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One person was killed in a fiery car crash on Interstate 89 northbound just south of Warner on Nov. 26, the day before Thanksgiving. 
Photo courtesy of state police.

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

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

One person has died in a fiery car crash on Interstate 89 northbound just south of Warner, according to the state police. The single-car accident occurred around 7 a.m., about one mile south of Exit 9, the police said. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined. Authorities said the vehicle, a late-model SUV, inexplicably veered off the left side of the interstate, struck a granite rock and rolled over onto its roof, catching fire in the process. By the time the first trooper arrived, at 7:02 a.m., the car was engulfed in flames. Two people at a local business heard the crash …

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 errantly disregarded the safety of her son, Allen Field, when he initiated a chase shortly …

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 p.m. Thanksgiving is also a trash and recycling holiday. Thursday’s traditional route will be picked …

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” …

Concord police: Report of abandoned dog made up

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Concord police say a husky reported chained to a fence with a sign that read “Free” was not abandoned. WMUR reported that a juvenile bought the dog and fabricated a story last week that would help persuade her parents to keep the dog. The dog has been …

Three local high schools to compete in 31st season of ‘Granite State Challenge’ on NHPTV

Monday, November 24, 2014

Some of the smartest students in the state are gearing up to compete in the 31st season of the Granite State Challenge on New Hampshire Public Television. Students from 16 high schools will participate in the televised competition, including teams from Concord High School, Bow High School and …

N.H. to fight glut of heroin overdoses by availing reversal drug

Monday, November 24, 2014

A coalition of the state’s top safety and medical leaders has devised a plan to combat an unprecedented trend in opioid abuse. Data in a recently released report reveals that 911 calls for drug overdoses have nearly tripled in the past three years and deaths last year were …

Colleges hope to engage students on wealth gap

Monday, November 24, 2014

Many students at Keene State College and Mount Wachusett Community College already know something about the widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else. Now, the schools are working together to get them to do something about it. Keene State, a four-year liberal arts college, and Mount …

Ray Duckler: A man with clean morals, values and clothing

Sunday, November 23, 2014

When I looked into the background of the late Jay Rosenfield, something didn’t jibe. Two of his children are physicians, one is a retired doctor, one is a lawyer and another co-founded a giant energy consulting company. Rosenfield, …

Tomie dePaola visits Gibson’s Bookstore for discussion, book signing

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Listeners young and old filled chairs, sat on the floor and peered around bookshelves at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord yesterday morning to hear from local author and illustrator Tomie dePaola. “I love my home, I work at home. …