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One person dead, two injured in early morning crash in Weare

Friday, July 3, 2015

One person is dead following an early morning car accident in Weare. Three people were traveling in a pickup truck on Route 114 at 12:30 a.m. Friday, when a New Boston police officer attempted to stop the operator of the vehicle for driving without tail lights, according to a press release from state police. The driver did not stop, crashed off the shoulder of the road and all three people …

Miscommunication results in salvageable equipment being sold for scrap

Friday, July 3, 2015

Truck equipment that was damaged in a January fire at Henniker’s town garage was recently sold for much less than some residents believe it was worth. At Tuesday’s selectmen’s meeting, five residents on the town’s truck committee told selectmen they believed that equipment sold for $500 worth of scrap metal was worth closer …

Town-by-town fireworks rules, and how disturbances are handled in towns with no regulations

Friday, July 3, 2015

FOR TOWN-BY-TOWN FIREWORKS RULES, SCROLL DOWN. If you’re lighting off fireworks in Concord this weekend, you probably won’t be arrested or summonsed, but police ask that you stay mindful of your neighbors. “In the city limits, you have to understand there are people in very close proximity to one another, and not everybody …

One of three corrections officers cleared in incident involving inmate’s shirt

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Prosecutors have dropped their case against one of three corrections officers alleged to have had involvement in an incident last year in which a Concord halfway house inmate’s shirt was sliced with a knife. Assistant County Attorney George Waldron said Dennis Fitton, 40, of Alexandria has been cleared …

Nine displaced, three cats killed in fire at Franklin multi-family

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A fire at a multi-family home in Franklin displaced nine residents and killed three cats who were unable to escape Tuesday. The residents at the two-family house at 40 School St. were evacuated safely about 6:17 p.m., along …

After election dispute, new president sworn in for labor federation

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

For the first time in 26 years, New Hampshire’s largest labor federation has a new president. Glenn Brackett was sworn in for a four-year term as the head of the New Hampshire chapter of the AFL-CIO on Wednesday morning. The federation represents more than 26,000 workers from more …

Concord man handed prison term for drug-fueled burglary spree

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Concord man was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for his role in a string of drug-fueled burglaries last fall that startled residents and became yet another example of the grim and granular depths of a widening addiction crisis. Abraham Sanborn, 34, was one of two …

Franklin fire guts School St. home, kills two cats

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A two-alarm fire in Franklin has left a two-family residence uninhabitable. The fire at 40 School St. was reported at 6:17 p.m. Tuesday, Captain Bruce Goldthwaite said. The residents home at the time of the fire, two cats and several pit bulls were safely evacuated, but three other …

Judge rules two out of three charges against Concord Hospital nurse accused of diverting drugs lacked probable cause

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A district court judge in Concord determined Tuesday that two of three felony charges against a traveling nurse accused of pocketing narcotics from Concord Hospital lacked probable cause to go forward. Kerry Bridges, 47, of Warren, Maine, was …

Hours after announcing presidential run, Chris Christie answers questions from crowd in Sandown

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Chris Christie had already spent about a half-hour addressing the crowd – getting in the weeds on his vision for entitlement reform, the need for strong surveillance and counterterrorism programs, and other policy issues – when he paused …

Kelly Ayotte officially launches re-election bid for Senate

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

When Republican Kelly Ayotte first ran for the U.S. Senate five years ago, a voter warned her not to drink the water down in Washington, D.C. Everyone who does, she said he told her, forgets where they came …

Police say Sanbornton homeowner interrupted burglary in progress, two suspects in custody

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Two Franklin men were arrested Monday following a reported break-in and assault at a Sanbornton residence. Frederick Temple, Jr., 30, and Cody Merrill, 21, were arrested by the Sanbornton police Monday and are being held on cash bail, …

Concord fireworks set for Saturday, rain date Sunday

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The city of Concord will host its annual July 4 fireworks display Saturday night at Memorial Field. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with games and contests from local radio DJs Nazzy and Mya from 98.3 WLNH. They will be giving away concert tickets, Fisher Cats tickets …