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Front window broken at House of India in Concord

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Concord police are investigating who or what shattered a front window at House of India restaurant Tuesday night. Sgt. Mike Guarino said an officer responded to a report of broken glass at the Pleasant Street restaurant about 10:15 p.m. “We’re just trying to determine whether this was intentional or an accident,” Guarino said. Owner Gurcharan Singh said the staff had closed the restaurant and went home about 9:30 p.m. … 0

PHOTOS: Picking flowers at Apple Hill Farm in Concord

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

With the sun high overhead, three workers with bare feet plucked bright splotches of color from rows of plants at Apple Hill Farm in Concord on Wednesday, dropping stems in buckets of water to keep them fresh amid the high temperatures that offered only a sporadic breeze. “I’d still rather be outside than … 0

Republicans Innis, Guinta, Kelly debate on radio program

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Republicans Dan Innis and Frank Guinta took distinctly different views on spying by the National Security Agency and how to fund road and bridge projects during a debate yesterday on a Manchester radio station. Innis and Guinta are running in the Sept. 9 Republican primary for the right to challenge U.S. Rep. Carol … 1

DNA analysis: Power line rights of way may help New England cottontail

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DNA analysis of the endangered New England cottontail shows that power line rights of way, railroad beds and roadsides may help support their diminishing habitat. The small, brown rabbit has been declining in the region for decades. It … 1

Third N.H. loon death this year linked to lead poisoning

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Loon Preservation Committee said a third loon death this year has been linked to lead poisoning in New Hampshire. The loon was found beached on Lake Winnipesaukee on Friday and when biologists examined the bird, X-rays found a lead fishing jig and blood tests showed toxic levels … 3

Ray Duckler: Wright knew what was right when it came to fire fighting

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dick Wright, modest and gentle, is 81 years old and lives alone in Loudon. His house, though, is filled with muffled voices, high-pitched beeps and static that crackles, just as it has for decades. The sounds are from … 0

Gilmanton man pleads guilty, gets prison for setting fires

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Gilmanton man has pleaded guilty to three counts of arson and has been sentenced to one to five years in prison after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors. Jason Clairmont of Gilmanton was scheduled for a hearing Tuesday on his upcoming trial. The Citizen reported that Clairmont … 0

Patients, advocates ask state to speed up implementation of medical marijuana law

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A year out from the adoption of New Hampshire’s medical marijuana law, state officials said they’re trying to move quickly to roll out the rules for ID cards, dispensaries and other provisions that go along with it. Not quickly enough, say medical marijuana advocates and others who want … 0

Edic trial opens; inmate says he witnessed deadly 2010 prison assault

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Arguments in the second-degree murder trial against William Edic began yesterday, with a former fellow inmate at the Concord state prison saying he witnessed the alleged gang member repeatedly stomp another convict’s head into the pavement of their … 0

Claremont postmaster accused of school theft

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The head of the postal office in Claremont has been accused of taking more than $2,000 from a school Parent/Teacher Organization savings account. The Eagle Times reported that Rebecca Remick, a former member of the Claremont Middle School PTO, has since paid back the money back. She blamed … 0

District 15 Democratic primary candidates set schedule for joint events

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Democratic candidates for the District 15 state Senate seat have agreed to four joint events in the next several weeks, but not without some debate about the schedule itself. Concord attorney Dan Feltes and Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger will be on the primary ballot to … 1

Opening statements expected today in 2010 prison murder trial

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Opening arguments are scheduled to begin this morning in the murder trial of William Edic, a 34-year-old inmate and alleged gang member who is accused of assaulting a fellow prisoner in 2010. Edic was serving time at the … 0

Judge denies Concord inmate’s request for new hate crime trial

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Concord judge has denied a request by Donald Freese, the first man convicted in Merrimack County of a race-based hate crime, that he be given a new trial because of inadequate counsel. Freese’s current attorney, Nicholas Brodich, claimed in a motion filed this spring that Freese’s trial … 0