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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

PSNH says overall electric bills may increase slightly

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Public Service of New Hampshire is anticipating that customers will see little change this winter in their overall electricity bills. But the state’s largest utility also cautions that its forecast, released yesterday, could change depending on the region’s volatile energy market and ongoing legal proceedings that could affect … 0

Hassan to nominate PUC chairwoman for one of three judicial openings

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan is set to nominate Amy Ignatius, a Concord attorney and the chairwoman of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, to fill one of two superior court vacancies. Ignatius is one of two women who will be nominated today for statewide judicial openings, the governor’s office … 4

Dunbarton police arrest Michigan man following sexual assault investigation

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A 21-year-old Michigan man was arrested Monday after the police said he sexually assaulted a child younger than 16 at a home in Dunbarton. Jesse Dagle of Eastpointe, Mich., was taken into custody by the Dunbarton and Manchester police at a Manchester hotel after the Dunbarton police obtained … 0

Northeast Utilities, Spectra to expand pipeline

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Northeast Utilities and Spectra Energy Corp. have announced plans to expand natural gas access to New England and end bottlenecks that have driven up prices when demand spikes in the winter. The companies said yesterday the $3 billion project expanding a network of pipelines is expected to begin … 2

U.S. to assign 3,000 military troops to fight Ebola in West Africa

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

President Obama declared yesterday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control. … 2

CDC study: Americans’ bellies are expanding fast

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures – the most dangerous kind of obesity – has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study. People whose fat has … 0

Thirty percent of Virginia schools fall short of standards

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Three in 10 Virginia schools failed to meet state accreditation standards this year as students continue to struggle with more rigorous exams introduced three years ago. The Virginia Department of Education said yesterday that 555 out of the state’s 1,827 schools did not meet state benchmarks on the … 0

Details of domestic violence claim against Weare police chief emerge

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A judge has granted a new restraining order against Weare police Chief John Velleca, days after his assistant says he assaulted her at her Hillsboro home. In a petition filed Monday and released yesterday in Hillsboro’s district court, … 4

Domestic violence restraining order filed against Weare police chief

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A female employee at the Weare Police Department has obtained a restraining order against newly appointed Chief John Velleca, stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident Thursday in Hillsboro. Velleca, 45, was served with a 24-hour restraining order … 8

Police offer to collect extra prescriptions Sept. 27

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

If you have unused prescription drugs, you can bring them to 10 local police departments Sept. 27 – “free and anonymous, no questions asked,” according to an announcement from the Capital Area Public Health Network. The police departments in Allenstown, Boscawen, Bow, Chichester, Concord, Henniker, Hillsboro, Pembroke, Washington … 0