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Northeast, including New Hampshire, braces for ‘near blizzard’ snowstorm

Monday, January 26, 2015

By the looks of the forecasts National Weather Service meteorologist Margaret Curtis has been monitoring, tomorrow will be “a great day to have hot chocolate and shovel the driveway” – but not for much else. From state officials and the National Weather Service, the message was clear: You’ll probably want to adjust your travel plans to avoid driving tomorrow, unless it’s an emergency. Much of the Northeast, including New Hampshire, …

Christian nonprofit looks to open transitional housing for families, homeless shelter

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Open Hands Resource Center is raising money to open a transitional housing facility and a homeless shelter in Concord. The Christian nonprofit, which runs a drop-in center for the homeless on North State Street, is soliciting donations to buy property in Concord. Roberta Hixson, a member of the center’s board of directors, said …

State rep wants to examine safety regulations for mobility scooters

Saturday, January 24, 2015

State Rep. Dick Patten is worried about his sister. For the past few years, he said, she has relied on a mobility scooter to get around Concord, running errands and venturing outdoors in spite of a physical disability. But the sidewalks aren’t always up to par, especially this time of year. And drivers …

Senate committee weighs restoring taxpayer standing in wake of tax credit ruling

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A state Senate committee is considering an amendment to the New Hampshire Constitution that would allow taxpayers to sue their town or state government, a right many lawmakers thought they already created in 2012. The proposal, by Republican Sen. Jeb Bradley of Wolfeboro, is in response to the …

Authorities identify Derry man shot to death by police officer

Thursday, January 22, 2015

New Hampshire officials have identified the man killed by a police officer after he opened fire on an approaching Derry officer. Attorney General Joe Foster said 54-year-old Andrew Toto of Derry fired at the police Wednesday from the back of his pickup truck. Foster said an autopsy yesterday …

Money Trail: Presidential primary in focus at rebellion rally

Thursday, January 22, 2015

When Crazy Larry took the microphone in front of the State House yesterday, he did something that momentarily proved his newly adopted moniker. He told a hundreds-strong crowd of activists for campaign finance reform that their stance toward …

After bear deaths linked to chocolate, N.H. Fish and Game to propose changes to bait regulations

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Four bears were found dead in September because of heart failure triggered by an overdose of chocolate that had been put out as bait. The results of toxicology and necropsy reports revealing the cause of the deaths has …

Ray Duckler: Is the Patriots controversy a lot of hot air? Coaches weigh in

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sean McDonnell, one of the most successful college football coaches in the country, a man respected for his integrity and honor, wants to know what all the fuss is about. Deflated balls? So? “Let me put it this way,” the University of New Hampshire football coach told me …

Religion notes and services

Thursday, January 22, 2015

ALLAH PR AYER, 18 EASTMAN ST., CONCORD. A Muslim prayer meeting is Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. Info: 568-9341 or 369-4350. The group meets at the East Concord Community Center. ALL SAINTS ANGLICAN CHURCH, 124 HALL ST., CONCORD. Info: allsaintsnh.com or 545-9079. BAHA’I FAITH, CONCORD AREA. Saturday …

Amid concerns from bobcat supporters, N.H. Fish and Game asks for preliminary guidelines for bobcat season

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The state Fish and Game Commission wants to see what a bobcat hunting or trapping season might look like in New Hampshire. The commission voted yesterday to instruct staff to draft preliminary guidelines for a bobcat season, as …

Plea deal reached in Kenneth Day rape case; hearing set for next week

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Kenneth Day is expected to plead guilty early next week to claims that he sexually assaulted three children years ago in Belknap County, an admission that would close one of two pending cases against the 67-year-old Epsom man, …

Three men indicted in Merrimack County on charges of child sexual assault

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Three men have been indicted by a Merrimack County grand jury on separate charges of child sexual assault in Franklin, Penacook and Allenstown. Salvatore Marcellino, 48, of Penacook is charged with nine counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, two misdemeanor counts of sexual assault and one felony count …

N.H. House committee to hear testimony on bill that seeks to end RGGI participation

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The House Science, Technology and Energy Committee will hear testimony on a bill today that seeks to end the state’s participation in a regional cap-and-trade program. New Hampshire in 2009 joined the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, an initiative made up of nine member states across the Northeast that …