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Peterborough man buried in snow for more than 3 hours

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A New Hampshire man has survived being buried in the snow for more than three hours. Drew Mullins says he was using a snow rake to clear snow off the metal roof of his Peterborough home on Sunday when it came down all at once. Within seconds, Mullins was trapped under about 2 feet of snow. He says his heavy breathing caused the snow above his head to melt to …

Court call center evacuated over roof concerns

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A temporary court call center was set up today in the state’s emergency management headquarters in Concord after concerns were raised over a possibly sagging roof at the permanent center. Court spokeswoman Carole Alfano said fire officials ordered an evacuation last night at the permanent center on Chenell Drive. Employees had warned that some sprinkler heads were protruding down from the ceiling, a …

Proposed Andover School District budget up 0.53 percent

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Andover School District has proposed a $4.7 million operating budget for next year. The budget is up $25,000 – or 0.53 percent – over the current year budget. Taxpayers would be responsible for raising 72 percent of the budget. The district’s annual meeting is scheduled for Monday at 7 p.m. at Andover Elementary/Middle School. Seventy percent of the total budget increase is …

Downtown: New salon to occupy former Gibson’s storefront

Monday, February 23, 2015

Part of the former Gibson’s Bookstore on South Main Street will become a hair salon. The storefront at 27 S. Main St. has been vacant since summer 2013, when the bookstore moved to developer Steve Duprey’s Love building …

Officials say body found in vehicle in Concord Wal-Mart parking lot

Saturday, February 21, 2015

A person was found dead in a vehicle in the Concord Wal-Mart parking lot Friday morning. Concord police Lt. Cori Casey said the police received a call of an unresponsive individual in a vehicle at 9:18 a.m. The Concord Fire Department also responded and determined that the individual …

Town Meeting 2015: Default budgets pose problems

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Towns that vote on their budgets outside of a traditional town meeting often complain they are stuck with skimpy budgets because voters choose the lowest budget they can from inside the confines of a private voting booth. As a result, towns are stuck with no-frills budgets, year after …

School, city officials discuss impact fees at joint meeting

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Officials from the city of Concord and the Concord School District met yesterday morning to talk business, as both entities write their budgets for next year. “We’re always in this kind of cooperative agreement with (the city) in terms of how we share resources, and I think we …

Rubio plans public meeting, book signing in New Hampshire

Saturday, February 21, 2015

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said New Hampshire voters can expect many opportunities to engage with him directly in town hall events if he makes a bid for the White House. “If I run for president, we’re …

Boscawen incumbent facing challenge from former state rep, town officer

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Three years ago, Bernie Davis won an election against incumbent Lorrie Carey for a seat on the Boscawen Board of Selectmen. This time, it will be Carey’s turn, along with political newcomer Mark Varney, to challenge Davis. The …

February could go down as one of the coldest in Concord

Saturday, February 21, 2015

It’s been a cold February in New Hampshire – and it could go down in the record books as one of the coldest in Concord since weather observers started keeping records in 1869. Temperatures in February have averaged 11.3 degrees below normal for the month so far in …

Neighbor rescues man from burning Danbury home, another person died in fire

Friday, February 20, 2015

A neighbor pulled a man from his burning Danbury home Thursday night, but the fire erupted and engulfed the building before he could go back in and save the man’s wife, who was still inside. State fire officials …

State Supreme Court hears dispute over Henniker Christmas tree farm

Friday, February 20, 2015

The state Supreme Court yesterday considered whether a Henniker Christmas tree farmer has the right to host weddings and other events on his property, despite opposition from neighbors and the town. At the center of the dispute is …

Amid national debate, state lawmakers weighing a reformed civil forfeiture law

Friday, February 20, 2015

State lawmakers showed a willingness to consider a previously defeated proposal that would overhaul a long-standing and nationally contested practice in which the government seizes private property that may be connected to a crime. Members of the House …