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Three of the four remaining Kimball Lake Cabins are seen in Hopkinton on Thursday, July 2, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Hopkinton community members come together to save historic Kimball Lake cabins

Sunday, July 5, 2015

After years of gradually falling into disrepair, the Kimball Lake cabins in Hopkinton are being brought back to life. One by one, the small wooden structures on the shore of Kimball Lake are being refurbished by local volunteers. They’ve had help and support from others in town, including a group of fourth-graders from Maple Street School who raised $3,000 for …

Friends gather at Weare roadside memorial to remember Trevor Gonyer, 17

Sunday, July 5, 2015

A white wooden cross stands about three and a half feet tall on the side of Route 114 in Weare. The front of the cross, in black marker, reads “RIP Trevor 1998-2015.” Throughout the day Saturday, more than 60 friends and loved ones of Trevor Gonyer, 17, visited the makeshift memorial and left …

Police say woman hit exit sign, rolled car

Saturday, July 4, 2015

State police said a distracted driver reaching for a cigarette hit an exit sign on Interstate 93 in Manchester, and then rolled her car. Authorities said the crash happened at about 7 a.m. Saturday on the northbound side of I-93. The driver, Angela Sullivan of Derry, was taken to Elliot Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police said she was reaching for her cigarettes, spilled …

Police say Sanbornton homeowner interrupted burglary in progress, two suspects in custody

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Two Franklin men were arrested Monday following a reported break-in and assault at a Sanbornton residence. Frederick Temple, Jr., 30, and Cody Merrill, 21, were arrested by the Sanbornton police Monday and are being held on cash bail, …

Concord fireworks set for Saturday, rain date Sunday

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The city of Concord will host its annual July 4 fireworks display Saturday night at Memorial Field. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with games and contests from local radio DJs Nazzy and Mya from 98.3 WLNH. They will be giving away concert tickets, Fisher Cats tickets …

Man pleads guilty to robbing 3 banks

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A man has pleaded guilty to robbing three banks in 2013 in Claremont and Lebanon. The U.S. Attorney’s office said in each robbery, 31-year-old James Oberfeldt wore a dark face mask and carried an air pistol that appeared to be an automated handgun. He was identified after being …

3 campers found at state park, walked off of trail

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Three campers have been found in good condition after they accidentally walked off a trail at New Hampshire’s Bear Brook State Park and called 911. The three became lost near a large marsh on Monday night. A search party included park staff, Deerfield police, and Fish and Game …

Eversource moves ahead with mercury reduction plans despite Supreme Court ruling

Monday, June 29, 2015

Eversource Energy is proceeding with a $2 million project to reduce toxic emissions from coal-burning Schiller Station, even as the U.S. Supreme Court challenged a key federal clean energy standard. The court ruled Monday against an Environmental Protection …

Hassan signs bill to study commuter rail funding

Monday, June 29, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed a bill that could help pave the way for public-private funding of commuter rail. Efforts to bring commuter rail from Boston up to Nashua and Manchester hit a snag this year when lawmakers chose not to include $4 million in the capital budget …

In picking presidents, New Hampshire forgoes producing them

Monday, June 29, 2015

When it comes to presidents, New Hampshire is much better at picking them than producing them. While the 14th president, Franklin Pierce, was a New Hampshire native, no one else has come close in the 100 years since …

Police in New Hampshire, Massachusetts make $2M drug seizure

Monday, June 29, 2015

The shooting of a woman during an apparent home invasion last week started a cascade of events that led to the arrest of three people in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and the seizure of heroin and the painkiller Fentanyl worth more than $2 million, police said Monday. Manchester …

Kelly Ayotte to officially launch re-election campaign for Senate

Monday, June 29, 2015

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte will officially launch her 2016 re-election bid Tuesday night in Manchester. What’s the first-term Republican’s biggest campaign challenge? Presidential politics and the national mood, analysts say. Ayotte first won the Senate seat in 2010, …

Investigators: Belmont man who hit a deer with his car confesses to insurance fraud

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Belmont man who hit a deer with his car without having insurance is accused of trying to get two insurance companies to pay for the damages after posting photos of the crash on social media, according to …