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District 15 Democratic primary candidates set schedule for joint events

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Democratic candidates for the District 15 state Senate seat have agreed to four joint events in the next several weeks, but not without some debate about the schedule itself. Concord attorney Dan Feltes and Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger will be on the primary ballot to replace outgoing state Sen. Sylvia Larsen, who has held the seat for 20 years. The district includes Concord, Henniker, Hopkinton and Warner. … 1

Opening statements expected today in 2010 prison murder trial

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Opening arguments are scheduled to begin this morning in the murder trial of William Edic, a 34-year-old inmate and alleged gang member who is accused of assaulting a fellow prisoner in 2010. Edic was serving time at the Concord prison for a previous attack when he and another inmate, Thomas Milton, allegedly stomped … 0

Judge denies Concord inmate’s request for new hate crime trial

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Concord judge has denied a request by Donald Freese, the first man convicted in Merrimack County of a race-based hate crime, that he be given a new trial because of inadequate counsel. Freese’s current attorney, Nicholas Brodich, claimed in a motion filed this spring that Freese’s trial lawyer, Ted Barnes, had failed to call two key witnesses who would have testified that … 0

Concord police arrest man on prowling charges; look for suspect in break-in

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Concord police arrested a man who they said was poking around homes yesterday, and they are still looking for a man who they said broke into a house off Kensington Road on Friday. The police arrested Alexander Papastefanou, 30, yesterday and charged him with prowling. He was … 0

Concord police investigating stabbing at White Park

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A 19-year-old male was stabbed at White Park early yesterday morning, the Concord police said. At 2:40 a.m., the police responded to the report near the intersection of Centre and Washington streets, where they discovered a male victim they said was suffering from a stab wound. He was … 0

3 years on, girl’s unsolved slaying haunts town

Sunday, July 20, 2014

An 11-year-old girl whose disappearance prompted a massive search before her body was found against a dam in the Connecticut River remains a haunting presence in her small rural town. Celina Cass was last seen hunched over a … 0

N.H.’s Travel Division head to lead regional group

Friday, July 18, 2014

The director of New Hampshire’s Division of Travel and Tourism has stepped down to head Discover New England, a tourism organization representing the region. Lori Harnois has worked for the division for 15 years. Her last day was Thursday. She starts as executive director at Discover New England … 0

Manchester man killed in rollover on I-293

Friday, July 18, 2014

The New Hampshire State Police said a 59-year-old man killed in a highway accident may have been unconscious before his car hit a guardrail and vaulted onto Interstate 293. The police said 59-year-old Edward Wells of Manchester was not wearing a seatbelt when his 2002 GMC Envoy landed … 0

PHOTO: Market Days enters day two in Concord

Friday, July 18, 2014

T he nice weather drew happy crowds to downtown Concord yesterday for the second day of the Market Days Festival. The festival will continue through tonight. … 4

Ray Duckler: Destigmatizing mental illness is no easy task

Friday, July 18, 2014

Debbie Dion’s ringtone – the song “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” – interrupted Thursday’s calm outside the New Hampshire State Hospital. So did the voice on the other end. Officials at the hospital had relayed concerns … 2

Epsom man arraigned on child sex abuse charges

Friday, July 18, 2014

Kenneth Day, who is accused of sexually assaulting two people multiple times when they were children, is not allowed to return to his previous home if released on bail because officials said a child lives at the same address. The 67-year-old was arrested Thursday afternoon at his home … 0

Police: Barnstead bombs result of teen prank

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Barnstead police plan to issue petitions in the state’s family court system against three teens they say detonated three bombs in town last month. The police will not identify the teens because they are under 18 years old. Two are 14 and one is 15, officials said. … 1

PHOTO: Concord at night

Friday, July 18, 2014

Long after state workers have emptied out and residents have nestled their cars into driveways, then and only then, does Concord take on the quality of a town rather than a capital city. Dusk approaches. The noises are … 1