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Contract utility worker Jeff Lang works on a broken cross arm on Sewalls Falls Road in Concord on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, 2014.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

The Latest: Power outage declared N.H.’s fourth-largest

Friday, November 28, 2014

It was a Thanksgiving for the record books. The day after heavy snow wreaked havoc across the state, more than 200,000 residents woke yesterday to what officials said was the fourth-largest power outage in New Hampshire history. Utility companies scrambled to repair the damage, telling customers it could be days before power was restored. Traffic lights were out throughout much …

State investigating after Henniker officer shoots suspect in the arm

Friday, November 28, 2014

The state attorney general’s office is investigating a nonfatal officer-involved shooting Wednesday afternoon in Henniker. Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeff Strelzin said in a statement that an unnamed Henniker police officer shot a 19-year-old man in the arm shortly after the man reportedly stole a truck in Franklin. Authorities were alerted to the theft about 4:20 p.m., and were told the suspect, Aaron …

PHOTOS: Storm leaves many digging out

Thursday, November 27, 2014

T he storm that dumped more than 10 inches of snow on the Concord area forced many residents to spend part of their Thanksgiving cleaning up. Utility crews also spent the day restoring power, and officials worked to remove debris from roadways. …

Merrimack Valley SD: Washington Street School not for sale

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Washington Street School in Penacook is officially off the market. In response to an unsolicited offer from the Penacook Community Center to buy the building, Merrimack Valley School District officials have drafted a position paper that says the building is an important asset that will not be …

Franklin pair accused of trying to prostitute child

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Franklin couple has been arrested after allegedly attempting to prostitute their 14-year-old daughter, an offer that authorities said could be part of a pattern involving at least one other child. William Shine, 33, and Julie Shine, 41, have each been charged with two Class B felonies, one …

Thousands without power in Concord, around New Hampshire

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thousands of New Hampshire homes and businesses are without power as the first snowstorm of the winter barrels into the region. As of 5 p.m., Unitil is reporting almost 3,600 Concord area customers are without power, about 12 percent of the company’s customers in the area. Several outage …

Driver dies in fiery interstate crash near Warner the morning before Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A 52-year-old Bradford man died yesterday morning in a fiery car crash on Interstate 89 northbound in Warner. The single-car accident occurred about 7 a.m., about 1 mile south of Exit 9, the police said. No cause has …

Mother of Epsom teen killed during late night chase sues town, police department

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The mother of an 18-year-old Epsom man who died last year during a high-speed police chase is suing the officer involved, claiming he failed to comply with – or even properly learn – the town’s vehicle pursuit policies. Attorneys for Lorraine LaBonte contend that former patrolman Dana Flanders …

City offices, library closed for holiday

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, city offices will be closed tomorrow and Friday. The Concord Public Library will close early at 6 p.m. this evening, and it will also be closed tomorrow and Friday. The library will reopen for its regular Saturday hours from 10 a.m. to 6 …

Meteorologist: 6+ inches of snow to land in N.H. on Thanksgiving Eve

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

You won’t be thankful for this: New Hampshire is expected to be hit with its first substantial snowstorm of the season – more than 6 inches – just before one of the most popular travel days of the year. National Weather Service meteorologist Tom Hawley said he expects …

$18 million in N.H. budget cuts a ‘first step;’ more reductions to come

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

State agencies are cutting a combined $18.3 million from their current budgets to meet the spending reductions Gov. Maggie Hassan says are necessary to keep New Hampshire in the black. “These cuts – as you know – will …

PHOTOS: NHTI dental hygiene students practice their skills with after-schoolers

Monday, November 24, 2014

The NHTI Dental Hygiene Program held its Dental Wellness Fair recently at the Boys & Girls Club in Concord. Students in the dental program set up stations to make students aware of dental health issues. Top: Jessica Bonenfant …

Concord’s downtown merchants asking shoppers to ditch ‘Black Friday’ for ‘Plaid Friday’

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Concord’s downtown business owners are asking shoppers to ditch black in flavor of plaid this Friday. For the first time, a partnership between Merchants Roundtable and Intown Concord led to shop owners joining together to promote “Plaid Friday” …