wilmot zoning dispute ‘gone to the next level’

Saturday, May 30, 2015

When controversial plans for a fuel storage site came before the Wilmot Zoning Board in December, Russell Jewell recused himself. Jewell, a lifelong Wilmot resident and chairman of the zoning board, owns the property on Route 11 that Huckleberry Propane & Oil. Co. wants to buy for a 150,000 gallon propane and heating oil storage and distribution site. Minutes after …

After years of neglect at Circle 9 Ranch, new owner called ‘the best possible outcome’

Saturday, May 30, 2015

For months, long-term campers have taken up unsupervised residence at Circle 9 Ranch Campground in Epsom, paying no rent, tapping into seemingly free electricity, shooting …

Source: Hastert paid to hide claims of sex abuse

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Former House speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the …

Local principal named as new superintendent of Franklin, Hill school districts

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

For the first time since 2013, the Franklin and Hill school districts will have a full-time, permanent superintendent – at least for next year. Daniel LeGallo, currently the principal of Lamprey River Elementary School in Raymond, will begin as superintendent of SAU 18 on July 1. “I’m thrilled,” …

Merrimack Valley School Board seeks board member, clerk

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Merrimack Valley School Board is looking to for a new clerk and board member. The open board member position must be filled by a Loudon resident, but residents in any of the school district’s five towns – Penacook, Loudon, Boscawen, Webster and Salisbury – are eligible to …

Changes upcoming as Concord library’s new director brings innovative spirit

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

On Tuesday afternoon, the scene inside the Concord Public Library on Green Street was far from a dusty stereotype. Two young girls ran past the checkout counter. A staff person scanned a stack of books for a man …

In return to South Carolina, Clinton accuses GOP of neglecting women, minorities

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused Republicans and business interests yesterday of turning a blind eye to unequal pay and advancement opportunities for working women and said she isn’t “afraid to take them on.” In a folksy address …

Henniker Community School assistant principal to take interim principal spot

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Henniker Community School Assistant Principal Karen Raymond will serve as interim principal at the school next year, replacing outgoing Principal Katherine McBride. The Henniker School Board appointed Raymond at its meeting Tuesday night. She has a long history with the school, serving for the past 20 years. Raymond …

Coast Guard and NOAA investigating NH oil spill

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are continuing to clean up oily water discharged from a ship into the Piscataqua River. The Coast Guard said the discharge came from NOAA’s Ferdinand Hassler ship Tuesday. The cause of the spill is still under investigation and the …

Federal prison inmate in Berlin sentenced for making stabbing weapon

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A federal prison inmate in Berlin has been sentenced for fashioning a 6-inch piece of wood into a stabbing weapon. The U.S. Attorney’s office said the item was found on 29-year-old Joshua Starr during a routine search last year. Starr was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment, to be …

Investigators looking at Weare-New Boston brush fire

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Investigators are looking at a brush fire on the Weare-New Boston line, after a fire happened in the same location two weeks earlier. WMUR reported the fire was contained yesterday afternoon. Firefighters pumped water from a swamp to fight the fire in a remote location and in dry …

Bethlehem class forgoes trip to give principal money to treat cancer

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The graduating class at a New Hampshire high school is giving the money raised for its class trip to the school’s principal, who has been diagnosed with cancer. Courtney Vashaw, principal at Profile Junior-Senior High School in Bethlehem, told WMUR her school works hard teaching students compassion and …

Traveling nurse accused of diverting drugs from Concord Hospital, altering patients’ medical charts

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A traveling nurse assigned to the emergency department of Concord Hospital is accused of pocketing prescription narcotics, including morphine and fetanyl, and altering the medical charts of patients, according to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office. The New …