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Police detain a protester following a march along Florissant Road in downtown Ferguson, Mo. Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The group marched along the closed street, rallying in front of the town's police headquarters to protest the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officers. Brown, who was killed in a confrontation with police in the St. Louis suburb, was shot Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, and died following the confrontation with police. (AP Photo/Sid Hastings)

In wake of Ferguson clashes, a focus on arming local police

Saturday, September 20, 2014

In the weeks since heavily armed police officers took to the streets in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting death of an unarmed black teen, a national dialogue has been ignited over the need to equip law enforcement with military-grade gear. Much of the conversation has centered on a decades-old program that provides local police forces with Pentagon war-surplus material, including … 1

Ray Duckler: Looking to inspire others through a clear vision

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Randy Pierce is blind, but his tunnel vision is 20/20. Sure, he slipped on a rock during a recent hike, and walked into a branch because his guide dog, Autumn, was sniffing on the job. But Pierce sets goals, and he pursues them with the passion of a man who’s climbed all 48 … 0

Democrats criticize Republican candidates at party dinner in Concord

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Over traditional fare of turkey and apple cider, Democrats used a party-organized dinner last night as an opportunity to attack Republicans running in this November’s election. “It’s very clear that this is a critical election and that there is a real choice between the vision that we have as Democrats . . . … 3

Garcia does retail campaigning at Penacook shop

Friday, September 19, 2014

Brian Blackden, owner of Pepper Defense Supply in Penacook, thinks more needs to be done to draw young people’s attention to politics. So he’s supporting Marilinda Garcia’s run for the 2nd Congressional District, and invited her to an … 0

2 businesses able to reopen after building fire

Friday, September 19, 2014

Fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed two businesses in a commercial building in Derry, New Hampshire. The fire happened Monday. Two businesses were totally destroyed — Linc’s Auto Body and New England Tanya Finishing. Two others were able to reopen … 0

Mistrial declared in trial of former health policy analyst

Friday, September 19, 2014

After several hours of deliberations, a jury in Concord announced yesterday that it could not agree on whether a former health policy analyst was wrongfully terminated in 2011 by the New Hampshire Insurance Department. Chuck Douglas, who represents the analyst, Leslie Ludtke, said the jury announced about midday … 3

Report: ‘Multiple’ chances to prevent 2013 crash

Friday, September 19, 2014

A New Hampshire State Police report says maintenance on a tractor-trailer on Interstate 93 wasn’t up to date when a tire came off and bounced across the lanes in Hooksett last tear, causing a crash that killed a driver. WMUR reported that the police said numerous violations were … 0

Facing punishment, Chichester road agent not allowed to know accusations

Friday, September 19, 2014

In a trial-like meeting between Chichester’s Board of Selectmen and its road agent yesterday, the board couldn’t agree whether the road agent should be allowed to see what he’s accused of. Two members of the three-person board have accused Road Agent Jim Plunkett of responding untruthfully to questions … 3

Pembroke man charged in July stabbing at White Park

Friday, September 19, 2014

A 21-year-old Pembroke man has been accused of stabbing a teenager and reported friend earlier this summer in White Park, an attack that witnesses have said he confessed to, explaining, “I just felt like doing it.” Michael Bennett was arrested yesterday at the Merrimack County jail, where he … 0

PHOTO: Adopting a dog at the Pope Memorial SPCA

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nikki Rivers of Penacook took her a lunch hour to look at some of the dogs at the Pope Memorial SPCA on Thursday and found “Smitty,” a beagle mix. Rivers saw first him online but it was love … 1

PSNH plans to rebuild old power line in Concord, Webster

Thursday, September 18, 2014

When PSNH engineer David Still sat before the Concord Planning Board this week, resident Tony Bourque of River Road sat in the audience. As the utility makes plans to resurrect an old 7.5-mile power distribution line through Concord and Webster, some neighbors like Bourque have asked for it … 3

Woman, 2 daughters robbed in hotel parking lot

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The police in Manchester are looking for two men who robbed a woman and her two children who had just pulled into a hotel parking lot in a rental car after their flight landed at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. The woman told police one of the men had a … 0

Editorial: Looking back and ahead at the same time

Friday, September 19, 2014

For half a century, beginning in the 1960s, the downtowns of most American cities, large and small, began to decline as their residents moved to the suburbs and shoppers abandoned Main Streets for malls. For Concord, 1961, the year the city’s grand train station was demolished, marks the … 13