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Sharing or shaming? Arrest logs on Facebook tread a fine line

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Gone are the days when a minor arrest would be buried in a police blotter or reduced to the fine print in the back of the local newspaper. More police departments are communicating through social media, and as they do so, they can find themselves treading a fine line between announcing arrests in a new way and shaming those accused of crimes. Anyone arrested in Pittsfield has their booking photo …

O’Malley to campaign again in New Hampshire

Friday, October 24, 2014

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is returning to New Hampshire to campaign for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. O’Malley is scheduled to visit restaurants and local businesses in the Concord, New Hampshire, area on Monday. He also is scheduled to attend a chili feed with New Hampshire firefighters and Shaheen in Laconia on Monday evening. The trip will be O’Malley’s fifth to New Hampshire in a …

Manchester dentist acquitted in Concord on 45 counts of Medicaid fraud

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Manchester orthodontist charged in December with 160 counts of Medicaid fraud has been acquitted by a jury in Concord, his attorney said yesterday. Nicholas Marshall, 57, of Webster was found not guilty on 45 counts, attorney Jim Moir said. The rest, plus additional indictments, were previously dropped. Marshall had been accused of making false claims to the state Medicaid office for various …

Rubio discusses immigration in New Hampshire stop

Thursday, October 23, 2014

About 40 New Hampshire residents got a taste of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s views on immigration and combating homegrown terrorism yesterday – views they might hear more of if the Florida senator decides to run for president in …

Senate District 2 candidates differ on minimum wage

Thursday, October 23, 2014

For their representative in the state Senate, voters in the northwest part of the Lakes Region will choose between former town administrator and Republican incumbent Jeanie Forrester and former union president and Democratic challenger Carolyn Mello. Mello, 65, …

Did anti-Boutin mailer go too far?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

After 10 combined years in state office and half a dozen successful political runs, incumbent Republican state Sen. David Boutin is, by now, well-accustomed to mudslinging. He has seen his fair share, and arguably slung plenty of his …

Students hand over video, photos of Keene pumpkin chaos

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The president of Keene State College said students are turning over video and photos depicting the mayhem that broke out during a family-friendly pumpkin festival. More than 80 people were arrested following the violent disturbances over the weekend …

Concord School Board finalizes budget and tax rate, votes on $8.6 million bond

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

After much discussion at a public hearing and special board meeting, the Concord School Board finalized the $74.17 million operating budget for fiscal year 2015 without making any adjustments to it last night. Before the board members voted on the final budget, they rescinded an August vote for …

Theft charge for ex-New Hampshire chief from Maine

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The former fire chief in Farmington has been indicted on charges he stole at least $1,500 in town funds. Fosters Daily Democrat reported that 48-year-old Richard Fowler of Skowhegan, Maine, was charged with taking the money between November 2009 and June of this year. Fowler was fired in …

Fire officials say 60-old man dead at Manchester fire scene

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New Hampshire fire officials said the body of a 60-year-old man was found after a fire in a Manchester apartment. WMUR reported that the body was found after a fire was extinguished at an Amherst Street apartment yesterday afternoon. A 1-year-old child was rescued unharmed from an adjacent …

In Allenstown, tech is a path to efficiency, transparency

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Allenstown Town Administrator Shaun Mulholland doesn’t look to use technology for its own sake: It’s simply a tool to achieve efficiency and transparency. Mulholland, a master of public administration who retired as police chief before taking his current …

Fact-checking the State Senate District 15 candidates in Concord

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

At a breakfast forum hosted by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, the two candidates for state Senate District 15 fielded questions yesterday morning on gambling, marriage equality, higher education, energy and other topics. And based on a …

Kimball Lake Cabins, Bradford Town Hall announced as 2014 “Seven to Save” properties

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Kimball Lake Cabins in Hopkinton and Bradford Town Hall are included on the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance’s 2014 “Seven to Save” list. Announced last night in Kensington, the annual list includes historical properties in the state that are determined to be worth preserving. According to the alliance, the …