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The Henniker town garage was destroyed in a fire Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. All of the vehicles and equipment in the building were destroyed.

(SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff)

Local towns pitch in to assist Henniker after fire destroys town garage, plows

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Less than 12 hours after the late Friday night fire was extinguished, neighbors were clambering to help the town of Henniker. “At this time, the Henniker Highway Department is in a bad condition,” said Tim Redmond, director of the Public Works Department in Weare. Late Friday night, Henniker’s town garage caught fire, completely destroying the building and all of the …

Blaze destroys Henniker snow-removal equipment, leaving ‘serious problem’

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Almost all of the snow removal equipment for the town of Henniker was lost in a fire at the town garage last night. Firefighters were alerted to the fire at 7:50 p.m. by an automatic alarm after all of the plows had finished cleaning the streets for the day. “They did a good …

Lawyer says Jerry Gappens, NHMS general manager, used ‘poor judgement’ but did not commit a crime

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Jerry Gappens, one of the most recognizable faces of NASCAR in New Hampshire, used poor judgement and regrets the actions that led to his Jan. 21 arrest in Manchester on a lewdness charge, according to his lawyer. But Gappens’s lawyer Tom Raid said the general manager at New Hampshire Motor Speedway didn’t do …

Attorney: Man shot by Henniker police had just started drug treatment program

Monday, January 26, 2015

The 19-year-old man who was shot in the arm by a police officer after allegedly stealing a car the day before Thanksgiving is a heroin addict who had just started a treatment program in Franklin, his attorney said yesterday. During a bail hearing in Merrimack County Superior Court, …

Sex-abuse civil trial to unveil Boy Scout ‘perversion’ files

Monday, January 26, 2015

The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old Boy Scout by an adult volunteer was part of a “sordid history of child sexual abuse” within the organization that has been documented internally by the Boy Scouts for nearly a century, …

Quarantine lifted from state prison in Concord

Monday, January 26, 2015

New Hampshire State Prison Warden Richard Gerry announced yesterday that the quarantine in effect at the facility since Thursday has been lifted. Visits, volunteer activities and inmate programs were suspended last week after several inmates exhibited flu-like symptoms. The normal schedule resumed at noon yesterday. However, the New …

Several snowmobile accidents with injuries reported Sunday

Monday, January 26, 2015

New Hampshire Fish and Game officers say icy trails, and in one case, a high rate of speed, contributed to several snowmobile accidents with injuries, including one involving a 6-year-old boy. In that accident, officers said a snowmobile traveling at a fast rate on Pawtuckaway Lake in Nottingham …

High-value Guantanamo detainees call home for the first time in nearly a decade

Saturday, January 24, 2015

For almost a decade, the 15 detainees considered to be the most dangerous at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been locked in a special top-security facility and deprived of some of the privileges granted to other prisoners, such as communal living, live television and …

GOP presses state bills limiting gay rights before ruling

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. Other states would protect government officials who opt out of performing gay nuptials. In Georgia, where lawmakers are considering a bill that critics …

Manchester police: Twins, 9, left mostly alone for months while parents were abroad

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Twin 9-year-old boys were left mostly alone in their Manchester apartment for four months after their parents took three siblings to Nigeria and left an uncle to care for them, authorities said yesterday. The Manchester police said the …

Officer who carried dying girl in Colorado theater attacks comforts grieving father

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Every year on his daughter’s birthday, Ian Sullivan visits the grave of the child he lost when a gunman slipped into a Colorado movie theater and fatally shot the 6-year-old as she sat with her mother in the …

NTSB: Finding planes that disappear into the ocean requires new equipment

Thursday, January 22, 2015

After three major disappearances of airliners over open ocean, the National Transportation Safety Board yesterday issued a series of proposals that would help searchers pinpoint where they splash down. The federal safety agency wants jetliners that fly over oceans equipped with a mechanism to draw search crews within …

Authorities identify Derry man shot to death by police officer

Thursday, January 22, 2015

New Hampshire officials have identified the man killed by a police officer after he opened fire on an approaching Derry officer. Attorney General Joe Foster said 54-year-old Andrew Toto of Derry fired at the police Wednesday from the back of his pickup truck. Foster said an autopsy yesterday …