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Milli Knudsen on the left and Jill Rockey look down into the container holding the cermains at the ceremony.

Cremated remains seized in 2005 Bayview investigation buried in Concord

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The cremated remains of 13 people, buried July 10 at Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord, were placed side by side in a corner plot of the common ground section. No one at the ceremony had ever met any of the 13, the last evidence of a crematory scandal that outraged a region a decade ago. Milli Knudsen, an evidence technician … 0

At community forum for primary race, District 15 state Senate candidates line up on the issues

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The road to former state representative Christine Hamm’s house in Hopkinton last night was peppered with campaign signs. Purple and white for Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger; red, white and blue for Concord attorney Dan Feltes. At the end of Hamm’s driveway were two tables staffed by supporters with spare signs. One … 0

Texas Gov. Perry joins N.H. GOP for call on border crisis

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Texas governor and possible Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry joined the New Hampshire Republican Party yesterday in blaming the border crisis on the policies of President Obama and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Perry’s comments, given during a press call with party Chairwoman Jennifer Horn, came the day after Scott Brown released a TV … 0

Questions linger after missing teen returns home

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Since 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez returned home last week, her photo has been taken off the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s website. The missing-person posters that hung in her hometown for nine months are now scrawled with … 0

One more look at Concord’s Main Street project

Saturday, July 26, 2014

On Wednesday, the Concord City Council will vote on the Main Street project. If the council gives its blessing this week, the city would redesign and rebuild nine blocks of the downtown corridor. Over years of public meetings … 1

Affidavit details alleged St. Paul’s sexual assault

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A student tradition in which seniors try to have sexual contact with younger students led to an alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl at St. Paul’s School this spring, according to an affidavit filed this week. Owen Labrie, 18, of Tunbridge, Vt., has been charged with three … 0

Two more inmates detail deadly 2010 attack, while third refuses to testify

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A second potential eye-witness in the murder trial of William Edic refused to testify yesterday, despite a judge’s orders and just minutes before quietly apologizing to the mother of the man Edic is accused of brutally attacking in 2010. Allen Nicholson, a former Concord prisoner whom defense attorneys … 0

Dunbarton fills police officer position

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Dunbarton Police Department has selected Officer Jason Patten to fill a new full-time position that residents voted to add at this year’s town meeting. The town’s selectmen approved the choice at a meeting Thursday. Patten currently works part-time for the Dunbarton Police Department. His full-time status will … 0

Dunbarton select architect for town hall design

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Dunbarton town committee is moving forward with the second phase of a three-phase construction project that aims to open up the second floor of the town hall for public use. The Dunbarton Town Hall & Theatre Restoration Project selected Dennis Mires, P.A. The Architects, a Manchester firm, … 1

Former LGC entities agree to tentative arrangement including more state oversight

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The two public risk pools that used to make up the Local Government Center have come to a tentative agreement with the state that would subject them to more state oversight. HealthTrust and Property-Liability Trust released the terms of the agreement yesterday, but hearing officer Don Mitchell has … 0

Judge rules voter registration conditions illegal

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A judge has struck down a 2012 law as unconstitutional that effectively blocked out-of-state students and others from voting in New Hampshire unless they established residency in the state that extended to other activities beyond voting, such as getting a driver’s license. The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union … 4

Beech Hill Farm in Hopkinton prepares its annual corn mazes

Saturday, July 26, 2014

An ancient tradition is alive in the corn fields of Hopkinton. This week, the Kimball family put the finishing touches on Beech Hill Farm’s annual mazes. The theme of this year’s biggest maze is Greek mythology: its corn … 0

Ardinger, Feltes collect endorsements from female supporters in District 15 state Senate race

Friday, July 25, 2014

The two Democrats running for the District 15 state Senate seat lined up endorsements from female supporters yesterday. EMILY’s List, a national group that raises money for pro-choice Democratic women, endorsed Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger yesterday morning. Just hours later, the campaign for Concord attorney Dan … 0