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Peterborough man buried in snow for more than 3 hours

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A New Hampshire man has survived being buried in the snow for more than three hours. Drew Mullins says he was using a snow rake to clear snow off the metal roof of his Peterborough home on Sunday when it came down all at once. Within seconds, Mullins was trapped under about 2 feet of snow. He says his heavy breathing caused the snow above his head to melt to …

Court call center evacuated over roof concerns

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A temporary court call center was set up today in the state’s emergency management headquarters in Concord after concerns were raised over a possibly sagging roof at the permanent center. Court spokeswoman Carole Alfano said fire officials ordered an evacuation last night at the permanent center on Chenell Drive. Employees had warned that some sprinkler heads were protruding down from the ceiling, a …

Proposed Andover School District budget up 0.53 percent

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Andover School District has proposed a $4.7 million operating budget for next year. The budget is up $25,000 – or 0.53 percent – over the current year budget. Taxpayers would be responsible for raising 72 percent of the budget. The district’s annual meeting is scheduled for Monday at 7 p.m. at Andover Elementary/Middle School. Seventy percent of the total budget increase is …

Amid lawsuits and infighting, voters choosing between known faces in Chichester selectmen race

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A former Chichester fire chief who sued the town and settled after being fired from that job – and who reopened that lawsuit after being fired from his job at the highway department – is now seeking to become a selectman. If elected, Gilbert Vien would sit on …

Gilford dad who protested book sues police over arrest

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A New Hampshire man who objected to a book his daughter was assigned to read is suing the police officer who arrested him at a school board meeting. William Baer of Gilford complained at a school board meeting in May that parents should have been notified about the …

N.H., Merrimack County locked in polygraph dispute with former DEA agent

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Frank Suarez spent nearly a quarter-century as a special agent with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, and in that time he received numerous accolades, including performance awards and letters of praise from the New Hampshire attorney general, the …

Concord official: Rafter joint likely cause of sliding roof

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The two-story colonial at 11 Pond Place is still missing its roof, but Concord building inspectors at least think they know what happened when the back half slid off Saturday. Code Administrator Michael Santa said he suspects the …

In Concord, Biden defends Obama’s policies, steers clear of his own presidential run

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden didn’t talk much about the prospect of another presidential run during his visit to New Hampshire yesterday. Instead, he talked a lot about the Obama administration’s attempts to steer the country out of the …

Hopkinton Rotary Club will host candidates forum this weekend

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hopkinton residents will have the chance to meet and question the candidates for selectmen the and budget committee this weekend. A candidates forum, hosted by the Hopkinton Rotary Club, will be held at the Hopkinton Town Library on Sunday at 1 p.m. Two candidates for the one seat …

PHOTOS: February vacation at the Audubon McLane Center in Concord

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This week the New Hampshire Audubon gives children who are off from school the opportunity to explore nature during the organization’s February vacation camp. About 30 children attended the camp yesterday at the New Hampshire Audubon McLane Center …

Roof collapse at vacant restaurant causes gas leak

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Authorities say a roof collapse at a vacant restaurant building in Portsmouth caused a gas leak and forced the evacuation of a nearby business, but no one was hurt. The Portsmouth Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1vypYxk ) that the roof over what used to be Eddie B’s Comfort Food collapsed …

Newport ends backup ambulance service

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Officials in Newport, New Hampshire, say they need to focus on their own residents first when it comes to ambulance service. The Valley News reports (http://bit.ly/1ajteDD) that starting June 30, Newport will no longer provide backup ambulance service to Lempster, New London, Newbury, Springfield, Grantham and half of …

Two incumbents, one former selectmen and one new candidate compete for two seats on Dunbarton Board of Selectmen

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Dunbarton Board of Selectmen could see a changing of the guard this spring, as four candidates fight for two seats on the three-seat board. The two open seats on the board – currently occupied by Ted Vallieres …