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Meteorologist: 6+ inches of snow to land in N.H. on Thanksgiving Eve

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

You won’t be thankful for this: New Hampshire is expected to be hit with its first substantial snowstorm of the season – more than 6 inches – just before one of the most popular travel days of the year. National Weather Service meteorologist Tom Hawley said he expects snow to start falling about noon tomorrow in the Concord area and continue until 6 a.m. Thursday. He said it will begin …

$18 million in N.H. budget cuts a ‘first step;’ more reductions to come

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

State agencies are cutting a combined $18.3 million from their current budgets to meet the spending reductions Gov. Maggie Hassan says are necessary to keep New Hampshire in the black. “These cuts – as you know – will not be easy,” Hassan told the legislative fiscal committee yesterday. “These reductions are key to …

PHOTOS: NHTI dental hygiene students practice their skills with after-schoolers

Monday, November 24, 2014

The NHTI Dental Hygiene Program held its Dental Wellness Fair recently at the Boys & Girls Club in Concord. Students in the dental program set up stations to make students aware of dental health issues. Top: Jessica Bonenfant watches as children in the after-school group practice brushing and flossing. Above right: Tanya Tisdale, …

Concord homelessness committee sets its 2015 agenda

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tasked with implementing Concord’s plan to end homelessness, a newly formed committee has set priorities for its first year. The committee will focus on finding an interim cold weather shelter for December 2015, when First Congregational and South Congregational churches will no longer run emergency winter shelters. Its …

N.H. corrections officials look to add $48 million over two-year budget cycle

Monday, November 17, 2014

In order to staff New Hampshire’s new women’s prison and to fill 30 frozen positions, the Department of Corrections is looking to add $48 million to its budget over the next two years. Department officials have long raised …

Decades-old Henniker molestation case headed to trial next month

Monday, November 17, 2014

A former Henniker man accused of molesting a child in the late 1980s has asked a judge to prevent images from entering his trial next month that purportedly show recent texts from him to the alleged victim. George Sartorelli’s attorney argued last week that prosecutors have provided snippets …

N.H. mom turns self in decade after fleeing with child

Monday, November 17, 2014

A woman who fled with her 8-year-old daughter a decade ago during a custody dispute turned herself in yesterday to face trial. Genevieve Kelley of Whitefield disappeared with her daughter, Mary, into Central America in fall 2004 after her attempt to prove her ex-husband had harmed the child …

Specialist: Surprised suspect was named quickly

Monday, November 17, 2014

A trauma specialist said she’s surprised a teenager provided a name within a week after she returned to her Conway home from nine months of what prosecutors call “captivity.” Dr. Judy Cohen, medical director of the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children & Adolescents at Allegheny General Hospital …

Students briefly told to stay put after gun report

Monday, November 17, 2014

University of New Hampshire students were told to stay inside early yesterday morning after the campus police received a report of someone showing a gun at an on-campus apartment complex. A university spokeswoman said the incident at the Gables apartment complex started about 4 a.m. Students were told …

Downtown: Owner outlines plans for renovation at former Vegas Block, applies for tax break

Sunday, November 16, 2014

To new owner Remi Hinxhia, the building at the corner of Centre Street and Loudon Road is no longer the notorious Vegas Block. “Now it’s called ‘Remi’s Block,’ ” Hinxhia said, correcting me. But he has more than …

Bachelor’s students studying at NHTI for superior technology

Sunday, November 16, 2014

When a group of former NHTI students moved on to the University of New Hampshire in Manchester to pursue bachelor’s degrees, they didn’t expect to be coming back to their old community college for its technology. But that’s …

Police: Unlicensed girl drove 118 mph in wrong direction on I-93

Sunday, November 16, 2014

An unlicensed 16-year-old girl drove 118 mph in the wrong direction over a 37-mile stretch of interstates 93 and 293 early yesterday morning, according to a press release issued by New Hampshire State Police Troop B. The girl attracted the attention of the Tilton Police Department and several …

Property taxes in Penacook to increase almost 10 percent; Concord bills to increase 4 percent

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Property taxes in Concord will go up this year by about 4 percent in the Concord School District and almost 10 percent in Penacook. The tax rate for property owners in the Concord School District this year will be $26.81 per $1,000 of assessed property value, city officials …