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One year before sex assault charges, teacher was forced to resign over messages with student

Thursday, October 8, 2015

More than a year before former teacher Don Levesque was charged with raping a 14-year-old boy, he faced questions about inappropriate communication with a former student at Shaker Road School. School officials said the communication between Levesque and a former student occurred outside of school channels and violated its policies. Rather than be fired, Levesque was allowed to resign. “He …

Endangered Species Act list won’t add American eels

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

American eels will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday, a victory for fishermen of the increasingly valuable species. The wildlife service rejected a petition from the California-based Center for Environmental Science, Accuracy & Reliability to list the eels – which are prized in …

Explosion sparks fire at New Hampshire power plant

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Authorities say a generator overheated, exploded and sparked an oil fire at a Bethlehem power plant. No one was hurt. The Caledonian Record reported the blaze broke out Tuesday morning at Pinetree Power. The fire extended through the upper floors of the four-story, 15 megawatt power plant. Bethlehem fire Chief Jack Anderson said crews extinguished the blaze within about two hours. He said …

Take Me Outside: Meet the Tamarack, the only conifer to change colors

Sunday, October 4, 2015

As the leaves begin to change color, one of New England’s greatest spectacles is about to unfold. The array of vegetative hues ranging from reds and orange to yellows and bronze create a landscape that draws crowds from …

Ray Duckler: Retelling a day of horror and bravery that lingers

Sunday, October 4, 2015

‘We have a few characters from that day who are present tonight,” author Richard Adams Carey told us. We turned our heads and searched the book store, eyes wide and scanning, waiting for Carey to introduce people connected …

Looking for nuclear explosions wins Bow native major physics award

Saturday, October 3, 2015

In a way, Eric Dors recently received one of the highest awards for a government physicist because his work has found nothing. But in this case, nothing means everything, because the project for which Dors recently received the …

Concord inmate missing from transitional work unit

Saturday, October 3, 2015

A minimum security inmate went missing late Friday night from the Concord prison grounds. Adam Bergeron, 21, of Middleton, Mass., had yet to return as of Saturday morning, prison spokesman Jeff Lyons said. Lyons said Bergeron was last seen during a 9:30 p.m. head count at the Transitional …

NH Supreme Court upholds landmark contamination verdict against Exxon

Saturday, October 3, 2015

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has upheld a $236 million fine imposed two years ago on the gas giant Exxon Mobil for contaminating thousands of groundwater wells with the additive MTBE. The decision, issued Friday morning, removes one of the last obstacles for the state in retrieving its …

Concord 250 Watch: Commemorative Collectibles

Saturday, October 3, 2015

The apple harvest, chilly mornings and changing leaves are sure signs fall is here in full form. As the calendar enters this last quarter of Concord’s 250th celebration year, many events and festivities remain on the horizon. Several beautiful, historic, and uniquely Concord treasures have been created to …

Asphalt plant, approved by city in 2011, starts production

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Gail Rousseau was sitting on her porch a couple of weeks ago when, for the first time, she smelled it: asphalt. She knew that production would be happening at a plant near her neighborhood, she just didn’t know …

Announcements: Send your art

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Artists invited The New Hampshire Art Association is looking for submissions in all media for the annual Joan L. Dunfey Open Juried Exhibition. Physical submissions will be received at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery in Portsmouth on Oct. 25 and 26 from noon to 4 p.m. Digital submissions …

Name of victim in fiery crash on I-89 still withheld

Saturday, October 3, 2015

State police said they are awaiting dental records before releasing the identity of a woman who was killed in a head-on collision Wednesday on Interstate 89 in Concord. State police Lt. Jerry Maslan said an identification could come Monday, at the earliest. The woman’s Jeep Liberty was traveling …

PHOTOS: Ted Cruz flips burgers at the Deerfield Fair

Friday, October 2, 2015

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz visited the Deerfield Fair on Friday with his family. The Presidential candidate met potential voters, signed autographs, posed for photos, flipped a few burgers and fulfilled promises of cotton candy to his daughters Caroline …