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Northeast, including New Hampshire, braces for ‘near blizzard’ snowstorm

Monday, January 26, 2015

By the looks of the forecasts National Weather Service meteorologist Margaret Curtis has been monitoring, tomorrow will be “a great day to have hot chocolate and shovel the driveway” – but not for much else. From state officials and the National Weather Service, the message was clear: You’ll probably want to adjust your travel plans to avoid driving tomorrow, unless it’s an emergency. Much of the Northeast, including New Hampshire, …

Christian nonprofit looks to open transitional housing for families, homeless shelter

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Open Hands Resource Center is raising money to open a transitional housing facility and a homeless shelter in Concord. The Christian nonprofit, which runs a drop-in center for the homeless on North State Street, is soliciting donations to buy property in Concord. Roberta Hixson, a member of the center’s board of directors, said …

State rep wants to examine safety regulations for mobility scooters

Saturday, January 24, 2015

State Rep. Dick Patten is worried about his sister. For the past few years, he said, she has relied on a mobility scooter to get around Concord, running errands and venturing outdoors in spite of a physical disability. But the sidewalks aren’t always up to par, especially this time of year. And drivers …

Money Trail: As the walk for campaign finance reform concludes, next steps on the horizon

Saturday, January 24, 2015

As members of the New Hampshire Rebellion try to take the next step in campaign finance reform, they stand to alienate some of their allies. New Hampshire native Doris “Granny D” Haddock walked across the country at the …

Downtown: Concord officials comfortable with minimal safety net on Main Street project

Monday, January 26, 2015

Better safe than sorry, right? Maybe not, in the case of the Main Street project. As Concord prepares to break ground on the downtown redesign this spring, the city has already dipped into its contingency fund to buy $200,000 worth of signs. That leaves the city with about …

PHOTOS: New London celebrates its Winter Carnival in the snow

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A few hours of snow did not prevent residents of New London and neighboring towns from attending the Winter Carnival in New London yesterday morning. Events were scattered throughout the week, but the majority were scheduled for yesterday. …

College of Saint Mary Magdalen becomes Northeast Catholic College, updating its image, curriculum and mission

Saturday, January 24, 2015

When Mike Girard began looking for colleges, he found a school named Magdalen College. When he arrived on campus four years ago, it was the College of Saint Mary Magdalen. And when he graduates this spring, his degree …

Ray Duckler: Mounsey skates again, and people notice - again

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Her name wasn’t on the back of her jersey during the Black Ice Hockey Championship yesterday at White Park. Neither was the No. 2 Tara Mounsey wore during two Olympics, in 1998 and four years later. But the …

At NHTI, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster discusses President Obama’s community college plan with students, faculty

Saturday, January 24, 2015

First-year NHTI students Kayley Beers and Morgyn Soucy think more could be done to improve Concord’s community college than offering free tuition. Instead of giving up-front free tuition, as outlined by President Obama, they said the government could …

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 …

On Roe v. Wade anniversary, a debate in N.H. over proposed life-at-conception law

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A group of Republican representatives and anti-abortion advocates urged New Hampshire lawmakers to adopt a law that would define the moment of conception as the beginning of human life. But opponents argued such a measure would erode far more than abortion access, carrying implications for in vitro fertilization …

iRobot engineer talks to Canterbury students about STEAM education

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Fourth- and fifth-grade students sat on the floor in Canterbury Elementary School’s library yesterday, patiently listening to a presentation while waiting for the hands-on part of the morning: playing with a robot. “Did you know at iRobot, robots …

Opponents urge House committee to kill probable cause bill

Thursday, January 22, 2015

State officials and advocates for victims of domestic violence urged a House committee yesterday to reject a bill that would prohibit police officers from making warrantless arrests unless they witness a crime or have sworn testimony from at least two people who did. Speaking before the House Criminal …