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Motorcyclists seriously injured in crash with tractor trailer in Franklin

Thursday, July 30, 2015

An accident involving a motorcycle and tractor trailer left two people seriously injured and shut down a road in Franklin on Thursday. Two adult motorcyclists were transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team helicopters Thursday, according to a press release from the Franklin Fire Department. The Franklin fire and police departments responded to the accident on South Main Street shortly after 8:30 a.m. and discovered the two …

Kimball Pond in Hopkinton is closed while water is tested

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kimball Pond in Hopkinton was closed Thursday after a film was discovered on the water in the morning. The film was likely caused by the hot weather, a statement on the town’s website announced. “We’re being overly cautious,” said Hopkinton Town Administrator Neal Cass. “It probably is something that’s been caused by the lack of rain and high heat.” It was about 90 …

Police identify two of three involved in fatal Weare crash

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Nearly a month after a crash that killed one local teenager and seriously injured two others, state police have named two of the victims. In a press release issued Thursday, police identified the driver of the vehicle as Benjamin Cook, 18, of New Boston and a passenger as Aaron Hodgdon, 18, of Weare. …

Death of baby living at homeless shelter investigated

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Police and the New Hampshire attorney general’s office are investigating the death of a 4-month-old baby at a homeless shelter for pregnant women and mothers in Greenland. Assistant Attorney General Geoff Ward told the Portsmouth Herald that the baby’s death on Friday is being characterized as untimely. He …

Dartmouth to promote gap year service

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Dartmouth College is partnering with a project that encourages incoming students to take a year off serving their communities in areas such as health, poverty, conservation and education. The Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project connects young people in search of service opportunities, nonprofits and agencies that have such positions …

Hassan joins nation’s governors at summer meeting

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan is joining her counterparts from across the nation in West Virginia this weekend for a gathering of the National Governors Association. Rising health care costs, the need to repair roads and bridges, and efforts to combat global warming are just a few of the topics …

Concord police arrest pizza worker, seize stash of cocaine, marijuana

Saturday, July 25, 2015

A 26-year-old pizza employee has been arrested in Concord after a month-long investigation into claims he was selling cocaine from the restaurant, according to the police. Kurt Dillon, of Chichester, was detained Thursday and charged with three Class B drug felonies, the department said in a press release. …

Artist a driving force behind plan for Franklin art car

Saturday, July 25, 2015

A car is more than a mode of transportation. Each has a personality, an alter ego and a desire for expression. All vehicle owners may not see this, but this is how artist Laurence Gartel views cars and …

‘Pushed out’: Pittsfield high school graduate returns to confront school board

Saturday, July 25, 2015

One of the last projects Taylor Edwards handed in as a senior at Pittsfield Middle High School was a poster board for an English class about her idol, Marilyn Monroe. On it, she pasted photos from throughout Monroe’s …

Conservation officers find lost hiker

Saturday, July 25, 2015

New Hampshire conservation officers located a lost hiker in Pisgah State Park in Chesterfield after searching for several hours. Officials say they got a call from the husband of 51-year-old Margaret Laird of Williamsburg, Mass., about 12:30 p.m. Friday. She could not get enough cell phone service to …

Concord: Room to grow

Saturday, July 25, 2015

SEEDS 4 THE FUTURE is building a 22-foot wide passive solar Geodesic Grow Dome greenhouse during the next couple of weeks to house large scale hydroponic food production and scientific investigations located at White Farm in Concord. It …

Police, AG, investigate death of 4-month-old

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Officials say they are investigating the death of a 4-month-old baby. Police and investigators from the attorney general’s office are releasing few details. They said the baby died sometime Friday in Greenland. WMUR reports that officials at the attorney general’s office say they are assisting because a child …

Mother hurt, 12-year-old son loses control of ATV

Saturday, July 25, 2015

A woman has suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries after her 12-year-old son lost control of their ATV as they descended a steep trail in Pittsburg. Fish and Game conservation officers said the vehicle went off the edge of …