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Ashish Kharel talks about getting the 2015 Gates Foundation Millennium Scholarship this week at Concord High School.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

For Concord High’s Kharel, Gates Scholarship ‘proudest moment of my life’

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ashish Kharel, a Bhutanese senior at Concord High School, prefaced what he was about to say with a smile. “I mean, over 50,000 people? I didn’t know it was possible,” he said. “I have way more options now than I thought I’d have. It’s way overwhelming.” He had just sized up a handmade sign taped in the hallway that read, …

Police push to educate drivers on new hands-free law

Saturday, April 25, 2015

State and local law enforcement have begun distributing fliers during traffic stops in a final push to educate drivers ahead of the July 1 launch of New Hampshire’s hands-free law. The state has already set up 48 electronic messaging boards along highways and other major traffic arteries warning of the new restrictions. And a website, HandsFreeNH.com, is up and running, with specifics about …

After probe, Lakeview rehab center gets new leadership

Friday, April 24, 2015

An Effingham facility for people with brain injuries is bringing in new leadership after months of scrutiny following reports of abuse and neglect. Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center announced yesterday the appointment of a new executive director for its facility. Additionally, New Hampshire’s education commissioner recently ordered the special education program at Lakeview School, which too has been plagued with problems, to shut down. All …

Canadian court to extradite 2 to New Hampshire in ‘88 deaths

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered the extradition of two men to New Hampshire to face murder charges in the deaths of two women nearly 27 years ago. The ruling followed a hearing Thursday on Anthony Barnaby …

Mistrial in case of sex assault defendant who shot himself

Friday, April 24, 2015

A judge declared a mistrial in the case of a man who shot himself yesterday in the courthouse parking lot while awaiting a jury’s verdict on charges he sexually assaulted a piano student more than a decade ago. Authorities said 75-year-old John Goodwin, a longtime piano instructor in …

Concord running out of time to pitch downtown alternative for new courthouse

Saturday, April 25, 2015

After decades of talk and delay, hope for a new county courthouse in Concord is finally burning bright. Both the governor and the House have thrown support behind the project, and the Senate is expected to do the same when it votes on a capital budget later this …

Concord TV plans to video series with potential 2016 presidential candidates

Friday, April 24, 2015

The video clip is still uncut and unedited, but the face looming large in the camera is immediately recognizable. It’s Donald Trump, staring into the lens of a ConcordTV camera. Off the screen, someone poses the prompt: “Please look directly into the camera and tell the people of …

Fatal accident at Exit 16 off-ramp in Concord under investigation

Friday, April 24, 2015

The state police are investigating a fatal car crash that occurred yesterday afternoon along Exit 16 on Interstate 93 in Concord. Emergency responders arrived just after 1:45 p.m. and, using the jaws of life, pried their way to …

Dunbarton police find stolen Ben & Jerry’s delivery car

Friday, April 24, 2015

A stolen Chevy Suburban used to deliver Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in Manchester has been found, reportedly unharmed, by the Dunbarton police. Sgt. Chris Remillard said he spotted the vehicle parked and empty off of Twist Hill Road, about a 15-minute drive from the Queen City. He …

Hillsboro-Deering High School baseball team extends involvement with Operation Hat Trick beyond the baseball field

Friday, April 24, 2015

The New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery was nearly silent mid-morning Saturday, but not for all of the visitors. “I still hear the rockets coming in, right here,” said Bob Williams, a Vietnam veteran, as he tapped his head …

Anti-Northern Pass video targets Concord

Friday, April 24, 2015

A new video produced by a Maine-based nonprofit warns of the possible impact of Northern Pass in Concord, but a spokeswoman for the transmission line said the clip is inaccurate. The new video is part of a series …

Emails show Hassan asked Sony CEO for campaign cash

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A fundraising pitch from Gov. Maggie Hassan’s campaign to the chief executive officer of Sony Entertainment is among the documents released in last year’s Sony hack that are now posted on Wikileaks. The emails show Hassan’s campaign asked Michael Lynton, the Sony executive, for a $7,000 campaign donation …

Official: ‘Downtown treasure hunt’ not sanctioned by the state

Thursday, April 23, 2015

On Monday, the Monitor printed two front-page photographs of a man who unearthed a rare U.S. coin while metal detecting Sunday on the New Hampshire Hospital campus. Turns out, the find may not have been exactly legal. Private citizens are prohibited under New Hampshire law from treasure hunting …