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A memorial for Trevor Gonyer, 17, sits on the side of Route 114 in Weare. Gonyer was killed in a single car accident early Friday morning.

Friends gather at Weare roadside memorial to remember Trevor Gonyer, 17

Sunday, July 5, 2015

A white wooden cross stands about three and a half feet tall on the side of Route 114 in Weare. The front of the cross, in black marker, reads “RIP Trevor 1998-2015.” Throughout the day Saturday, more than 60 friends and loved ones of Trevor Gonyer, 17, visited the makeshift memorial and left their names and messages of love on …

Police say woman hit exit sign, rolled car

Saturday, July 4, 2015

State police said a distracted driver reaching for a cigarette hit an exit sign on Interstate 93 in Manchester, and then rolled her car. Authorities said the crash happened at about 7 a.m. Saturday on the northbound side of I-93. The driver, Angela Sullivan of Derry, was taken to Elliot Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police said she was reaching for her cigarettes, spilled …

Clinton: Hopeful US can reach ‘verifiable deal’ with Iran

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Hillary Clinton said Saturday that she remains hopeful the U.S. can reach a “strong verifiable deal” to curb Iran’s nuclear weapons program by next week’s deadline. The Democratic presidential front-runner said during a July Fourth campaign organizing event in northern New Hampshire that she hopes U.S. and its allies can clinch a deal …

PHOTOS: The Hopkinton 4th of July parade winds through downtown Contoocook Saturday

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Hopkinton Fourth of July parade beat the rain this year as both the children’s and full parades finished just in time as sprinkles started just as the last parade participant got through downtown Contoocook. …

Ray Duckler: Are you driving and talking hands free yet?

Saturday, July 4, 2015

With apologies to the Concord Police Department, I broke the law three days ago and got away with it. No one pulled me over for talking on my cell phone, held to my ear, which is no longer …

Hassan likely to veto bill removing concealed gun license

Saturday, July 4, 2015

New Hampshire’s gun laws are likely to be the center of debate next week as Gov. Maggie Hassan takes action on a bill that would make it easier for people to carry hidden guns. She has said she’ll veto it. The legislation passed the Republican-led Legislature this year …

Hands-free law violation leads to drug arrest

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The new hands-free cell phone law has led to the arrest of a driver from Massachusetts on drug charges after a police officer stopped him about using a phone, then smelled marijuana. The Salem officer saw the driver using the phone Thursday and stopped him. The law barring …

2 men sought in credit union robbery

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Police are looking for two men who robbed a credit union in Nashua, threatening the tellers and showing handguns. The men fled the Bellwether Community Credit Union on Thursday morning. No one was hurt. Both men were wearing dark-colored sweatshirts with black masks covering their faces. Associated Press …

State officials give lawyers names of more police officers

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The New Hampshire attorney general’s office has released to defense attorneys the names of nearly 150 officers whose certifications to perform breath tests in suspected drunken driving cases may be in question. Deputy Attorney General Ann Rice on June 19 notified the state’s criminal defense lawyers that at …

N.H. Democrats find some of Chafee’s ideas ‘odd’

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee stands before a few dozen people at a meeting of New Hampshire’s Belknap County Democrats. The Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat gets nods of approval when he tells them he was the only Republican senator to vote against …

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 …

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 …

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 …