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Festival to benefit Concord Coalition to End Homelessness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Concord Coalition to End Homelessness will host an expanded SouperFest this year to raise money and awareness for its cause. The event will begin at 1 p.m. today at Rundlett Middle School in Concord. From 1 to 4 p.m., parents and children can enjoy inflatables, cup-stacking demonstrations, games and food during “FunFest.” From 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., David Shore’s Trunk o’ Funk band will perform for the crowd. And …

Appeals court unanimously upholds Munyenyezi conviction with stinging opinion

Saturday, March 28, 2015

A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of Beatrice Munyenyezi, the Manchester woman found guilty of lying about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. In a broadly derisive opinion released Wednesday, the three-judge panel of the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals rejected each of Munyenyezi’s complaints, including her assertion that a …

Maple Weekend is statewide event

Friday, March 27, 2015

New Hampshire’s annual Maple Weekend is the last weekend in March, March 28 and 29, 2015. Sugar shacks across the state are holding open houses and events for the occasion. For information about the event, visit nhmapleproducers.com. …

Teens injured in head-on collision on South Stark Highway in Weare

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A head-on collision that injured multiple people caused the police to close South Stark Highway in Weare for a few hours Tuesday night. The Weare police and fire and rescue departments responded to the accident on South Stark Highway near Duck Pond Road shortly after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, …

PHOTOS: Trout in the Classroom at Henniker Community School

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Henniker Community School seventh-grade science classes are participating in the Trout in the Classroom project, a program supported by Trout Unlimited and New Hampshire Fish and Game. The students are raising trout from the larva stage (sac fry) …

President Obama signs N.H. disaster declaration

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

President Obama has signed a disaster declaration for the state of New Hampshire, ordering federal aid to help state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by a three-day snowstorm Jan. 26 to 28. The declaration says federal funding also is available to state and eligible local governments …

N.H. lawmakers honor students after raptor debacle

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lawmakers yesterday passed a resolution formally encouraging student participation in state government even as the legislators were being lampooned nationally for mocking what started as a civics lesson for fourth-graders. The action in the House follows the much-criticized …

Former governor Merrill steps down from Rudman Center Board of Advisors

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A second member of the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Policy’s Board of Advisors has resigned. Former governor Steve Merrill resigned yesterday, according to the University of New Hampshire. His resignation followed that of Portsmouth lawyer Stephen Tober. Both are close friends of former …

Gas leak temporarily evacuates Keene medical supply office

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Firefighters said a gas leak led to a temporary evacuation at a medical supplies building in Keene yesterday. The fire department said there was a leak near Smith’s Medical about 7:50 a.m. yesterday. The leak didn’t stop after an emergency shutoff was activated. Fire crews eventually stopped the …

UNH warns Broderick to stay away from Rudman Center in letter

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Policy next week will host three high-profile speakers, including retired U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal. The man who helped bring these speakers in, however, will not be in …

Ohio’s Kasich takes center stage at latest Politics and Pie event in Concord

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A lot has changed for John Kasich, the former congressman and sitting governor of Ohio, since the last time he visited New Hampshire. “If I would have come here 16 years ago, they would’ve had me shovel out …

N.H. House Finance Committee looks to pull back mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenders

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

In New Hampshire, a person caught driving with a suspended license after being convicted of driving while intoxicated must be incarcerated for a week under state law. The practice is known as a mandatory minimum sentence. It is a policy some New Hampshire representatives are looking to repeal …

House Finance Committee pushes ahead budget proposal

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The House Finance Committee finalized its budget proposal yesterday and it will now move for a full House vote next week, where it is likely to face further scrutiny and several amendments. The House budget proposal increases total spending over the current biennium by roughly $400 million, from …