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Contract utility worker Jeff Lang works on a broken cross arm on Sewalls Falls Road in Concord on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, 2014.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

The Latest: Power outage declared N.H.’s fourth-largest

Friday, November 28, 2014

It was a Thanksgiving for the record books. The day after heavy snow wreaked havoc across the state, more than 200,000 residents woke yesterday to what officials said was the fourth-largest power outage in New Hampshire history. Utility companies scrambled to repair the damage, telling customers it could be days before power was restored. Traffic lights were out throughout much …

State investigating after Henniker officer shoots suspect in the arm

Friday, November 28, 2014

The state attorney general’s office is investigating a nonfatal officer-involved shooting Wednesday afternoon in Henniker. Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeff Strelzin said in a statement that an unnamed Henniker police officer shot a 19-year-old man in the arm shortly after the man reportedly stole a truck in Franklin. Authorities were alerted to the theft about 4:20 p.m., and were told the suspect, Aaron …

PHOTOS: Storm leaves many digging out

Thursday, November 27, 2014

T he storm that dumped more than 10 inches of snow on the Concord area forced many residents to spend part of their Thanksgiving cleaning up. Utility crews also spent the day restoring power, and officials worked to remove debris from roadways. …

Concord police: Report of abandoned dog made up

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Concord police say a husky reported chained to a fence with a sign that read “Free” was not abandoned. WMUR reported that a juvenile bought the dog and fabricated a story last week that would help persuade her parents to keep the dog. The dog has been …

Three local high schools to compete in 31st season of ‘Granite State Challenge’ on NHPTV

Monday, November 24, 2014

Some of the smartest students in the state are gearing up to compete in the 31st season of the Granite State Challenge on New Hampshire Public Television. Students from 16 high schools will participate in the televised competition, including teams from Concord High School, Bow High School and …

N.H. to fight glut of heroin overdoses by availing reversal drug

Monday, November 24, 2014

A coalition of the state’s top safety and medical leaders has devised a plan to combat an unprecedented trend in opioid abuse. Data in a recently released report reveals that 911 calls for drug overdoses have nearly tripled in the past three years and deaths last year were …

Colleges hope to engage students on wealth gap

Monday, November 24, 2014

Many students at Keene State College and Mount Wachusett Community College already know something about the widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else. Now, the schools are working together to get them to do something about it. Keene State, a four-year liberal arts college, and Mount …

Ray Duckler: A man with clean morals, values and clothing

Sunday, November 23, 2014

When I looked into the background of the late Jay Rosenfield, something didn’t jibe. Two of his children are physicians, one is a retired doctor, one is a lawyer and another co-founded a giant energy consulting company. Rosenfield, …

Tomie dePaola visits Gibson’s Bookstore for discussion, book signing

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Listeners young and old filled chairs, sat on the floor and peered around bookshelves at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord yesterday morning to hear from local author and illustrator Tomie dePaola. “I love my home, I work at home. …

Manchester police dealing with thefts from cars

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The police in Manchester said they are working to solve 60 thefts from vehicles in the past three weeks. Authorities said many of the thefts – 27 of the 60 – involve smash-and-grab style burglaries in which the thief or thieves broke a window to gain access to …

National Guard commander convicted in Texas sex trafficking case

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Raymond Valas, a 41-year-old commanding officer in the New Hampshire National Guard, was found guilty yesterday by a federal jury in Texas of sex trafficking of a minor. Valas, of Bow, was accused of soliciting sex from a 15-year-old prostitute while in Texas last year after a four-month …

Concord Fire Department contains two small blazes this week

Saturday, November 22, 2014

After the Concord Fire Department responded to two small fires in the past two days, Chief Dan Andrus reminded residents to exercise caution in their homes this winter. “The season is upon us,” Andrus said. “Our counsel is for people, first thing, have your heating equipment checked by …

Concord police investigating possible animal cruelty

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Concord police are investigating a possible animal cruelty incident involving an adult Husky-Malamute mix that was discovered chained to a fence with a sign that read “free.” The dog was found Thursday at the dog park on Old Turnpike Road, Lt. John Thomas said in a statement. …