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The official portrait of retired Chief Justice John Broderick was unveiled Friday, Sept. 19 at the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Official portrait of retired Chief Justice John Broderick is unveiled

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The presentation of the official portrait of retired Chief Justice John Broderick was unveiled in a ceremony on the lawn of the New Hampshire Supreme Court in Concord yesterday The portrait, painted by Richard Whitney, was hung inside the court house after the ceremony. … 4

Walt Havenstein, Carly Fiorina tour local company MadgeTech

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Joined by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein visited a local technology company yesterday to get a glimpse of the type of business he said he would like to see more of in the state. MadgeTech, nestled in a nondescript building in Warner, makes gadgets that are used all … 0

Garcia does retail campaigning at Penacook gun shop

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Brian Blackden, owner of Pepper Defense Supply in Penacook, thinks more needs to be done to draw young people’s attention to politics. So he’s supporting Marilinda Garcia’s run for the 2nd Congressional District, and invited her to an open house at his shop yesterday afternoon. “I think age is a definite plus here,” … 0

Franklin man accused of puncturing 10-year-old’s bike tire

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Franklin man has been accused of puncturing a 10-year-old girl’s bike tire with a knife after she reportedly ran over his foot twice. The Franklin police arrested Michael Rapaglia, 39, on Wednesday and charged him with two counts of criminal threatening, one count of criminal mischief, and … 0

For one day only, making a park where others park

Saturday, September 20, 2014

At first, passers-by slowed and furrowed their brows as they tried to figure out why a crew was laying sod and arranging a tree, bushes and seating in a parallel-parking space on Main Street yesterday morning in Concord. … 1

Skateboarders’ additions to park will be removed by city

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ten years ago, Chris Rydel learned how to board at the skate park behind the Everett Arena on Loudon Road in Concord. A decade later, not much has changed about the place where 21-year-old Rydel had his first … 1

Garcia does retail campaigning at Penacook shop

Friday, September 19, 2014

Brian Blackden, owner of Pepper Defense Supply in Penacook, thinks more needs to be done to draw young people’s attention to politics. So he’s supporting Marilinda Garcia’s run for the 2nd Congressional District, and invited her to an … 0

2 businesses able to reopen after building fire

Friday, September 19, 2014

Fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed two businesses in a commercial building in Derry, New Hampshire. The fire happened Monday. Two businesses were totally destroyed — Linc’s Auto Body and New England Tanya Finishing. Two others were able to reopen … 0

Mistrial declared in trial of former health policy analyst

Friday, September 19, 2014

After several hours of deliberations, a jury in Concord announced yesterday that it could not agree on whether a former health policy analyst was wrongfully terminated in 2011 by the New Hampshire Insurance Department. Chuck Douglas, who represents the analyst, Leslie Ludtke, said the jury announced about midday … 1

Report: ‘Multiple’ chances to prevent 2013 crash

Friday, September 19, 2014

A New Hampshire State Police report says maintenance on a tractor-trailer on Interstate 93 wasn’t up to date when a tire came off and bounced across the lanes in Hooksett last tear, causing a crash that killed a driver. WMUR reported that the police said numerous violations were … 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 to see what he’s accused of. Two members of the three-person board have accused Road Agent Jim Plunkett of responding untruthfully to questions … 3

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 said he confessed to, explaining, “I just felt like doing it.” Michael Bennett was arrested yesterday at the Merrimack County jail, where he … 0

PHOTO: Adopting a dog at the Pope Memorial SPCA

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nikki Rivers of Penacook took her a lunch hour to look at some of the dogs at the Pope Memorial SPCA on Thursday and found “Smitty,” a beagle mix. Rivers saw first him online but it was love … 1